The Lagina Brothers, Rick and Marty, are American reality TV stars best known for hosting the History Channel’s show The Curse of Oak Island. They are popular celebrity treasure hunters and members of the closely-knit Lagina family. From an early age, both Rick and Marty Lagina have always been fascinated by folks who hunted for buried antique treasures. As such, it was no surprise that when they came of age and had the means to do it, they decided to actively turn their youthful fantasies to reality. The brothers work with the best technology available in the world while being guided by the very best experts in the field of geological explorations.
Biography Of The Lagina Brothers
Though the Lagina brothers, Rick and Marty, grew up in the same household sharing a lot in common, their initial different pursuits in life took them in different directions with equally different rewards and experiences. Both Rick and Marty Lagina were born in Kingsford, Dickinson County, Michigan in the United States of America. Their father was George Jacob Lagina, and mother was Ann Cavalieri Lagina. They also have a sister, Matina Lagina.
Rick Lagina, the older of the two, was born on January 25, 1952. He attended high school in his home town of Michigan, but there are no records or mention of the university he ever attended or the degree obtained from such. Information on Rick’s marital status isn’t publicly known, as no one knows whether he was ever married, or perhaps he is divorced.
Some people have suggested that Rick is gay, hence the reason why he has not made his relationship status public; while others simply believe he is shielding his family away from the prying eyes of the public. Rick is known to have retired from the employ of the United States Postal Service. He is 5 feet and 9 inches tall and is of average weight; he has brown eyes and light brown hair, with a full white beard.
The other half of the Lagina brothers, Marty Lagina, was born on August 26, 1955. Marty got admission into Michigan Technological University and graduated with a Bachelors of Science (B.Sc) degree in mechanical engineering in 1977. He enrolled again the same University the second time and obtained his second degree in Law in 1982. While he was in school studying Law, he undertook several consultancy jobs for some companies in the engineering field. Marty Lagina is happily married to his wife, Olivia, and they have two children – a son, Alex Lagina, and daughter, Maddie Lagina.
Their Net Worth: Where Does Their Money Come From?
The net Worth of the Lagina brothers can be viewed both individually and collectively. Rick Lagina is a retired US postal service employee, and his net worth before the start of The Curse of Oak Island reality television show was put at $500,000. He did not make any other disclosure regarding his income.
Marty Lagina, on the other hand, is a very successful businessman, who had his hands in a lot of businesses with several business partners. At the time he was graduating with his second degree in 1982, he formed a company – Terra Energy Limited, which was into Oil and Gas Exploration and Production.
Through prudent management and vision, his company flourished so much that he sold it off to a company called “CMS Energy” for $60 million in 1995. He re-invested this money to start another technology-based business “Heritage Sustainable” – which owns and runs the largest wind farm power generating facility in the midwestern USA. He also owns a winery, “Row 7” on a 3 Acre property, which he later expanded and transformed into “Villa Manilla Vineyards” which is on a 30 Acre land.
Collectively, Rick and Marty, are both stars and producers of their reality television show, and their net worth increased considerably after starting the show in 2014. Rick is now worth about $2 million and Marty is said to worth between $60 million to as much as $100 million. They own as much as 78% shares in Oakland Tours Inc, a company which organizes tours of Oak Island for hundreds of tourists yearly, showing them landmark locations on the island and telling them about its history and riches discovered on it.