James Randi
James Randi
Celebrated Name: James Randi
Real Name/Full Name: Randall James Hamilton Zwinge
Gender: Male
Age: 95 years old
Birth Date: 7th August 1928
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nationality: Canadian, American (naturalized)
Height: 1.68m
Weight: 71kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): José Alvarez
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is James Randi Gay?: Yes
Profession: Magician, illusionist, author, skeptic
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in [current date format=’Y’]: $2 million
Last Updated: [current date format=’F Y’]

Randall James Hamilton Zwinge is a Canadian-American scientific skeptic and retired stage magician. Randi, together with other people, founded the Committee for Sceptical Inquiry (CSI), originally recognized as the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP).

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Early Life & Biography

Randi was born in the year 1928 on 7 August in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of George Randall Zwinge and Marie Alice. He has a younger brother and sister. He started magic after seeing Harry Blackstone Sr. and studying conjuring books after a bicycle accident. He disapproved of doctors who expected he would not walk again. Randi often did not attend classes and, at 17 years of age, dropped out of high school to do conjurer in a carnival roadshow. He performed as a mentalist in local bars and at Toronto’s Canadian National Exhibition and worked for Montreal’s tabloid press.

In his twenties, Randi became an astrologer and wrote an astrological by simply shuffling up items from magazine astrology columns and pasting them in the same format into a column. In his thirties, Randi was employed in the UK, Europe, Philippine bars, and all across Japan.

Personal Life

In the year 1986, Randi, met José Alvarez, the Venezuelan artist. They eventually stayed together, were married in Washington in the year 2013 on 2 July, with Randi turning 85 years old the next month. They stay in Plantation, Florida. In the year 1987, Randi became a citizen of the United States by naturalization

In 2006, February, Randi underwent coronary artery bypass operation. In the year 2009, June Randi was confirmed as having colorectal cancer. Randi had his final chemotherapy session in the year 2009 on December 31. In the year 2010, on March 21, blog entry, Randi came out as gay. In video production in the year 2017, on October 16, Randi said that he had recently got a minor stroke and that he was under medical advice of not travelling during his recovery.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 7th August 1928, James Randi is 95 years old as of today’s date [current date]. His height is 1.68m tall, and his weight is 71 kg.


In the year 1946, Randi started a career as a professional stage magician and escapologist.  Before, he identified himself under his birth name, Randall Zwinge, which he later dropped in favor of “The Amazing Randi.” Early in his profession, he made numerous escape acts from jail cells and safes around the world. In the year 1956, on February 7, he appeared live on NBC’s Today show, where he remained for 1 hour 44 minutes in a sealed metal coffin that had been inserted in a hotel swimming pool, breaking Harry Houdini’s record of 93 minutes.

Randi is the author of ten books, among them, conjuring in the year 1992, a biographical history of known magicians. The book is subtitled Being a Definitive History of the Venerable Arts of Sorcery, Prestidigitation, Wizardry, Deception, & Chicanery and of the Mountebanks & Scoundrels Who have Perpetrated these Subterfuges on a Bewildered Public, in short, MAGIC! The book selects the most popular magicians and tells some of their histories.

Awards & Achievements

James Randi has had numerous awards and achievements from his various different and a few controversial careers. In his active lifetime, James Randi achieved the following, MacArthur Fellowship, Richard Dawkins Award, Independent Investigations Group Lifetime Achievement Award, Philip J. Klass Award, Joseph A. Burton Forum Award, In Praise of Reason Award.

James Randi also got his name recorded in the Guinness World Records for the following lifetime records that he made: Randi was in a sealed casket underwater for an hour and 44 minutes, which broke Harry Houdini’s record of one hour and 33 minutes set on August 5, 1926. Randi was encased in a block of ice for 55 minutes.

Net Worth & Salary of James Randi in 2024

James Randi Net Worth
James Randi Net Worth

As of June 2024, James Randi net worth is $2 million. Nothing is known or has been revealed concerning his salary. Randi’s net worth has made through the earnings he gets from his many professional careers, which he has tirelessly engaged himself into for a long period of time. In addition, his net worth has also been contributed to by the prize money he got from the many awards as well from the two Guinness World Records.

Randi comes with international popularity being a magician and get away musician. But today he’s best known by many for what he loves most and in his contribution to the investigative field. He is also a successful author with many books under his name.


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