Mark Wahlberg Net Worth 2013 – 2014: $205 Million
Mark Wahlberg, who was also known as Marky Mark at the beginning of his career is an actor, model, entrepreneur, rapper, and TV producer who has had an amazing and also inspiring career that has allowed him to amass a fortune worth about $200 million dollars. Mark first gained recognition as one of the original members of the successful 80s boy band “New Kids on The Block” along with his brother Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood, Jonathan and Jordan Knight.
New Kids on The Block has probably been one of the most successful boy bands of all time, it paved the way for subsequent successful groups such as NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, and even One Direction. However, and even though New Kids on The Block was a huge hit, Mark decided to quit the group in order to pursue his own solo rapping career, he was then replaced by Joe McIntyre and his career seemed to stall for a couple of years.
I really don’t think that Wahlberg left the group just because he wanted to form Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch, during those days, he had also developed an addiction to cocaine and he had trouble with the police several times, so chances were that he was not getting along with the rest of the group at that time.
Despite having a lot of trouble in the earlier stages of his life, you know dealing with drug addiction and serving time after being charged with attempted murder, Mark was able to make one of the most spectacular comebacks of all time. He is now one of the richest actors in Hollywood, and has since starred in some of the best movies we’ve ever seen in recent years such as The Basketball Diaries with Leonardo DiCaprio, Fear, Boogie Nights, The Big Hit, Three Kings, Planet of the Apes, Invincible, Shooter, Max Payne, The Fighter, Contraband, Ted, Pain and Gain, 2 Guns, Lone Survivor, and Transformers Age of Extinction among many more.
What’s even more amazing is that his work only keeps getting better, the newer the movies are, the more entertaining, honestly, I can’t wait to see Ted 2 and Transformers 5 which will be released later next year.
Mark’s success and wealth is nothing to be surprised of, when he was younger he became popular after hitting the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with his hit single “Good Vibrations”, he then released his second single “Wildside” which was also well received both by fans and critics from around the world, and then he became Calvin Klein’s most loved poster boy.
Even though Wahlberg dropped out of school when he was just 13 years old, he has been able to build his own empire. Don’t get me wrong though, Mark knows that education is very important, that’s why he finally got his diploma in 2013. However, not having a diploma did not stop him from achieving his life’s dreams, this guy has street smarts and he is an awesome entrepreneur, he has his own nutrition line called MARKED, he has produced several TV shows, and he has an equity interest in a cricket franchise.
How Much is Mark Wahlberg Really Worth?
Well, according to several online media outlets and magazines Mark’s estimated net worth is $200 million. However, after making our own calculations and taking into account the most recent information about his career, salary, and earnings, we have come to the conclusion that he has a total fortune of $205 million dollars approximately. Mark’s salary is somewhere around $16 to $18 million per movie, and he has like four movies lined up that have not been released yet, so that’s why we estimated his wealth a be bit higher than the other sources.
Forbes Magazine ranks Mark Robert Michael at #60 on The World’s Most Powerful Celebrities list, he’s also ranked at #57 in Money, #53 in Press, and #37 in Social. If these rankings change overtime we will update this page and let you know about it as soon as it happens.