Rick Lagina is a retired American postal serviceman turned reality television personality and producer. Along with his younger brother Marty Lagina and many other family members, Rick stars in History Channel’s most watched reality show called ‘The Curse of Oak Island’ since 2014. The show revolves around the mystery of a treasure that is rumoured to be hidden on the picturesque Oak Island (a little isle just off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada) that had enraptured Rick Lagina ever since he was a young boy. Here is a quick summary of Rick Lagina’s net worth in 2019, career and earnings.
The Lagina family hails from Kingsford, Northern Michigan and is said to be quite close knit, especially the brothers Rick and Marty Lagina. Not much is known about Rick Lagina’s personal life, apart from the fact that he worked for the postal service, as he likes to keep things private. Although, thanks to ‘The Curse of Oak Island’, we now know some interesting bits about his childhood.
Rick Lagina was barely 11 years old when he first came to know about Oak Island from a 1965 issue of the Reader’s Digest, which contained a detailed article about the enigmatic island, its various legends, rumours, discoveries and the ostensible “curse” surrounding it. The article captivated young Rick to such an extent that he grew obsessed with the mystery and dreamt of exploring the island someday. The fact that he actually did follow his dreams and went ahead and bought more than half of the island for his investigations delineates what a determined and honourable man he is.
After his retirement, Rick Lagina finally found a way to fulfil his dream in 2005 when he came across a newspaper advertisement announcing the island’s sale. Rick had tried to get hold of the island years before this as well and had even went to meet the famous Oak Island explorer Dan Blankenship, but at that time things didn’t work out in his favour. In 2005 however, Dan Blankenship who was in charge of the Oak Island sale gave preference to the bid placed in by the Lagina brothers owing to their longstanding passion for the island and the hunt, thereby allowing them to buy the island.
They began their hunt in 2006 and also worked to make the island into a more comfortable attraction for tourists. They founded a tour company that helps tourists navigate the island better, visit all the significant sites, like the ‘Money Pit’ and ‘Borehole 10-X’ and makes them familiar with the various tales and legends about the island. The island also has a state of the art museum which houses all the exquisite artefacts, like coins, metal fragments, relics, inscriptions and even human remains that were discovered on the island.
The Lagina brother’s undying passion and determination caught the attention of History channel and they tried to convince Rick Lagina to let them turn their work into an educative TV reality show. After resisting the offer for some time, he finally agreed with the condition that the show will remain as real as possible and would not try to turn things into a theatrical performance. Finally in 2014, the show premiered on the History Channel and became an instant hit among the audiences making the Lagina brothers overnight stars.
‘The Curse of Oak Island’ explores the enigmatic island with the help of renowned experts and incorporates modern technology in their research. The panel of experts efficaciously spell out the various theories surrounding the island and its supposed ‘curse’ said to be responsible for some of the cryptic occurrences that have happened on the island over the years to their avid viewers.
Awards & Achievements
Being relatively new in the world of entertainment, Rick Lagina doesn’t have any awards to his credit yet. However, we are certain he has his true award with him in the form of Oak Island as that was all he ever wanted in his life.
Net Worth of Rick Lagina
The estimated net worth of Rick Lagina is about $2 million, thanks to his much loved show ‘The Curse of Oak Island’ that has been entertaining audiences of all ages since 2014.
Rick Lagina’s life inspires us to not only read, but also encourages us to dream because if you want them hard enough your dreams will surely come true someday. Despite being well past his prime, Rick works extremely hard on his dream project and spends nearly 5 months on the island every year carefully nourishing his dream with his own hands. We wish him success and glory for the future.