Donnie Wahlberg Net Worth in 2020 and 8 Interesting Facts About Him

Donnie Wahlberg
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Donnie Wahlberg has a net worth of $25 million as of 2020. He has a package full of talent and the entertainment industry is blessed to have such talent in the industry. 

Donnie is an actor, a rapper, Television, and Film producer. His multi-talents together have contributed to his wealth which is why today Donnie Wahlberg has a net worth of $25 million!

Walhberg has been active in the entertainment industry since the year 1984 and the legacy continues. He has given a lot to the entertainment industry to treasure. He has been in the music industry and has also appeared in films.

Donnie is an American singer and actor who have made a mark in the entertainment industry in his career above 35 years.

Music has been the taste of his life and he is the founding member of New Kids on the Block which is a famous Boy Band.

Since 2010 Donnie appears in the drama series ‘Blue Bloods’ as ‘Danny Reagan’. Apart from acting and singing he also produces television shows and films. Donnie is the executive producer of ‘Boston’s Finest’ which is a TNT Reality Television show.

Donnie Wahlberg Net Worth and Overview

Net Worth$25 million
OccupationActor Singer Song-writer Radio personality Television Producer Film Producer
Date Of BirthAugust 17, 1969
Age50
Height5’10” (1.78m)
Spouse(s)Kim Fey (m. 1999; div. 2008) Jenny McCarthy (m. 2014)
ChildrenXavier Wahlberg Elijah Wahlberg
Country Of OriginUnited States of America
Source Of WealthActing Singing and Songwriting Producing Television shows and Films
Instagram Followers1.4 million
Twitter Followers1.4 million
Youtube Subscribers1.3 k
Last UpdatedJuly 2020

Early Life

Donnie Wahlberg Early Life
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Donnie Wahlberg was born on August 17, 1969, in Dorchester, Massachusetts, U.S. He is the 8th child of his parent. Donnie has seven elder siblings and one younger sibling.

He also has three half-siblings from his father’s first marriage named Donna, Scott, and Buddy. Donnie has seven elder siblings including, Arthur, Jim, Paul, Robert, Tracey, Michelle and Debbie, and one younger sibling named Mark.

His elder sibling Paul Wahlberg is an American chef and a reality T.V. star. Paul runs a restaurant and bar named ‘Wahlburgers’ and has appeared in a reality television show ‘Wahlburgers’. 

Donnie’s elder brother Robert is also in the film industry and has appeared in films like Mystic River, Southie, and The Departed.

While two of his elder brothers are known in the entertainment industry, his younger brother Mark commenced his career in the music industry by leading the rap group of 90’s called Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.

Donnie attended William Monroe Trotter School located in Roxbury and had to travel for more than half an hour to reach his school. 

He developed an interest in rap during his schooling years while he was friends with Danny Wood in Roxbury as both attended the same school.

After his parents got a divorce he attended ‘Copley High School’ which was also joined by Danny Wood. This is when they came together and formed their rap group called, ‘Kool Aid Bunch’.

While he attended Copley High School he actively participated in school plays and indulged in acting, singing, and other theatre aspects such as writing and directing.

At the young age of 15 years, he became a member of a teen vocal group, ‘NYNUK’.

Career Highlights and Awards

Donnie Wahlberg Career Highlights
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Early Beginnings

Donnie is a famous American actor and singer. He discovered his love for singing during his schooling years. He was also a part of a teen vocal group which was called, ‘NYNUK’. 

His career began in the year 1984 when he was just 15 years old. At the age of 15, he auditioned in front of Maurice Starr, a well-known music producer.

Maurice was highly impressed by Donnie’s singing and rapping skills. He eventually gave Donnie the responsibility of forming ‘New Kids on the Block’ a Boy Band. 

Donnie recruited Danny Wood, Jordan Knight, Jonathan (elder brother of Jordan Knight), and Mark.

The group’s first release was a big flop but subsequently, their second release named ‘Hangin Tough’ which was released two years later their first release was a big hit. 

In the year 1993, the group member was left at their talent when Maurice Starr parted ways with them. 

Even after Maurice leaving the group they released albums. Their releases were appreciated by the critics but didn’t do well commercially.

In the year 1998, Donnie got a role in the film ‘Southie’ along with his brother Robert. Donnie got his major break in films in the year 1999 when he appeared in the film, ‘Sixth Sense’. He was praised a lot by the critics and his acting skills were appreciated a lot.

