Lance Burton Net Worth

Lance Burton Net Worth 2022: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

William Lance Burton net worth is
$100 Million

William Lance Burton Wiki Biography

Lance Burton was born on the 10th March 1960, in Columbia, Kentucky USA, and is a magician who rose to fame being very successful in Las Vegas. He is the current holder of the Mantle of Magic, which is passed from one magician to another from generation to generation. Only five magicians have received such an honour, and they became part of the Royal Dynasty of Magic. Burton was active in the entertainment industry from 1979 to 2010.

How much is the net worth of Lance Burton? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the outright size of his wealth is as much as $100 Million, as of the data presented in early 2017. Magic is the main source of Burton net worth.

Lance Burton Net Worth $100 Million

When Lance was five years old, his parents took him to a Christmas party in which one of the attractions was a magician named Harry Collins, well known in the region. During the presentation Lance was called to the stage to assist in one of Collins’s numbers. The magician began to remove coins from the small Lance Burton’s ear, who at that moment decided what he would do in his life. His first lessons were learned from a children’s magic book which he borrowed from his neighbour. Lance quickly learned all the tricks described in the book and began doing exhibitions for his friends and neighbours. Moreover, he began charging for his shows: five cents per person. During every Christmas and birthday Burton received magic kits, which steadily improved his skills. However, he needed more and found a well known magician to teach him, so none other than Harry Collins began to introduce other principles of magic to him, which were less likely to be learned from books. At the age of 14, he bought his first costume. In 1977, he entered an amateur magic contest and won the first prize, and the age of 20 received the gold medal for excellence, the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

Then, he moved to the state of California, where he met Bill and Milton Larsen, who liked his show and promoted him throughout the USA. His big breakthrough came when he was invited to present the television show and afterwards received an invitation to perform in Las Vegas, where his show hit box office records. In 1982, he joined the Fédération International Societé of Magique, Switzerland, and was recognized as the world champion of magic. After that he received many other awards, such as the title of Magician of the Year from the Academy of Magical Arts. He was performing in Monte Carlo – Resort and Casino in Las Vegas having his own show. In the autumn of 2010, his contract expired and was not extended. Regardless, in 2016, he won the David Devant Award which is given for those who made a significant contribution for the art of magic.

Finally, in the personal life of the magician, he married Melinda Saxe in 1993, but they divorced the following year.

Net Worth$100 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 10, 1960
Place Of BirthLouisville, Kentucky, USA
Height5' 9" (1.75 m)
ProfessionStage magician, Actor, Producer
SpouseMelinda Saxe (m. 1993-1994)
Awards"Grand Prix" prize(FISM) (competition in Lausanne, Switzerland, 1982), "Magician of the Year" (Academy of Magical Arts), "Gold Medal of Excellence" (International Brotherhood of Magicians, 1980), Blackstone Theatre Award (1998), David Devant Award (The Magic Circle, 2016)
MoviesMake Believe (2010), Mysteries of Magic: Vol. 1 (1997), How to Juggle & Other Cheap Tricks with Marty Pollio (2008)
TV ShowsThe Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Tonight Show (1981), Folies Bergère show, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nickelodeon's Halloween Special Mystery Magical Special (1986), Lance Burton: On The Road, American Restoration
1Resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, and headlines at the Lance Burton Theatre (which he helped design) in the Monte Carlo Casino-Hotel. [December 2001]
2Is good friends with world famous Illusionist Criss Angel.
3Uses classical music extensively in his stage shows, and is a financial supporter of the Las Vegas listener supported radio station, KNPR, the only classical music station in Southern Nevada.
4Nearly died when an escape trick he was performing for the taping of a television show went awry. He was tied to the tracks of the Desperado rollercoaster at Buffalo Bill's Casino-Resort in Primm, Nevada, with an unoccupied rollercoaster riding on the tracks, when he discovered he couldn't free himself from his bonds. He escaped, quite literally, at the last possible moment (he later commented, "That was STUPID!"). He frequently opens his stage shows by showing that clip on a projection screen.
5Performed before the Queen of England.
6Likes to read Anne Rice.
7His favorite car is the Corvette. He drives a fake white one in his show in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.


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The Magic History of Cinema2015DocumentaryHimself
The Magic Life2012DocumentaryHimself
Lawrence Leung's Unbelievable2011TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2007-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
American Restoration2010TV SeriesHimself
Make Believe2010DocumentaryHimself
The 2009 World Magic Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Head Case2009TV SeriesHimself
The 2008 World Magic Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
How to Juggle and Other Cheap Tricks2008VideoHimself
Living Lohan2008TV SeriesHimself - magician
The View2008TV SeriesHimself
Women in Boxes2008DocumentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2008TV SeriesHimself - Master Magician
The 2007 World Magic Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Ellen's Really Big Show2007TV MovieHimself
Dinner: Impossible2007TV SeriesHimself - Magician
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon2007TV SeriesHimself
Criss Angel Mindfreak2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
Dirty Jobs2006TV SeriesHimself
117th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade2006TV MovieHimself
Las Vegas2005TV SeriesHimself
Houdini: Unlocking the Mystery2005TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
50 Hottest Vegas Moments2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Party @ the Palms2005TV SeriesHimself
The Casino2004TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1997-2004TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Squares2003-2004TV SeriesHimself
The Art and Soul of Magic2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Guerilla Magic2003TV MovieHimself - Host
50 Greatest Magic Tricks2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sin City Spectacular1999TV SeriesHimself
E! Mysteries & Scandals1998TV Series documentaryHimself
The Art of Magic1998TV Special documentaryHimself
Mysteries of Magic1997TV Series documentaryHimself
The Mystics: A 50 Year Legacy1996Video documentaryHimself
Houdini: Unlocking His Secrets1995TV MovieHimself
The Great Magic of Las Vegas1995TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The World's Greatest Magic1994TV SpecialHimself - World Class Magic
The Best of Magic1990TV SeriesHimself
The Royal Variety Performance 19891989TV MovieHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1981-1989TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Live from Her Majesty's1988TV SeriesHimself
Magic in the Magic Kingdom1988TV SpecialHimself
Mystery Magical Special1986TV MovieHimself

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The Best of the Royal Variety2006TV Series
Heroes of Magic2000TV Special documentaryHimself

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