Penn Jillette Net Worth

August 17, 2023
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Penn Fraser Jillette was born on the 5th March 1955, in Greenfield, Massachusetts USA. He is a magician, illusionist, juggler, musician, actor and author which are all sources of Penn Jillette’s net worth. He is also known for supporting the ideas of free-market capitalism, libertarianism, scientific scepticism and atheism. Jillette has been active in the entertainment industry since 1974.

How much is Penn Jillette’s net worth? It has been estimated that the outright size of his wealth is as much as $175 million, accumulated during his varied career of over 40 years.


Penn Jillette Net Worth $175 Million


Penn Jillette was raised in Greenfield, Massachusetts. He became aware of atheistic ideas in his teenage years. Penn was educated at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College in which he met his future partner Raymond Teller. Together they formed the successful duo Penn & Teller which toured all over the country. The performances of the duo Penn & Teller increased the net worth of Penn and his partner considerably, as with an interesting program which included eating fire, juggling knives and swallowing needles they attracted large audience, and were invited to perform in many shows.

Other significant sources of Penn Jillette’s net worth are films and television. Concerning his roles on the cinema screen, Jillette has appeared in more than 20 films. Jillette and Teller starred in the black comedy film “Penn & Teller Get Killed” directed by Arthur Penn., playing themselves, though the film received mostly negative reviews. Penn was in the main cast of the films “Hackers” (1995) directed by Iain Softley, “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” (1998) directed and co-written by Terry Gilliam, “Michael Moore Hates America” (2004) directed by Mike Wilson, “An Honest Liar” (2014) directed and produced by Tyler Measom and Justin Weinstein, and others.

Among a number of episodic appearances on television, the duo had their own shows “Penn & Teller’s Sin City Spectacular”(1998–1999), “Penn & Teller: Bullshit!”(2003–2010) and “Penn & Teller: Fool Us”(2010–present). Jillette was cast as a regular in the television game show “Hollywood Squares”(1999–2004), and since 2014 has hosted “Penn Jillette’s Street Cred” (2014–present).

More, during his career Penn has been featuring in several podcasts. Currently, he stars in the podcast “Penn’s Sunday School”(2012–present). On the whole, cinema, television and the internet have all added significant revenue to the total size of Jillette’s net worth.

In addition to the above, Penn Jillette is the author of books which are usually based on the topic of magic, or shares atheistic beliefs. He debuted with the book “Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends” (1989), and among his more popular publications are “Penn and Teller’s How to Play In Traffic” (1997), “How to Cheat Your Friends at Poker: The Wisdom of Dickie Richar” (2005) and “Every Day is an Atheist Holiday!: More Magical Tales from the Author of God, No!” (2012). Writing has also increased the net worth of Penn Jillette.

Concerning the private life of the magician, Penn Jillette is married to Emily Zolten since 2004, and the family has two children.

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