Donnie Wahlberg is famously known for his acting skills in movies like “The Sixth Sense,” “Saw,” etc., where he is also a film and record producer and an American songwriter. He also acted in drama series and is also the executive producer of a TV show. Let’s find out how Donnie Wahlberg, as an actor and producer, increased his net worth in 2019.
Born as Donald Wahlberg Jr., on August 17, 1969, to Donald Wahlberg and Alma Wahlberg, Donnie was the eighth child of his parents where they lived in Massachusetts. He became fond of rap music when he was attending his school in Roxbury. He started living with his mother after the divorce of his parents where he formed the rap group named ‘Kool-Aid Bunch.’ He got into acting, directing, writing and singing and also performed in school plays. He has a younger brother, Mark Wahlberg, and an older brother, Paul Wahlberg.
He got married to Kim Fey in 1999 but got divorced after nine years. He has two children with Fey named, Elijah and Xavier. He, in 2014, got married to Jenny McCarthy who is a famous TV personality.
When Wahlberg was 15, Maurice Starr enlisted Donnie in “New Kids on the Block” because Maurice, as a music producer, was awe-struck by Donnie’s talent for dancing, rapping, and singing. The first album of the group did not succeed but later another album called ‘Hanging Tough’ was released which became an enormous success. The group separated in 1994 with Maurice Starr and released an album which did not keep up commercially but received a lot of appreciation from critics.
This was not the end for Donnie because he, along with his brother Mark, took up acting and landed up in small roles in movies. ‘Sixth Sense’ was Wahlberg’s big break which was an immense hit where his acting skills were well appreciated among the critics. He then continued to act in the serial ‘Band of Brothers’ and then further acted in ‘Dream Catcher,’ etc.
The hit movie ‘Saw’ series included his appearance, and he also showed his acting in the boxing drama ‘Runway,’ etc. The ‘New Kid on the Block’ group reunited in 2008 and released an album which gained the first position where the band also had a world tour with the album. He also acted in a Police drama called ‘Blue Bloods,’ in 2010. He then also released the album ‘Ten’ with the group which was excellently performed. He further launched his reality TV show named ‘Wahlburgers,’ in 2014, which primarily focused on personalities and siblings’ relationships which received a lot of appreciation from critics and fans.
Awards & Achievements
He received six Emmy awards for his acting skills in ‘Band of Brothers’. The reality show started by him and his brothers bore him a nomination for ‘Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program’ during 2014 and 2015.
Net Worth of Donnie Wahlberg
Because of his acting, singing and rapping skills, Donnie has an estimated net worth of $24 million. His albums and movies have gained a huge amount of success where he also earned fame and success as a producer. The ‘New Kids on the Block’ sold millions of records and also more than $400 million worth of merchandises.
Donnie Wahlberg had a profound taste in music, and his acting skills were truly mesmerising. His acting in various movies gained him popularity among the audience and the critics because of his outstanding performance. He is currently the executive producer of the reality TV show ‘Wahlburgers’ which has also gained him popularity.