Mark Wahlberg, also known as Marky Mark, is an American actor and producer ruling the industry of Hollywood since 1990. From a rapper to actor, Mark’s journey in the world of Hollywood was not easy at all. The children of 4, is now heading for the 100 richest Hollywood stars since 2007. Since the series of the transformer, he has been the busiest actor in Hollywood, and 2017 is no exception. Mostly known as the tough guy, Mark Wahlberg is the new member of $250 million clubs. However, let us take a look at the details of Mark Wahlberg here.
Mark Wahlberg Biography and Family
It can be pretty surprising, how Mark Wahlberg landed from jail to the Hollywood stage. Born on 5th June 1971, Mark is the ninth child of Alma Wahlberg and Donald Wahlberg. His father, Donald Wahlberg, was a delivery man and his mother was a nurse’s clerk. Mark had a disturbing childhood. He was grown up in the streets of Dorchester, Boston.
His parents divorced when he was just eleven, and this incident just paved the way for him being a delinquent. At the age of 13, he developed an addiction to cocaine and other drugs, and by the age of 14, he dropped out of school to pursue a life of a criminal. When he was just 16, he punched and beat a Vietnamese and was arrested for the same. Not only Mark, his other siblings too had the same fate, and they spent a great deal of their childhood in jail. Mark Wahlberg points his jail time as a motivational time, and after completing his jail term, he tried his luck on music with the help of his brother, Donnie Wahlberg. This was just the beginning of a budding superstar, and the rest story is just a history. Now he is married to Rhea Durham, and he is a father of four children.
Education: Due to disturbed childhood, Mark Wahlberg dropped out of his school at the age of 14 and later he pursued his career in the realm of Hollywood.
Mark Wahlberg Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $255 Million US Dollars
The net worth of Mark Wahlberg is $255 million US dollars as of 2017. The main source of his net worth is movies, sports franchise, restaurant franchise and television productions. His estimated earning per year is $30 million. He earned money by signing these films– Daddy’s Home, Ted 2, The Gambler, Mojave, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Lone Survivor, 2 Guns, Pain & Gain, Broken City, Ted. In the year 2016, he has been listed as the 100 richest Hollywood stars by Forbes. From 2015 to 2017, his net worth has seen a hike of more than 60%.
Mark Wahlberg’s Assets:
Being the richest Hollywood star, he owns a house Beverly Hills which has been listed for a sale of $15 million.
Also, he owns a Bentley Azure for $150,000 and a Porsche Panamera for $80,000.
Mark Wahlberg’s Business Model
In the early 20’s he worked as a musician rapper and earned many hits; he also made his way to the Billboard hits. But after 2000, he concentrated mostly on doing films among which transformers, the planet of the apes, the Italian job are massive hits. He is also a sport and restaurant franchise. Not only that, he has produced a TV series ‘Breaking Boston’ in the year 2014.
Career: Mark Wahlberg has a colourful career life. He started with music and apparently he is ending with an actor and producer. In the year of 1990, he started his career as a rapper and earned a hit with ‘Good Vibrations’ from the album ‘Music for the People’. This ranked on Billboard Hot 100, and the hit continued. ‘Wildside’, ‘You gotta believe’ etc. are the famous hit of Mark and he was mostly known as ‘Marky Mark’.
However, in 1993, he dropped his ‘Marky Mark’ name and appeared on the small screen– ‘The Substitute.’ This was just the beginning, and he made his footprint permanent with many films such as ‘Boogie Nights’, ‘Three Kings’, ‘The Perfect Storm’, ‘Four Brothers’, ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’, ‘Planet of the Apes’, ‘The Italian Job’ etc. Apart from it, he also produced a TV series named Breaking Boston in 2014.
Well, it seems like Mark Wahlberg is on the way of adding another feather in his long career life as he started working on a new comic. He and his fellow producer Stephen Levinson have announced a new comic sci-fi series named ‘Alien Bounty Hunter’. Let’s hoping that it will make its way to the big screen one day.
From a drug dealer and delinquent to the richest Hollywood star, surely, the life story of Mark Wahlberg is more interesting than any of the films he has done ever! Now, he is working on the new sci-fi comic, and it will surely give a new dimension to his career. Let’s hope for the best. Good luck, Mark!