Not only famous for his acting career, it turns out that Mark Wahlberg is also a director. With multiple jobs that he works, it does not wonder if Mark is considered as one of the richest actors in the world, not only the richest member of the Wahlberg family.
Initially, Mark is popular as American actor and model, as time goes by, he turned out to be deep in the profession as a director. He’s also known as a rapper before taking his acting career. Of course, as a Mark fan, you may want to know his net worth today. To know Mark’s net worth, let’s see our post below!
What Is Mark Wahlberg’s Net Worth?
Celebrity Net Worth reported that Mark’s net worth is roughly $350 million. With his net worth, it gets him as the highest-paid actor in the world. As an actor, Mark can easily earn $10 million for his appearance in a film. However, his salary is typically lower in exchange for shares of the backend gross.
How Does Mark Wahlberg Make Money?
Mark mostly earns money through his acting career in some popular movies. However, his earnings also come from several business ventures and endorsements. So, here’s how it breaks down:
- Earnings Money from Acting Career
His debut film ‘The Substitute’ (1993) eventually dropped the ‘Marky Mark’ moniker as her name when he was a rapper. He then made his big-screen debut in ‘Renaissance Man’ (1994).
However, he only gained critical attention in 1995 when he starred in the film ‘The Basketball Diaries’ alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. His first film role was in ‘Fear’ (1996), continued with his second film ‘Boogie Nights’ (1997) and then ‘Three Kings’ (1999) as his third film. In the 2000s, he finally made the leap into big budget action films such as ‘The Perfect Storm’ (2000), ‘Planet of the Apes’ (2001), and ‘The Italian Job’ (2003).
Then, his appearance in ‘The Departed’ (2006) film got him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor, an Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor, and a National Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actor Award.
Here are Mark’s other films:
- The Happening (2008)
- The Lovely Bones (2009)
- The hit comedies Ted (2012) and Ted 2 (2015),
- Lone Survivor (2013)
- Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
- Daddy’s Home (2015)
- Deepwater Horizon (2016)
- Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
- Instant Family (2018)
Aside from being an A-list actor, he is also a successful producer who is serving as producer on numerous films he stars in. Mark acted as executive producer of HBo series ‘Entourage’ (2004-2011) which is a show loosely based on his own experience in Hollywood.
His producer’s career was continued in the HBO series ‘Ballers’, ‘Boardwalk Empire’ and ‘How to Make It in America’. He eventually earned $3 million per year as an executive producer of Entourage.
Mark ever caused controversy when he got his salary of $1.5 million for reshoots for the film ‘All the Money in the World’, while his female co-star received less than $1,000 for her work. Mark had had to reshoot the part of the film once Kevin Spacey was dropped from the production as sexual harassment allegations.
As a response, Mark finally donated the money to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund in helping to cover the legal expenses of women who experienced workplaxe sexual harassment.
- Earning Money from Business Venture
Mark is also a co-founder of a sports nutrition company named Performance Inspired. He participated in a $6 million funding round for the sneaker resale marketplace StockX in 2017. Then, by 2018, he and business partner Jay Feldman purchased a Chevy dealership in Columbus, Ohio which was renamed Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet. As of 2019, Mark purchased a stake in the F45 fitness franchise.
By June 2013, Mark became a part-owner in a Barbados-based cricket team. Then, he hired rapper Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and billionaire investor ‘Ron Burkle’ to invest in a bottled water company named Aquahydrate.
- Earning Money from Endorsement
Mark has also served as brand ambassador for a variety of other brands including health and nutrition brand GNC. He promoted ‘Marked’ a line of sports nutrition supplements. In March 2017, he eventually signed a deal with AT&T which was reported for $10 million to be their spokesman.
How Does Mark Wahlberg Spend Money?
Mark spent his money on real estate where he purchased $4.95 million for a home in Beverly Hills in 2001. He then listed this home for sale for $30 million in 2015. By April 2018, he sold the home for $12.4 million.
His main residence is a stunning estate in the gated community of Beverly Park, Beverly Hills. He and his wife purchased one of Beverly Park’s last-remaining buildings which is underdeveloped and lost for $8.25 million in May 2009.
Living on 6-acres, he required famed architect Richard Landry to design his mildly-ridiculous 30,000 square-foot main house. Well, the construction costs reached roughly $20 million with the final product features including, large pool, a golf, basketball court, movie theater of course, and many more.
Mark Wahlberg’s Life
Mark Wahlberg was born on July 5, 1971 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the youngest of nine siblings who cannot have made it easy for him to grow up. Her parents divorced, which got him to never graduate from high school. Then, he joined a gang and began selling cocaine on the streets of Boston.
At the age of 16, Mark was troubled youth and sentenced to two years of jail once pleaded guilty to assault felony following the violent attacks on two Vietnamese men in 1988.
Fortunately, Mark ended up only serving 45 days of his sentence. He was also involved in attacks on numerous groups of African American children involved in the yelling of racial epithets. Surely, there were a lot of separate incidents, however he was given a second chance and he then said that he would be serious and regretted his bad behaviour when he was a teenager.
In 2009, Mark finally married model Rhea Durham and they have four children together.