Rick Lagina is one of the stars behind the American reality television show The Curse of the Oak Island. His story is one of those rags-to-riches stories. Rick was a dreamer back when he was still a child.

He was on a local library visit when he turned into a page of the Reader’s Digest January 1965 edition. It was an article about a mysterious island and treasure hunting. Some kids love conquests and treasure-hunting games.

Rick was obsessed with it and became fascinated by an island in Nova Scotia, Canada. Although Rick’s life has been different before his success. He became a postal worker after graduating high school.

One day, his brother saved him after Rick’s retirement. They discussed their childhood dream of being adventurous and engaged in treasure-hunting. Never it seems that Rick would have become successful as he is now.

His net worth is $10 million. This millionaire star has reached this far because of some income sources. You will see it in the details below.

Personal Details

Full Name: Rick Lagina

Age: 69 years old

Date of Birth: January 25, 1952

Gender: Male

Profession: The Reality TV Star, Mechanical Engineer

Nationality: American

Early Life

Rick Lagina was born on January 25, 1592, in Kingsford Dickinson County, Michigan. His parents are George Lagina and Ann Lagina. He has a cool brother named Marty Lagina who is a businessman.

Rick Lagina likes to stay around his birthplace just like his brother. He was rumored to be married but he’s not. He is a single man like those cool uncles who never got married.

He didn’t go to college and only went to high school. But, his life didn’t stop there. He got a job as a postal worker.

His life remained like that until he retired. Then, his brother was thoughtful enough to help him out realizing their dream.

Fate has smiled at Rick. His brother played a major role in the start of his success. Thanks to Marty’s successful business too.

The Curse of Oak Island

Rick Lagina, along with his brother Marty, has become fascinated with Oak Island in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Rick made a weekly visit to the library. One day, he picked up the January 1965 edition of Reader’s Digest and read it. He turned to a page of an article about Oak Island and the mysterious curse that surrounds it.

He was amazed by what he had read and seen from the magazine especially about the Money Pit and got hooked since then. However, after graduating from Kingsford High School in 1968, his career took him to the postal service and made him not pursue college at all.

Oak Island Tours was reported to be the owner of most parts of the island. The brothers showed a strong interest in it. Later on, they were approached by Prometheus Entertainment to do a reality show.

The Curse of Oak Island was born. It’s a multi-season reality television series. The story chronicles an eclectic team of treasure hunters who are in search of legendary treasure on the infamous Oak Island. The team’s adventures happen off the shore of Nova Scotia, Canada.

The American television production premiered on January 5, 2014. It was first shown in Canada on the History network. They featured what is known as the Oak Island mystery with all their efforts to search for historical artifacts and treasures.

This is Rick’s major turnaround in his career history. It’s a childhood desire that came to life; a young boy’s obsession for a treasure-hunting adventure.

Now, the series has produced 8 successful seasons with the highest episode of 25 last aired on May 4, 2021.

How He Makes Money

Since he has started a new career, here are his income sources.


Rick Lagina has been notoriously private when it comes to how much money they are making in the production. The same goes with the other casts. Not much information is available on the Internet about their finances, unlike other famous people.

Although, it can be assumed that he’s making really good money out of every episode of The Curse of Oak Island. After all, Rick Lagina’s net worth has been made available online.


In addition to his career in The Curse of Oak Island, Rick Lagina is also a show producer. There isn’t much to say from the list. But, he was known to produce Ancient Aliens.

He’s likely to receive a cut from the show’s earnings for taking part as a show producer. That’s how it should be, right?

Island Owner

Rick Lagina has a smaller fortune compared to his businessman brother, Marty. However, he also has a portion of the wealth from Oak Island. Marty Lagina, Craig Tester, Dan Blankenship, Alan J. Kostrzewa, and Rick Lagina, together own Oak Island Tours Incorporated.

They own 78% of the island. That’s a big number! He’s from a postman to an island owner.

Oak Island Tours

The island is visited by many tourists. It has become a destination spot. Hundreds of people are flocking to Oak Island yearly to learn about the history.

The Oak Island tour takes enthusiasts on a tour. They guide them on a journey to various parts of the island. Tourists visit the place and learn about the legends, history, and treasure hunting efforts of the last century.

Just like any other islands that serve as a tourist spot, Oak Island also earns income every time tourists pay a visit.

Show Residuals

Rick Lagina works per contract. He earns like all other actors and starts whenever there is a show. He earns thousands of dollars whenever History Channel airs new or old episodes of The Curse of Oak Island.

Marty Lagina’s business success helped their reality show’s success too. All of these wouldn’t have been successful if not for Marty’s help. It’s inspiring that a brother like Marty has not let his older brother just be content with how his life is in the present.

The good thing about Rick is his open-mindedness. He was still open to new opportunities and challenges although he’s already a retired man.

Thus, success comes to those who crave and work hard for it.