Mario Lopez star started shining a long time ago, while he was only 3 years old. By the time he had seen the sun for only a decade, he got recognized by an agent. This means that when your time to shine is upon you, nothing can stop it. As we try to find out what is the net worth of Mario Lopez in 2018, we will also see how his career journey has been like.
Early Life & Biography
The actor was born on 1973, October the 10th in San Diego, California to Elvia and Mario Sr. His mother Elvia used to be a clerk in a telephone company while the father, Mario Sr, worked in the National City Municipality. He started to learn dance at the tender age of 3 years, where an agent discovered him at the age of 10.
Mario attended Chula Vista High School and graduated in 199. Here, he participated in wrestling and represented Chula Vista the at the 160lbs weight class. He became the second in San Diego Section and 7th in the entire California state during his senior year. He was raised in a large descent Mexican Catholic family.
Mario Lopez is a married man, married to Country Lopez the 2006’s Pittsburg actress. He first met Country Lope in 2008, at the Chorus Line film set. They soon started dating, and one thing led to another. The couple welcomed their daughter Gia Francesca Lopez on September 11th, 2010. Lopez and Country got engaged 2 years later in January the 18th 2012 and wedded the same year in December. A year later, they welcomed a baby boy, Dominic Lopez in September 2013
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Mario is the host of the daily television show Extra as well as America’s Best Dance Crew on MTV. He started appearing on both local and international radar in 1989 at the time, playing A.C Slater, Saved by the bell that aired till 1993. He also appeared in a couple of projects as and also co-hosted the American version of the X Factor, second season with Khloe Kardashian as well as sole host for the reality TV show’s final season.
In 1997 he got another significant role in the movie Breaking The Surface, The Greg Louganis Story. In this movie, Lopez portrayed Greg Louganis, the then Olympic Gold Medalist. This movie earned Mr. Lopez vital acclaim. In 1998, he also played the undercover officer in the crime series dubbed Pacific Blue.
Things got even juicier for him in 2006 with the show, Dancing with the Stars. Here, he finished runner-up. He also participated in the series, The Bold And The Beautiful, and also became a presenter for ESPN Hollywood. He also got a role in Nip/Tuck, a television show.
He has since 1998 to 2011 received ten nominations including the ALMA awards, Imagen Foundation Awards, Teen Choice Awards, four Young Artist Awards and much more. He received up to 6 awards. These include the Daytime Emmy Awards, Young Artist Awards, to name a few.
Net Worth & Earnings
It is estimated that Mr. Lopez has a net worth of $19 million. The essential part of his earnings was gotten between 2007 and 2010 while hosting various events like Miss U.S.A pageant. He has published books such as Mario Lopez Knockout Fitness in 2008, a New York bestseller Extra Lean in 2010 and published in 2012, and Mario and Baby Gia, a children’s book published in 2011. All these are non-fiction books.
The story of Mario Lopez is quite impressive and starts since his tender years. The best part is that he is a go-getter. We can see, the remarkable results he attained as a wrestler in high school. That did not end there as he kept on pushing himself to the limit and become much perfect than before. That is so encouraging.