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William Lance Burton net worth:
$100 Million

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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.

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New Legends 2002 Video Game programmer
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Where the Magic Happens 2015 Documentary executive producer filming



Penn & Teller: Bullshit! 2005 TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
Bogus 1996 special thanks
The Magic of David Copperfield IX: The Escape from Alcatraz 1987 TV Special special thanks



Dealt 2016 Documentary post-production Himself
The Magic History of Cinema 2015 Documentary Himself
The Magic Life 2012 Documentary Himself
Lawrence Leung's Unbelievable 2011 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2007-2011 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
American Restoration 2010 TV Series Himself
Make Believe 2010 Documentary Himself
The 2009 World Magic Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
Head Case 2009 TV Series Himself
The 2008 World Magic Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
How to Juggle and Other Cheap Tricks 2008 Video Himself
Living Lohan 2008 TV Series Himself - magician
The View 2008 TV Series Himself
Women in Boxes 2008 Documentary Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2008 TV Series Himself - Master Magician
The 2007 World Magic Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Ellen's Really Big Show 2007 TV Movie Himself
Dinner: Impossible 2007 TV Series Himself - Magician
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon 2007 TV Series Himself
Criss Angel Mindfreak 2005-2006 TV Series Himself
Dirty Jobs 2006 TV Series Himself
117th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade 2006 TV Movie Himself
Las Vegas 2005 TV Series Himself
Houdini: Unlocking the Mystery 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
50 Hottest Vegas Moments 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Party @ the Palms 2005 TV Series Himself
The Casino 2004 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1997-2004 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Squares 2003-2004 TV Series Himself
The Art and Soul of Magic 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Guerilla Magic 2003 TV Movie Himself - Host
50 Greatest Magic Tricks 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Sin City Spectacular 1999 TV Series Himself
E! Mysteries & Scandals 1998 TV Series Himself
The Art of Magic 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Mysteries of Magic 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
The Mystics: A 50 Year Legacy 1996 Video documentary Himself
Houdini: Unlocking His Secrets 1995 TV Movie Himself
The Great Magic of Las Vegas 1995 TV Mini-Series Himself
The World's Greatest Magic 1994 TV Special Himself - World Class Magic
The Best of Magic 1990 TV Series Himself
The Royal Variety Performance 1989 1989 TV Movie Himself
Live from Her Majesty's 1988 TV Series Himself
Magic in the Magic Kingdom 1988 TV Special Himself
Mystery Magical Special 1986 TV Movie Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1981-1984 TV Series Himself

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1 Resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, and headlines at the Lance Burton Theatre (which he helped design) in the Monte Carlo Casino-Hotel. [December 2001]
2 Is good friends with world famous Illusionist Criss Angel.
3 Uses 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.
4 Nearly 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.
5 Performed before the Queen of England.
6 Likes to read Anne Rice.
7 His favorite car is the Corvette. He drives a fake white one in his show in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

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