|Net Worth||$255 Million|
|Born||June 5, 1971|
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth||Professional Actor/Director|
What is Mark Wahlberg net worth? Good question! Mark Wahlberg was born on June 5, 1971, in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the youngest of nine children, and his parents got a divorce when he was 11-years-old.
This led to some troubles at home, and Wahlberg started acting out. At 14, he dropped out of high school and started stealing and selling drugs on the street. When he was 16, he was arrested for beating a Vietnamese man in a racist attack. It was a disgusting display of racism and shockingly, Wahlberg only spent 45 days in prison for the beating.
But apparently, those 45 days changed his life. He decided it was time to turn his life around. He focused on bodybuilding, and then found his way into the entertainment industry, thanks to the success of his brother, Donnie, who was one of the leaders of New Kids on the Block.
He signed a two-year contract with designer Calvin Klein as an underwear model. When Wahlberg’s music career didn’t turn out to be nearly as successful as Miley Cyrus or Bruno Mars, he became an actor. He made his big screen debut in the 1994 film Renaissance Man, and then he got his big break opposite of Leonardo DiCaprio in the 1995 drama, The Basketball Diaries.
Two years later, Wahlberg had another hit with Boogie Nights. In just three years. He starred alongside George Clooney in the 1999 film Three Kings, and then led Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes remake in 2001.
In 2006, Wahlberg got his first Oscar nomination for his performance in The Departed. He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor. He also earned a lot of recognition for his performance in The Fighter, which received a Best Picture nomination in 2011. In addition to his acting credits, Wahlberg also produce credits for tv shows like Entourage and Boardwalk Empire.
His extremely successful career in Hollywood is somewhat of a surprise, given his past history of racism, but he has apologized for his behavior as a teen. As of 2019, his net worth is currently $255 million, sharing millionaire status with Post Malone, Stephen Curry, and fellow actor Adam Sandler.