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Full NameShin Lim
First NameShin
Last NameLim
Birth NameLiang-Shun Lim[
NationalityAmerican and Canadian
Birth CityBritish Columbia
Birth CountryCanada
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseCasey Thomas
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Date of BirthSeptember 25,1991
Age28 years
Married DateAugust 18,2019
Amount$5 million

Born and raised in Vancouver, Shin Lim is a Canadian-American magician. Widely known for his use of card manipulation and sleight of hand, Lim gained massive fame after winning America's Got Talent (AGT) Season 13.

The artist initially won millions of hearts after showcasing his variations of tricks with dialogue and other elements.  He was one of the favorite talents among the judges Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell.

Lim performed some incredible magic tricks combining music and magic during his final round. On 19th September 2018, Shin was announced as the winner of the reality TV show in a very close race against Courtney Hadwin, and eight more talented contenders. 

Why AGT Season 13 Winner Shin Lim Won't Actually Recieve $1 Million?

A fine-print disclaimer on the screen says: “The prize, which totals $1,000,000, is payable in a financial annuity over forty years, or the contestant may choose to receive the present cash value of such annuity." at the end of every AGT episode.

The winner of the American's Got Talent Season 13 Shin Lim
Image Source: Talent Recap

In other words, if  Shin agreed to choose the aforementioned offer, the magician should receive an annual sum of $25k per year throughout the next 40-year (which is taxable). 

And even if Lim wants the second option- the present cash value, it will be $300,000 that turns out to be $150,000- $200,000. This doesn't mean that Shin won't be free from taxation.  

It is yet to be revealed which option Shin chooses. 

Is Shin Lim A Millionaire?

Shin Lim owns a net worth of $5 million in 2019, according to Celebrity Net Worth. One of the finest card-trick magicians, Lim has made such a beautiful amount of money from his flourishing career.

Initially, Lim grabbed attention after becoming the winner of the 2015 Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques in Close-up Card Magic. His amazing performance in some other hit reality TV shows like 'AGT' as well as Penn & Teller: Fool Us led to more international fame. 

For his amazing magic tricks, Shin also has won many prestigious accolades which are The International Federation of Magic Societies for Close-up Card Magic, and more. 

Earning From YouTube And Instagram 

The 28-year-old sleight of hand artist Shin Lim also has a considerable fan following on his social media. He has more than 781k subscribers on his self-titled YouTube Channel, as of 2019. He makes $3.5k to $55.3k a year from his channel. 

On the other hand, Lim also has +667k Instagram followers which also plays a major role in his earning. 

Married Fiance-turned-wife Casey Thomas 

Lim married his long-time girlfriend, Casey Thomas, on August 19, 2019, in a private wedding ceremony.  The couple got engaged on August 19, 2017. 

Lim and his wife Casey Thomas
Image Source: Parade

As of now, the newly minted lovebirds resides in Boston.

But, as per reports that Shin is now looking for new homes in the Lake Las Vegas neighborhood.

Was Diagnosed With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome At 20

Shin Lim announced his diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome at the age of 20, in 2011. He majored in piano from the School of Music at Lee University in Tennessee. Originally educated to be a pianist, Lim, however, decided to pursue magic as a result of the diagnosis. 


Shin Lim was born on September 25, 1991, in Vancouver, British Columbia. He holds dual citizenship Canadian and American and belongs to the mixed ethnical background. 

Raised as the second child of Singapore-born parents, Shin moved to Singapore at the age of 2 & later returned to Acton, Massachusetts, the USA at age of 11 with his brother Yi.

Updated On Thu Dec 05 2019 Published On Thu Dec 05 2019 By Simond