Terry Fator: Puppetry’s $100 Million Man

Ventriloquist Terry Fator and Winston the Impersonating Turtle.
Ventriloquist Terry Fator

Ventriloquist Terry Fator and Winston the Impersonating Turtle.

Terry Fator – the amazingly talented Ventriloquist/impressionist who won the reality TV series/talent show America’s Got Talent last year – has just signed a deal that’s reportedly worth $100 million over the next five years. Terry will be performing nightly at The Mirage Casino and Resort in Las Vegas in a theatre that will be named after him. The deal is reported to include an optional extension of another five years, which makes the entire deal worth over $200 million. That’s two hundred million dollars. Not too shabby for a puppeteer who not so long ago was playing half-empty shows at county fairs.

Terry recently appeared on Oprah with Simon Cowell, who called him “two of the most talented people on the planet. You can catch him on TV again tonight; he’s scheduled to perform as a guest on The Late Show With David Letterman.