Celebrity speaker Mark Burnett has always had a knack for understanding just what is popular in today’s culture. His creative mind gave him the drive and focus he needed to become the great director and television producer that he is today. He has been hired by many to produce award shows because of the success he has shown with his own television series. Mark is truly one of the most influential people in the world on TV and entertainment today.
Celebrity speaker Mark Burnett was raised in England as an only child. He joined the military right out of high school and rose through the ranks to a high position. Mark immigrated to the United States in late 1982 and took a nanny job. His boss gave him an opportunity at his insurance company a few years later, but Mark soon quit because he was making more money selling t-shirts on Venice Beach. In 1991 he and four friends joined a French adventure competition and he would then later on use this idea to start the world famous show Survivor which premiered during the summer of 2000. Mark has a very long list of producing accomplishment which include starting shows such as The Apprentice, Are you Smarter than a Fifth Grader?, Shark Tank, The Voice, and many more. Mark and Shark Tank won the 2015 Best Reality Series award at the Critics Choice Television Awards. He has also been hired to produce award shows like MTV Awards, People’s Choice awards, and even the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards. He has produced over 2,400 hours of television that air in more than 70 countries today. He has worked with stars such as Usher, Adam Levine, Samuel L. Jackson, and Oprah Winfrey.
Time Magazine named Mark one the Most Influential People in the world today. He has also won awards like Philanthropist of the year. Besides his many productions Mark is also an eight time author. He is a 5 time Emmy award winner while his shows have registered an amazing 98 nominations.