Mark Wahlberg is an amazing American actor who got success first as a rapper and later as an actor. If you are interested in learning more about this talented man, and what is his net worth this year, take a look at our article.
Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg was born in Boston, which is located in Massachusetts. He was born on June 5, 1971, and his zodiac sign is Gemini. He has nine siblings, and he is the youngest child in his family. When Wahlberg was a young boy aged just 11, his parents got divorced, and Mark didn’t take it too well, which later took a toll on his teenage life.
He left school, and he got involved with drugs. To survive on the streets, he would steal and later sell narcotics, and his troublesome nature was exposed when he attacked people on the streets, yelling racial slurs at them. He even got in jail for attempted murder. He spent 45 days in prison because he admitted to the crime. Afterward, he realized that his life couldn’t continue the way it was going, so he made a decision to do some changes. With the help of his older brother Donnie, he got into the music industry, as his brother was involved with New Kids on the Block.
Marky Mark was his stage name which he used during his time with The Funky Bunch in 1990. They released their song Good Vibration in 1991, which became an instant hit and it even got to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 list. The album from which the single was is called Music for the People, and at first, it reached gold, and later platinum, and it was more than a victorious album for Wahlberg and his music group. Unfortunately, when they released their second album, it didn’t achieve nearly as much fame and success as their previous one.
For Wahlberg, it wasn’t his singing voice that attracted a lot of attention. It was his personality and the way he looked. Calvin Klein got his hand on him first, and they signed a deal with Wahlberg. He was an underwear model for Calvin Klein for two years. Mark Wahlberg was the responsible one for men underwear’s business. It became a major success, and everyone started focusing on it, ever since Wahlberg did a fashion campaign in 1992 for Calvin Klein’s underwear line. That prompted various magazines and television ads to go crazy for Mark Wahlberg, and soon he found himself too busy to do his normal daily routines like going to the gym. But, with all that craziness came the money, and Wahlberg got richer for $6,250.000.
After not so successful second album Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch released, Mark Wahlberg’s music path was seeing its end. However, his luck changed when he landed a role in Planet of the Apes in 2000. In that same year, which was kind of a turning point in his career, he appeared in The Italian Job and The Invincible, and when all three movies proved to be great hits, Wahlberg’s career could only move forward from that moment.
For his performance in the movie The Departed, under the direction of Martin Scorsese, Wahlberg got nominated for an Academy Award for the first time in his life. Next big thing in Wahlberg’s life was the HBO show Entourage, which was about his early life. He was the producer of the show, and it was a big success. In addition to his serious roles, he is also great as a comedy actor, which can be witnessed in movies like Ted and Daddy’s Home.
Mark Wahlberg ended on Forbes Celebrity 100 list twice. His income also comes from Wahlburgers, a restaurant which owners are Mark and his two brothers. They plan to open more restaurants of this kind, and Mark also has a sport nutrition supplements named Marked and AQUA hydrate.
The actor has a big mansion in Beverly Hills, which cost him big bucks, and regarding his four-wheelers, he owns a Bentley Azure and Porsche Panamera. In his garage, you could once find a customized Cadillac Escalade, from which he made a profit when he sold it for $130,000 on eBay.
Mark Wahlberg Net Worth 2020
Mark Wahlberg has a lot of income, and over the years he grew more and more successful and wealthier due to the various projects and endeavors he did. In 2020, his estimated net worth is around $255 million.