Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos is known professionally as Criss Angel. He is a famous American magician, illusionist, and musician. Criss began his career in New York City before moving his base of operations to the Las Vegas Valley. He is mainly known for playing on the stage, and television show Criss Angel Mindfreak and his earlier live performance illusion show Criss Angel Believe at the Luxor casino in Las Vegas in collaboration with Cirque du Soleil. As of February 2022, the musician Criss Angel Net worth is calculated at around 50 Million dollars.
Real Name: Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos
Date of Birth: December 19, 1967
Place of Birth: Hempstead, New York, U.S
Age: 55 years old (as of 2022)
Zodiac Sign: Saggitarius
Height: 6’0″ in
Weight: 75 kg
Spouse: Shaunyl Benson (m.2015), JoAnn Winkhart (m.2002-2006)
Children: Johnny Crisstopher, Xristos Yanni, Illusia Angelina
Early Life and Education
On December 19, 1967, Criss was born at Hempstead General Hospital in Hempstead, on Long Island, New York. He was raised in Elmont until fourth grade; later, his family moved to East Meadow, New York. Criss is of Greek descent. Criss’s father, John Sarantakos, owned a restaurant and doughnut shop. Criss developed an interest in magic at the age of 7 and performed his first show when he was 12, for which he was paid $10. He went on to perform throughout high school at restaurants and galleries. Criss appeared first time on television in 1994, where he performed as a part of a one-hour ABC primetime special entitled Secrets.
He is known for starring in television and stage shows. He also starred in Criss Angel BeLIEve on Spike TV, the reality-competition television show Phenomenon on NBC. He also honored multiple world records made during his magic performances and was named Magician of the Decade in 2009. In addition to his profession as an illusionist, Criss was the lead singer for his industrial band named Angeldust, which released five albums. Also, he has written the book Mindfreak: Secret Revelations.
In 2002, he married his longtime girlfriend, JoAnn Winkhart. They filed for divorce after four years. He dated Holly Madison and Sandra Gonzalez for some time. Since 2012, he has been dating Australian singer Shaunyl Benson. The couple has two sons together, born in 2014 and 2019, and a daughter born in 2021.
Criss Angel’s Net Worth
The American magician has an estimated net worth of 50 million dollars. He made his fortune through her career and business advantages that bring his salary to about $70 million every year.
- Angel won five of the International Magician Society’s Magician of the Year awards.
- He was named “Magician of the Decade” in 2009 and “Magician of the Century” in 2010.
- Also, he was the 22nd recipient of the Louie Award for outstanding achievement in the art of magic.
- He is the youngest magician inducted into the International Magician Society’s Magic Hall of Fame.
- He is the only man to have won the Merlin Magician of the Year award on two occasions, in 2001 and 2004.
- In 2011, he received the World Magic Legacy Awards’ Living Legend award and was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located next to The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
- Criss Angel is also the holder of the Guinness world record.