Mark Burnett made his career as a British Television Producer who is currently the Chairman of the MGM Worldwide Television Group. He got his name and fame for creating and producing a reality show named The Apprentice. He has also produced various famous shows such as Survivor as well as The Voice, and the most famous Shark Tank. The plays he directed were nominated for a total of 143 Emmys. He even too won twelve Emmy Awards as well as he won Producers Guild of America Awards and even was chosen for nine Critics Choice Television Awards. He is even an executive producer of six television nNetwork shows.
Mark Burnett Early Life
Mark Burnett was brought up to this world on 17th July of 1960. He was born in London. His father’s name was Archie Burnett. His mother’s name was Jean Burnett. They both were working as the Ford and Motors factory workers. He was raised in Dagenham, which is situated in Essex. He was enlisted in the British Army when he was at the age of 17 years old. He became a Section Commander in the Parachute Regiment. He decided to go to Central America after his service and work as a weapons and tactics adviser.
Mark Burnett Career
He first started his career as a nanny. He used to work for a family called Jaegers for a year and then eventually moved on to another family who resides in Malibu, which is situated in California. He used to take care of two boys, through which he earned $250 a week. He was then given work at the insurance office by the father of two boys named Burt. He then started selling T-shirts for 18 dollars during his weekends. He realised he earned more money from a sales t-shirt than working in an insurance office. A challenge named Eco-Challenge made his career as a television producer. His eco-challenge made way for him to produce more shows such as Survivor and Sonny and Cher. In his presentation, Survivor was the number 1 reality series of all time. He has even produced various award shows, such as MTV Movie Awards which was releused from 2007 to 2011, as well as the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards and People’s Choice Awards and many more.
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Mark Burnett Personal Life
Mark Burnett tied his knot with Dianne J. Burnett in the year 1992. They gave birth to two sons named James and Cameron. Due to a neuroendocrine tumour, Cameron had to do brain surgery and had to learn how to walk again at the age of 17. He was even presented the Courage Award in 2015 for his courage. Mark and Dianne decided to divorce in the year 2006. Mark started dating a woman named Roma Downey in the year 2004.
Mark Burnett’s Net worth
Mark Burnett has a net worth of $500 million. He has earned this through his hard work and dedication to his work.