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Criss Angel is one of the best known illusionists of all time. This American-born magician, TV personality, showman and actor has an estimated net worth of $30 million dollars. The illusionist has controversial reputation for using camera effects in his tricks and hired “fans” in the crowd. Besides being one of the best-known faces of show magic, Criss Angel is also a musician and creator and procurer of a reality TV show “Criss Angel Mindfreak”. Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos was born on 19 December 1967 in Hempstead on Long Island, New York. He was first introduced to magic by his aunt when he was 7 years old, and from that point he was obsessed with illusion.
Criss Angel Net Worth $30 Million
It started with little card tricks and grew into performances for large crowds. When he graduated from East Meadow High School his only goal was to become a professional magician. The first episode of “Criss Angel Mindfreak” aired on 20 July 2005, and the first three seasons took place in Las Vegas. The popular show helped Criss Angel to become a worldwide phenomenon and a multi-millionaire. “Criss Angel Mindfreak” ended in 2010 with a total of 96 episodes. For his live performance show “Criss Angel Believe”, which premiered on 31 October 2008, he worked with the world’s largest theatrical producer “Cirque du Soleil”. Although the show received mostly mixed and negative reviews from critics, it was sold out in hours and it is scheduled to run for 10 years in the Luxor theatre. 4600 performances are scheduled to take place in the theatre.
The famous showman has also appeared on various TV series and shows like “Larry King Live”, “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, “The Late Show with Craig Ferguson“, “The Megan Mullally Show”, “WWE Raw”, “Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel” and “CSI: New York”. Criss Angel also holds several world records, including the longest time under water and the fastest time to escape from a straightjacket (two minutes and thirty seconds). He also holds the Guinness world record for making most people disappear in an illusion. On 26 May 2010 he made 100 people disappear during one of his shows in Las Vegas.
Criss Angel was married twice in his lifetime although he still has no children. In 2002 he married his long-time girlfriend JoAnn Winkhart who was also a part of his live shows. The marriage lasted four years until they finally decided to file for divorce in 2006. After the divorce Criss Angel dated a Playboy model and Hugh Hefner’s former girlfriend Holly Madison but their relationship was shortly-lived. In 2011 he proposed to his current fiancé Sandra Gonzalez. Although he is perceived by some people as someone who is self-involved, Criss Angel is known to share his vast fortune by participating in various charity events. He also created the “Believe Anything is Possible” foundation which helps to raise awareness of sensitive health problems. On 19 May 2010 he was named the most supportive celebrity and was awarded the “Make-A-Wish Foundation” award.