Inside Mark Wahlberg's colossal net worth: Why did he list his LA home for sale?
Best known for his Academy Award-nominated role as Sergeant Colin Sullivan in the epic crime thriller The Departed, Mark Wahlberg has credits in many blockbusters films that have earned him a staggering net worth. In his stellar career, spanning over three decades, Wahlberg has swiftly branched his career to become a businessman and producer; Mark initially rose to fame as a rapper.
Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg was born on June 5, 1971, in Boston, Massachusetts. He first came to notice as the younger brother of singer Donnie Wahlberg; The Departed actor is the youngest of the nine Wahlberg siblings. While venturing into music, the actor went by the stage name Marky Mark. Mark made his acting debut in the television film The Substitute. Wahlberg's net worth and earnings have become the latest debated topics as the actor lists his Beverly Hills Mansion for sale.
What is Mark Wahlberg's net worth?
Mark's newly-revealed estimated net worth puts him on the unofficial list of Hollywood's richest actors. According to Celebrity Net Worth, The Perfect Storm actor has an estimated net worth of $400 million. Wahlberg's most significant source of income is his successful acting career, which skyrocketed with the actor pandering more towards big-budget action-packed films like The Perfect Storm, Planet of Apes, and The Italian Jobs.
Wahlberg used to sing under the moniker Marky Mark. Photo Source: Instagram
It is doubtful how much Wahlberg made crooning under the moniker Marky Mark. Following in his brother's footsteps, a 13-year-old Mark joined Donnie and his pals' boy band New Kids on the Block, only to experience mediocre fame in the field. Wahlberg had even started a boy band named Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, which came out to be a huge flop too. His big-screen debut came in Renaissance Man, and Mark got his breakthrough starring opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in The Basketball Diaries in 1995.
After grabbing critical praise for his performance in The Basketball Diaries, Wahlberg starred in three consecutive films, Fear, Boogie Nights, and Three Kings, which continued his soaring esteem in the industry. Wahlberg's career leaped in the early 2000s when he starred in the disaster drama The Perfect Storm, which grossed $328.7 million and the sci-fi film Planet of the Apes, which grossed $362.2 million at the box office.
Wahlberg made his acting debut in the television film 'The Substitute.' Photo Source: Instagram
Although the news of Mark dropping out of Hollywood has been recurring lately, the actor has been working actively until recently. Some of his relatively newly released movies are Mile 22, Spenser Confidential, Scoob, and the latest being, Uncharted, which grossed $373.9 million against a budget of $120 million. Wahlberg holds producer's credits in some of his blockbusters, including, Entourage, Boardwalk Empire, Wahlburgers, The Lost Lincoln and Spenser Confidential.
Mark has several business venture credits to his name. Photo Source: Instagram
The Oscar-nominated actor has probably raked a good hundred million via his multiple business ventures. Mark is the co-owner of Wahlburgers, a chain he started with his two brothers. He is also the co-founder of the sports nutritional company called Performance Inspired. Wahlberg's lost list of smart business tactics includes investments in the cricket team Barbados, a water company called Aquahydrate, and the automobile division Chevrolet.
Mark Wahlberg lists Beverly Hills estate for sale!
Wahlberg's longtime home at Beverly Hills is up for sale, and the actor-turned businessman is turning heads with his asking price. The Italian Jobs alum has reportedly listed the sprawling estate for a whopping $87.5 million, and watchers can't help gawk over the staggering profit the actor will be raking if he pulls off an amount near to his asking price.
Mark had paid only $8.25 million for the mega-mansion in 2009. Source: New York Post
Mark had purchased the mansion in 2009 for only $8.25 million, and the actor's name will be inscribed in the history of the most expensive sale in the Beverly Park area if he indeed trades the estate. Laid on 30,500 square-foot of land, the mega-mansion features 12 bedrooms and 20 bathrooms and comes with every amenities ever designed, including a home theater, a wine cellar, manicured gardens and landscaped grounds, a waterfall pool, a grotto, tennis court, private spa, and more.
The move comes days after Mark dished on his plans to leave Hollywood. While in the conversation with ET about his latest film Father Stu, the 50 years old actor described how he is inching toward departing from his career in the industry. Wahlberg has been married to model Rhea Durham since 2009 and shares four kids with her. The actor says it's hard leaving his family behind to shoot months-long projects. When asked how soon fans should expect his retirement news to come, Mark says, "Sooner rather than later, probably."