Criss Angel is a well-known American illusionist and magician who is also a musician and has appeared in a number of stage and television shows. He is best known for appearing in the shows ‘Criss Angel Believe’ and ‘Criss Angel Mindfreak’. Criss has also appeared on the Spike TV television series called ‘Criss Angel BeLIEve’ and NBC’s ‘Phenomenon’. Let’s find out how much is Criss Angel’s net worth in 2018.
Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos, popularly known by his stage name of Criss Angel was born in Hempstead, New York on December 19, 1967, to his parents Dimitra Sarantakos and John Sarantakos. He was interested in magic when he was 7 years old.
He completed his schooling at East Meadow High School. Following that, he went on to pursue a career in magic instead of going to college.
In 2002, Criss Angel got married to JoAnn Winkhart, after dating each other for a long time. The couple divorced four years after their marriage. In 2008, he was in a relationship with Holly Madison. They broke up in early 2009. In 2011, he got engaged to Sandra Gonzalez.
Criss is also a philanthropist and is the founder of Believe Foundation ‘Believe Anything is Possible’.
In 1994, Criss Angel made his first TV appearance. In 1995, he appeared in the movie ‘Lord of Illusions’. He also recorded the album entitled ‘World of Illusion: System One’. In 1998, he teamed up with Klayton and released the album called ‘Musical Conjurings from the World of Conjuring’.
In 1997, Criss Angel appeared in the made-for-television movie ‘The Science of Magic’. He has also appeared in its sequel. His first television series was ‘Criss Angel Mindfreak’. It aired from 2005 to 2010. In 2007, he became the judge of the television show ‘Phenomenon’.
Angel did a show called ‘Criss Angel Believe’ in 2008. In 2013, the television series of the same name was premiered on Spike TV. Several guests like Shaquille O’Neal, Randy Couture, Ice-T, and Ludacris. His popular stage shows include ‘Criss Angel Magicjam’, ‘Mindfreak LIVE!’, and ‘The Supernaturalists’.
He has also guest-appeared in many shows like WWE Raw, Larry King Live, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, America’s Got Talent, CSI: NY, Rules of Engagement, and Las Vegas.
In 2007, he released the book entitled ‘Mindfreak: Secret Revelations’.
Awards & Achievements
In 2011, Criss Angel won the World Magic Legacy Awards’ Living Legend award. He is a five-time winner of the International Magician Society’s Magician of the Year award. In 2009, he was given the title of the “Magician of the Decade”. He was named as the “Magician of the Century”. He has also been inducted into the International Magician Society’s Magic Hall of Fame.
Net Worth of Criss Angel
Criss Angel has an estimated net worth of more than $50 million. He made this fortune as a professional magician. He has successfully appeared in a number of television shows and has also released albums. His business interests have made revenues of about $70 million in a year. He is a member of the heavy metal band ‘Angel’and has released many albums. He has also collaborated with IdeaVillage for Criss Angel Magic Collection.
Criss Angel is considered one of the most popular magicians in the world. He also holds the world record of submerging under water for 2 minutes and 30 seconds. He holds several other world records and has made 100 people disappeared in May 2010. For this, he holds the Guinness Record of “The most people to disappear in an illusion”. His popularity has also made him earn a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.