Mark Wahlberg Net Worth and Biography

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Mark Wahlberg is an American actor, model, songwriter, film producer businessman, and musician. He is known for his roles in several blockbusters. He also does a lot of endorsements for famous brands. In 2019, his net worth went through the roof: currently it’s around $300 million.

Net Worth: $300 million
Birth Date:
Jun 5, 1971
Birthplace:
Dorchester, Massachusetts
Profession:
Actor
Last Updated:
October 2019
Mark Wahlberg net worth

Mark Wahlberg Net Worth

Mark Wahlberg started as a rap performer. When he was 13 years old, he founded the group New Kids on the Block. He left this arrangement quite fast and created another group called Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. Wahlberg published the albums ‘Music for the People’ and ‘You Gotta Believe’. And he had quite a success. A single from one of the records, ‘Good Vibrations’, became shortly after a hit.

He made his acting debut in 1993 in a tv series named ‘Out All Night’. In the same year, he performed in ‘The Substitute’. But he became famous and well-known for his acting talents in 1995, when he performed alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. Following up the next year, he joined Reese Witherspoon for the movie ‘Fear’ and the 1997 ‘Boogie Nights’ gained Wahlberg, the attention of prominent Hollywood producers.

Mark Wahlberg has an outstanding fortune, mostly due to the blockbusters in which he participated. ‘The Truth about Charlie’ got him $10 million, ‘Planet of the Apes’ $8 million, ‘The Fighter’ $135 million, ‘Daddy’s home’ $150 million, ‘TED’ with $218 million, ‘The Departed’ $133 million, while ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ got him $27 million. He continually participates in HBO productions, including the tv series ‘Ballers’, a comedy signed by Dwayne Johnson.

The list of movies and tv series in which Wahlberg participated is long. And it got him today’s net worth of $300 million. But at the same time, Mark Wahlberg has a multitude of other income sources worth taking into account. He is the co-owner of the burger chain Whalburgers, along with his two brothers. Also, Wahlberg invested in a Barbados cricket team. And even attracted rapper Diddy and the billionaire Ron Burkle to invest in his idea of a bottled water company named Aquahydrate.

Mark Wahlberg invested and became the co-founder of a sports nutrition business, Performance Inspired. In 2017, he spent $6 million in some sneaker resale marketplace, while in 2018, he bought with a partner a Chevy Dealership in Ohio. He has a collection of luxurious cars that include a Bentley Azure, a Porsche Panamera, and a Cadillac Estate.

And his lavish lifestyle does not stop here. He invested in a Beverly Hills estate. He built a mansion from 0 on a 6-acre land that he bought for $8 million in 2009. The result was a massive 30,000 square feet house that has all sorts of facilities like a full-sized basketball court, a guesthouse, a loggia, a three-car garage, and even a pool with slides. The property was valued at $200 million.

Of course, Mark Wahlberg receives a nice income from endorsements, too. He promoted several worldwide known brands, including Calvin Klein and Vanity Fair. In 2017, he became an advocate for AT&T for which he designed original content and received over $10 million.

His social media accounts offer him quite some revenue, as he is followed on Instagram by more than 13 million people. He is estimated to receive up to $44,000 per sponsored post on Instagram.
But Mark Wahlberg is not all about increasing his fortune. He gets involved in a multitude of charitable work, and he even has his foundation the ‘Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation’. Further, he is an eager member of the ‘Good Shepherd Centre for Homeless Women and Children’.

Biography

Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg was born in 1972 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is the youngest of 9 kids, but he got close, especially to his two older brothers Donnie and Robert. Their parents got a divorce in 1982, which is why Mark Wahlberg was always focused on never splitting his family. Also, since this event, Wahlberg became quite close to his mother, Alma McPeck.

He had quite a tumultuous life, as, by the age of 13, he was addicted to cocaine and other prohibited substances. He dropped school and managed to get his high school diploma 25 years after it, at Snowden International School in Massachusetts. Moreover, back in 1986, Wahlberg assaulted with his friends a couple of African-American children. Soon after, he faced criminal charges for violating the civil rights of those children. But he did not diminish his urge to assault people, and he ended up attacking a middle-aged Vietnamese man. He got arrested but continued to yell all sorts of racial statements. He got charged for attempted murder, pleaded guilty to assault, and was sentenced to 2 years in jail. He only did 45 days of his sentence.

After his release, his brother Donnie got him into the band ‘New Kids on the Block’. But Wahlberg soon discovered that his appearance got him more fans that his rapping skills. So, he signed some deals as an underwear model, and the billboard, TV, and print photo campaign gained the fame he needed. Soon after, he was hired for several movies and tv shows that led to his popularity today. He is well known for his alliances with public personalities such as Michael Bay, David O. Russell, Sean Anders, or Peter Berg.

Mark Wahlberg tried his best to keep his personal life private, but due to these public displays of aggressivity, he failed. He married his girlfriend, Rhea Durham, and there have never been rumors about infidelity or any other type of Hollywood drama. They started their relationship in 2001, but they only got married in 2009, 8 years later. Wahlberg and Rhea have four children, Ella Rae, Michael, Brendan Joseph, and Grace Margaret. The family resides in Los Angeles, California.