Penn Jillette is a multi-faceted American celebrity who is known for being a comedian, musician, actor, magician, and an inventor. Jillette is also the author of a best selling book that he wrote with his fellow magician who is called Teller.
Being a popular American figure and a strong advocate of free-market capitalism and libertarianism, Penn Jillette has been on the news several times. Jillette has been vocal about atheism and scientific skepticism. With ideas on ending the war on drugs and legalizing all kinds of drugs brought Jillette has been in the the limelight. However, sources state that Jillette has never even tried a puff of marijuana. Thanks to the strong opinion on these issues, Jillette is known in his community. Let’s find out how much is Penn Jillette’s net worth in 2018.
Penn Fraser Jillette was born on 5th March 1955 in Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA. Jillette’s father worked at Greenfield’s County Jail while his mother was a secretary. From a very early age, Penn realized that he was an atheist after reading the sects of the Holy Bible.
Soon, Penn Jillette was drawn to the world of magic and illusions, and this is precisely where he started dedicating his maximum time. Over the course of the next few years, Penn honed his craft and learned a lot of tricks like juggling and acting in comedy shows and did several successful Broadway shows, the most popular of which is Penn & Teller.
In addition to doing theatre and several Broadway shows like Penn and Teller, Jillette started working in a popular US-based cable network known as Comedy Central. It happened in the 1990s. Penn was also a contestant on the popular American dance reality show Dancing with the Stars where he was paired opposite a professional dancer called Kym Johnson. Besides acting in various theatrical shows and participating in TV shows, Penn Jillette also produced and directed many documentary movies and films, one of which is called “The Aristocrats.”
Awards & Achievements
Jillette has been endowed with several prestigious awards during his lifetime. In 2004, Penn won a WGA Award on TV for the comedy series called Penn & Teller: Bullshit! And shared this award with Teller, David Wechter, and John McLaughlin. Jillette got nominated for the same series for the subsequent years in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2011. Penn Jillette also won the star on the Walk of Fame in 2013 that he shared with Teller.
In 2014, Penn was nominated for the BAFTA Awards for the best documentary named Tim’s Vermeer. Penn Jillette has been nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards six times. Therefore his contributions to the television fraternity are well-acknowledged. Jillette also received the celebrated “Magician of the Year” award for his contribution to magic and illusions.
Net Worth of Penn Jillette
Jillette has an estimated net worth of $175 million and has created a private recording studio called the Vintage Nudes Studio in his home in Las Vegas. A major part of his wealth came from the TV show called Penn & Teller. Penn made tons of millions from this show as it steadily gained popularity in the American TV show scene.
Overall, Jillette has had a fulfilling life and a successful career that started with the TV Show named Penn & Teller. Jillette’s book with Teller also became a bestseller and garnered him a lot of fame. The duo Of Penn and Teller has been very famous and has worked well for both of them. Talking about Penn’s personal life, he went through various ups and downs and even battled drug abuse but ultimately came out of it. Penn has been a collector and a connoisseur of song poems. Penn has been an atheist all his life and a proud one.