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Marty Lagina

Marty Lagina is an American producer and treasure hunter of Oak Island. Marty Lagina along with his brother, Rick has invested millions of dollars to fulfill their earnest desire of finding the treasure of Nova Scotia’s Oak Island. Eventually, they became actors and producers for the History show, “The Curse of Oak Island”.

Early Life and Childhood

Marty Lagina was born on 26 August 1955 and is currently 68 years old. He is originally from Kingsford on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, United States.

Moreover, his parents are his father George Jacob Lagina, and his mother Ann Lagina-Cavalieri. He also has an elder brother named Rick Lagina and a sister named Matina Lagina.

At the young age of 11, his brother, Rick Lagina became interested in the treasure of Oak Island. He became fascinated by the thought of hidden treasure on the Island when their father showed them an article in The Wall Street Journal about Oak Island.

This is where their treasure-hunting interest started. Moreover, his late mother was also an engineer who worked for Lake Shore Engineering.

Talking about his educational journey, he graduated from Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, United States with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He graduated in the year 1977.

Moreover, he also attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, the United States. He joined the University to study Juris Doctorate in Law in the year 1982. Additionally, he holds an American nationality and his ethnicity is white caucasian.

Marty Lagina

Caption: Marty Lagina and his brother Rick Lagina captured during an episode of “The Curse of Oak Island”. Source: Boredom Therapy

Marty Lagina – Net Worth 2024

Moreover, talking about his net worth and earnings, his net worth estimation is around $100 million. Marty Lagina was able to add to his net worth after his career in television shows.

He is one of the very best in the series and this has made him the successful man he is today. Also, he earns a healthy amount of money from his different professions.

Career and Professional Life

Marty Lagina is a producer well-known for The Curse of Oak Island (2014), The Curse of Civil War Gold (2018), and The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down (2015). Moreover, he is also popular as Rick Lagina’s younger brother.

Rick is a retired postal worker and a treasure hunter of Oak Island. The Lagina brothers have invested millions of dollars to fulfill their desire to find the treasure of Nova Scotia’s Oak Island.

The brothers also share the dream of solving the Oak Island mystery together since their adventurous childhood in Northern Michigan.

Before this, he began his career in the Amoco Production Company as a petroleum engineer. Then in 1982, he founded his own oil and gas company. Further, he is also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Michigan State Bar.

Also, he had a keen interest in turning bio-based resources into electricity. Thanks to that, he started his new job at Sustainable Heritage in Missaukee. This gigantic task presently is to build 60 wind turbines.

However, as an engineer who owns his own energy business, and also being a man of hard science, he is somewhat skeptical that anything was ever really buried on the island.

Even though he is intrigued by the compelling clues that he, Rick, and their partners have found since they first began “The Fellowship of the Dig” over a decade ago, he remains on the hunt for irrefutable proof that major works were done on the island before the discovery of the Money Pit in 1795.

Other Involvements

Besides treasure hunting on Oak Island, he also worked as an independent petroleum engineer while attending law school. Moreover, he is also the founder of Terra Energy Ltd. It is an oil and gas company, which he later sold to CMS Energy.

Additionally, he is also the owner of Mari Vineyards. It is a winery in northern Michigan. Originally he got into the winery business with a 3-acre vineyard called Row 7, which he later upgraded to a much larger operation called Mari Vineyards in Michigan.

He is also one of the main investors in the search for a possible treasure on Oak Island. He is also a part-owner of Oak Island and The Oak Island Tours Incorporated.

It is a business partnership between the show’s cast. Furthermore, he is also the founder of Heritage Sustainable. It is a wind turbine business.

On Television

He is an American reality television personality. He started his career performing in the History Channel’s reality series called ‘The Curse of the Oak Island’.

He also works as an engineer for a gas Operator Company named Terra Energy Ltd. His son is also a TV star who features in ‘The Curse of Oakland’ with the Lagina brothers.

