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Philippe Petit

French Tightrope Walker
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Net worth 2018: $5 Billion
Industry: Miscellaneous
Residence: Nemours, France
Country: French
BirthDay: 13 August 1949
Sigh: Virgo
Height: 1.7 m
BIOGRAPHY

Philippe Petit was bornon 13 August 1949 in Nemours, France, French, is French Tightrope Walker. Philippe Petit is a French born tightrope walker who became famous for making an unauthorised walk on a steel cable between the twin towers of the World Trade Centre in Manhattan August 7, 1974. He did not do too well in his studies and found his forte in juggling and performing magic at a young age. He was influenced by the Czech tightrope walker, Rudy Omankowsky, and decided to take up tightrope walking. Besides his walk between the twin towers, he has made several public performances including a walk between the towers of a French cathedral and the pylons of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. He has re-enacted a French tightrope walker’s walk across the Niagara Falls for a film and was invited to walk on an inclined wire from the ground to the second level of the Eiffel Tower, crossing the Seine River, to mark the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution. He has briefly worked with the Ringling Brothers Circus but prefers to give solo performances. He has conducted several workshops on a variety of subjects and written a number of books. His unfinished dream is to walk on a steal cable across the Grand Canyon.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2018

$5 Billion

TIMELINE
2008

The film won the Sundance Film Festival Award, 2008 and the Academy Award for Best Documentary Film in 2009

2001

After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack that brought down the twin towers, Petit said that he was pained by the incident and would like to perform his feat again, if the towers were reconstructed

1986

In 1986, he re-enacted the French tightrope walker, Blondin’s walk across the Niagara River for a film

1974

Petit’s dream came true on August 7, 1974 when he walked on a cable between the towers of the World Trade Centre

1973

In 1973, he walked on a wire between the two North pylons of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia

1971

He mastered a few other stunts and one fine day in Jun 1971, he secretly erected a cable between two towers in the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris at a height of 223 feet and walked on it juggling balls while he covered the distance between the two towers

1949

Philippe Petit was born on 13 August 1949 in Nemours, Seine - et - Marne, France

20

Due to his celebrity status, he was invited to walk on an inclined wire from the ground at the Place du Trocadero to the second level of the Eiffel Tower, crossing the Seine River, to mark the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution

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