By Cara Dudgeon

3rd July 2019

Mark Wright Net Worth – How Much Is The Essex Boy Worth?

He’s the British reality TV star who has gone on to bigger and better things – hello, Hollywood!, but what is Mark Wright‘s net worth?

Mark Wright net worth - red carpet appearance

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How much is Mark Wright’s net worth?

Mark Wright has an estimated net worth of $4 million.

Where did his fame and fortune start?..

Wright was born on 20th January 1987 as Mark Charles Edward Wright.

He is the eldest son of Mark Sr. and Carol and the brother of Jess, Natalya and Josh.

His first career path was as a semi-professional footballer. He played for the West Ham United, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur youth teams, respectively.

Mark started his senior career with Southend United but decided to stay at semi-professional level. As a result, he chose to become a nightclub promoter. However, his younger brother Josh Wright went on to play football professionally.

Mark has used his footballing background for the greater good; taking part in the 2016, 2018 and 2019 editions of Soccer Aid.

Mark Wright's football career

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His time as a reality star

Mark was a cast member in the original series of The Only Way Is Essex and went on to star in the reality show until the third season.

Mark had a bit of a rough time in the show, especially the first season which showed his love triangle with Lauren Goodger and Lucy Mecklenburgh.

Lauren and Mark had been on-and-off since the pair were in school. Lauren was just 15 when the pair met! The pair finally called it quits in 2011.

That isn’t the only reality show that Mark has appeared on…

Mark took part in the eleventh series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2011.

The TV presenter ended up coming in second place, losing out to the title of King of the Jungle by McFly’s Dougie Poynter.

The world of TV…

Mark co-presented the ITV2 show Take Me Out spin-off show, Take Me Out: The Gossip from 2012-2017.

ITV2 seemed to enjoy Mark’s presenting style, as also in 2012, he starred and presented in his own show: Mark Wright’s Hollywood Nights. The show saw Mark and his best friends go on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday to L.A.. However, the show did not take off as expected and was only shown for one season.

That isn’t the only show of Mark’s that has flopped – he was supposed to co-present the ITV show, My Man Can. However, ITV bosses decided to not even take the show to air! Ouch…

In 2014, Mark was a contestant on the twelfth season of Strictly Come Dancing. He was partnered with Karen Hauer. Together they came fourth in the competition.

Mark also presents the sixth season of The Bachelor – Channel 5’s version of the US hit show.

What has has increased Mark Wright’s net worth?..

Mark used to present ‘Club Classics’ for Heart Radio every Friday and Saturday night from 7pm-9pm.

He has done some modelling. For example, he was the face menswear for online retail brand Littlewoods. In 2018 Mark also became the face of Matalan’s mens clothing.

In 2012, Mark was a guest healthcare expert in the morning TV show, Daybreak’s segment ‘Downsize in Dubai’.

His relationships…

In 2012, Mark started a relationship with actress Michelle Keegan.

The couple announced their engagement in September 2013 and got married in May 2015.

Taking America by storm…

In 2017, Mark announced that he was now a presenter for the American show Extra. Fans were worried that this could affect his relationship with Michelle, however the couple seem to be stronger than ever. He was said:

‘As long as you see each other enough – why can’t it work? It actually keeps things fresh. While we’re both young and conquering our dreams. I’m out there trying to make something happen, she’s around the world acting. We’re still so in love and happy so it’s perfect’.

He decided to leave the show in 2019 and America as a whole!

Mark released a statement saying:

‘I’m no longer living in LA. I was there for nearly two years and had the most amazing time […] It just feels like the right time to come back to the UK and live here with my wife and family. I’ll always be grateful to the show Extra for the amazing opportunity they gave me. I loved my time at Extra and I love my bosses, who I’ve left on great terms with, so I look forward to working with them more in the future’.

Let’s see what the future has in store for Wrighty…

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