Mark Wahlberg Toasts His ‘Brothers,’ Sharing Drink With Friends

by Kati Kuuseoks

Mark Wahlberg knows a thing or two about burgers. Where do you think the Wahlburgers chain came from? And, apparently, like a lot of Outsiders, the A-lister knows a thing or two about tequila. That might be a little surprising considering he was born in Boston. The thing is, his acting career shot him to international superstardom, so the guy’s been around the block a few times.

A recent Instagram post from Wahlberg shows support for his friends’ tequila company. It’s called Flecha Azul tequila and it gets authentically crafted in Mexico, as all of the best ones do. He refers to the founders @abrahamancer and @aronhmarquez as his “brothers” and prepares a toast for them– and from what appears to be a private jet, nonetheless.

Check it out:

Mark Wahlberg’s Business Empire Also Includes a Water Brand With Diddy

Wahlburgers came about as a casual burger joint and bar chain when the three Wahlberg brothers put their heads together. Paul Wahlberg technically heads the place as chef, but his actor brothers Donnie Wahlberg and Mark Wahlberg are also involved. Early 2021 reports showed 49 locations across the US as well as two in Canada and even one in Germany. And that’s not the only business venture Mark has been a part of.

Back in 2013, Mark Wahlberg and Diddy made an appearance on the Ellen show together to promote their new AQUAHYDRATE brand. Mark and Sean “Diddy” Combs take the spot of the company’s active investors and board members while the Chief Wellness Officer spot goes to Jillian Michaels.

The partners play a drinking game where half the shots that Ellen presents are filled with vodka and the other half are filled with their company’s water. Diddy takes the shots as Mark attempts to answer Ellen’s questions. The results are hilarious, check it out:

Giving Back: What Cause Is Most Important to Him?

With an estimated net worth topping the hundreds of millions, Mark Wahlberg’s got some pretty deep pockets. There is one cause that he continues to support, however, in terms of philanthropy. That would be supporting our veterans.

Although he’s portrayed former US Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell in the film “Lone Survivor,” he wanted to do more to give back to the veteran community. So, shortly after the film wrapped, he actually took some time off to travel to Iraq and Afghanistan to personally thank the troops stationed there. He even earned a Bob Hope Award from the Medal of Honor Society for those efforts.

Today, Wahlberg remains an active supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project saying “I believe that saying thank you is not enough.”