Penn and Teller Net Worth

May 9, 2023
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Raymond Joseph Teller was born on the 14th February 1948, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, of British and Russian ancestry. He is best known for being a magician, illusionist and comedian, who is half of the comedy magic duo Penn & Teller, together with Penn Jillette. He is also recognized as an actor, and the author of several books on magic. He has been an active member of the entertainment industry since 1974.

Have you ever wondered how rich Teller is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Teller’s net worth is currently as high as $175 million. He has been accumulating this sum of money through his successful career in the entertainment industry as an actor and magician over more than 40 years. Another source is coming from his career as a writer of several books on the subject of magic.


Teller Net Worth $175 Million


Teller was raised in a Jewish family by his father Israel Max and his mother Irene B. Teller. He attended Central High School in Philadelphia which he finished in 1965. Afterwards, he enrolled at Amherst College, Massachusetts, from which he graduated in 1969. Later during his career, he taught Latin and English at Lawrence High School.
Teller`s career began in the early 1970s, befriending Weir Chrisemere and founding The Othmar Schoeck Society for the Preservation of Weird and Disgusting Music. The two performed together until 1974, when Penn Jillette joined them. They soon changed their name to Asparagus Valley Cultural Society, and continued as a trio, withtheir first act was performed at the Minnesota Renaissance Fair. However, in 1981 Weir left them, and Penn and Teller continued as the duo they are today.

Throughout the years, the two have become one of the best entertainment acts, receiving numerous awards for their performances, including a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013. Some of their notable works include “Penn & Teller Get Killed” (1989), “The Unpleasant World of Penn & Teller” (1994), “Penn & Teller: Bullshit!” (2003-2010), “Penn & Teller Tell a Lie” (2011), and most recent “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (2015), all of which have added to Teller`s net worth.

Teller has also been recognized as an actor, appearing in several TV series and films, including “My Chauffeur” (1986), “The Fantasticks” (1995), “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” (1996-1997), “The West Wing” (2004), “Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike” (2014), and “Director’s Cut” (2016), among others, all of which have increased his net worth by a large margin.

To speak further of his accomplishments, Teller has also released five books; his first book was in collaboration with Penn, entitled “Penn and Teller’s Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends” (1989). The two continued in the same fashion, writing together which resulted in books “Penn and Teller’s How to Play with Your Food” (1992), “Penn and Teller’s How to Play in Traffic” (1997), and “”When I’m Dead All This Will Be Yours!”: Joe Teller – A Portrait by His Kid” (2000).

Thanks to his skills, Teller has received numerous prestigious nominations and awards, including several Primetime Emmy nominations in the category of Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming for his work on “Penn & Teller: Bullshit!”.

When it comes to speak about his personal life, little is known about Teller in the media. In free time he enjoys painting and playing the vibraphone. Regarding his religion and political views, Teller is known as an atheist with a libertarian political philosophy. It is interesting that he is also recognized for legally changing his birth name to the mononym “Teller”.

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