Craig Tester

Craig Tester Net Worth 2021 – Biography and Career

Craig Tester is famous for being a producer and a crew member of the popular reality TV show The Curse of Oak Island. He is the producer of the mentioned TV show, but the fans love him because of his part as the crew member. The Curse of Oak Island is broadcasted on History channel and is highly popular among American viewers.

Craig is a Mechanical Engineer, and he is an expert in drilling, so his impact in the snow and the whole treasure hunt is huge. He made a fortune with the help of his skills in the oil business, and he is a business partner with Lagina, his co-star from the show.

We are going to tell you some interesting facts about Craig Tester, his career and his net worth.

Early life

Craig Tester was born in Glendale, California. He got his degree in Engineering at Delta Upsilon College. In his college days, he was a roommate with his current business partner Marty Lagina. When he was younger, Craig loved wrestling, and he wanted to become a wrestler. He was wrestling for a short period of time, and he took part in some wrestling competitions. He never became a professional wrestler, but he became a professional in a different line of business. He started working with Lagina in an oil business. They were very successful in the oil business because Tester has great engineering skills and he used them in their business. He married Rebecca Tester, and the two of them now have two kids. They also had a son, Drake, who passed away in 2017.


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Tester never became a professional wrestler, but he was a great wrestler back in the days. He was a fitness freak and he was known for his incredible strength. He even defeated some popular wrestler at that time. He still likes to work out and always stays in shape.

He started an oil business together with his good friend Marty Lagina. They made a massive profit with the oil business, because of Tester’s incredible engineering and drilling skills.

Eventually, Craig Tester joined the TV show The Curse of Oak Island, and he was a vital cast member. There he again used his amazing engineering skills. He takes a part in the digging operations on the Oak Island, in Nova Scotia. He also started producing the TV show, alongside the Lagina brothers. The show became very popular, which was a big plus for Tester.

Marty and Craig now have an energy business together, and they are partners in Marty’s company, Heritage Sustainable, which is one of the largest wind turbine companies in the Mid-Western United States, and it’s the largest in Michigan.

Craig is also a part of Oak Island Tours Incorporated company, alongside with Rick and Marty Lagina, Dan Blankenship, and Alan J. Kostrzewa. And that means that he also owns a portion of the island in Nova Scotia, just like the others.

Awards & Achievements

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Craig Tester didn’t win any significant award, but he still is a very successful producer and businessman. At first, he was just an oilman, then he started his own energy business, become a part of a popular TV show on History, The Curse of Oak Island, a cast member, and a producer. We can say with certainty that Craig Tester is a very successful man.

Net Worth of Craig Tester

Craig Tester has an estimated net worth of around $5 million. He is a very successful businessman and has fans from all over the world thanks to the TV show The Curse of Oak Island. The main source of his wealth is his businesses, but the TV show surely added to his net worth. We can just assume that his net worth and wealth are going to rise in the future.

“The Curse of Oak Island” Cast Member, Craig Tester, Is Selling His Mansion

Craig Tester is a very successful businessman who became very popular for being part of “The Curse of Oak Island” show that airs on the History Channel. Craig’s net worth is estimated to stand at around $5 million and he has fans from all over the world.

So, he has recently decided to sell his spectacular Michigan mansion. By listing his mansion for $3.75 million, Craig has obviously decided to part with his own piece of treasure.

Craig’s Michigan waterfront home is a special 5,048-square-foot property. The mansion features plenty of windows which provide an incredible West Bay view from every room you look from.

The estate was completely custom built. Hence, starting from the front doors to the sleek kitchen and the spiral staircase. Craig’s home looks very special mainly due to these unique details. It features exceptional floors, tiles, chandeliers and finishes. The Michigan mansion is a work of art.

The sleek and futuristic kitchen comes with Miele appliances, as well as, Snaidero cabinets in a lilac shade and speckled slate countertops.

