Mark Wahlberg is an American actor, rapper, and model who rose to prominence in the 1990s as “Marky Mark.” Since then, he’s gone on to become a hugely successful entrepreneur, investor, and entertainer. Mark Wahlberg has a $400 million net worth.
Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, on June 5, 1971. He is the ninth child of a family of nine. He was a troublesome adolescent who was sentenced to two years in prison at the age of 16 after pleading guilty to felony assault in the aftermath of a violent attack on two Vietnamese men in 1988. He was only sentenced to 45 days in prison. He was also active in racial slurs directed at several groups of African American children.
Modeling by Calvin Klein
Wahlberg was signed as a model for Calvin Klein underwear in 1992, and his image was prominently placed on a Times Square billboard for the most of the year.
Along with his brothers Donnie and Paul, Wahlberg is a co-owner of Wahlburgers. Mark was the one who came up with the idea of turning Paul’s restaurant in Hingham, Massachusetts, into a full-fledged chain, complete with a reality show to advertise it.
Wahlberg purchased a stake in the Barbados Tridents cricket team in July 2013. Ajmal Khan, the club’s chairman and the founder of the Caribbean Premier League, introduced Wahlberg to the game. Wahlberg responded to the news by saying, “Now I’m a major cricket fan.
I’m looking forward to being a part of the Limacol Caribbean Premier League because I know how popular cricket is in the Caribbean and how important it is to the region’s culture. The LCPL will appeal to a large audience throughout the world because it combines sports and entertainment.”
In 2015, Wahlberg enlisted the help of artist Sean Combs and businessman Ronald Burkle to invest in Aquahydrate, a bottled water company he discovered. The three men own the majority of the company together.
Performance Inspired, a sports nutrition firm created in 2016, was co-founded by Wahlberg and former GNC executive Tom Dowd. Wahlberg was one of the investors in a $6 million fundraising round for StockX, a sneaker resale platform, in February 2017. Wahlberg purchased a stake in the F45 fitness brand in March of this year.
Wahlberg and his business partner, Jay Feldman, announced the acquisition of Bobby Layman Chevrolet in Columbus, Ohio on July 20, 2018. Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet was the new name of the dealership. Due to the dealership’s success, local ABC affiliate WSYX reported in March 2020 that Haydocy Buick-GMC, which is located directly across the street from Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet, had filed paperwork with Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose to change its name to Mark Wahlberg Buick-GMC;
Feldman later confirmed that he and Wahlberg were purchasing their second General Motors dealership in the city. Haydocy’s Airstream and RV business, which is located next door to the auto dealership’s former Oldsmobile showroom, was also included in the sale, which became effective on June 29, 2020.
Soon after, Wahlberg and Feldman revealed that they had purchased Jack Maxton Chevrolet in nearby Worthington, Ohio, their fourth Columbus-area dealership, and that they would rename it Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet of Worthington. Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet of Avon, a fifth dealership, opened in Avon, Ohio in July 2021; unlike the other locations, the Avon shop is in Greater Cleveland, marking Wahlberg and Feldman’s first foray into the Northeast Ohio market.
Wahlberg and his producing partner/manager Stephen Levinson created Ballers Report in 2021, an online platform (and spin-off of their HBO series Ballers) that provides inspirational business, entertainment, and sports articles, videos, and podcasts.
Aside from his iconic 1992 Calvin Klein collaboration, Wahlberg has worked as a brand ambassador for a number of companies, including GNC, where he marketed “Marked,” a line of sports nutrition supplements. In March 2017, he reportedly agreed to a $10 million deal to be AT&T’s spokesman.