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Mark Burnett

Director/ProducerDirector/Producer
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Net worth 2018: $13 Million
Industry: Other
BirthDay: 17 July 1960
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Children: 2
BIOGRAPHY

Mark Burnett was bornon 17 July 1960 in United Kingdom, is Director/ProducerDirector/Producer. The father of reality TV is now turning his consider business talents to the world of Christian entertainment. His History Channel miniseries, "The Bible," attracted 13 million viewers when it debuted last year. Burnett and his wife, Roma Downey, cleverly turned the Jesus section of the show into a feature length movie, "Son of God," which grossed $68 million at the global box office. The couple is now helping Paramount and MGM make a big-budget remake of "Ben-Hur" and working on a sequel to "The Bible" titled "A.D."

TIMELINE
2017

In 2017, Burnett had timeslot winning shows on six nights out of seven

2016

In 2016, Burnett produced the film Ben-Hur, a film adaptation of the novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

2015

"The Voice" and "Shark Tank" were nominated at the 2015 Critics’ Choice Television Awards, at which "Shark Tank" won for Best Reality Series

2014

In 2014, Burnett and his wife Roma Downey were recipients of the Anti-Defamation League's Entertainment Industry Award

2013

In 2013, The Voice, Shark Tank and The Bible were nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards; The Voice won for Outstanding Reality – Competition Program

2011

In June 2011, Burnett was elected into the Producers Guild of America Council Board of Delegates and currently serves on the Producers Council

2009

On 8 July 2009, Burnett received a star at 6664 Hollywood Blvd

2007

In November 2007, Burnett was elected into the Broadcast & Cable Hall of Fame and in 2008, it was announced that he would be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

2006

In November 2006, while the two were vacationing with their children in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, he proposed to her

2004

In 2004, Time called Burnett one of the Most Influential People in the World Today

2002

The couple filed for legal separation in September 2002 and a judgment for legal separation was granted in December 2003

2000

Burnett is best known for producing the hit reality show Survivor, which premiered in the summer of 2000 and was the most watched summer series since Sonny and Cher

1991

In 1991, Burnett, and four others joined a French adventure competition, the Raid Gauloises

1982

In October 1982, Burnett emigrated to the United States, where his friend Nick Hill, who had emigrated from the UK several years earlier, was working as a nanny and chauffeur

1978

From 1978–82 he served with the 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment in C Company and saw action during the Falklands War

1960

Burnett was born on 17 July 1960 in London, the only child of Archie and Jean Burnett, both Ford Motors factory workers, and was raised in Dagenham, Essex

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