How much is Mark Wahlberg worth? $300 Million
How did Mark Wahlberg earn his money and wealth?
Born in Dorchester of Boston in Massachusetts on the 5th of June in 1971 as the youngest of nine kids of Alma Elaine and Donald Wahlberg, Mark Wahlberg is a popular actor, producer, businessman, model, rapper, and songwriter. Actors Robert Wahlberg and Donnie Wahlberg are his brothers. Wahlberg started getting noticed as the younger brother of Donnie Wahlberg who was a member of the popular music band New Kids on the Block. Mark joined the group at the age of 13 but retired after a very short period.
At the age of 19, Wahlberg gave himself a career break by recording with a band of dancers and rappers namely Scott Ross, Hector Barros, Anthony Thomas, and Terry Yancey. That was when he adopted his moniker Marky Mark. They called themselves Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch and released their debut album “Music For the People” in 1990. The single “Good Vibrations” gained much popularity during the time. The record produced by Donnie Wahlberg topped at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and later was certified as Platinum Single. The second single “Wildside” from the album shot up at #5 on Billboard’s Hot Singles Sales Chart and took to #10 on Billboard Hot 100.
Later after splitting up with the Funky Bunch, Wahlberg amalgamated with reggae singer Prince Ital Joe and released the album “Life in the Streets” in the year 1994. Though the album couldn’t hit the shelves in the United States, it peaked the charts in Germany for five consecutive weeks. The singles “Life in the Streets”, “Happy People”, “Babylon”, and “United” were celebrated hits in Germany. The singles “United”, “Life in the streets” and “In Love” from the album were adopted in movies. The year 1995 saw the release of “No Mercy”, a single by Mark Wahlberg that was made to Ostend his support to his friend Dariusz Michalczewski. The latter was also a part of the music video. In 1995, Wahlberg reunited with Prince Ital Joe and released the album “The Remix Album” for Ultraphonic records.
In 1992, Wahlberg appeared in a series of advertisement campaigns for Calvin Klein underwear that was aired on televisions and printed on magazines. This boosted up his popularity in the limelight. His moniker Marky Mark was dropped in the year 1993 post the release of his debut TV Film “The Substitute”. 1994 saw the rise of a new and promising actor Mark Wahlberg who was formerly known as a singer with his big screen debut “Renaissance Man” for which he earned a payment of $60,000. In 1996 he starred in the James Foley thriller “Fear” that grossed at $20.8 million at the Box Office. The big break in his acting career could be pointed out as his role as Dirk Diggler in “Boogie Nights”. He gained much appreciation for this role.
Wahlberg within the next few years turned out to be one of the most preeminent names in the acting industry. By the year 2014 when “Transformers: Age of Extinction” was released, Mark Wahlberg was demanding a sum of $17 million per movie. He was on top of the list of “highest paid actors” in 2017. Apart from being a singer and an actor, Wahlberg has also produced TV shows, co-owns a restaurant chain with his siblings and has an equity share with Barbados Tridents Cricket Franchise.
What are the highest grossing movies of Mark Wahlberg?
- Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014):$ 245,439,076
- Ted(2012): $218,815,487
- The Perfect Storm(2000):$182,618,434
- Planet of the Apes (2001):$180,011,740
- Daddy’s Home(2015): $150,357,137
- The Departed(2006): $132,384,315
- Transformers: The Last Knight(2017): $130,168,683
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