David Blaine Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career.
David Blaine Net Worth 2020 – David Blaine has been consistent in his breathtaking performances since bursting onto the scene as a 23-year-old young man in 1997 with his first magical offering David Blaine: Street Magic which was widely received with over the top ratings.
Biography of David Blaine
David Blaine White was born on April 4, 1973, in Brooklyn, New York City, the U.S. to Patrice Maureen White, a school teacher, and William Perez, a veteran of the Vietnam War. He is of mixed ancestry.
He was raised by a single mother who worked at several jobs to make ends meet. As a four-year-old David saw a magician performing tricks in the subway and was thoroughly fascinated.
He started practicing magic tricks himself with the tarot cards presented to him by his grandmother
David Blaine was once engaged to Alizee Guinochet with whom he has a daughter.
He attended Passaic Valley Regional High School. He developed an interest in acting as a teenager and went to an acting school in Manhattan.
By the time he was 20, he had decided that he wanted to devote his life to magic. He received considerable support from his mother but she tragically passed away due to cancer when David was 21.
David Blaine’s Career
David Blaine started out as a street performer and was able to gain considerable popularity due to his intuitive tricks and charismatic personality.
His success as a street magician prompted him to record a tape of his performance which he sent to NBC.
He was soon invited for an interview and his first television special, ‘David Blaine: Street Magic’ was aired on NBC on May 19, 1997. It was very successful and was followed by ‘David Blaine: Magic Man’ two years later.
For his shows, he traveled across the country and performed tricks in the streets before real, unsuspecting people.
He performed such tricks in Atlantic City, Compton, Dallas, the Mojave Desert, New York City, and San Francisco, and was soon a national celebrity.
He performed his first endurance stunt in 1999, by submerging himself in a 3-ton water-filled tank for seven days.
He touched new heights of fame following this trick as he had outdone his hero, Harry Houdini, who had planned a similar feat but died in 1926 before he could perform it.
In 2000 he performed a stunt called “Frozen in Time” in which he was frozen into a block of ice for 63 hours, 42 minutes and 15 seconds.
Three years later, on September 5, 2003, he began his 44-day endurance stunt sealed inside a transparent Plexiglas case suspended 9 meters (30 ft) in the air next to Potters Fields Park on the south bank of the River Thames.
He emerged from the case on October 19, murmuring “I love you all!”
Over the years his tricks became increasingly dangerous and more exciting to watch. On May 17, 2006, the illusionist was submerged in an 8 feet diameter, the water-filled sphere in front of the Lincoln Center in New York City for seven days and seven nights.
Air and nutrition were provided to him via tubes.
At the end of the week, Blaine attempted to free himself from handcuffs and chains put on him after coming out of the sphere, but was unable to do so, and had to be helped by support divers.
Over the next few years he performed such dangerous shows like ‘Dive of Death’ (2008) and ‘Electrified: One Million Volts Always On’ (2012), the latter of which was a 72-hour endurance stunt performed atop a 22-foot high pillar on Pier 54 in New York City.
He neither ate food nor slept for the entirety of the stunt.
In 2013, he starred in a 90-minute ABC television special, ‘David Blaine: Real or Magic’ where he performed magic tricks for his favorite celebrities and public figures including Woody Allen, Robert De Niro, George W. Bush, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Harrison Ford, Kanye West, Jamie Foxx, and Ricky Gervais.
David Blaine Net Worth
David Blaine has an estimated net worth of $12 million.