Do you remember Criss Angel? The illusionist, magician, and actor made a name for himself in the 1990s and 2000s with his daring adventures, television specials, and dramatic stage shows. In the process, he built an empire that covers everything from children’s magic kits to best-selling books. He may have been absent from our screens for a few years, but he hasn’t been sitting around doing nothing – since 2010, he’s starred in one of the biggest and best-selling shows in Las Vegas. And all that hard work has clearly paid off. According to the latest estimates from celebritynetworth.com, Angel is currently worth $ 50 million. As it did? Get ready to find out.
When he was 7 years old, Angel already loved magic. When he was 12, he realized he could make his passion pay when he charged $ 10 a head for his first show. Once he finished high school, he decided to say “no” to college and hit the road instead. Over the next two years, he toured extensively with other traveling artists, honing his skills and developing his signature style. By the mid-1990s, Angel was ready for the big moment. His first break came in the 1997 TV movie “The Science of Magic.” In 2001, he starred in the off-Broadway show, ‘Criss Angel Mindfreak’. he eventually finished with 600 performances and formed the basis of his first television special, ‘Criss Angel Mindfreak: Postmodern Illusionist’. More TV specials followed, and by the mid-2000s Angel was riding a wave that returned him $ 50,000 a day in merchandise alone.
In 2005, he got his own series with ‘Criss Angel Mindfreak’. After its premiere on July 20, 2005, the show ran for 96 episodes until 2010, becoming one of the most-watched television shows in Asia in the process. In addition to his own television specials, Angel has also appeared as a regular guest on shows such as’ The Oprah Winfrey Show ‘,’ The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson ‘,’ WWE RAW ‘,’ The Ellen DeGeneres Show ‘,’ Jimmy! Kimmel Live! ‘The Megan Mullally Show’ and ‘Larry King Live’. He also dabbled in acting, with some of his most notable performances in the feature film ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’ and the television shows ‘CSI: NY’, ‘Las Vegas’ and ‘Rules of Engagement’.
While television may have made Angel a household name, it is his stage shows that have kept him as one. In 2006, he partnered with Cirque du Soleil to create the stage show ‘Criss Angel Believe’. Financial support in the amount of $ 100 million came through MGM Mirage. Despite being released to harsh criticism (The La Times said he lacked the courage of his convictions, while the Las Vegas Review-Journal called him “incredibly bad, sad”), Angel still managed to triumph, earning more than $ 5 million in advance sales alone. Over the years, he has worked to modify the program to suit a broader palette. In 2011, the Toronto Star described it as the “most exciting thing now on the Las Vegas stage.” and Angel was attracting $ 150 million in ticket sales. In 2013, it was the best-selling magic show in Las Vegas. The show continued to run until April 2016, at which point it was replaced by ‘Criss Angel Mindfreak Live’.
Criss Angel’s flashy style might not be to everyone’s taste, but he managed to wow enough crowds and enough award juries to win the showman a ton of awards. In addition to winning the Magician of the Year award from the International Magician Society in 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008, Angel has been awarded the titles of “Magician of the Decade” and “Magician of the Century”, along with Louie. Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Art of Magic. He is the youngest member of the International Society of Magicians’ Hall of Fame for Magic, the only person to have won the title of Merlin Magician of the Year on more than one occasion and, to top it all, one of the few magicians to win. your own title. own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Magic kits and merchandising
Live shows are one thing. Television is another. But any wizard with a little common sense knows that the real money is in merchandising. Angel has always been a smart businessman, even in the early days. In 2005, he was making about $ 50,000 a day in merchandise. Since partnering with IdeaVillage in …