Adventurous entrepreneur Craig Tester is one of the producers of the reality television show The Curse of Oak Island. But he is also one of the main characters on this History network series that is revolving around a fascinating treasure hunt. Amassed through several income streams, Craig Tester’s net worth is estimated to be around 5.8 million as of 2020. Check out also who rich Dave Blankenship, Dan Blankeship, and Marty Lagina are.
Career & biography
Craig was born Fеbruаrу 16, 1961 in California, USA. While studying at college, he already met his future business partner Marty Lagina. Tester grew up to be an engineer specializing in drilling and earth scans. Equipped with this valuable knowledge, he and Marty started an energy business.
Being profitable in this main line of work enabled them to put some of their cash also into more dangerous ventures. Like searching for an old treasure on a deserted island! Craig believes there are historical coins and artifacts to be found on the Oak Island in Nova Scotia, Canada. And he didn’t hesitate to allocate some sizable resources for the search after them.
Parallel to their treasure hunting endeavor, Tester and his business partner also launch a reality TV show that is being broadcast on History channel. Launched in 2014, The Curse of Oak Island is currently in season 7 and viewers are very much interested in it still.
Family – son
There is not that much publicly known about Craig’s family. But he had a son named Drake who kept appearing on the show throughout season 2 to 4. Unfortunately, Drake died in 2016 as it was revealed on episode 1 of season 5.
Craig Tester net worth increases over the last years
- 2017: $4.8 million
- 2018: $5 million
- 2019: $5.5 million
- 2020: $5.8 million
Sources of income, salary
As a successful engineer and businessman, Crag Tester amassed a nice fortune. His net worth most likely originates from his own business. He is a founder of Heritage Sustainable Energy as well as a Vice-President of Rock Management Group. His company is heavily oriented towards renewable energy resources, such as wind and solar projects. It is running 68 wind turbines in Michigan.
Selling own TV shows to History channel is also a profitable enterprise. He started The Curse of Oak Island in 2014 and also a spin-off called The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down in 2016. Both series are still running in 2020 and improving Tester’s net worth.
Although the fabled island is supposed to hold priceless secrets from Knights Templar or even treasures of long-time-gone Aztec empire, persistent explorers with Tester among them are still waiting for a big payoff. In search for such findings, they are scouting several promising areas with nicknames like Money Pit or Swamp.
The season 7, that started in 2020, presented the top 25 finds so far made on Oak Island. The crew continues with seismic testing and drilling. It looks like the show will keep going despite the unfortunate death of Dan Blankenship. At the end of April, the final episode titled “Timeline” is expected.