Facts of Terry Fator
|Full Name||Terry Wayne Fator|
|Birth Name||Terry Wayne Fator|
|Other Name||The Million Dollar Voice,The Human Jukebox|
|Birth City||Dallas, Texas|
|Birth Country||United States|
|Father Name||Jephtha Wesley|
|Mother Name||Edith Marie Clifton|
|Relation With||Taylor Dew (2010- 2015), Melinda Fator (1991- 2009)|
|Date of Birth||June 10,1965|
|Married Date||September 4,2015|
Terry Fator, an American ventriloquist rose to fame after winning the Season 2 of America's Got Talent (AGT) & is rocking all the way ever since. The Dallas, Texas native uses 16 different puppet characters & has mastered over 100 ventriloquial impersonations.
Currently, under the multi-million dollar contract with The Mirage in Las Vegas, Fator's makes an average of $18 million per year.
What Is Terry Fator's Net Worth In 2019?
54-year-old ventriloquist & impressionist is considered the richest among all the AGT winners. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Terry has a net worth of $160 million as of December 2019.
Deal Worth $100 Million With 'The Mirage Hotel'
On August 21, 2007, Fator became the winner of Season 2 of America's Got Talent & got hands in the prize money of $1 million, where Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, and David Hasselhoff served at the judging panel.
As for a fact, Terry is the first-ever ventriloquist to win the talent show, later followed by Paul Zerdin (Season 10 winner) and Darci Lynne (Season 12 winner).
Well, the AGT winner later got a lucrative contract worth $1.5 million with the Las Vegas Hilton in December 2007- performed three shows a month (January 2008- May 2008).
Moreover, Terry Fator became Las Vegas headliner at The Mirage hotel after signing a 5-year-deal worth $100 million on May 13, 2008.
How Much Salary Does He Earn Per Year?
The American ventriloquist was awarded $1 million in prize money as the winner of Season 2 of America's Got Talent. Though, he won't receive the full amount- none winner ever has.
Well, the show offers payment that goes with an annuity of $25,000 per year for over 40 years or the instant payment of $300,000- all before taxes.
Moreover, with re-upped contracts with The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas throughout 2021, Terry can sum up to $20 million per year if he sells out every night. Every year, he performs Monday through Thursday for 46 weeks & does 20-weekend shows.
Back in 2017, as per Forbes, Fator made $18.5 million in earnings. As the Las Vegas headliner, he earned $21.5 million in 2015 & $21 million in 2016.
As reported, through 29 shows out of Vegas, the AGT winner got $2 million.
Has A YouTube Channel
On April 10, 2009, the American ventriloquist created a self-titled YouTube channel Terry Fator which accumulates over 35.4K subscribers & a total of 8.27 million views.
As per Socialblade, his YouTube channel assists in the revenue of up to $8.7K per year.
Did you know? Terry Fator owns a website "terryfator.com" valued at $23,600 as per reports of June 2018.
Way To Ventriloquism & Success In America's Got Talent (AGT)
Raised in Dallas, the American ventriloquist initially used to tour with the band Freedom Jam as its lead singer in 1987-88. Later, Terry Fator left the band & transited to ventriloquism and had solo comedy gigs.
Having worked for General Motors and AT&T, Fator gained wide fame with vocal impressions of musical superstars such as Garth Brooks, Dean Martin, Aretha Franklin, and Lady Gaga.
On June 19, 2007, he auditioned at America's Got Talent (AGT) Season 2 & advanced step-by-step to Top 4 being Judges' Choice
and Contestant's Choice.
In the finale, on August 21, 2007, with his puppet characters Johnny Vegas and Kermit the Frog, Terry performed the song 'You've Got a Friend' by James Taylor & won the Season 2 of AGT.
Reportedly, Terry Fator masters over 100 ventriloquial impersonations & uses 16 different puppet characters.
Lifestyle & Real Estates
Indeed, the multi-millionaire personality lives a lavish lifestyle with his humongous fortune. Currently, Terry resides in his house in Trophy Club, Texas with third wife Angie Fiore.
Also, the ventriloquist owns another house in Mesquite, Texas. Well, the average house price in Texas is $212,700.
Formerly, Terry Fator owned a 2-acre home in Las Vegas, sold in May 2016 for $1.78 million.
As reported, the Season 2 'AGT' winner had bought the 4-bedroom & 5-bathroom property in 2012 for $1.48 million.
However, just a year after its sales, the new owner of his Las Vegas house filed a lawsuit against Terry stating the failure to disclose water leakage issues.
Sources report the owner demanded over $15,000 in damage & called to rescind the purchase.
What Car Does He drive?
Terry Fator prefers to drive Tesla Model S and also owns a Lexus SC430 and a Porsche Cayenne.
Avid Charity Worker
Fator involves himself in charity works apart from his money showering career.
Well, he supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, American Cancer Society, the Nevada Blind Children Foundation and Shriners Hospitals for Children.
In 2007, he appeared in Montana to raise funds for Kidsports Sports Complex, followed by the special appearance in Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Vegas.
Moreover, Terry operates Terry Fater Foundation & gives a portion of his profit from merchandise sales to charity.
Born on June 10, 1965, in Dallas, Texas, the USA, Terry's birth name is Terry Wayne Fator. He is 2nd of 3 children of Jephtha Wesley and Edith Marie Clifton.
Raised alongside elder brother Jephtha Jr. and younger sister Deborah, Fator attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Married Thrice: Does He Share Children?
The AGT winner married 3 times in his life but divorce with two. Currently, Terry Fator lives with his third wife Angie Fiore, they exchanged vows on September 4, 2015, just a month after his second divorce.
Earlier, the ventriloquist was in a martial relationship with second wife Taylor Dew, an actress. They married on November 3, 2010, & divorced in August 2015.
With his first wife Melinda Fator, Terry remained married for 18 years (January 8, 1991- 2009).
However, he never shared any children.
Did you know? Fator proposed his third wife Angie in front of his second wife Taylor at an on-stage performance.