Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos who is usually referred as, Criss Angel is a magician, musician and an illusionist who holds American Nationality. He started his career in the New York City before he later moved his place of operations to Las Vegas Valley.
He has been known for featuring in the television, and also stages show by the name Criss Angel Mindfreak and the live performance illusion show that was dubbed ‘Criss Angel Believe.’ This show is estimated to have generated over $150 million from the tourist revenue to the city of Las Vegas in the year 2010. Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth and earnings of Criss Angel in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Criss Angel was conceived in the year 1967 on December 19th at the Hempstead Hospital in the Hempstead in New York. He had a Greek Descent and was raised in the Elmont until the fourth grade when the family migrated to East Meadow in New York. His father is known as John Sarantakos, who owned a restaurant and the doughnut shop.
He developed a huge interest when it came to magic at a tender age of seven years old. His first performance was when he was twelve years, and he was paid $10. He has said that some of the biggest influences in his life included Harry Houdini. When he turned fourteen years, he performed in very many restaurants in the East Meadow.
In the year 2002, Angel got to be married to his very longtime girlfriend by the name JoAnn Winkhart. This couple filed a divorce within four years later. Despite being seen with the wife in a buried alive illusion and the body suspension illusion. Angel started to date Holly Madison, who is a former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner. The relationship however ended in the year 2009. Two years later, Sandra Gonzalez, was the woman whom he proposed to in the Cabo San Lucas.
Career, Awards & Nominations
His first Television appearance happened in the year 1994 and 1995, Criss made his appearance in a movie that was titled ‘Lord of Illusions.’ He has also been able to record an album which was titled ‘World of the Illusion: System One.’ In the year 1998, he was able to team up with Klayton and released an album by the title ‘Musical Conjuring.’ In 1997, he featured in a television movie that was dubbed ‘The Science of Magic’ and has also made it appear in a television series by the title ‘Criss Angel Mindfreak’ that aired from the year 2005 to the year 2010.
Angel had a show that was titled ‘Criss Angel Believe’ in the year 2008. In 2013, television series of the similar name got to premiere on the Spike TV. There are several guests like Ice T and Ludacris. Among the popular stage shows that he has performed in does include ‘The Supernaturalists’ and ‘Mindfreak LIVE.’ Among the awards that he has won does include World Magic Legacy Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Criss Angel is estimated to be over $55 million. This wealth has been generated from his career as a magician. He has appeared in several television shows and also released some albums. He has several business interests that have made revenues amounting to over $70 million.
Criss Angel has been considered among the well-known magicians in the world and holds a world record of submerging under the water for 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Also, he holds other records and has made over 100 people to disappear from May 2010.