James Randi Net Worth

Whether it’s books, articles, blogs, movie scripts or pieces in magazines, these authors sure earn a lot. Famous for their work and impact to various communities and demographics globally, authors are usually very respected and have huge followings. James Randi, the Canada Educator, Magician, Social activist, Illusionist, Writer, Actor is no exception from this rule. This person was born in unknown on the August 7, 1928. As a kid and throughout his teenage years, attending unknown helped develop a love for creating content and writing pieces. James Randi has a family of George Randall Zwinge, Marie Alice Paradis unknown unknown. Standing at 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) tall, James Randi has a huge fanbase throughout every continent. So, do you want to know how much this person is worth? Well, the total estimated net worth of James Randi is said to be $1.5 Million.

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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.

Structural info

  • Full Name: James Randi
  • Net Worth: $1.5 Million
  • Date Of Birth: August 7, 1928
  • Place Of Birth: Toronto, Canada
  • Height: 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
  • Profession: Educator, Magician, Social activist, Illusionist, Writer, Actor
  • Nationality: Canada
  • Spouse: Deyvi Orangel Peña Arteaga (m. 2013)
  • Parents: George Randall Zwinge, Marie Alice Paradis
  • Nicknames: The Amazing Randi , Randall James Hamilton Zwinge , James Randy
  • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jamesrandi
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0709791
  • Awards: Richard Dawkins Award, MacArthur Fellowship
  • Movies: Secrets of the Psychics, Is There Sex After Death?, Penn & Teller Get Killed, Good to See You Again, Alice Cooper, Beyond Desire, Invisible Thread
  • TV Shows: The Magic Clown


  • Heroin also makes people feel better, but I wouldn’t recommend using heroin.
  • I don’t expect that the million will ever be won, simply because there is no confirming evidence for any paranormal claims to date.
  • If 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.
  • The New Age? It’s just the old age stuck in a microwave oven for fifteen seconds.
  • It’s a very dangerous thing to believe in nonsense.
  • If Uri Geller bends spoons with divine powers, then he’s doing it the hard way.


  • Currently 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]
  • Randi used to have a pet Kinkajou named Sam.
  • Randi drives a 2002 teal blue Miata named Sophia.
  • Randi broke Houdini’s underwater record when he was sealed in a metal coffin at the bottom of a swimming pool for 104 minutes.
  • Randi once escaped from a straitjacket while suspended over Niagara Falls.
  • He re-created Houdini’s milk can escape.
  • Once traveled with the Alice Cooper Band.
  • His original claim to fame was as a stage magician and escape artist.
  • Has successfully debunked claims by self-professed psychics, faith-healers, and conspiracy theorists.


Title Year Status Character
Beyond Desire 1994 Coroner
Penn & Teller Get Killed 1989 3rd Rope Holder
Invisible Thread 1987 TV Movie Dr. Zwicki (as James Randy)
Happy Days 1978 TV Series The Amazing Randi
Good to See You Again, Alice Cooper 1974 Dentist / Executioner
Is There Sex After Death? 1971 Seance Medium
Sesame Street 1969 TV Series Magician
Wonderama 1955 TV Series The Amazing Randi
Title Year Status Character
Ragtime 1981 stunt coordinator: Houdini – uncredited
Title Year Status Character
David Copperfield: 15 Years of Magic 1994 TV Special documentary special thanks
The Magic of David Copperfield IX: The Escape from Alcatraz 1987 TV Special special thanks
Title Year Status Character
Year Without God Documentary post-production Himself
Independent Lens 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
Escape or Die! 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
An Honest Liar 2014 Documentary Himself – Magician
The Unbelievers 2013 Documentary Himself
Metal Evolution 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Captain Disillusion: Fame Curve Collection 2011 Video short Himself
Lawrence Leung’s Unbelievable 2011 TV Series Himself
The Reality of Me (TROM) 2011 Documentary Himself
Breathing Port Robinson 2009 Documentary Himself – Interview
Andrus: The Man, the Mind & the Magic 2008 Documentary Himself (as James ‘Amazing’ Randi)
Inside Edition 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Is It Real? 2005 TV Series documentary Himself – Psychic Investigator
Penn & Teller: Bullshit! 2003-2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Magic 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Fornemmelse for snyd 2003 TV Series documentary Himself – Chairman James Randi Foundation
Mitä ihmettä? 2003 TV Series Himself
Spotlight on James Randi 2002 TV Movie Himself
Horizon 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
The Power of Belief with John Stossel 1998 TV Movie Himself
Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic 1998 TV Series Himself
The Art of Magic 1998 TV Special documentary Himself
Scams, Schemes, and Scoundrels 1996 Himself – Host
Biography 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
Nova 1993 TV Series documentary Himself
James Randi: Psychic Investigator 1991 TV Series documentary Himself – Host
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself
Exploring Psychic Powers Live 1989 TV Movie Himself
Personenbeschreibung 1988 TV Series documentary Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1965-1987 TV Series Himself / Himself – Guest
World of Strange Powers 1985 TV Series documentary Himself
Magic or Miracle 1983 TV Movie documentary Himself
That’s My Line 1980 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Mike Douglas Show 1972-1978 TV Series Himself – Escape Artist / Himself / Himself – Vocalist
Magic at the Roxy 1976 TV Special Himself
The David Frost Show 1969 TV Series Himself
I’ve Got a Secret 1965 TV Series Himself
It’s Magic 1958 TV Series Himself
The Night and the Music 1958 TV Series Himself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
The Best of the Don Lane Show 1994 TV Movie Himself
World of Strange Powers 1985 TV Series documentary Himself


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