How God Turned Hollywood Star, Mark Walhberg to a multi-millionaire from a 16-year-old prisoner

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Top Hollywood actor and producer, who now worths $300 million  revealed he met God in prison when he was 16 via a priest and became a Christian.

From a teenager who robbed a pharmacy, assaulted one man, leaving another one blind in one eye and attacking a security guard, all of which landed him in jail, God turned him to a righteous Hollywood celebrity.

The rapper, actor and movie producer credited his faith in God for helping him turn his life around and allowing him to become a “better person”.

The 49-year-old  star reminisced on his troubled younger years  in Boston, Massachusetts when he struggled with cocaine addiction and always crossing the line of the law.

At some point in his troubled young life he was charged with attempted murder. That was a turning point for him and he consequently turned to God.

He told an international magazine that: “I think the fact that I’ve been able to turn my life around and really make my mom proud and become a better person through focusing on my faith, it always gives me great sense of pride to come home”.

 He hopes his testimony inspires young people today, admitting he has made lots of mistakes but encourages young people growing up in tough situation like the one he grew up in, to first and foremost  avoid the mistakes he made. 

He preached that with hard work, anything is achievable.

He prays earnestly  to live up to  his intention to be the best husband and father he can be.

Wahlberg clearly credits his faith (in God) for his massively successful career, which includes Golden Globe and Oscar nominations. He reiterated that: “I never would have been able to change my life and have the success and love that I have in my world today without my faith”.

He was born Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg on June 5, 1971 in Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts. 

He has eight older brothers and  was sentenced to two years of jail after pleading guilty to felony assault following a violent attack against two Vietnamese men in 1988 at the age of 16. 

God helped him and he only served 45 days of his sentence. 

He acknowledged he was a racist who attacked various groups of African American children and cast racial slurs upon them. 

His musical career started with rapping and he was stage-named “Marky Mark”.

His rapping career trailed the  footsteps of his older brother, Donnie Wahlberg, who was a member of boy band New Kids on the Block. He was originally a part of the group at the age of 13, but quit after a few months.

With the help of his brother, Donnie, he got back into the music business and Marky Mark’s debut album, after he was released from jail.

His 1991 single “Good Vibrations,” off the album “Music for the People,” was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and later went platinum. 

His second album was not a hit but earned him a fan base and a reputation for dropping his pants in public. 

Calvin Klein recruited him as a model for their  underwear in 1992 and his image was famously displayed on a Times Square billboard for much of the year

Wahlberg married model, Rhea Durham on August 1, 2009 and they have daughters three daughters.

His acting career started in 1993, making  his acting debut in the TV film The Substitute. 

His big screen debut was in 1994 with the Danny Devito feature Renaissance Man. Thenceforth, he went from glory to glory in Hollywood. His latest work is Netflix’s Spenser Confidential.

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