Penn Jillette Net Worth: Penn Jillette is an American illusionist, comedian, musician, actor, and best-selling author who has a net worth $175 million dollars. Penn Jillette, who is a graduate of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, is one half of the successful comedy/illusion/magic duo "Penn and Teller". He is an outspoken atheist and libertarian, and currently has a show on the Revision3 called, "Penn Point", in addition to his onstage appearances.
Born Penn Fraser Jillette on March 5, 1955, in Greenfield, Massachusetts, US, he is known as one-half of the magic act "Penn & Teller". It was in the mid 80s that Jillette first rose to fame opposite touring partner Teller and since they gradually switched from performing tricks in small-time dives to co-emceeing one of the most popular nightclub acts in the United States. They dazzled the audience with various tricks that involved juggling knives, swallowing massive embroidery needles, eating fire, and all other kinds of deadly mayhem. This led the two men to make one of their earliest appearances on Saturday Night Live, after which they branched out into concert films and movie roles (My Chauffeur, Tough Guys Don't Dance). Let's not forget their own eponymous feature, Penn & Teller Get Killed (1989), directed by Arthur Penn. In addition to all of the above, the duo also headlined its own Showtime network series, Penn & Teller: Bullshit!. Penn Jillette went on to achieve stardom on his own as he was the executive producing and directing photography for the standup comedy tribute film The Aristocrats (2005). This raunchy, all-star series of variations on a single monologue featured such luminaries as Phyllis Diller and Bob Saget. In 2008, he participated in the season six of the competitive reality series Dancing with the Stars opposite Kym Johnson. Later on, Julliette would see ongoing success in the media, teaming up with Teller again for the 2011 series Penn & Teller: Fool Us and Penn & Teller: Tell Us a Lie, and acting as a contestant on the 2012 season of The Apprentice.