Major Works

  1. ‘Please Don’t Go Girl’, a lead single of the second release album by, ‘New Kid on the Block’, was a big hit and appreciated a lot by the fans.
  2. In the year 1990, the group released another album named ‘Step by Step which had a lead single named, ‘Tonight’. This was another big hit by the group.
  3. Donnie made his mark in the acting industry in the year 1999 by his appearance in the film, ‘Sixth Sense’. He played a remarkable role as an ex-patient who threatens the character named ‘Bruce Willis’. He even lost 43 pounds for that role which shows his dedication to acting. 

Awards and Recognition

  1. Donnie won six Emmy awards for his release ‘Band of Brothers’.
  2. His reality show named ‘Wahlburgers’ was nominated at the ‘Primetime Emmy Awards’ in the year 2014 and 2015.

Personal Life

Donnie Wahlberg Personal Life
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Donnie Wahlberg has a big family. With a broken marriage of his parents yet he focused on his interests and began his career in the entertainment industry at the young age of 15.

He has a big family since he has eleven siblings. Out of his eleven siblings, three of them are half-siblings. 

His younger brother Mark also made his career in the entertainment industry. His elder brother Robert starred with Donnie in ‘Sixth Sense’ which was a big hit for Donnie as his acting skills were highly appreciated by the viewers. 

Wahlberg’s schooling years have added the spark to his dreams and it was in his schooling years when he discovered his love for singing and rapping. 

Donnie’s elder brother Paul Wahlberg is a chef by profession and a reality show star. He appeared in a reality show called, ‘Wahlburgers’ and also runs a restaurant by the same name.

Donnie too starred in the reality show named ‘Wahlburgers’ along with his siblings Paul and Mark and mother Alma Wahlberg.

In the year 1999, Donnie married Kim Fey. His married life was not as fruitful and successful as his career. The couple faced issues in their married life and didn’t get along. They parted their ways in the year 2008. 

The couple together has two sons named Xavier and Elijah. In the year 2014, Donnie decided to give his love life another chance and made space for someone special in his life. He married TV personality Jenny McCarthy in Illinois.

Criticism

Donnie Wahlberg Criticism
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Donnie recently was in news for the unexpected tip he gave to the waitress of the restaurant on the new-year celebration. 

He went to a restaurant with his wife to celebrate new-year. His bill came to around $78 which is around 5,800 INR. He gave a tip of $2,020 to the waitress which sums up to 1.5 lakhs INR. 

This huge amount of tip was needless and nearly all celebrities and media were shocked and couldn’t believe this. His wife even posted a picture of the bill on her twitter account.

The amount of tip was way more than the amount of his bill and seems like a publicity stunt.

What is Donnie Wahlberg Net Worth in 2020?

Donnie Wahlberg has a net worth of $25 million as of 2020. He has successfully established his career in the entertainment industry as a singer and an actor. 

Donnie began his career in the year 1984 as a part of a Boy Band and today he is famous for his acting, singing, and the Television shows and films produced by him.

His films, production, and songs together contribute to his earnings and today Donnie Wahlberg has a net worth of $25 million which reflects his successful career in the entertainment industry.

Interesting Facts About Him

Donnie Wahlberg Facts
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  1. Donnie and Danny Wood attended the same school together. They together formed a rap group called ‘Kool Aid Bunch’.
  2. He is the second youngest child out of nine kids of his parents. Apart from his eight siblings, he has three half-siblings which are the kids of his father’s first marriage.
  3. He began his career at a young age of 15.
  4. At the new-year eve of 2020, he gave a tip of $2,020 to the waitress who attended Donnie and his wife. She bought a new house from the amount of tip and wants to educate her kids from that money.
  5. He appeared with his mom and brothers Paul and Robert in a reality show named ‘Wahlburgers’.
  6. He married television personality, Jenny McCarthy.
  7. Donnie is named after his father Donald Wahlberg.
  8. His mother was a bank clerk and a nurse’s aide.

Summary

Donnie Wahlberg has a successful career line of more than 35 years. Wahlberg started his career at a young age as a singer and led a boy band and later got a break in films.

Donnie never skipped any chance to upgrade his career line and tried new things to shape his career. He is not only an actor and a singer but also a producer.

During these tough days, he keeps motivating his fans by posting positivity on his social handles.

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