Terry Fator is a singer, ventriloquist, comedian and impressionist who hails from Dallas, Texas. He is best known for his more than 100 ventriloquial impersonations. During acting, Fator uses 16 different puppets. For the 1987 and 1988, he was a member of Freedom Jam band. Keep reading to know more about Terry Fator’s net worth in 2019.
Terry Fator was born in 1965 on 10 June to Jephtha Wesley and Edith Marie Sligh whose name changed to Marie Sligh. He was born in Dallas, Texas. Fator is the middle-child with an older brother known as Jephthah Jr., and his younger sister’s name is Deborah.
Chris Sligh who is a finalist on the American Idol season six is his second cousin.
Fator attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. The information is based on his audio commentary known as Terry Fator: Live from Las Vegas of 2009.
Fator’s first wife was Melinda who was a great fan of his band. The two got married in 1991 on 8 January. Melinda chose to part with him and thus left Las Vegas for Texas. She filed for a divorce in 2009. It is after two more times of submitting it that an agreement was reached in November 2010.
A day after the finalization of the divorce, Fator and Taylor Makakoa exchanged marriage vows in Las Vegas on November 3, 2010. A ceremony followed on November 7 that same year. He was still married to Makakoa when Fator proposed to Angie Fiore. To add insult to the injury, he did that on a stage in front of her then wife. He went ahead and divorced her in August 2015.
On the 4th of September 2015, the next week after his then most recent divorce, Terry and Angie got married. An assumption can be made that Fator lacks commitment when it comes to marriage.
Fator has been a member of two bands. Between 1987 and 1988, he was the lead singer of Freedom Jam band. The producer was Young American Showcase. At an average of three performances per school day, the group had been in more than 200 high schools based in Canada and the United States.
Secondly, he was in the Texas the Band where he was a lead singer too. He joined it at the age of 23 where he incorporated T. Airedale which is his puppet to the show.
Having realized that his fame was not as much as he thought, Terry decided to contest for the America’s Got Talent competition. His first national appearance on the show was on June 19, 2007. He eventually won.
He experienced success in his career after he combined all his talents which include ventriloquism, impersonations, singing, and comedy.
After the America’s Got Talent, he continued to perform in parties. He appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show on May 13, 2008. Fator voices characters too.
Awards and Achievements
In 2007, Terry Fator was the winner of America’s Got Talent as a ventriloquist.
Net Worth of Terry Fator
Terry Fator has an estimated net worth of $150 million. His significant source of income is performing during events. He won the $1 million prize after winning the America’s Got Talent contest. In December 2007, he signed a contract of $1.5 million with Las Vegas Hilton. Terry was to perform shows thrice a month between January and May of the following year. A five-year deal worth $100 million was signed between Fator and Las Vegas Strip on March 3, 2008.
Terry Fator is an excellent impersonator and ventriloquist. He was the winner of America’s Got Talent in 2007. He often impersonates singers such as Dean Martin, Etta James, Garth Brooks and James Taylor. Not giving up after he appeared at a 1000 seat theatre only to find that he just had one person in the audience is the reason he is successful today. Fator gave himself a chance and rose to the top in the end.