Penn & Teller are magicians from the United States who have been performing for over four decades. They are also entertainers and their acts are combined with magic and comedy. Apart from magic, the duo is also known for their views on libertarianism, atheism, and scientific skepticism. They show their advocacy on their television show called ‘Penn & Teller: Bullshit!’. Now let’s have a close look on the net worth of Penn & Teller in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Penn Fraser Jillette and Raymond Joseph Teller were born in 1955 and 1948 respectively. After getting introduced to each other in August 1985, by Weir Chrisemer, they have been performing for over four decades. Previously, Chrisemer was also a part of their team and the trio was known as “The Asparagus Valley Cultural Society”. They used to perform in the Phoenix Theatre.
In 1981, the group got disbanded. The duo of Penn & Teller has made many television appearances and has also been criticized. They have been described as libertarian. They have criticized the Environmental Protection Agency and Internal Revenue Service. They have supported the Bright movement and have also appeared in many movies.
Penn has been married to Emily Zolten Jillette and has two children named Zolten Penn and Moxie CrimeFighter. He is known to have an addictive personality and is an atheist. Individually, he has appeared in many TV shows and movies and has also done business endeavors. Teller has also appeared in many television shows and has also ventured into direction.
Career, Award & Nominations
After getting disbanded from Weir Chrisemer, Penn & Teller used to work as a pair. They had their own show entitled “Mrs. Lonsberry’s Seance of Horror”. They then did ‘Penn & Teller Go Public’. The show received an Emmy Award in 1985. They are also the recipient of the Richard Dawkins Award of 2005. They are known for their amazing tricks and have also received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1985, the duo appeared in ‘Saturday Night Live’. From 1998 to 2004, they were seen in ‘Hollywood Squares’. They successfully did the show ‘Penn & Teller: Bullshit!’ from 2003 to 2010. They are currently doing the show ‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us’ since 2011. They were the main judges of the show ‘Wizard Wars’ in 2014. Their other television credits include ‘The Grand Tour’, ‘Penn & Teller: Tell a Lie’, ‘The Simpsons’, ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’, and ‘The Unpleasant World of Penn & Teller’.
In addition to many television shows, Penn & Teller has also done many movies. They were first seen in the 1986 movie ‘My Chauffeur’. Their other movie roles include ‘Fantasia 2000’, ‘The Aristocrats’, ‘An Honest Liar’, ‘Director’s Cut’, ‘Car 54, Where Are You?, and ‘Penn & Teller’s Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends’. They have also done many music videos and video games.
Net Worth & Earnings
Imagine the net worth of a duo that has done a number of endeavors in their career? The estimated net worth of the pair stands at $320 million. They have appeared in many television shows and have also done television specials. In addition to this, the duo has also released many books and has also written books as individuals. They are also actors and has done many other businesses as individuals.
Penn & Teller are one of the most popular magicians in the world. They have got many fans and have also expanded their talents in television and movies. They continue to be active in their profession and amaze the world with their skills.