Fans of History Channel would be familiar with the name Marty Lagina as he and his brother Rick can be seen exploring the mysteries of the Oak Island in the show The Curse of Oak Island. The show has a very good fan base which eventually made Marty a reality television star. Apart from a reality TV star, Marty is also a Mechanical Engineer who has worked for the Terra Energy Ltd. Let me take the pleasure of illuminating you with the information regarding the life, career, and net worth of Marty Lagina in 2018 through this article.
Early Life & Biography
Martin Lagina was born on August 26, 1955, in Kingsford, Michigan. George Lagina and Ann. C Lagina are his parents, and his mother was an engineer who worked at the Lake Shore Engineering. Marty has two sisters and a brother Rick Lagina, who co-stars with him in the show The Curse of Oak Island. Marty holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Michigan University.
Marty Lagine is married to Olivia Lagina, and the couple has two children Alex Lagina and Maddie Lagina. Marty’s wife Olivia is also an engineer by profession who worked for the Wiser Oil Co. Ltd. His son Alex Lagina who is also a graduate of the Michigan University accompanies Marty and Rick in some of the episodes of The Curse of Oak Island.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Marty started his career as an engineer after his graduation from the Michigan University. He worked as a petroleum engineer for the Amoco Production Company which made him a familiar figure among the industries in Michigan. He got an offer from the Terra Energy Ltd. in 1982, which he grabbed with his both hands. During his tenure at the Terra Energy, the company achieved great heights in the operation of gas wells.
Marty along with his brother came up with the idea of doing a reality show in which the duo will solve the unsolved mysteries of the Oak Island. He got the idea for the show when he was once reading the January 1965 edition of the Reader’s Digest, in which an article was written regarding the measures taken by the Restall family in solving the Oak Island mystery.
Marty and his brother Rick toured all over the Oak Island and decided to make a show on the island. The duo was approached by the Prometheus Entertainment who came forward to produce the show as a result of which the brothers successfully managed to air their show in the History channel on January 5, 2014.
The show covers the adventures of the Lagina brothers in the quest of solving the mysteries of the Oak Island. They are given helping hands by the father-son duo Dan and Dave who claim themselves to the Island’s native residents.
The show has so far been aired for five seasons successfully starting from January 2014 to March 2018. The show has an average view count of 2 million per episode.
Net Worth & Earnings
He sold his Terra Energy to CMS Energy before venturing into television for $58 million. Recently he established a company named Heritage Sustainable which is currently building wind turbines. Apart from the reality show and energy business he also runs a wine industry in Michigan. As of now, his estimated net worth is $120 million.
Marty is a man who is known for his hard work and out of the box thinking. The thought of making a show involving true mysteries of an Island itself tells enough about his intelligence. Given to his talent, he is expected to accumulate more fortune in the future.