Penn & Teller are the American magicians. They performed together since late 1970s. Their acts are the combination of comedy and magic. They are featured in numerous television and stage shows such as Penn & Teller: Fool Us, The Rio.
Teller is an American magician, actor, director and writer. He was born February 14, 1948 in Philadelphia, US to Irene B. and Israel Max. Teller’s mother was Methodist so Teller was raised as a half-assed Methodist. In 1965, Teller did graduation from Central High School. Teller usually does not speak during performances. Silence is his trademark when he was performing magic at college fraternity he found that if he maintains silence throughout the act audience will pay more attention to his performance.
Penn Fraser Jillette is an American illusionist, juggler, comedian, actor and musician. He is also a best-selling author who is known his work with fellow illusionist Teller. Penn was born on March 5, 1955 in Greenfield, Massachusetts. During his early teenage he became an atheist after reading the Bible. When Penn was eighteen-year-old he saw an act of magician James Randi and became a fan of him. He did graduation from Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Clown College in 1974.
The secrete behind the success of the longitivity of the relationship is because they are never been close friends. They are just business partner and love to work with each other. They do not have anything common beside magic and have a drastically different lifestyle that is why they rarely interact or socialize when not working. Their business relationship is based on the respect for each other. Their disagreements lead to better decisions because at the time of disagreement they bring new ideas and extend the range of discussion.
Initially Teller started performing with his friend Weir Chriseemer for the Preservation of Weird and Disgusting Music. Chriseemer was the common friend of Penn & Teller. In 1974 Teller and Penne was introduced to each other by Weir Chriseemer and they three started Asparagus Valley Society. From late 1970s to 1981 they three performed as a trio. During 1981 Penne and Teller started performing exclusively together as Penn & Teller. Their act began in 1981 and it is continues to this day.
By 1985 Penn and Teller started receiving positive reviews for Off Broadway Show. They made numerous television appearance on Saturday Night Live, Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Today and many others. They also had national tours during 1990s and gained critical praise. The duo also written several books about magic
In 2013 Penn & Teller were honored with the 2,494th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the live performance category. The duo also received the Magician of the Year award by the Magic Castle. They also awarded the Richard Dawkins Award to raise public consciousness of atheism.
How much is Penn & Teller Net Worth in 2017
The estimated net worth of Penn & Teller is around $320 million US dollars as of 2017. They are known for incorporating comedy into magic.
The duo is working together since 1974 and still maintaining the business and personal relationship without any conflict. They worked together as magicians, actors and writers. They do have very little things in common but maintaining the relationship from more than 40 years.