Mark Wahlberg, a 51-year-old actor and businessman, recently moved his family from Beverly Hills to Las Vegas, where he opened his second Wahlburgers restaurant on the Strip.
In an interview with Fox News Digital, Wahlberg revealed that he moved his family to Nevada to give his children a chance to thrive. “It’s really giving the kids a chance to thrive,” the “Father Stu” star said. Wahlberg has four children with his wife, Rhea Durham, and stated that the move was “really about giving the kids an opportunity to pursue their goals and dreams.”
Wahlberg shared that his daughter is an equestrian, his son is a golfer, and his eldest daughter is off to college.
He further explained that he wants to create a studio and a shoe factory, which will create jobs in the area. Wahlberg hopes to turn Las Vegas into “Hollywood 2.0” and is hoping to enlist the help of Nevada’s newly elected Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo to further his plans for a Vegas-based film studio.
Wahlberg believes that there are many opportunities for growth in Las Vegas, and that the government, especially the new governor, is looking for opportunities to create jobs outside of gaming. He stated that he is looking to create 10,000 jobs on the studio alone.
The average salary would be $100,000 more than what it is now, and they want to train people both in front of and behind the camera.
Wahlberg also explained that Nevada is income tax-free, and the cost of living is cheaper than California.
When he moved to Las Vegas, he brought 15-20 people who worked with him, and they went from a three-bedroom house to a six-bedroom house, and it was half the cost. The people he moved with him now have a better lifestyle, and it’s more affordable.
On Monday night, Wahlberg hosted a red carpet event for the grand opening of the second Vegas Wahlburgers location at the Shoppes at Mandalay Place inside the Mandalay Bay Hotel.
The casual dining burger restaurant and bar chain was founded by Wahlberg and his brothers Donnie Wahlberg and Chef Paul Wahlberg in 2011. Wahlberg believes that Las Vegas has the best of both worlds, and he wants to create opportunities and adventures for himself and his family.
Overall, Wahlberg believes that moving to Las Vegas has been a positive move for his family.
He believes that his children have a better chance to pursue their goals and dreams, and that there are many opportunities for growth in the area. Wahlberg wants to create a studio and a shoe factory, which will create jobs in the area and turn Las Vegas into “Hollywood 2.0.”