Mark Wahlberg: A Rag To Riches Story

Decent Essays
Konnor Nelson
Miss Hotten
English I, per. 3
3 March 2017 Mark Wahlberg is a prime example of a rags to riches story. He has overcome drugs and crime to become a great person. He is influencing the youth of today by his story. Mark is also being known for his acting career, fitness enthusiast, and his charity work within his own organization and others.
To begin, Mark was a troubled child who gotten mixed up in crime and drugs. In addition, his parents were divorced and he came from a large family with 8 other siblings. As a result, he dropped out of high school at age 14, and went on to be convicted of assault. (“Mark
Wahlberg”) Then, Mark went on to be a singer in Marky Mark and the Funky bunch, and a model for Calvin Kline in the early 1990. Next, he started acting, landing his first film in the Renaissance Man 1994 which lead to his lead in Boogie Nights. (“Mark Wahlberg”) Now, Mark stars in Patriots day, which is based on the 2013 Boston Marathon booming.
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In addition, Mark has focused his time on police and veterans. He visited and helped the family of the fallen officers of De moies ; Sgt.Anthony and Justin Martin where shot and killed in the line of duty.(Crowder) In the hopes of in proving the lives of simpler families he attended a fundraiser to donate and receive donations. In addition, “the fundraiser included active and retired first responders.” (Crowder) However,Mark works with other causes from drugs to domestic violence. In his own foundation mark is battling opioid addiction. Holding a event with included high school and middle school students, mark and Jeff Allison spoke to the children of the impact of drugs.(Carlson) Ultimately, Mark works for a range of nonprofits such as the Mark Whalberg Foundation, the American Red Cross, The Warriors, and the Puppy Jake Foundation, all of these foundations help people just like mark wants to
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