Who is Marty Lagina from “The Curse of Oak Island”? Wiki Bio
Martin ‘Marty’ Lagina was born in Kingsford, Michigan USA, on 26 August 1955, so his zodiac sign is Virgo and he holds American nationality. He is a reality TV star, best known for starring in the documentary reality series “The Curse of Oak Island” which has been airing since 2014, and which also stars Robert Clotworthy and Rick Lagina. It follows Marty and his older brother Rick who are trying to find the treasure allegedly hidden on Oak Island.
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Early life and education
Marty was raised alongside Rick and their two sisters, Marianne Gardener and Terese Fornetti, in Kingsford by their mother Ann C Lagina who was an engineer working at Lake Shore Engineering, and their father George Lagina who was a teacher. The boys spent most of their time together while growing up, and upon enrolling at a local high school, Marty began playing a variety of sports, while simultaneously becoming interested in history as well as acting.
Upon matriculation, he enrolled at the University of Michigan Tech, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 1977, but then decided to study law, graduating with a Juris Doctorate in Law from the same university in 1982.
Career as an engineer
In 1979, Marty joined Amoco Production Co., becoming their Petroleum Engineer, and held the job for the next three years before founding his own company, Terra Energy Ltd. working with gas and oil, and serving as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) until 1995. Marty eventually sold the company to CMS Energy for a huge amount of money.
In 1995, he founded Heritage Sustainable Energy LLC, which is working with wind turbines, and Marty has been serving as its CEO since then. As he is a wine connoisseur, he also founded Villa Mari Vineyards in 1999, in Old Mission Peninsula, Traverse City, Michigan and has been running it since then.
The mystery of Oak Island
Marty gained recognition only thanks to his show “The Curse of Oak Island”, in which one can see him and his brother searching for the legendary treasure. The island is located in Nova Scotia, Canada and the mysterious objects found near and on the island have led people to believe that there are treasures buried somewhere on the island.
Many items have been recovered from excavation sites, and have proven to be over 100 years old, but the entire treasure hasn’t been found. According to rumors, there are pirate treasures, the Holy Grail, and Shakespeare’s manuscripts on the island, while the curse says that seven people will die before the treasure will be found; so far, six people have died searching for it.
It was in 1701 that a member of Captain Kidd’s crew stated while dying that £2 million was buried on the island, and so people began digging and searching for the treasure. The first excavations happened in 1861, but led to those six deaths as the people digging it hit flood tunnels.
Some of the famous people who searched for the treasure in later years were William Chappel and Gilbert Hedden between 1928 and 1939, Robert Dunfield and the family Restall from 1959 to 1966, and the Triton Alliance that searched from 1967 to the ‘90s.
Love life and relationships
It is widely believed that Marty met his wife Margaret Olivia while they were attending the same college, and they dated for years before deciding to marry. Sometime in the ‘80s, Margaret gave birth to their son Alex, while their daughter Maddie followed shortly after.
Margaret is also a well-educated person as she holds a degree in geological engineering, and has worked at a few famous American companies.Rumor has it that Marty and Margaret were planning on divorcing in the late ‘90s, when it was suspected that Marty was secretly seeing another woman, however, the two allegedly decided to stay together because of their children, and then eventually worked things out, rekindling their love for one another.
Marty and his wife are currently living in Traverse City in Michigan, while their children have moved out in the 2000s and are today both married and have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Marty is a businessman, while he likes to spend his free time with his family or playing golf and other sports with his brother and his friends. He has travelled all around the US, mostly for work, and rarely takes time off to relax, but has vacationed in Europe several times, and has stayed in cities such as Athens in Greece and Paris in France which is one of his favorite places in the world.
He is keen on tasting various cuisines, with two of his favorites being Italian and Hungarian, while his favorite food is spaghetti.
Marty grew up watching movies, and the actors and actresses he enjoyed watching the most were Elvis Presley, John Wayne and Elizabeth Taylor, while some of his favorite movies were “The Searchers”, “El Dorado”, and “Rio Grande”.
Appearance and net worth
Marty is 64 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, and weighs around 150lbs (68kgs). As of April 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $100 million.