Craig Tester – Net Worth, Bio, Son’s Death, Wife, Oak Island

Craig Tester is a producer for ”The Curse of Oak Island,” a documentary series that follow two brothers, Rick Lagina and Marty Lagina, throughout their effort to find the theorized treasure rumored to have been buried on the Oak Island, Canada.

He also made several appearances within the TV show as well as he has been greatly involved in all the researching aspects for planning dig operations on the Oak Island. In addition, he worked as an engineer before appearing on the big screen.

Biography

He wаѕ bоrn оn Fеbruаrу 16, 1961, іn Glеndаlе, Саlіfоrnіа. Craig is thе ѕоn оf Ѕtерhаnіе Саѕtrо and Місhаеl Саѕtrо. Tester has a dеgrее in mechanical еngіnееrіng frоm Dеltа Uрѕіlоn Соllеgе.

As a child, Craig loved wаtсhing wrеѕtlіng and, eventually, he became a great wrestler. Craig was renowned for his unbeaten strength and amazing physique.

He is a master in drilling, thus, he is using his expert skills in the oil business. Craig was actually in the business with Marty Lagina. The two were college roommates. In the present day. Craig and Marty live close to each other in Traverse City, Michigan.

At some point, in order to make the most out of his engineering degree, Tester moved to Eastern Canada and rendered his skills to explore the riches lying within the mysterious Oak Island.

Eventually, he got involved in the reality show ”The Curse of Oak Island.” The show is broadcasted on the History channel.

Craig also featured in “The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down” (2016).

Wife

Craig married Rebecca Tester. The happy couple has 3 children:

  • Jack Begley;
  • Drake Begley;
  • Madeline Begley.

Son’s Death

Drake Begley was born on July 17, 2000. He attended the city’s Children’s House school from when he was a toddler until 6th grade. Also, Drake was a member of the choir. Furthermore, he was part of both the track and cross-country teams at Traverse City Central High School.

He was a resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Drake appeared in two episodes of The Curse of Oak Island:

  • Season 3 Episode 5, “Disappearing Act;”
  • Season 3 Episode 7, “The Missing Peace”.

Unfortunately, he passed away in March of 2017 because of a seizure disorder that he has had since he was born. He was 16.

He was known for his loving and positive personality as well as his selflessness, humor, and for placing huge value on his friends and family.

The Curse of Oak Island’s executive producer Kevin Burns said in a tribute following the death of Drake Begley:

Kevin Burns
Kevin Burns – Image credit:https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fi%C8%99ier:Kevin_Burns_(USA_film_producer),_portrait_photo.jpg

“To say he was loved is an understatement. Drake was cherished. His enthusiasm was infectious. His potential was limitless. Unfortunately for us, his time was far too short — but his legacy will be lasting.”

On March 31, 2017, Oak Island Tours Inc., the company managing ”The Curse of Oak Island,” posted a message:

“It is with extreme sadness Oak Island Tours Inc. confirm the passing of Drake Maxwell Tester, younger son of Craig Tester, best friend and brother of Jack Begley.”

The company later added:

”Known for his wonderful smile, infectious laugh and warm hugs, Drake will be missed by many family and friends. The Tester family appreciates everyone’s condolences and ask for privacy during this difficult period.”

Fans are wondering whether Drake’s death can fulfill the mysterious curse of Oak Island where it is said that lives need to be sacrificed before the 200-year-old treasure reappears in the land.

After his son’s tragic death, Craig revealed that he will be leaving the reality show for the rest of the season. He stated:

“I think of him every day — I think of him always out here. I wish he could be here helping us, so it’s been a tough year. It’s time for me to head on home and help my wife who’s struggling through this too.”

House

In November 2019, he has listed his Michigan mansion for $3.75 million. The 5,048-square-foot home has many windows that showcase views of the West Bay as well as 5.5 bathrooms and 4 bedrooms.

Trivia

Tester’s zodiac sign is Aquarius. Aquarius people are born under the Air element.

This Zodiac sign is strong, intelligent, independent, eccentric, mysterious, and attractive in personality. They are also able to see without prejudice, on both sides, that makes them people who can easily solve problems.

Aquarius

Craig was born in Year of the Ox, according to Chinese Zodiac. Oxen are low key and never look for praise or to be the center of attention.

They are also earnest and honest. Male Oxen are steady, mature, and trusted by others. One of their weaknesses is their stubbornness.

Craig Tester – Net Worth

Tester earned most of his net worth from being in business with Marty Lagina as well as working on the ”The Curse of Oak Island” documentary series.

His salary at the reality show is unknown, but the average salary for a film/TV producer is $70,000. Therefore, Craig Tester has an estimated net worth of $8 million (keep in mind that only his house is valued at $3.75 million).

References
https://www.sfgate.com/Craig-Tester-of-the-Curse-of-Oak-Island
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6307845/

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