Mark Wahlberg Net Worth in 2024 Career & Relationship

Estimated value: €210 million
Age: 50
Born: 06/05/1971
Country of origin: United States of America
Source of Wealth: Rapper, actor, producer
Last updated: 2021

Short introduction

Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg, also known to some by his former musical name Marky Mark, is an American actor, rapper and film producer. He grew up under difficult circumstances and was able to earn a considerable Net Worth throughout his life through music and acting. Mark Wahlberg is married to model Rhea Durham. He is father of four children.

early life

Mark Wahlberg grew up as a child, with eight siblings, in Dorchster, a borough of Boston. The area is known for its high crime rate and ethnic mix. His parents worked hard, but money was tight in the family. Life on the poverty line shaped young Mark, as did his parents’ divorce in 1982.

Mark Wahlberg attended high school in Boston, but left without a degree. Instead, young Wahlberg went down the wrong path and ran into multiple troubles with the law. Threats, racist language, theft and assault were part of his long list of criminal acts. At 16, Mark Wahlberg was sentenced to two years in prison for attempted murder. However, he only served 45 days.


Since his brother, the well-known and famous Donnie Wahlberg, didn’t give up on his brother and wanted to save him from crime, he financed his own music project. A fruitful measure, as it turned out, because the music helped Mark Wahlberg get back on his righteous feet. The formation “Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch” was very successful in the nineties, in the USA and in Europe. As the opening act for his brother’s music group, the “New Kids on the Block”, Marky Mark reached many people with his music. His revealing performances were well received, especially by the female audience.

Fashion designer Calvin Klein took advantage of this popularity and harnessed Mark Wahlberg for his advertising campaign. Together with Kate Moss, the well-trained Wahlberg could now be seen on posters, in fashion magazines and on television, which of course increased his popularity enormously.

So Mark Wahlberg had escaped poverty at a young age and had already made some money through his music. He had grown from a boy on the street to a hardworking and smart businessman. In 1993 he produced his first fitness video. Another album was released in the same year.

In addition to music, Wahlberg also began flirting with acting. In “The Truth Leads to Death” he got his first taste of the film and television business in 1993, but was unable to really gain a foothold for a long time. Wahlberg acted in several films before his breakthrough with “Boggie Nights” in 1997, but they never attracted much attention. It was only a film about the American porn industry in the 1970s, in which Wahlberg took on the leading role, that brought him the desired success. Since then, the list of films in which he has played a leading or supporting role has grown longer and longer.

With “Planet of the Apes”, “Departed”, “Max Payne” and “Ted” 1 and 2, he made his mark in Hollywood and established himself as a real size among the A-listers of the film industry.

If you consider that the films mentioned are only a small part of his filmography and that he has also become active behind the camera as a producer in some very successful HBO series, it is not surprising that Wahlberg’s Net Worth has skyrocketed.

But that’s not all. Mark Wahlberg is also a partner and co-founder of the burger chain “Wahlburger”. He is also a shareholder in the UFC company and thus benefits from its profits.

Career highlights

Wahlberg has been nominated for several Oscar and Golden Globe roles. He received the most nominations and awards for his role in “The Departed”. In 2010 he received a star on the Walk of Fame. As a musician he was able to win, among other things, the Bravo-Otto in gold and silver.

Famous quotes

  • “I did many things that I regret today and I paid for my mistakes. You must ask for forgiveness and until I myself began to do good and live rightly, both for myself and for other people, the guilt I had felt began to disappear. Now I can go to sleep with peace of mind.”
  • “I have an entrepreneurial spirit. I grew up on the streets and was a street hooligan. I did what was necessary, I sold what I had to sell. I’m an organizational talent.”
  • “For me, family always comes first. I would do anything to protect them.”

Amazing Facts

Mark Wahlberg graduated from high school in 2013.

He also does good with his Net Worth by founding the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation. It supports young people in difficult situations and youth development programs in the USA.

Mark Wahlberg is a devout Catholic and attends church regularly.

Estimated value: €210 million