The mansion features four bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Each room in Craig’s home for sale comes in a different style. On the bottom level you can find two bedrooms, a second kitchen, a spa and a pool. It’s the perfect place to own throughout the whole year, especially during the cold Michigan winters.

The reason why Tester has decided to sell his incredible mansion is still a mystery. One of the possible reasons might be that he’s moving to Nova Scotia. Nevertheless, the next owner of the Michigan mansion will enjoy having a unique home.


The Curse of Oak Island Season 7 – The Shooting Has Begun

We have some great news for all fans of the tv show “The Curse of Oak Island”. The shooting of the new season of this popular show has begun. We are going to provide you, our reader, with some interesting information and photos regarding the new season of Oak Island.

A few months ago, it was stated that the new season of the tv show will have thirty-six episodes and that it will be released in November. All the famous location and characters are going to return. However, there is going to be some new locations featured in season 7.

Recently, a certain number of pictures was released by was who attended the filming. On these pictures, we can see the whole team we grew to love in previous years, such as Craig Tester, Rick Lagina, Dave Blankenship, Charles Barkhouse, and Gray Drayton.
Just a reminder, in the final episode of season 6, we saw that the crew theorized about reaching ship buried beneath a swamp.

Also, some of the crew, especially the late Fred Nolan, believed that the swamp was man-made in order to hide the ship and its contents from curious people.

The first season of “The Curse of Oak Island” started on fifth of January 2014. Today, there is more than eighty episodes of the popular reality tv show, which is broadcasted on History Channel since the first season.

The Curse of Oak Island Season 6 Episode 21 – What to Expect?


The fans are both impatient and eager to see what would happen in the latest, i.e. 21st season of The Curse of Oak Island. The entire team, which is headed by Marty and Rick Lagina, has been working diligently in order to prepare this episode which takes place on an island that ha 57 hectares and which is private ownership. The island is situated in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. A lot of items have been discovered, and it is questioned whether the treasure has been found.

War Room

This is the place where Rick Lagina, Marty Lagina, and Craig Tester have been discussing what is going on and what to do since there has been a problem with crane operators who have made the decision to stop workings so that they can have their payments increased. Despite this, the tri has made a decision to continue with working since it may happen that the strike may last even up to three weeks.

Wooden structure

During their excavations and investigations, they have discovered a structure made of wood and they believe that this is probably the part of an old tunnel that was used as a flood system. They have also been considering that this may be the reason why the previous flood at Money Pit has been stopped. All this may show them the way to Money Pit shaft.

James McQuiston

He is a very important figure and he has been introduced by Rick in E20. He is an expert on the Knights Templar, and, apart from this, he is also a historian and he also writes and researches. According to him, it may happen that there are 500K USD hidden and buried somewhere on the island.

Winter season

Both Marty and Rick on one side and the audience on the other side are aware that winter season is near and all of them are aware that the works are to be done much faster. Why? Well, their doings and activities may be obstructed when the adverse weather comes.

The latest episode would be broadcast on the 16th of April at 9 p.m. on History Channel. It would be also available for watching on the app of this channel.

The Curse of Oak Island Season 6 Episode 19 Recap


‘The Curse of Oak Island’ season 6 episode 19 was titled ‘Striking Distance’. It was focused on the team’s determination to excavate under the giant crane pad in Smith’s Cove. As there are only several weeks remaining before the Lagina brothers and their team should stop their operations for the winter, they seem more determined than ever.

Let’s take a closer look at what happened in ‘The Curse of Oak Island’ season 6 episode 19 which aired on April 2.

The team might have finally found Shaft 6 and that they could be closer than ever to finding the original Money Pit Treasure Vault. They are convinced that they’re getting closer to solving the Money Pit mystery. As the excavation continues, Jack Begley and Gary Drayton, a metal detection expert head to the western side of the island to lot 25. There they discover a lock plate which they believe can be from a possible chest.


