Penn Jillette is a magician, comedian, musician, actor and best-selling author, who is famous for his work with magician Teller in the team Penn & Teller. He has also appeared as a contestant on the Celebrity Apprentice season 5. Jillette and his friend Teller were also respected on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the live performance list.
Penn Jillette Personal Life
The famous magician, comedian Penn Jillette is blissfully married to Emily Jillette on November 23, 2004. The Gabler's Ballad star and his girlfriend turned spouse took their relationship into the next level after dating several months.
They have two children together, daughter Monie Crimefighter and Zolten Penn Jillette. Jillette. The cupid's first child was born on June 3, 2005. Their second child, a son, Zolten Penn Jillette arrived on 22 May 2006.
Jillette and his darling, Emily seems to be living a happy life together, along with their two children. There are no rumors yet about their extra-marital affairs and divorce. They are united as life partners for more than sixteen years.
How Much Is Penn Jillette's Net Worth?
Penn Jillette, a famous American magician, illusionist, comedian, and musician, had earned numerous fans and fame to date. As of 2020, Penn Jillette's net worth is estimated to be $175 million dollars. He makes $30 million per annum from a documentary tv show. Jillette falls under the list of wealthiest magicians in the United States.
In 1981, Jillette and Teller created the famous comedy magic duo, Penn, and Teller. In 2003, they produced and co-hosted the Emmy-nominated documentary Tv series Penn & Teller: Bullshit, the episodes focused on disproving the supernatural beliefs and myths.
Jillette is also an associate at the Cato Institute H.C Mencken Research. Apart from being a comedian and an illusionist, he’s also a bass guitarist, double bassist and also interested in composing songs. He was a co-producer and co-director of the documentary film, The Aristocrats in 2005, which was a tribute to Johnny Carson as “The Aristocrats” was his favorite joke.
On February 19, 2012, Jillette became one of the contestants on The Celebrity Apprentice Season 5 but was fired from the show by the current President of US Donald Trump during the 11th-week episode.
In 2013, he reappeared in the All-Star Celebrity Apprentice season, where he made his way to final, raising a total of $663,655 for the charity of his choice.
On April 5, 2013, Pen and Teller were respected with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Live performance list. Later, they were awarded by the Magic Castle with the “Magician of the Year” award.
Penn Jillette Weight Loss
Penn Jillette lost 100 pounds on the Potato diet by adopting an intensely restrictive diet a few years ago. The 6 ft 7-inch tall magician weighed 322 pounds when doctors discovered a 90% blockage in his heart. He even took drastic measures to check if young kids grow up.
Under medical supervision, Jillette followed a potato diet eating only plain potatoes for two whole weeks. The musician says a boring menu helped him break bad eating habits he had before. Some sources even claim that Jillette fasts 23 hours a day to maintain his 100-pound weight loss.
Penn Jillette Wiki-Bio
Penn Fraser Jillette is famous as Penn Jillette. An American Magician, Juggler, Comedian, Inventor, actor, and best-selling author, was born on March 5, 1995, in Greenfield, Massachusetts, the U.S to father Samuel Herbert Jillette and mother Valda Rudolph Jillette.
When he was 18, he watched a show by illusionist James Randi and was promptly impressed by Randi's style and believed that magic was entertainment and not a mysterious supernatural power.
Jillette attended Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Clown College in his hometown and graduated in 1974. The same year, his friend Weir Chrisemer introduced him to Teller, and then, they formed an act called Asparagus Valley Cultural Society, which they performed in Amherst and San Francisco.