Shin Lim Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

Shin Lim

Biography / Wiki

Shin Lim, known for his elaborate use of the close-up card trick and sleight of hand, is a Canadian-American magician. He’s a trained pianist, but after a wrist operation stalled his music career, he chose to be a magician. By posting his magic trick videos on his ‘YouTube’ channel, Lim began his career.

A grand Macau tour subsequently gave him international exposure. Soon, bids to perform at famous venues began to pour in. After successfully fooling the American entertainer duo Penn and Teller on their show Fool Us, Lim moved from being a performer to a celebrity magician. Lim focused on his tricks initially and in his routines, mostly remained silent.

His routines became more performance-based after he won ‘America’s Got Talent’. Lim is the world’s only ‘America’s Got Talent’ participant to have twice won the show. He is a magician of self-taught who compares his routines to the ‘Inception’ movie.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on 25th September 1991 Shin Lim is currently 31 years old. Lim is tall and his height measures 5 feet 7 inches while his weight is 60 kg approximately. He has kept himself in stunning shape and has a toned and muscular body.

Shin’s biceps measure 13 inches and he wears number 8 in the shoe size. Shin has brown-colored hair and the color of his eyes is dark brown.

Net Worth

Even though he was considering Music as his preferred career choice, Shin Lim soon decided to become a magician and found a lot of success with that. He is now one of the most popular magicians in the world and has performed at various popular venues.

Shin has earned most of his wealth as a performer and closed-up magician and the total net worth estimated for Shin Lim is $500 thousand US dollars as of now.

Education / Family

Shin Lim was born and raised in British Columbia, Canada. Lim did not reveal any details about his parents including their names but it is known that he has an elder brother whose name is Yi Lim. He attended the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School and later went to Lee University, Tennessee.


Shin Lim

Nickname Shin
Birth Place British Columbia, Canada
Date Of Birth 25th September 1991
Age 32 Years
Height In Centimetres – 170 cm

In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″

Weight In Kilograms – 60 Kg
In Pounds – 132 lbs
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Brown
Profession Close-Up Magician
Sexual Orientation Straight
School Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
College Lee University, Tennessee
Religion Christianity
Nationality American-Canadian
Home Town British Columbia, Canada
Fathers Name Name Not Known
Mothers Name Name Not Known
Brothers Yi Lim (Elder Brother)
Sister Not Known

Career / Fashion And Style

By launching his self-titled ‘YouTube’ channel on August 25, 2011, Lim began his career. The same year, he won the ‘Adult Card Magic I.B.M.’ and the ‘The North American Adult Card Magic.’ Even though Lim had gained notoriety as a magician back then, he still regarded music as a possible profession.

When a talent agent scouted him in 2013, while he was competing at the World Championships, he finally wanted to become a full-fledged magician. Lim won a deal from the creators of the magic reality show ‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us’ for the World Championship. His ‘Fool Us’ video was later posted on ‘YouTube’ and earned over 50 million views.

Lim felt it was the best time for him to make an appearance on ‘America’s Got Talent.’ He was also encouraged to do so by his fiancée. Lim was announced as the ‘America’s Got Talent’ winner on September 19, 2018. He received an invitation to perform a special act at the ‘Paris Theater’ at ‘Paris Las Vegas’ along with the prize money of $1 million.

Lim was invited to compete in and won the first season of ‘America’s Got Talent: The Champions’ He also won the ‘Best Close-Up Magician Merlin Award’ that year. In 2020, Lim toured with ‘The Illusionists,’ a theatrical magician troupe, and performed a solo show throughout the United States as well.

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife, and More

He is currently married to his long time girlfriend Casey Thomas, the couple got married on August 19, 2019.

Girlfriend Casey Thomas
Marital Status Married (On August 19, 2019)
Wife Casey Thomas


Shin Lim with his wife
Shin Lim with his wife

Children None

Favorite Things

Here we provide you a list of Shin Lim’s favorite things.

Favorite Actors Kevin Spacey
Favorite Actress Not Known
Favorite Colour Blue
Favorite Holiday Destinations Paris
Favorite Food Spanish Food
Favorite Things To Do Playing Music Instruments

Shin Lim

Some Interesting Facts About Shin Lim

  • He is the maker of magic tricks such as Iconic, Iclear, Gone Deck, Flawless, and Dream Act.
  • Shin took part in the 2012 International Federation of Magic Societies.
  • Via YouTube videos, he learned magic.
  • Lim recently won the 2018 Merlin Award for Best Close-up Magician.
  • In 2015 and 2017, he appeared on ‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us’.
  • When performing magic tricks, Lim uses music.
  • He won the FISM World Championship in 2015.
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