James Randi Net Worth

James Randi Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

James Randi net worth is
$1.5 Million

James Randi Wiki Biography

Internationally reputed magician and escape artist, James Randi is best known as one of the most diligent investigators and de-mystifiers of paranormal and pseudoscientific claims. Born on 7 August 1928 in Toronto, Canada, Randi was also a co-founder of the Committee for Sceptical Inquiry, and the founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation, along with being a successful stage magician.

One of the most reputable stage magician, illusionist, writer and sceptic of all time, how rich is James Randi as of 2015? Currently, Randi enjoys a net worth of a decent $1.5 million. The major source of his income is undoubtedly his stage performances all around the world as stage-magician while his various books like Conjuring (1992), Wizardry, Deception and Chicanery have also been adding to his wealth.

James Randi Net Worth $1.5 Million

Randi initially practiced as a mentalist in local nightclubs, however, his career as a professional stage magician began in 1946. He performed numerous escape acts from jail cells and safes around the world in his early days of career, then during the 1960s, Randi hosted “The Amazing Randi” show on New York radio station, as well as numerous television shows and went on several world tours throughout his career. Blessed with innumerable talents, Randi has also taught at New York University and Brookdale Community College in New Jersey. These activities all added to his net worth.

The great magician, Randi holds two Guinness World Records, firstly for breaking Harry Houdini’s record for the longest time in a sealed casket underwater at 1 hour and 44 minutes, and secondly, he holds the record for being enclosed in a block of ice for 55 minutes. He toured and performed with Alice Cooper during the early 70s – he was Alice’s executioner on stage. He has also continued to mesmerize millions of people around the world with his television appearances, and performing different stage acts. Clearly these shows added further to James’ net worth.

James being a keen sport, James Randi’s Educational Foundation (JREF) has also presented a challenge of offering $1 million to those who can prove paranormal or supernatural happenings or acts. Although there has been no winner so far, the challenge is still on.

Apart from being a world renowned magician of the 20th century, James is also an accomplished author. He has penned various books including “The Truth About Uri Griller”, “The Faith Healers”, “Supernatural” and many more.

In 1997, the mayor of Miami, Florida, named 27 September “James Randi Day” for his outstanding contributions on behalf of humankind. He was also honoured by the Science and Engineering Society of National Security Agency.

James has been named “One of the 100 Best people in the World, people who make our lives richer or larger or happier”. Even after retiring at the age of 60, Randi chose to devote most of his time to investigating paranormal and supernatural claims.

Talking about his personal life, Randi married partner Deyvi Orangel Pena Arteaga in 2013, confirming his sexual orientation. Although an American citizen since 1987, he currently resides in Canada. So, with a net worth of $1.5 Million, James Randi is one of the most successful and richest magicians alive. At age 86, he still has the power to entertain, to debunk and to infuriate.

Full NameJames Randi
Net Worth$1.5 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 7, 1928
Place Of BirthToronto, Canada
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
ProfessionEducator, Magician, Social activist, Illusionist, Writer, Actor
SpouseDeyvi Orangel Peña Arteaga (m. 2013)
ParentsGeorge Randall Zwinge, Marie Alice Paradis
NicknamesThe Amazing Randi , Randall James Hamilton Zwinge , James Randy
AwardsRichard Dawkins Award, MacArthur Fellowship
MoviesSecrets of the Psychics, Is There Sex After Death?, Penn & Teller Get Killed, Good to See You Again, Alice Cooper, Beyond Desire, Invisible Thread
TV ShowsThe Magic Clown
1Heroin also makes people feel better, but I wouldn't recommend using heroin.
2I don't expect that the million will ever be won, simply because there is no confirming evidence for any paranormal claims to date.
3If the audience likes you, they want you to win. It's not a case of: "We'll see whether he can do this. No. We'll see him do this. We want him to be successful. He's up against the odds." They're pulling for the underdog.
4The New Age? It's just the old age stuck in a microwave oven for fifteen seconds.
5It's a very dangerous thing to believe in nonsense.
6If Uri Geller bends spoons with divine powers, then he's doing it the hard way.
1Currently in charge of the James Randi Educational Foundation which promotes critical thinking. The Foundation also offers one million US dollars to anyone who can show evidence of any paranormal, supernatural, or occult power or event. [April 2004]
2Randi used to have a pet Kinkajou named Sam.
3Randi drives a 2002 teal blue Miata named Sophia.
4Randi broke Houdini's underwater record when he was sealed in a metal coffin at the bottom of a swimming pool for 104 minutes.
5Randi once escaped from a straitjacket while suspended over Niagara Falls.
6He re-created Houdini's milk can escape.
7Once traveled with the Alice Cooper Band.
8His original claim to fame was as a stage magician and escape artist.
9Has successfully debunked claims by self-professed psychics, faith-healers, and conspiracy theorists.


Beyond Desire1994Coroner
Penn & Teller Get Killed19893rd Rope Holder
Invisible Thread1987TV MovieDr. Zwicki (as James Randy)
Happy Days1978TV SeriesThe Amazing Randi
Good to See You Again, Alice Cooper1974Dentist / Executioner
Is There Sex After Death?1971Seance Medium
Sesame Street1969TV SeriesMagician
Wonderama1955TV SeriesThe Amazing Randi


Ragtime1981stunt coordinator: Houdini - uncredited


David Copperfield: 15 Years of Magic1994TV Special documentary special thanks
The Magic of David Copperfield IX: The Escape from Alcatraz1987TV Special special thanks


Year Without GodDocumentary post-productionHimself
Independent Lens2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Escape or Die!2015TV Series documentaryHimself
An Honest Liar2014DocumentaryHimself - Magician
The Unbelievers2013DocumentaryHimself
Metal Evolution2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Captain Disillusion: Fame Curve Collection2011Video shortHimself
Lawrence Leung's Unbelievable2011TV SeriesHimself
The Reality of Me (TROM)2011DocumentaryHimself
Breathing Port Robinson2009DocumentaryHimself - Interview
Andrus: The Man, the Mind & the Magic2008DocumentaryHimself (as James 'Amazing' Randi)
Inside Edition2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Is It Real?2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Psychic Investigator
Penn & Teller: Bullshit!2003-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Magic2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Fornemmelse for snyd2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Chairman James Randi Foundation
Mitä ihmettä?2003TV SeriesHimself
Spotlight on James Randi2002TV MovieHimself
Horizon2002TV Series documentaryHimself
The Power of Belief with John Stossel1998TV MovieHimself
Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic1998TV SeriesHimself
The Art of Magic1998TV Special documentaryHimself
Scams, Schemes, and Scoundrels1996Himself - Host
Biography1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Nova1993TV Series documentaryHimself
James Randi: Psychic Investigator1991TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Exploring Psychic Powers Live1989TV MovieHimself
Personenbeschreibung1988TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1965-1987TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
World of Strange Powers1985TV Series documentaryHimself
Magic or Miracle1983TV Movie documentaryHimself
That's My Line1980TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Mike Douglas Show1972-1978TV SeriesHimself - Escape Artist / Himself / Himself - Vocalist
Magic at the Roxy1976TV SpecialHimself
The David Frost Show1969TV SeriesHimself
I've Got a Secret1965TV SeriesHimself
It's Magic1958TV SeriesHimself
The Night and the Music1958TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

The Best of the Don Lane Show1994TV MovieHimself
World of Strange Powers1985TV Series documentaryHimself

Known for movies

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