Back at the Money Pit, the crew eagerly monitors the excavation of Warhol GG1. Suddenly a 5-foot chunk of a tree is excavated, which they believe is the remains of an abandoned 19-century searcher tunnel.

As the days are getting shorter and the time of shutting down the operations is coming to an end, the team is determined to excavate beneath the massive 6000 square footpaths and make what could be there the greatest breakthrough yet.

Rick Lagina has invited Richard Moats, a theorist, to the War Room. A meeting of the Oak Island team takes place, where Richards discovers possible places to look for what they might be looking for. According to him, there are four potential target sites in and around the Money Pit area. One of those sites is the location of the original treasure shaft based on his belief. The question is whether his incredible theory could be true.

As the team believes that they began drilling in some kind of tunnel or wooden structure, 100-feet in the Money Pit area several team members will meticulously search through the spoils, which have been excavated from the Shaft.

A new day begins at Oak Island and the Lagina brothers together with Craig Tester head back to the Money Pit area to continue supervising the excavation of site 3. However, as they arrive there, they discover that nothing is running and the men are gone. The situation looks serious. So, they discover that the crane operators are on strike, which has shut down operations on Oak Island. Even though the care operators at the Money Pit site are employed by Irving Equipment Limited, their rates are regulated by the Nova Scotia Labor Relations Association. Hence, there were wage issues and the union went on strike.


Therefore, it seems like the operations cannot continue for what might be the next three weeks, which is yet another setback for the Lagina brothers and their team. Plus, it won’t be too long until conditions won’t allow resuming drilling. The crew is both heartbroken and furious, but they are determined to make the best of it. They know that patience and persistence are stronger than anything else. Hence, they can double their excavation efforts at Smith’s Cove and will have time to examine new theories.

What Happened on the Latest Episode of “The Curse of Oak Island” Season 6, Episode 18, “Heavy Metal”


The latest, eighteenth episode of the popular TV show on History Channel, aired on March 26, 2019. The team of Oak Island continues their numerous operations in order to find the truth and the treasures about the mysterious island, than has been drawing explorers and scientists for decades.

At the Wat Room, Rick and Marty Lagina have a meeting with Craig Tester about the Smith’s Cove excavation. After the dye test, they must decide how to continue. They agree that they should look for the flood tunnel. They next plan to dismantle the wooden crane pad, after getting the permission to leave the dam standing.

After the meeting, Rick joins the team at the Money Pit, to continue exploring the S6 borehole. The excavation brings out sediments and wood, as the drilling goes on. At 101 ft., they penetrated a wooden construction. They next found a hand crafted oak timber. All of this could be the debris from decades ago, when the tunnel collapsed in. To examine the excavated material, they are using a wash plant, to be cleaned and sorted according to size. This helps them look for anything precious. Glass, pottery pieces and other small objects continue to come out of the wash plant. The findings are old, and similar to those from the H8 borehole. Many pieces are new and never before seen on the island, so they take them to archeologist Laird Niven.

The next day, Craig, Rick, historians Doug Crowell and Paul Troutman, meet with Laird in the War Room. The topic are S6 pieces of old pottery and glass. One of the pieces is from between 1810 and 1840. Another, a piece of pipe, is thought to be from after 1850. A piece of stoneware could be from the early 1700s. This can prove the presence of humans on the island in those times.

Later in the day, Rick comes to the Money Pit, after Urban Equipment Limited calls him regarding S6. He puts Craig on the speaker, while the workers tell them what is going on. They tell him about the material coming up, and that at 190 feet, the drill hit limestone. The Lagina brothers are disappointed at this.


A new day arrives, as Rick and Billy Gerhardt arrive to Smith’s Cove. The team is eager to start removing the wooden crane pad area they previously used.

Rick than goes to the Research Center to meet with Paul Troutman and Doug Crowell to discuss the Money Pit plan that is to come. The S6 plan failed unfortunately, so now they must decide on a new hole to dig. Thanks to the previous research, they decide on the next logical location. Paul suggests one area to put the next “X” on, the FG – 5.5. Everything from earlier is close to it, so something must be there.

