Ever heard of the Oak Island Mysteries or the Curse of the Oak Island? It’s a reality television show that airs on the History channel. The stars of the show are the Lagina brothers – Rick Lagina and Marty Lagina. The two brothers have been attempting to find a solution to the mystery of the Oaks Island using different methods in collaboration with global experts. The Oaks Island is located in Lunenburg County, on the south shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. The series is regarded as the longest-running treasure hunt show and has been airing since January 2014. Learn more about Marty, his wife, Net Worth, and the Curse of the Oak island series below
Who is Marty Lagina?
Marty Lagina is a television personality and adventurer who rose to the mainstream through the history channel treasure hunt series titled The Curse of the Oak Island. He is also a mechanical engineer as well as an entrepreneur. Marty is the founder of the energy company called Heritage Sustainable and also owns a wine business.
The Oak Island Mystery star Marty Lagina was born in Michigan, the United States in 1955. He was raised in Kingsford, Northern Michigan along with his older brother Rick and their sisters Matina and Terese. His parents are George Lagina and his wife Ann Cavalieri. There is very little information available on his childhood, early life and educational background. He, however, received qualitative education with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He further obtained his doctorate degree from the University of Michigan in 1982.
Upon graduation, Marty started his career working with Amoco Production Company. After a short while, he started his own energy company called Terra Energy Ltd in 1982. His company deals more on oil and gas exploration as well as permits for wells and leases in Michigan. After thirteen years of successful operation, Marty sold his company to CMS Energy in 1995 at a value of $58 million.
The Curse of Oak Island
Marty’s passion for treasure hunt started right from when he was a child. Having read through their favourite Rider’s Digest, Marty and Rick discovered the 1965 issue of the Oak Island Mystery and nursed the dream of solving that mystery someday. Although he is somewhat sceptical on whether something was ever buried on the Island, the compelling clues he generated alongside Rick and their team of explorers have made him believe that major works were done on the Island prior to the discovery of the money pit in 1975.
The Lagina brothers acquired the Oak Island since 2006 and after a while, they were approached by Prometheus entertainment who offered to document their progress through a reality television series and that was how the history channel series The Curse of the Oak Island came about. The two brothers initially sought the assistance of Dan and Dave Blankenship who are permanent residents of the Island, they too have been on the treasure hunt since the ‘60s.
The show was first aired in January 2014 on History Channel Canada. It was later distributed by A&E Networks. Marty, his brother Rick, and their team of explorers showcase to the world their efforts in resolving the mysteries of the Oak Island. The show brought the Lagina brothers to the limelight, with lots of fans around the world. They employ the assistance of global experts and the use of more sophisticated means to succeed in their treasure hunt on Oak Island. The documentary series is one of the longest treasure hunt series and currently on the fifth season since November 2017.
Net Worth – How Much is Marty Lagina Worth?
Without a doubt, Marty Lagina has amassed a lot of wealth for himself and currently has a net worth of over $40 million. He reportedly makes up to $500 thousand annually from the history channel’s reality TV show The Curse of the Oak Island. Marty also has a winery which deals on some of the world’s finest wines. He recently launched a new energy company known as the Heritage Sustainable. His company plans to build more than 60 wind turbines in Missaukee, Michigan and that would make them the biggest energy-producing company in the state of Michigan as well as one of the largest in the mid-west.
Who is His Wife?
In addition to his successful business ventures and treasure hunt, Marty Lagina is also successful in his love life. He married his long-term girlfriend Margaret Olivia Lagina after being in a relationship with her for so long. Olivia graduated from Reuters College with a bachelor’s degree in geological engineering. She has worked with Wiser Oil Co. as well as her husband’s company in Michigan.
The amazing couple has two children, a son named Alex Lagina and a daughter named Maddie Lagina. Just like his father, Alex studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. After his graduation, he began to manage his father’s wine business. He has appeared in a few episodes of the Oak Island treasure hunt. Marty and his family currently reside in Traverse, Michigan in the United States.