‘The Curse of Oak Island’: What Is Marty Lagina’s Company?
Rick Lagina dedicates most of his time to Oak Island, but his brother, Marty Lagina has other things (i.e. companies) on his plate. When he’s not digging for treasure on Oak Island, the engineer and entrepreneur spends much of his time tending to his other business ventures, including a company based in the United States. What is Marty Lagina’s company? We share all the details, plus how much Marty Lagina is worth, ahead.
Marty Lagina net worth
On History Channel’s hit series, The Curse of Oak Island, Marty Lagina mentions he funds a portion of the project. But, while no one knows for sure how much money the Laginas have invested on Oak Island, one thing is for sure: The treasure hunt is expensive — and Marty Lagina is worth a lot.
Much like Oak Island, Marty Lagina’s net worth is somewhat mysterious. Some accounts claim the treasure-hunter and entrepreneur is worth around $40 million. However, Celebrity Net Worth says his wealth is closer to $100 million. Regardless of the final number, the Oak Island treasure hunter has an immense amount of wealth.
How does Marty Lagina make his fortune? Keep reading to find out.
What is Marty Lagina’s company?
The Curse of Oak Island fans might know Marty Lagina as a treasure hunter, but searching for gold isn’t his number one priority. The entrepreneur and engineer owns a company that he spends most of his time — including in the summers when filming The Curse of Oak Island — focusing on. What is Marty Lagina’s company? He actually owns three companies: a winery, a wind turbine company, and a portion of the Oak Island Tours Inc.
Mari Vineyards and Row 7
Marty Lagina’s winery is called Mari Vineyards and is located in Traverse City, Michigan. With a background in engineering, Lagina dedicates a lot of his time developing new growing strategies for the winery and incorporates green energy, extra sunlight, and warmth (via tunnels under the vineyard) to grow grapes. Prior to Mari Vineyards, Marty Lagina owns a 3-acre vineyard called Row 7.
Heritage Sustainable and Terra Energy
In addition to growing grapes and making wine, Marty Lagina has quite the experience in wind energy. The Curse of Oak Island star owns a wind turbine company called Heritage Sustainable. Marty Lagina’s company is the largest wind turbine company in Michigan, and one of the largest in the Mid-Western United States.
In the 1990s, before Heritage Sustainable, Marty Lagina owned Terra Energy, a green energy company that converted natural gas from shale (one of the first of its kind). He sold the company to CMS Energy for $58 million and used the money to create Heritage Sustainable.
Oak Island Tours Inc.
Compared to his other businesses, Oak Island Tours Inc. is probably not Marty Lagina’s most profitable. However, he still makes a living from it. Together with his brother, Rick Lagina and other The Curse of Oak Island cast members (Craig Tester, Dan Blankenship, and Alan J. Kostrzewa), he owns 78% of the island. To bring in some profit, the company holds tours for Oak Island fans to get a sneak peek at what digging for treasure (as well as the history unfolding) on Oak Island is really like.
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