Next, Jack Begley and Gary Drayton, a metal detection expert, explore one area for metal pieces. They try to follow Daniel McGinnis and his explorations from centuries ago, at the Lot 21. The pair manages to find two nice piece of led that is a part of something bigger, which also fit together. It has some symbols and decorations on it, and potential connections to the Tree of Life. They take it to Marty and Rick to find more about it. It is similar to the Smith’s Cove cross they found earlier. The finding is very promising and interesting, so they decide to laser-test it.

Three days later, Rick, Doug, and Paul arrive to the Money Pit area. The S6 contraption are being taken down, and will be used for the new hole. They measure where it is going to be, and name it GG1.


Back at the War Room, Craig, Marty, Rick, and Gary find out the results about the lead artifact from Lot 21. They meet with a German scientist Tobias, who tells them that it could be different from what they expect. He believes that it had once been an art object, on which a special decorating method was used as early as 1300. The lead isotopes on it are identical tot hose on the cross they found before. Both pieces probably come from before the 15th century, which are astonishing news. A Templar connection is back in consideration. Found on opposing ends of the island, it is one of the greatest findings on Oak Island yet.

The Curse of Oak Island Season 6, Episode 15, “Dye Harder”


The latest episode of the popular History Channel shows The Curse of Oak Island aired on March 5, 2019, titled “Due Harder”. Read on to find out what happens in the newest episode.

In the new episode, Rick Lagina and Craig Tester investigate the damage that a sinkhole caused at the Money pit drill site two days ago. This happened during the H8 excavation. At first, it did not seem as serious. However, they were proven wrong, and now it may not be safe to continue the operation. Vanessa Lucido from ROC Equipment is concerned about the safety of everything surrounding the area. Mark Monahan from Irving Equipment Limited thinks he should put the vibro hammer on the hole. This is a massive hydraulic, which will eventually settle and stabilize the ground around H8. There is a chance of a larger cave-in as well. They proceed with this plan.

Meanwhile, Marty Lagina, Dave Blankenship, Jake Begley, and Gary Drayton meet with a heavy equipment operator Billy Gerhardt to continue the Smith’s Cove operation. Since they have started this excavation, they came across wooden and concrete walls, structures, and a wooden slipway. The stone box drain is perhaps the most important finding yet here. They hope to follow it to the Money Pit. They only come across a metal bucket.

The following morning, the H8 operation continues. Rick and Marty call a War Room meeting. They think about doing a dye test again, this time with fluorescent red color. This can prove there are connections between flooding systems and the seawater. They decide to observe the result with three drones and a boat.

Later in the day, Marty and Alex Lagina, Jack Begley and Peter Fornetti travel to Laurencetown, Nova Scotia, to meet with the members of the Centre of Geographic Sciences to see some results of a recent water scan. They hope to locate a flooding system on the southern shore of the island. They find out there are two vents on the ocean floor, which may be the proof of a second flooding system. There is also a triangle object there, another triangular shape on the island. The data is satisfying.

It is a new day, as Rick and Marty start the dye test. They set up a viewing area to see the potential color in the water live. They come across a problem with the pump and the hose. The hose twisted and could snap. They restart the pump, and fill the C1 with water. They add the red dye and hope it will turn out somewhere. The drones are in the air, while a team is also on a boat. Everyone is looking at different exit points, expecting to see red. Dan Blakenship, now 95, visits the viewing area. Finally, at Smith’s Cove excavation area, Gary Drayton finds some red dye. However, it may be a rust color from something. They take water samples to test if there are traces from their dye. At the Research Centre on Oak Island, they conduct the tests. The test is successful, proving the dye came through all the way to the Smith’s Cove. The flood tunnel might, after all, be connected to Smith’s Cove. Rick comes to check it and is more than pleased.

