Rick Lagina is an American reality television personality and producer. Since 2014, he has been a part of History Channel’s most-watched reality show The Curse of Oak Island. The show features what is known as the Oak Island mystery, showing efforts to search for historiacal artifacts and treasure. Rick Lagina and his brother Marty Lagina became fascinated with the Oak Island after reading about it in the 1965 issue of Reader’s Digest magazine. If you are a fan of the show, you probably know some things about Rick Lagina, but here is a chance to learn more about his life, career, and earnings.
On 25th January 1952, in Kingsford, Michigan, United States, George Jacob Lagina and Ann Lagina-Cavalieri brought their son Rick Lagina into this world. He has a three-year younger brother Marty Lagina. The brothers are pretty close. Rick Lagina was barely 11 years old when he first came to know about Oak Island from a magazine called Reader’s Digest. The article which contained legends, rumors, discoveries, and the story about the curse of the enigmatic island called Oak Island (a little isle just off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada), was enchanting for a young boy. That all made him grew obsessed with the island, and he dreamt of being able to explore it someday. The fact that he did follow his dreams, and even bought more than half of the island for his investigations, might be a good leasson for all of us to follow our dreams.
Rick Lagina attended a local school in the United States and has completed his graduation from there.
Before he became the reality television personality and producer, Rick Lagina used to work for the United States postal service. After many years of service, he retired, and soon after he decided to follow his childhool dream. In 2005, he came across a newspaper advertisement announcing the sale of Oak Island. The island’s famous explorer Dan Blankenship, who was in charge of the island’s sale, gave preference to the bid placed in by the Lagina brothers. Their offer was possible thanks to Marty Lagina. He has been very successful in the business world, having founded a company Terra Energy, which was eventually sold for about $60 million. He later on launched a new business called Heritage Sustainable, which is the largest wind-producer in Michigan. Together with his brother Marty Lagina, Craig Tester, Dan Blankenship, and Alan J. Kostrzewa, Rick Lagina owns 78% of the island which generates tourism earnings.
In 2006, the brothers began their hunt and also worked to make the island into a more comfortable attraction for tourists. History channel was interested in turning the mystery of the island into an educative television reality show, which took some time for Rick Lagina to accept. After a while, he decided to go along with the History channel’s idea, with the condition that the show remains as real as possible and not turn everything into a theatrical performance. And that is how everything started. The Curse of Oak Island explores the enigmatic island with the help of renowned experts and incorporates modern technology in their research.
Rick Lagina Net Worth
Rick Lagina’s net worth is estimated up to $3 million. The most of his earnings come from his involvement with the reality television series The Curse of Oak Island. It is believed that his net worth will grow with the years to come.