Mark Burnett Biography, Net Worth, Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family, Fact, and More

Mark Burnett

Mark Burnett is a British television producer and currently, he serves as the Chairman of television giant MGM Worldwide Television Group. Some of Mark Burnett’s best works include The Apprentice, Survivor, and Shark Tank.

Mark Burnett’s Biography And Net Worth

Net Worth $500 Million
Full Name                        Mark Burnett
Birth Date                        July 17, 1960
Age                                   62 years
Birthplace                       London, United Kingdom
Profession                      Television Producer
Spouse                            Roma Downey
Mark Burnett

Mark Burnett Early Life

Born in London, Burnett was raised in Dagenham, Essex. He was enlisted in the British Army and was a Section Commander in the Parachute Regiment. He joined the army when he was 17 years old and served in the 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment. After completing his service, Burnett moved to the United States and started working as a nanny and security detail. Later, he was offered an insurance job which he eventually left.

Mark Burnett Early Career

Burnett joined a French adventure competition in 1991 and saw the opportunity of holding such competitions on other platforms as well. As a result, he bought the copyrights of a competition challenge ‘Eco-Challenge’ and bought the concept to America. It was from this show that Burnett started his career as a producer in television. In 1995, Burnett produced his show which he previously bought the rights to. He released the show under the same name ‘Eco-Challenge’. The show was based on a race expedition.

Mark Burnett Success

After producing Eco-Challenge, Burnett set out to produce another show titled ‘Survivor’. The show was released in the summer of 2000 and became an instant hit. Survivor topped the charts and was the summer’s most-watched series after ‘Sonny and Cher’. Survivor became a milestone for Burnett’s career as a TV producer and the show gave him all the recognition and success, he could hope to get in such a short time. The show ‘Survivor’ was named Number 1 reality series of all time in 2009 by Entertainment Weekly. Following Survivor’s success, in 2004 Burnett produced The Apprentice. The show premiered on NBC and featured former US President Donald Trump. In addition to this, Burnett also served as a producer on various other television franchises such as Shark Tank, The Voice, Best Shazam, Coupled, and Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?

The shows that Mark Burnett has produced have been published in more than 70 countries and some of the shows that he has produced in the past include Celebrity Apprentice, Bully Beatdown, and Combat Missions, to name a few.  

He has also worked as a producer along with his wife and the couple produced ‘The Bible’. In 2013, the series became the number 1 new series on cable TV. In 2015, Mark Burnett became the president of MGM Television and Digital Group and in 2018 he became the chairman of MGM Worldwide Television.

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Mark Burnett Awards

The TV series produced by Burnett has been nominated for almost 143 Emmy Awards in total.

  • Emmy Awards (12 wins)
  • Producers Guild America Awards (5 wins)
  • Critic’s Choice Television Awards (10 wins)
  • People’s Choice Awards (9 wins)

Mark Burnett’s Net Worth

Burnett is the current Chairman of MGM Television and a famous reality TV producer. With a successful career that started in the 1990s, he has been to gain a massive net worth of 500 million dollars.

Mark Burnett Height and Weight

Height. 5’10
Weight                     78 kg
Eye Color                 Green
Hair Color                Grey


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