David Blaine White, popularly known as David Blaine is a world-famous American illusionist, endurance artist and magician. David Blaine is considered a revolutionary when it comes to the sphere of magic, for he turned the focus on the viewers rather than zone in on the magician himself. Let’s find out how much is David Blaine’s net worth in 2018.
David Blaine Early Life
Born on April 4, 1973, in Brooklyn, New York, Blaine showed interest in magic at an early age when he saw a magician perform in the subway. His parents, Patrice Maureen White and William Perez are of Puerto Rica, Italian and Jewish ancestry.
He went to Passaic Valley Regional High School and moved to Manhattan, New York when he was 17 years old.
Blaine has a half-brother Michael Bukalo from his mother’s second marriage.
He and French model Alizée Guinochet have a daughter together. The story of Dessa’s birth is interesting for when her mother went into labour there were blizzards in New York, and Blaine had to hire a snowplow for them to reach the hospital.
In 2017, there were allegations against Blaine that he has raped former model Natasha Prince at a house in Chelsea.
David Blaine Career
Blaine’s first television show was aired on NBC in 1997. At the time, David Blaine: Street Magic was considered groundbreaking.
In Magic Man, he traveled across the country entertaining pedestrians with his tricks.
In 1999, he performed one of the most incredible endurance tasks ever seen at the time. He entombed himself in a plastic box which was kept beneath a water tank weighing three tons for seven days. Even Houdini does not hold the distinction of performing this feat.
In 2000, he encapsulated himself in an ice box in a stunt called Frozen in Time. This was performed live in Times Square, and he remained in that ice cube for over 63 hours.
In 2002, a crane lifted him on top of a 100 feet high pillar without any harness. He stayed on the pillar for around 35 hours.
In the same year, he released his book, Mysterious Stranger: A Book of Magic, which is a part autobiography and partially a treasure hunt.
In 2003, he sealed himself in a Plexiglass case which was suspended in the Thames river. The stunt began on September 5 and ended on October 19. He was subsequently hospitalised.
In 2006, his stunt Drowned Alive involved submerging himself in a tank of the isotonic solution in Lincoln Centre.
In the same year, he performed his Revolution stunt, where he bound himself to a rotating gyroscope and escaped from it 52 hours later.
He began his stunt Dive of Death, in 2008 in which he risked potential blindness and other maladies.
In 2012, he performed an incredible endurance test titled, Electrified: One Million Volts Always.
Awards and Achievements
Blaine held the Guinness World Record for holding his breath underwater 16 minutes and 32 seconds. His record was surpassed by Tom Sietas.
Net Worth of David Blaine
David Blaine has an estimated net worth of $14 million. Much of his fortunes come from his career as a magician who dares to take extravagant risks. His revenue also comes from TV shows that he has produced and been a part of.
David Blaine is a household name whose adventurous tasks and magic has been displayed in television sets all over the world. He has performed these tests with immense risk to his own health. However, he stands committed to his craft and is intent on entertaining the masses with his immense capabilities to withstand adverse conditions.