'The Curse of Oakland', reality show star Marty Lagina is a professional engineer, who is the founder of Michigan's largest gas operator company, Terra Energy Ltd. As of 2019, Marty Lagina enjoys a huge net worth from his overall business projects. Further, he appears on the show along with his elder brother Rick Lagina.
Marty Lagina, a professional engineer, a treasure hunter, and a winemaker is a married man. Marty along with his wife Margaret Olivia Lagina have been married for over two decades. The couple has been blessed with a son named Alex Lagina and a daughter named Maddie Lagina.
Let's know more about Marty Lagina's net worth as of 2019, his winery and energy business, wife, children, and 'The Curse of Oak Land'!
Marty Lagina Net worth, Salary, Winery, Energy Business
Marty Lagina earned a massive fortune from his energy business as an engineer. Further, he also owns some of the expensive business ventures. As a fact, Lagina as a prominent businessman owns a 78% of the 'Oak Island'. No wonder, he has an impressive net worth over $100 million.
How Marty Lagina made such a huge net worth?
Already mentioned above, Lagina is a renown businessman and an investor. He is the producer of the hit treasure hunt reality show called 'The Curse of Oak Island', which premieres on History channel. He appears along with his elder brother Rick Lagina.
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As a fact, whatever amount he invests in the show, Lagina gets an extra added amount of money in return. Lagina earns an annual salary of $500,000 from the show, which contributes some of the portions in his net worth.
The reality star, Lagina is also a winery owner. He originally got into the wine business with a 3-acre vineyard called 'Row 7', but then upgraded to a much larger operation called 'Mari Vineyards' in Traverse City, Michigan.
CAPTION: Marty Lagina's winery 'Mari Vineyards' located in Michigan
As of 2019, Mari Vineyards now has over 60 acres of vineyards planted entirely on the Old Mission Peninsula, with more being added every year. The produced wines are available in Traverse City area stores and restaurants.
Green Energy Business
With an engineering background, Marty Lagina focuses a lot of his efforts on developing green energy. In fact, he owned a green energy company called 'Terra Energy' in the 1990s, which was one of the first energy operations to extract natural gas.
Later, he sold the business to CMS Energy for $58 million and used the money to start a new wind turbine company called 'Heritage Sustainable'. An interesting fact is that the company is the largest wind turbine company in Michigan and also one of the largest in the Mid-Western United States.
CAPTION: Marty Lagina's Heritage wind energy in Michigan
Without a doubt, Marty Lagina lives an extravagant life with his family. As of 2019, Lagina with his brother on History Channel's 'The Curse of Oak Island'. They seek the treasure/artifacts that may be buried in the Oak island with the help of global experts and modern technology.
Who is Marty Lagina's Wife and Children? Know about their personal life!
Apart from his current wife, Marty Lagina has never been in any other relationships. As of 2019, Lagina is living a happy married life with his former girlfriend and now wife, Margaret Olivia Lagina.
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The couple dated for few years before getting married on a private ceremony. As of now, the couple has been together for more than two decades now. Like Lagina, Olivia is also a professional geological engineer. The couple is living a blissful and contented married life. They have two grown-up children named Alex Lagina (son) and Maddie Lagina (daughter).
CAPTION: Marty Lagina with his wife and children
SOURCE: Facebook/ Olivia Lagina
In 2017, the duo was caught up in the rumor once of having a divorce and splitting their ways. However, not every gossip turns out to be true and seems the same happened to their case too. All the tittle-tattle was proved untrue as they still live together as a husband and wife together.
Marty Lagina Early Life and Education
Marty Lagina was born on August 26, 1955, and brought up in Kingsford, Michigan in Upper Peninsula. His parents are George Lagina and Ann. C Lagina, an engineer, in Kingsford, Michigan, Upper Peninsula. Further, he grew up along with his elder brother Rick Lagina.
Lagina went to Michigan University and earned his graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering. Throughout his college days, he became the member of Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma.
Marty is an engineer by profession and has been involved in the energy business.
He got interested in law and studied it from 1979, showing high dedication to study, he was awarded Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan in 1982. That same year, he established his own oil and gas exploration company, Terra Energy Ltd.
Marty started his career as a petroleum engineer in Amoco Production Company while he was still a law student before he founded his. However, after 13 years of running his company, he sold it for $58 million dollars to CMS Energy in 1995. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the State Bar of Michigan.
Marty Lagina Career
Marty is a professional engineer and began his career serving at Amoco Production Company as a petroleum engineer. He soon established himself in the engineering field and got linked with several Michigan corporations.
In 1982, Lagina moved to an oil and gas exploration and production company, entitled Terra Energy Ltd. He worked there for many years until the company became the largest operator of gas wells in Michigan.
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Later, he alongside his brother Rick started the reality show called The Curse of Oak Island. The Lagina brothers search for historical artifacts and treasure to solve Oak Island mystery for centuries in the show.
CAPTION: Marty Lagina with elder brother Rick Lagina
The show is aired in History channel since its debut on 5th January 2014. Exploring the historical footage of past researchers the series has now become one of the highly rated shows.
As of 2019, Marty Lagina is both the producer and star of 'The Curse of Oak Island', where he hunts for hidden treasure in Oakland.
Marty Lagina facts
Some of the facts of Marty Lagina are:
- Age: 64 years as of 2019
- Birthplace: Michigan
- Net worth: $100 million as of 2019
- Salary: $500,000 (The Curse of Oak Island)
- Height: 6 feet (1.8m)
- Weight: 79 kg ( 174 lbs)