Has Mark Wahlberg given up on Vegas already? Actor has SOLD $16.6M townhouse, less than a year after quitting $90M LA mansion and vowing to make Sin City the new Hollywood
Mark Wahlberg has cast his future in Vegas into doubt by selling his $16.6 million luxury mansion last week – after leading the exodus from California.
The Transformers star sold The Summit Club’s Nevada property after purchasing it in August 2022, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.
He sold his $90 million, 12-bedroom, 20-bathroom Beverly Hills mansion last year and moved to Vegas with his family in October.
It has raised questions about whether the star will go ahead with his plan to turn Nevada into Hollywood 2.0, after speaking at length about his goal to create 10,000 jobs and build a studio.
Wahlberg, 52, admitted he is pushing for change in the tax-free Silver State, hoping to give his children a “better life” in their new home.
The actor sold the Nevada property last week after purchasing the home at The Summit Club in August 2022 and moving his family to Las Vegas in October
His wife, model Rhea Durham, and his four children Ella, 20, Michael, 17, Brendan, 15, and Grace, 13, all stepped out with him and reportedly loved Vegas
Just months ago, he lobbied state lawmakers to pass a bill that would increase tax credits for film production from $10 million a year to $190 million over the next twenty years.
The A-Lister made a profit of more than $2 million from the sale of the 7,327 square meter property, spread over two floors.
He also owns a 2.5-acre plot of land in the same area, which he bought last year for $15.6 million, with plans to build out and make a living.
Wahlberg’s mansion was reportedly purchased so that the actor and his family could live there while construction began on his new home.
A representative for Wahlberg did not immediately respond to a request for comment from DailyMail.com.
The Summit Club features a golf course, luxury homes and, according to its website, a “wealth” of amenities, including “24-hour security.”
His wife, model Rhea Durham, and his four children Ella, 20, Michael, 17, Brendan, 15, and Grace, 13, all made the move with him and reportedly loved Vegas.
The star also operates several F45 fitness centers in Las Vegas and owns Wahlburger restaurants in the Grand Bazaar Shops at Horseshoe and Mandalay Place.
He sold his $90 million, put his 12-bedroom, 20-bathroom Beverly Hills mansion on the market last year and moved his family to Vegas in October.
The huge, expensive plot of land in the exclusive Summit Club in Nevada where Wahlberg hopes to start construction
Celebrities who have made Sin City their home
Mark Wahlberg isn’t the only household name to say goodbye to Las Vegas. Other celebrities who have camped out in Sin City include:
Donny and Marie Osmond
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf
Penn & Teller
Source: 1 Oak Las Vegas
He has made several surprise appearances as a stunt bartender at the locations where he promotes his Flecha Azul tequila.
In June, he told CNBC: “I would like to see us build studios, create jobs and just diversify the economy.
‘I moved my last film here. I’ll make another film here in the summer.’
He has shot two films in and around Las Vegas, “The Family Plan” and Flight Risk, which he plans to premiere in the area this Christmas.
“That’s the plan, from now on. It’s not 110 percent, but that’s what we’re aiming for, a Christmas release,” Wahlberg told the Review. “I would love to do a big premiere here in Nevada, our new home.”
Wahlberg, a Christian, was one of many celebrities who left California in response to the state’s myriad problems, which have seen few solutions.
Boston-born Wahlberg lived in his Beverly Hills mansion for more than a decade, but he described his time in California almost as if it was a missed opportunity.
‘I want to be able to work from home. “I moved to California many years ago to pursue acting and I only made a few films in the entire time I was there,” he explained.
“So to be able to give my children a better life and follow and pursue their dreams, whether it’s my daughter as a rider, my son as a basketball player, my youngest son as a golfer, this made a lot more sense to us. .’
Wahlberg moved to Nevada in hopes of getting a tax break that would facilitate the creation of his proposed film studio, which he called “Hollywood 2.0.”
Wahlberg shares Ella, 19; Michael, 16; Brendan, 14; and Grace, 12, with his wife Rhea, 44
His effort is the latest among celebrities and states seeking new film capital after liberal policies in California led to high taxes, increased “wokeness,” crime and rampant homelessness.
Other celebrities have also fled the Democratic state, including Elon Musk, Joe Rogan, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne and Matt Damon.
“I think there are so many more opportunities here. There is so much growth and so much potential, it is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to thrive,” Wahlberg said.
He added: “The average salary would be $100,000 more than what it is now. We want to train people both in front of and behind the camera, and above all create jobs for the local population.’