Penn Jillette is an American magician, musician, best-selling author, television presenter, and inventor who owns a net worth of $200 million. In fact, he is the highest-paid magician according to Forbes. Thanks to the TV show — Penn & Teller that made himself widely famous and paid half of his net worth.
As an author, Penn Jillette is credited with eight books. His book — God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales — became a New York Times best-selling book.
Jillette is the owner of the Vintage Nudes Studio that he created in his home in Las Vegas. From a political point of view, Penn Jillette is a Democrat and endorsed Andrew Yang.
Penn Jillette is a versatile personality. He is a magician, author, television show presenter, podcaster, and so on in a row. Hence, he has a diverse source of income.
To be more specific, below is Penn Jillette’s source of income:
- Real Estate
- Music & Music Videos
Earning Through Magic
Penn Jillette and his friend Raymond Joseph Teller gathered $300 million through the magic that has listed them #2 richest magicians in the world.
They are lacking in $500 million to become the richest magician in the world. It’s David Copperfield who is considered No. 1 Wealthiest magician worldwide.
However, it’s clear to us that Penn Jillette gathered most of his wealth as a Magician.
Earning Through Business
Penn Jillette is a businessman. He invested in the half-Japanese record label — 50 Skidillion Watts.
Besides, Penn created his own record label that he named — Vintage Nudes Studio. He has set up this studio in his Las Vegas home.
What’s more, Penn launched a masturbating bathtub for women that he named Jill-Jet. He is earning so far so good from his various businesses.
Earning Through Real Estate
Penn Jillette made a profit selling his assets. In 2015, he bought a 7,808 square foot home in Las Vegas for $3.8 million. He has created a recording studio in this home.
Besides, Jillette made a profit of $1.88 million selling his ‘The Slammer’ house that he purchased in 1994.
Earning Through Writing
Throughout his four-decade active career, Penn Jillette has written eight books so far. Among these, God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales, became the best-selling book.
This book went for $16. Thousands of copies of this book were sold within a few weeks. Penn has gathered well enough through writing.
Earning Through Acting
Talking about Jillette’s acting role, he is credited with 66 films and television series. He became famous appearing in the 1995 and 1998 film Hackers and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
In the worldwide box office, Penn Jillette is credited with three high-grossing films. These films grossed $11,932,746 in the worldwide box office.
Here’s Jillette’s credited films and box office earnings:
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: $10.6 million
- Tim’s Vermeer: $1.68 million
- Off Beat: $4.8 million
- My Chauffeur: $4.67 million
- An Honest Liar: $188k
Earning Through Music & Music Videos
Penn Jillette is a musician too. He is a band member of the alternative rock band — Captain Howdy. Being a part of this band, Jillette released the below songs:
- Tattoo of Blood
- The Best Song Ever Written
- Money Feeds My Music Machine
These songs grossed well. Besides, he is also a member of the Bongos band. In 2018, he released a Rio Las Vegas album that paid him a lot of money.
What’s more, Jillette appeared in many music videos and video games. In 2009, he had a $20 million net worth. Now, he owns a giant figure.
Apart from these, Penn Jillette received $663,655 from the All-Star Celebrity Apprentice season.
In a nutshell, below is Penn Jillette’s yearly, monthly, weekly, daily, and hourly income or salary:
- Yearly Income: $33.33 million
- Monthly Income: $2.78 million
- Weekly Income: $641k
- Daily Income: $91k
- Hourly Income: $3,805
Penn Jillette: At a Glance
|Full Name||Penn Fraser Jillette|
|Date of Birth||5 March 1955|
|Birth Place||Greenfield, Massachusetts, United States|
|Height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Spouse||Emily Zolten (m. 2004)|
|Children||2; Moxie CrimeFighter Jillette, Zolten Penn Jillette|
|Profession||Magician, Musician, Actor, Businessman|
|Net Worth||$200 million|
Penn Fraser Jillette was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts, on 5 March 1955. He is the son of Samuel Herbert Jillette and Valda Rudolph Jillette. Reading Bible, Jillette became an atheist at an early age.
Jillette completed his education at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College in 1973. After graduation, he met Teller — an American magician, writer, actor, and film director. Since then, he began his career with Teller.
Penn Jillette began his professional career with the duo show Penn & Teller. This show became popular within a few weeks and went well on the Broadway Theater.
In 1983, he became a host of the Residents band. After performing in this band, Jillette gained recognition as a musician.
In 1985, Jillette made his film debut appearing in the 1985 film Savage Island. He has 66 acting credits so far. His appearance in the Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas film made him further popular in the film industry.
As an author, he is famous for his ‘God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales’ book. Besides, he has written eight books so far.
Jillette is also a podcaster and businessman. His career is molded by various ventures. However, he has won the prestigious ‘Writer Guild of America Award’ in the category of Best Comedy Talk Series.
Penn Jillette and Teller are connected for a long time. They began their professional career with the duo ‘Penn & Teller’. What’s more, they are considered the #2 richest magician worldwide. However, Teller owns a net worth of $200 million like Penn Jillette.
Penn Jillette is now 75 kg in weight. He lost 105 pounds within three months by making a radical change to his eating habits. His height is 6 feet 7 inches.
Shocking news to the ‘Penn & Teller’ lover that Penn Jillette and Teller announced their split on 19 October 2011. The Penn & Teller show earned popularity within a few weeks. But, such an announcement is making their fans frustrated.
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