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In 1982, Mark Burnett made a life changing decision in the mid-the air on the way from London to Los Angeles. Instead of heading into the jungles of Central American to join the British Special Service as an advisor, he opted to chase the American dream, join a buddy and take a nanny job for $250 dollars a week. That decision has turned out pretty well for him. For now, he has accomplished the goals he set that October and rests comfortably on a net worth of $640,077,800 – a tad more than that first weekly wage.
With para-trooping in his background as a member of the British military, Burnett parlayed his experiences with nannying, security, selling insurance and selling t-shirts in Venice, California into an empire of reality shows that he either produces or sits atop as the executive producer.
The credits already under his belt include Eco Challenge, Survivor, Apprentice and Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader. He hasn't slowed down a bit as he currently produces the popular cabaret extravaganza The Voice with Christina Aguilara and Cee Lo Green. He also has a show that airs on Fridays called Shark Tank.
If we had to start counting the number of Emmys, nominations for awards and recognitions Burnett has accumulated, we would need a huge ledger to give it proper respect. Suffice it to say that he sits in a place that his peers look up to and his trophy cases are full and getting fuller. The list exceeds 40 awards between Emmys, Teen Choice, Producer Guild and TV Critics Association.
Despite his continuing success in a business of lights, camera, action and publicity, Burnett keeps a relatively low profile for the likes of Hollywood. He has been married twice and has two sons from his first marriage.