The week that started with a catastrophe and a cave-in at H8 that seemed like an end to the whole operation, ended with some major promises that make the overall atmosphere in the team more than pleasant. On Oak Island, positive outcomes like this one are rare, and everyone is aware of this. What is to come? Will they come across more interesting findings? Tune in to the next week’s episode to find out.

The Curse of Oak Island Season 6 Episode 6 Recap


On Tuesday, December 18, the latest episode of the popular show aired on the History channel. The sixth episode of Season 6 is titled “Precious Metal”. It features Rick, Marty and their team continuing their work on of their most expensive and ambitious projects ever, the excavation at Smith’s Cove, as well as new developments in the war room.
The Urban Equipment Limited team needs 100 sections of steel sheet piling for the construction of a 525-foot long copper dam. They are doing it to seal off the cove from the ocean in order to excavate it. The team hopes to find more treasures and artifacts here, like the medieval cross Rick and Gary Drayton found last year. A finding like this could surely help solve more than two centuries old mystery of Oak Island. In addition, the dam will help them seal off an ancient water system, which was used to flow seawater into the Money Pit. This flood system is perhaps the main reason why the treasure has not yet been found by anyone. They encountered some bad weather with strong winds and rain, toughening the already dangerous and exhausting job.


Meanwhile, Rick and the team have a meeting in the war room to discuss an important new development. They talk about the lead cross they found, and which they had tested about six weeks ago at the University of New Brunswick using laser ablation. They irradiated a microscopic part of the cross with a laser beam to determine the exact materials, and where and when they came from. They found out it was not from North America, further complicating its potential Templar and European origin.

They then reached Tobias Skowronek, a geochemist at the German Mining Museum. It is a renowned museum with an impressive database of minerals and metals, and the perfect place for new and exciting information. They gave him the data and hoped for any help regarding the time and place of the origin of the cross. Marty, Rick and the team receive the news the following evening. Tobias informs them that the results are interesting. The isotopes of the cross are most likely connected not to the period between the 15th and 17th Europe, but to that preceding the 15th century, meaning it could very well be connected to the Templar’s. The team is very excited with the news.

Craig Tester and Charles Barkhousego to the Money Pit areato the Mega Bin, where a recent seismic test revealed a large mysterious board and where Dan Blankenship believes the Latrine Pit is located. The team used sonic drilling to drill the area. The process excavates samples at a pace of every 10 feet to be scanned by metal detectors and by hand. Dan is hoping to find a similar metal structure he came across in 1973, during a similar drilling project. The guys find a change in soil at around 50 feet below the surface, and go deeper, to more than 100 feet. They again come across an obstruction, hoping it is the metal object Dan found more than 40 years ago. It is actually bedrock, meaning that nothing can be down there. Obviously disappointed, at least they know where not to look for clues anymore.


Rick, Dave and Dave’s dad Danwent to the dam in the meantime to check progress. Dan has been trying to solve the island mystery for half a century, so his expertise is extremely valuable. He is amazed with the operation, and wishes to have had the resources back in his days of chasing treasures and mysteries.

Back at the war room, Judi Rudebusch arrives to inform the team on some new developments. She worked with Xena in the past, who worked closely with the brothers and their team before passing away. Judi contacted Gretchen Cornwall and John Temple, experts on the Knights Templar, and proposed a meeting between everyone. John and Gretchen researched the Templar’s for more than a decade. Gretchen wrote a book on the early 14th century Templars and offered her expertise. She believes that some Templar’s became pirates and outlaws, connecting the Jolly Roger symbol of the pirates with the ancient Templar symbol. She says the skull and bones represent Saint John the Baptist, the famous Christian Saint, who was beheaded. The Templar’s may have used the Money Pit to hide invaluable artifacts from their journeys. The pair also connects the Nolan’s cross from the Oak Island to the Templar’s, making it the key to the Money Pit. The theory is in vain unfortunately, as many details on the pit are still lacking.