Donnie Wahlberg Net Worth: $25 Million (approx.)
|Net Worth:||$25 Million (approx.)|
|Date of Birth:||Aug 17, 1969|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Profession:||Singer, Actor, Record producer, Film Producer, Songwriter, Radio personality, Television producer,|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Donnie Wahlberg net worth is around $25 million. Donnie Wahlberg is a famous American actor, singer and producer.
Donnie Wahlberg co-owns the chain hamburger restaurant Wahlburgers which is featured in the show with his brothers Paul and Mark.
How much is Donnie Wahlberg’s Net Worth?:
Donnie Wahlberg net worth is around $25 million. Donnie Wahlberg first became known as a member of the boy band New Kids on the Block. Donnie Wahlberg is also an actor and entrepreneur.
Donnie Wahlberg Blue Bloods Salary:
Donnie Wahlberg earned $60,000 per episode, roughly $1.3 million per season in the first few seasons. Donnie Wahlberg salary per episode is around $150,000, which works out to roughly $3.3 million per season in the last few years.
Donnie Wahlberg Biography:
|Born||Donald Edmond Wahlberg Jr.|
August 17, 1969 (age 52)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Occupation||Singer, songwriter, rapper, actor, record producer, film producer|
(m. 1999; div. 2008)
|Relatives||Mark Wahlberg (brother)|
Robert Wahlberg (brother)
Jim Wahlberg (brother)
Paul Wahlberg (brother)
Donnie Wahlberg was born as Donald Edmond Wahlberg Jr on August 17, 1969 in Boston Massachusetts. Donnie grew up in the primarily Irish-American neighborhood of Dorchester.
Donnie is the 8th out of 9 children born to Donald, a teamster and delivery truck driver, and Alma, a nurse’s aide. Donnie’s younger brother is fellow actor/singer/producer Mark Wahlberg.
Having such a big family had its own problems. The siblings often fought and the family was often cash crunched. His parents divorced in 1982, when Donnie was 12 years old.
Donnie and Mark chose to live with their mother while the rest of the siblings were either out on their own already as adults, or had gone to live with their father.
When Donnie was in the elementary school in ’70s, Boston was deeply involved in controversy over mandatory busing to enforce public school desegregation. Wahlberg was bused for an hour a day to mostly African American William Monroe Trotter School.
Donnie developed a huge interest for the soul and rap music that was popular amongst his African American friends. Donnie’s idol growing up was Michael Jackson. Wahlberg recalls being bused to school as one of the greatest things to have ever happened to him and his career. Donnie would spend his time on the bus in the afternoons composing rap lyrics among his friends–his biggest influences.
Donnie Wahlberg Music Career:
Donnie Wahlberg and his close friend Danny Wood joined Copley High School. Here, they formed a rap group, The Kool Aid Bun.
At the age of 15, Donnie auditioned for music producer Maurice Starr. Starr was holding open auditions to create American’s first big boy band. Starr was impressed by Donnie’s singing, dancing, and rapping skills, and immediately enlisted him for the group. Donnie recruited his brother Mark and friend Danny Wood, along with Jordan Knight, and Knight’s elder brother Jonathan.
Mark was not happy with the band’s artistic direction and left very soon after.
The group called themselves New Kids on the Block (NKOTB). They signed with Columbia Records and released their first album in 1986. Their single Be My Girl received almost no airplay and album sales were quiet low.
2 years later, the group released Hangin’ Tough, their second album. It was a slow start to success, but their lead single Please Don’t Go Girl started getting huge national airplay. The single got to No. 10 on the Billboard charts.
NKOTB released two more successful singles, You Got It (The Right Stuff) and I’ll Be Loving You (Forever), which peaked at No. 3 and No. 1 respectively. Hangin’ Tough became the No. 1 album in the country by 1989.
Donnie Wahlberg was one of the first “bad boys” of pop music. At the height of their success, NKOTB sold millions of records and sold more than $400 million worth of merchandise.
When NKOTB’s popularity began to fade in early 90s, Donnie launched Mark’s rap career. Donnie co-wrote and produced Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch’s debut album “Music for the People”, which went platinum. Donnie then began an acting career.
Donnie joined back former members of NKOTB for a reunion album, 2008’s The Block. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts. They toured the world to promote the album. Donnie and the rest of NKOTB performed on the Package Tour in 2013, featuring 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men.
Donnie Wahlberg Acting Career:
Donnie’s first film was the 1996 Tupac Shakur and Mickey Rourke film “Bullet”. In 1996 itself, he featured as a kidnapper in Ransom with Mel Gibson.
Donnie took a lead role role in a small South-Boston based film titled Southie in 1999, featuring opposite Rose McGowan. It was initially offered to his brother Mark, but he had to turn it down once he was offered the lead role in Boogie Nights. Although a small film, his portrayal of Danny Quinn earned him a bit of critical acclaim.
Donnie had further critical praise for a small part in the 1999 film “The Sixth Sense” and in the HBO mini-series “Band of Brothers”, where he played Second Lieutenant C. Carwood Lipton. In 2003, Donnie starred in Dreamcatcher, an adaptation of Stephen King’s alien-invasion thriller Dreamcatcher.
Donnie Wahlberg starred in the second installment of the Saw series in 2005. Donnie played a small role in a short-lived CW drama Runway in 2006.
2007 saw Donnie starring in two TV series: A&E’s Kings of South Beach and The Kill Point. He appeared in 2008 in Righteous Kill and What Doesn’t Kill You.
Donnie Wahlberg began starring in the television series Blue Bloods as Detective Daniel Reagan in 2010. Donnie Wahlberg also began starring in the reality TV series Wahlburgers in 2014 and Donnie Loves Jenny in 2015.
Donnie Wahlberg Awards:
Donnie Wahlberg was nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program for Wahlburgers in 2014 and 2015. Donnie was also nominated for a Teen Choice Award in 2006 for Saw II and a People’s Choice Award in 2017 for Favorite TV Crime Drama Actor. Donnie Wahlbergexecutive produced the reality documentary “Boston’s Finest” from 2014 to 2015.
Donnie Wahlberg Wife:
Donnie Wahlberg was married to Kim Fey from 1999 – 2008 . Donnie Wahlberg married model/comedian Jenny McCarthy in 2014 and has 2 children.
Donnie Wahlberg Interesting Facts:
Donnie Wahlberg was charged with arson in 1991 after setting a fire at the Seelbach Hotel in Louisville, KY. NKOTB had been partying with fans when Wahlberg dumped vodka on a hallway carpet and went further to ignite it into flames. The charge was reduced and dismissed after Donnie agreed to appear in PSAs addressing fire safety and drunk driving.