Who is Alex Lagina?
Alex Lagina was born in in 1987, in Traverse, Michigan USA, and is an engineer, businessman and reality television personality, best known for being one of the cast members of the reality television show “The Curse of Oak Island”. The show stars his father Marty Lagina and his uncle Rick Lagina as they try to uncover more about the mysteries of Oak Island.
The Net Worth of Alex Lagina
How rich is Alex Lagina? As of early-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is at , earned through success in his various endeavors. His wealth has been elevated partly thanks to his father’s success, as he has an estimated net worth at $50 million. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
The Oak Island Mystery
The mystery of Oak Island dates back during the early 1800s, when stories about unexplained objects and buried treasure were found on Nova Scotia’s Oak Island. Since this time, a number of attempts and expeditions have been made to locate artifacts as well as treasure in the area. There are numerous theories as to what treasure is on or in the island, from pirate treasure, to religious artifacts, even to Shakespearean manuscripts.
Over the many years since the beginnings of the expeditions, items have surfaced that have been carbon dated and found to be hundreds of years old. These findings are considered treasures, but the main treasure site hasn’t been found. What has been discovered over the last few years is the original shaft dug by early explorers, referred to as the money pit. A few of the most popular theories surrounding the island include natural sinkholes, which is the reason for the money pit, and that there is actually no treasure in the island. Others believe that pirate treasure from Captain Kidd is located on the island along with other items such as masonic artifacts and Marie Antoinette’s jewels.
Early Life and Beginnings in Oak Island
Alex is the son of Marty and his wife M. Olivia Lagina and grew up with a sister. Both of his parents have engineering backgrounds. The family resides in Traverse, Michigan. While there is very limited information about his education, it is known that after matriculating from high school, he enrolled at the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering, pursuing a similar path to that of his parents.
He graduated in 2008 and moved back home to help with his family’s business. His father’s fascination for Oak Island began after they read a 1965 issue of “Reader’s Digest” which detailed the investigation into the so-called Oak Island Money Pit. His father became a successful businessman, founding the oil and gas exploration company Terra Energy which he later sold to CMS Energy for $60 million. Afterwards, he along with Alex’s uncle Rick decided to purchase a controlling interest in Oak Island Tours, which now owns most of the island. The amount to purchase the interest has never been disclosed publicly.
The Curse of Oak Island
In 2014, many years after the Lagina brothers took control over the island, they were approached by television producers for a show that focused on their treasure-searching efforts on the island. The show which would be called “The Curse of Oak Island” follows the two as they make efforts to find what could possibly be hidden in Oak Island. The show also sheds light onto the history of the island, discoveries and theories. There are numerous notable areas on the island aside from the money pit, including Borehole 10-x, and Nolan’s Cross.
The show also features several permanent residents of the islands who have been searching for treasure there for a long time. They also feature independent researchers who discuss theories such as North African gold, and an old French map of the island that could detail potential treasure sites. There were secret projects surrounding the island that involved Shakespeare too, and a project that involved Sir Francis Bacon and Rosicrucians. Other theorists believe that the Knights Templar relocated numerous artifacts there, while some say that the lost treasures of the Aztec Empire is buried within. The show has run for a total of six seasons and was briefly renamed “The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down” in 2016.
Personal Life and Other Endeavors
For his personal life, not much is known about Alex’s romantic relationships, and he has never publicly stated whether he is in a relationship or is married. According to various sources, he is single and has never married. He is very close to his family, and shares the same passion for Oak Island, even stating that the place is a complicated engineering problem. He also works with the Oak Island Tours Company, and manages the tours on the island.
The family also built a museum there, which contains articles they have recovered from the island, though photography is forbidden in the museum. The family still owns a vineyard called the Villa Mari Vineyard located in Traverse, Michigan, where Alex works as the general manager. His father is known to be equally enthusiastic about wine, hence the family business. The family also owns a large wind turbine company, which is considered the largest in the state of Michigan, and which Alex also takes some time to help manage that business. The family take some time off work and can be seen at various events including big sports events in the state.