The literature of every era clearly reflects the strong influence of magic on the imagination of the masses at large. Even today, the popularity of Harry Potter Series is a testimony to the fact that curiosity related to magic and magicians remained within humankind for ages. One of the amazing things about magic is that it attracts everyone equally without any distinction. As such huge interest prevails among public for this craft in general, anyone who is associated with it and has a mastery over it becomes an instant hit and thus has the potential to earn millions for oneself. Given the humongous curiosity about magic, If we are looking at the bank balance of the top magicians of the world at the moment, the number of zeroes at the end of their bank balance do not come across as a surprise. Today, we have formed a list of Top 10 Richest Magicians In The World In 2020 to illustrate the amount of money they possess due to their association with magic which further the idea that even in today’s day and age magic holds a special position in people’ lives.
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10. Ricky Jay
Ricky Jay is a popular name among American magicians who got into magic because of his grandfather. The genes of magic that he inherited from his grandfather has taken him a long way. He is one of the youngest magicians to introduce magic on the television in the year 1953. With that Television show, he was enabled to register his name in the list of the finest magicians and the rest is history. The television shows and the live performances that he had done over the years, has enabled his bank balance to grow with every passing year. His live performances have enabled him to earn even more because of his huge popularity. Another reason of his earning huge amount is because of the fact that he often allows only the elite class to witness his live magic. With all such successes under his belt at the moment, by one estimate his net worth is around $3 million, which speaks highly about his talent and worth as a magician.
He is the magician of an English origin. He was born by the name of “Steven Frayne” in the year 1982 and is commonly known as “Dynamo” among masses. He is one of the amazing magicians and has done many greatest magic television shows. Not only this, over the years, not only has he made many special appearances in many popular tv show but also has performed his craft in many popular sports and Christmas programmes. Throughout his career, He traveled across the world and had demonstrated some of the finest acts of magic to millions around the globe. With such an amazing talent, his career is enlisted with many awards and accolades and has the huge fan following. Due to his great demand worldwide, his total net worth at the moment is estimated to be $ 4 million.
8. Derren Brown
Born in the year 1971, Derren Victor Brown is the most successful illusionist of Great Britain. Throughout his career, he has amazed his audience with some astounded acts of magic. He is one of the performers who explains after the act that how he has performed a particular act of his magic. His contribution in the field of magic is unlimited. From doing stage shows to doing television shows, From making special appearances in some of the top programmes to producing magic shows and from doing live performances to writing magic books, Derren Brown has covered it all. The forty five years old, this British magician is one of the richest and most popular men in his profession and has the net worth of $7.5 to his name.
7. David Blaine
This magician hails from America and has been ranked as one of the richest man in his profession. He is not only responsible for breaking many of the previous records set by other magicians, but is also famous for his television shows. Through his famous television shows like “David Blaine: Street Magic”, “Magic Man”, and “David Blaine: Real or Magic” which have been recognized by far as the best ones of their kind, he has infused new spirit in the craft of magic and has taken the magic to a completely different level altogether. Not only that, over the years he has performed some unrealistic acts of magic which not only have made him household name but has also become responsible for increasing his bank balance to new heights. According to an estimate David’s Blaine net worth is around $12 million.
6. Hans Klok
Hans Klok is another famous magician from the Holland. His name is extremely popular when it comes down to the successful names in the field of magic. His talent in his field has gained him the spot in ” The Magic Circle “. This is a famous group of magicians and includes the top rated illusionists of the world. Klok started performing magic at the age of ten and since then for him there was no looking back. During his career span, he has performed on some of the most prestigious occasions like in the opening ceremony of “2006 FIFA World Cup” and in the “London Fashion Week” apart from making regular television appearances. He has a fan following everywhere in the world and people are crazy about his acts. His total worth is approximately $ 25 Million
5. Criss Angel
He was born on December 19, 1967 in New York, United States. He got interested in the craft of magic due to the influence of one of his aunts at the tender age of seven. Initially, he learned some card tricks and then with time he learned to perform some advance magic which gained him huge popularity worldwide. His programme “Criss Angel Mindfreak” was one of the most popular TV programmes and made him earn millions of dollars for himself. With many special appearances in different famous and highly watched programmes like “WWE RAW” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show, he has attracted the attention of many. His popularity is such that the tickets for his live shows get sold months before at huge prices. The total worth of Criss Angel is around $50 million, which speaks volumes about his demand as a performer.
4. Lance Burton
One of the other richest magicians of this era is none other then the very talented Lance Burton. This American magician has the total worth of approximately $100 million. He has not only taken the world by storm through his amazing skills with magic, but also has become a big role model for many young people who aspires to become magicians. He is involved in the craft of magic by the age of five years and since then with every passing day his talent has grown by leaps and bounds. His career includes many awards and has done more than five thousand television shows. By doing such big number of television shows, one can totally guess the amount of money he had made courtesy to them. Today, he is one of the most loved magicians and people from every corner of the world come to see his mastery over magic and love every bit of his performance.
3. Siegfried and Roy
This is a German American Duo famously called by the name of “Masters of the Impossible” because of their brave acts. They have been working together as a team since 1959 and have earned global recognition for their skills. They performed in Las Vegas and had won many hearts due to their talent and had also won the award for their show in 1972. They had performed some outstanding magic together over the decades with tigers until an unfortunate incident made Roy seriously injured in the year 2003. The duo had done more than 5000 shows together and have made many appearances. Their net worth is around $120 million.
2. Penn and Teller
Penn and Teller are two most talented magicians who perform together. The successful duo is in the field of magic for many years and have been performing since 1971. Their magic is extremely famous among all as they amalgamate magic with comedy. They have appeared in many television series and have also written three books on magic together. Some of their most popular television shows are: “Penn & Teller: Fool Us.”, and “Penn & Teller: Tell a Lie.” etc. Today, these two are the most sought after performers and currently are doing a show together in Las Vegas. Moreover, they also have the credit to formulate one of the most popular magic video games of the recent times. Their net worth at the moment is around $300 million.
1. David Copperfield
He is undoubtedly the most successful magician of this day and age. His talent has no limits and hence he has been rewarded greatly worldwide for it. His glorious career includes twenty one Emmy Awards, eleven Guinness world records, and many more such distinctions. He is one of the most sought after magicians across the globe and by far the richest of the lot. Over the years, His name has become a “brand”. The tickets for his shows get sold instantly, no matter how much he charges for them. His net worth is around $800 million which also makes him one of the richest celebrity of the world at the moment.