What is Mark L Walberg's Net Worth? Iconic host made massive fortune as the face of a string of hit game shows
Mark L Walberg has made a name for himself by hosting several game shows during his career and is returning on television screens with season three of ‘Temptation Island,’ a reality TV program where couples test the strength of their relationship by living among gorgeous-looking single men and women who have come to find love.
Born in 1962 in Waterbury, Connecticut, Walberg started his professional career as an announcer on the television game show ‘Win, Lose or Draw’ in 1990. The show went on to air for three seasons and featured stars such as Burt Reynolds, Lynda Carter, and John Astin. He also served as an announcer for the game show ‘Shop 'til You Drop from 1991 to 1994.’ After spending so many years in the industry and hosting a handful of game shows, the actor-turned-host has earned a fair amount of money in his career.
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According to Celebrity Net Worth, the 59-year-old television personality’s worth is estimated at $4 million. The numbers might go up as he continues to be a mainstay for USA Network when it comes to hosting ‘Temptation Island’. Apart from being a game show host, Walberg has taken interviews of many politicians, athletes, and Hollywood celebrities.
Early Life and Career
Born in 1962, Walberg has been a part of the American television industry for decades. He started his career as a production assistant at Dick Clark Productions and did a lot of work there. However, it did not take him long to come in front of the camera as it was giving the responsibility of being an announcer on the game show ‘Shop ‘til You Drop’. He then went on to host the sports magazine show ‘Burnt Toast’. Walberg’s ability to captivate the audience with his voice and screen presence did not go unnoticed.
While hosting ‘Burnt Toast,’ Brandon Tartikoff, iconic television executive who was the president of NBC from 1980 to 1991, noticed his work and served as an executive producer on ‘The Mark Walberg Show’, a talk show featuring many notable personalities and discussion on various topics between 1995 and 1996.
In 2001, he was introduced as the host for the reality TV program ‘Temptation Island’ on FOX. The show ran for three seasons and was canceled due to poor ratings. After 16 years, the USA Network brought back the show and tapped Walberg as the host once again. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Walberg’s annual salary for hosting ‘Temptation Island’ is $1 million. ‘Antiques Roadshow’,‘Test the Nation’, ‘Moment of Truth’ and ‘Russian Roulette’ are some of the hit TV shows he has hosted throughout his career. He was nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys for producing the series ‘Antiques Roadshow’ along with Marsha Bemko and Sam Farrell.
Other creative and corporate ventures
Apart from being a host, Walberg also created and executively produced ‘Sunday Dinner’, the first original series for the Odyssey Network. He is on the board of directors of Goodwill of Southern California and is proud to be part of an organization that is instrumental in providing hope to those who need help.
He has also conducted one-on-one interviews with notable personalities such as Olympic gold medallist Michael Phelps, former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, Michael Strahan, dancer Julianne Hough, actress Sofia Vergara, iconic Baseball player Alex Rodriguez and more.
Walberg is married to actress Robbi Morgan and they have two children – son Morgan, 26, a naval aviator, and daughter Goldie, 22, who is a professional ballet dancer.
Season 3 of 'Temptation Island'
Walberg will once again host the hit TV series with four couples, 11 single women, and 12 single men. Catch the season premiere on February 16, 2021, on USA Network at 10 pm ET.