Rick and Marty Lagina may be known as the stars of The Curse of Oak Island now, but that wasn’t always their job. Marty studied science and mechanical engineering at Michigan Tech, according to History’s U.K. website. After graduating in 1977, he took a job at a major oil firm. He then went on to get a law degree and founded his own natural gas extraction company called Terra Energy Ltd.
Later on, Marty sold that company for $60 million and continued to invest in various companies over time.
On the other hand, Rick is more private about his life before Oak Island, but we do know he worked for the U.S. Postal Service. After he retired, he and Marty made lives for themselves on the island. They had apparently known about Oak Island years beforehand, but it was Rick who had first become really interested in it and wanted to know more.
The Curse of Oak Island airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on History.