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Caption: Marty Lagina was captured during the shooting of “The Curse of Oak Island”. Source: Article Bio

Coming from a background in engineering, he focuses a lot of his efforts on developing green energy. Terra Energy, which he owned, was one of the first energy operations to extract natural gas from shale.

However, in the end, he sold this business to CMS Energy for 58 million dollars. He used that money to start a new wind Turbine Company called Heritage Sustainable.

Further, being a great television star, he has yet to win any award in his career. Nevertheless, he has not given up and has been doing his best in his field.

The Lagina brothers used state-of-the-art equipment and experts to search the three main areas on Oak Island where treasures are said to be hidden.

The Curse Of Oak Island

In 2005, Marty Lagina’s brother, Rick, found the sale of the island in a newspaper advertisement. Then, the person in charge of thе Оаk Іѕlаnd ѕаlе preferred thе bіd рlасеd іn bу thе Lаgіnа brоthеrѕ after knowing their extreme desire for The Oak Island.

The person in charge is Dаn Вlаnkеnѕhір. The Lagina brothers along with Craig Tester, Dan Blankenship, and Alan J. Kostrzewa own 78% of the island The Oak Island. It also generates tourism earnings. Their actual journey as treasure hunters began in 2006.

The team didn’t find the major treasure but discovered some of the historical artifacts with the help of sophisticated people such as Petter Amundsen, J. Hutton Pulitzer, and Daniel Ronnstam. Further, Oak Island is a 140-acre land island in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Later, Prometheus Entertainment contacted the team of Oak Island hunters. They did so to do a reality show together. Finally, in the year 2014, their show, ”The Curse of the Oak Island” aired on History.

In the 3rd episode of season 1, the Lagina brothers met a woman who lost her father and brother in a tragic way which further spread the rumor of the death curse.


Within 15 years, the team collaborated with J. Hutton Pulitzer to discuss his theory of ancient mariner visitations. Similarly, researchers Doug Crowell and Kel Hancock appeared in episode 4 searching the treasure vault in The Oak Island Money Pit.

They have also worked with other experts like Gary Drayton, Metal Detection Expert in most of the episodes.

The list of experts goes on and on. Researchers Howard Ehrenberg, Petter Amundsen, Daniel Ronnstam, and John O’Brien are also involved in this mystery-solving reality show.

Petter Amundsen illustrated the ‘Baconian Theory’ of Shakespeare’s authorship by involving the writer Sir Francis Bacon. All the episodes revolve around the discovery of the treasure buried in the Money Pit.

The series is running in its 7th season, and on the 13th episode, Bromancinf the Stones, they have been successful in locating the original Money Pit.

The Lagina brothers and the team own Oak Island Tours Incorporated and hence earn a handsome amount of money from the hundreds of people who visit Oak Land.

Various enthusiasts visit Oak Land to learn about the legends, history, art museum, treasure, and hunting efforts from the last century.

Relationship Status

Marty Lagina is a married man and his wife is Margaret Olivia Lagina. The lovers together have two children. They are daughter Maddie Lagina and son Alex Lagina.

Moreover, the couple tied the knot on 5 June 1948. Soon after marriage, they lived together for 2 years in Milwaukee. The lovers have been married for several years now and they are living a peaceful and happy life together with their children.

Moreover, along with him and Rick, his son Alex Lagina is also a star in the same show, i.e. The Curse of Oak Island. Further, Alex graduated from the University of Michigan with a subject in Mechanical engineering.

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Caption: Marty Lagina attends a game with his family. Source: Hollywood Mask

Body Measurements

Discussing their body measurements, Marty Lagina stands tall at a height of 1.75 meters or 5 feet 8 inches and weighs around 79 kg.

Other than that, there is no information regarding his body measurement stats like chest-waist-hip, biceps, dress size, shoe size, etc. Moreover, he has brown eyes and hair of the same color, which is turning grey as he grows older.

Marty Lagina – Social Media

Marty Lagina is not available on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and so on. He might like to keep his life away from the limelight of the media.