Born: June 5, 1971
Place of Birth: Dorchester, Massachusetts,
Height: 5′ 8″
Net Worth: $225 million
Playful and popular, Mark Wahlberg has seen his acting fame increase almost unexpectedly in the past few years. Indeed, the singer-turned-actor was once better known in the 1990s as “Marky Mark”. During that time, he released two albums and several hit singles. This includes the well-known hit, “Good Vibrations,” a song that carried Wahlberg and his band, Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, to platinum status. The entertainer’s physical attractive features helped him significantly in several other endeavors. Calvin Klein took notice, making Wahlberg a noted underwear model on television, print and billboard advertisements. His first hit in film occurred in the 1994 film Renaissance Man. Wahlberg played only a minor role, however. It was not until his role in the hit film The Departed that Wahlberg’s acting chops began to finally pay off. He was nominated for several, major awards, and netted several millions dollars for the role. The actor has a very healthy and strong relationship with his brothers, Donnie, Robert, Paul and Arthur. The brothers are each successful in their own right, with Mark, Donnie and Paul co-owning a restaurant called Wahlburgers, which was originally founded by Paul. That actor currently enjoys a salary of $32 million a year.