2. Criss Angel
His television show, Mindfreak, was watched by millions across the United States with audiences on the edge of their seats at his spine-tingling and hair-raising stunts. Without a doubt, Criss Angel has taken magic to greater heights with incredible tricks and illusions like escaping from a straitjacket while hanging upside down. He may be a polarizing figure in the industry but there’s no denying that his accomplishments and performances have made a lasting impact.