There are things that people do in the name of making money. Some of them will render you speechless and tongue-tied. The story of Criss Angel will make you drop everything you have just to concentrate on reading this unbelievable story of his. Making millions of dollars through magic?
Criss Angel Net Worth - $50 Million
Birth Name - Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos
Date of birth - December 19, 1967
Zodiac Sign - Sagittarius
Birth Place - Hempstead, New York, U.S.
Nationality - American
Height - 6' 0"
Profession - Magician and illusionist;
Criss Agel, real name Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos was born on 19th December 1967 in town of Hempstead, New York in the United States. He is a Magician, Illusionist, Performer, Screen Writer, Television Producer& Director and TV Personality. According to Celebrities Magazine, Criss Angel, the world’s most famous magician net worth is $50 million. He has acquired his wealth by engaging in different activities ranging from performing magic to staring different roles on TV.
This extraordinary personality has made huge sums of money by staring in a number of programs on TV. He is famous for staring on TV shows like Criss Angel Mindfreak and his live performance illusion show entitled Criss Angel Believe at luxury Casino in Las Vegas. In 2010, the show generated $ 150 million dollars as tourist revenue to Las Vegas. Other television series in which Criss Angel has stared include Believe on Spike TV and Phenomenon TV show. All these has resulted in huge cash collection for Criss Angel hence his significant net worth.
This preternatural character decided to pursue his career as a professional magician instead of going to college after high school as his parents had wished. An attempt to further his studies in his own capacity was by trying to study history of magic in public libraries on his own. Quite interesting. True to his determination, it paid him off. He is said to have been on prime time television for more hours than any magician has made in history. He is a holder of numerous awards following his magic performances. Criss Magic was named magic of the decade in 2009 and Magic of the century in 2010 by International Magicians Society. He has made large amount of cash from his profession as a world renown magician.
This multi talented man is also in the music industry. He was the lead singer for his eponymous industrial band Angel dust. The band released total of 5 albums between 1998 and 2003. The album sales were a huge success following his already acquired fame as magician. This also explains his outstanding net worth.
It is interesting how this great magician and performer was able to get time to write a book. Yes he did. Believe it or not, Criss Angel is a proud author of Mindfreak: Secret Revelations. The book has registered substantial sales and thus adding to his net worth.
Criss Angel’s outstanding performances has impressed and surprised many people in equal measure. In 1998, he performed a 10-minute show in Madison Square Garden, performing a record 60 shows in a day. You can imagine the amount of money he was making from these shows. His Criss Angel Believe Show that was premiered in Las Vegas in 2008 became the best selling magic show in the world. MGN Company financed the show with $100 million.
His Criss Angel Mindfreak ran for over 300 performances between 2001 and 2003 at the world underground square in Times Square. His submerged himself in a tank of water for 24 hours thus making history. These among other exceptional performances contributed a lot towards his net worth.
Apart from doing magic, he has also played the role of a judge on a number of occasions thus making more money. In 2007, he was a judge on Phenomenon show alongside Uri Geller.
Director and Executive Producer
He has played multiple roles as a creator, director and executive producer of shows such as The Supernaturalists which was premiered in June 2015 at Fox Woods Resort casino’s Fox Theater. Performers for the show included illusionists London Swank, magician Krystyn Lambert. This show is still going on. According to Criss, it is intended as a global touring show and a premier venue for several illusions from each magician. He will surely make a lot of money from this project which will in turn reflect positively to his net worth.
In conclusion, making money is an art. It doesn’t matter what you are doing. What matters is how you are doing it with the aim of achieving your goals. Criss Angel decided to pursue his career in magic. He had passion in it and performed to the best of his ability thus winning a huge fan base and excellent popularity. This simply translated into becoming a millionaire.