Looking for a job in Nevada? I got you covered. The famous American actor and producer Mark Wahlberg wants to create Hollywood 2.0 in Sin City. The news comes in months after the actor moved from his Beverly Hills mansion to the Tax-free city of Nevada to give his kids a ‘better life.’
At first, I thought Mark might be getting paid for all the amazing things he says about this newfound love for Nevada, but I stand corrected. He had lived in the hustling and bustling city of California for a really long time, and the sudden shift to Nevada exposed him to the calm he could have for the following years to come.
Also, other than being the versatile actor Mark Wahlberg is, he has always been focused on the business angle of things. Thus, moving to a Tax-free city with a scarcity of employment would surely tickle the businessman inside him. Let’s read ahead and find out more about his future plans.
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Mark Wahlberg Creating 10,000 Jobs To Make Las Vegas Hollywood 2.0!
From running a famous burger place, Wahlburgers, to dreaming of starting his own studio, Mark Wahlberg has some big plans for the future. He aspires to make Las Vegas the new Los Angeles, with booming industries and businesses.
Since moving to the city, his life has changed in a lot of ways. In California, Mark used to live in a 12-bedroom, 20-bathroom Beverly Hills mansion, currently listed on the market for $87.5 million. Whereas, now he owns The Summit Club, a two-story estate that is, by all means, nowhere near our current bank balance. He has since uploaded multiple pictures and videos from his estate on social media. In one of his recent posts, he posted a clip of his golf cart covered with a furry of grasshoppers.
While in an interview with FOX, Wahlberg expressed his vision to create a ‘state-of-the art’ studio and turn Las Vegas into ‘Hollywood 2.0’. “We’re looking to create 10,000 jobs in the studio alone. “The average salary would be $100,000 more than what it is now. We want to train people both in front of and behind the camera, create jobs, most importantly, first and foremost, for locals.
He continued, “And then, after that, I think we can attract a lot of people,” Wahlberg added. “The housing market is great.” Talking about the reduced living costs compared to LA, Wahlberg told FOX that some employees had also shifted to the city along with him and have been reasonably happy with Nevada’s reduced cost and quality lifestyle.
“When I moved here, I brought probably like 15 or 20 people that work with me also moving here,” Wahlberg said. “They went from three-bedroom houses that they were really struggling to pay rent for. And now they have a six-bedroom house. And it’s, you know, half the cost.”
And, you know, they walk their dogs,” he continued. “They’re in a gated community. They’ve got the school right there, two blocks down the road. It’s just a much better lifestyle here and more affordable.”
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Further, he talked about the opening of his second burger place, Wahlburgers, on the strip. The Boogie Nights star owns the global restaurant chain along with his brothers, Donnie Wahlberg and Chef Paul. They even hosted a red carpet event for the second location opening of the Vegas Wahlburgers at Shoppes at Mandalay Place, inside the Mandalay Hotel.
Mark was pretty excited about this new venture and said. “Our first restaurant in Vegas, the Horseshoe, is our largest revenue earner in all of our 90-something restaurants in the portfolio. So it’s a great market for us.”
“What we find is that people from all over the country and people from all over the world who have had Wahlburgers and want a taste of home end up gravitating towards those locations. So it’s really exciting.”
The Venture’s first location opened in Hingham, Massachusetts, in 2011 near Paul’s Italian restaurant, Alma Nova. The success of the same led to the launch of a new reality show, “Wahlburgers.” It followed the development of the burger chains while covering any ensuing family drama and business conflicts.
The show had a successful 10-season run from 2014 to 2019 and even earned an Emmy nomination for being raw and unstructured. Wahlburgers has around 97 locations in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.
When asked about his faith in the burger business, Mark says that he trusted his brother, Paul, but he never imagined that the business would be so good. “I did, and I didn’t,” he admitted. “I obviously had a huge belief in my brother Paul as a chef and his culinary skills, which is why we decided to do the restaurants in the first place.” “I got to really give the credit to Paul,” Wahlberg continued. “It was his brainchild. Obviously, I have been the driver behind the business. But, he’s created the quality that people come to know and expect.”
Besides being a fantastic actor, Mark Wahlberg owns eight other businesses, including a production company, Closest to the Hole Productions, founded in 2004, which also produced Father Stu, a biographical comedy-drama. He is also the co-founder of Municipal Apparel and Performance Inspired. He is also an investor and brand ambassador of an Australian fitness venture, F45.
With so many successful ventures and businesses, Mark Walhberg does seem to have the upper hand here. He says he wants to “build a studio as well as a shoe factory, and a factory for Municipal (Wahlberg’s sports-apparel company). So, we came here to just kind of give ourselves a new look, a fresh start for the kids, and there’s a lot of opportunity here. I’m really excited about the future.”