Apollo Robbins

Quick Facts

Full NameApollo Robbins
Date of BirthMay 23, 1974 (age 50)
Place of BirthPlainview, Texas, U.S.
Occupation(s)Security consultant, magician, sleight-of-hand artist, deception specialist
Known AsGentleman thief, artful manipulator of awareness
Early LifeGrew up in Plainview, Texas; learned skills from two brothers; father was blind; had braces on legs as a child
Notable IncidentGained notoriety for pickpocketing Secret Service agents accompanying former President Jimmy Carter
Career HighlightsConsulted for police departments and security individuals; visited prisons to learn from real thieves
Whizmob Inc.Founded in 2006, provides expertise on fraud, theft, and scam trends
Personal LifeMarried to Vietnamese-American magician and mentalist Ava Do; they have one child; co-founded Ludus Development in 2012
Television AppearancesThe View, Real Hustle, Nova ScienceNow, Lawrence Leung’s Unbelievable, Brain Games, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Technical AdvisorTNT’s Leverage, Warner Bros’s movie Focus (2015)
TEDGlobal 2013Featured speaker; his TED talk went viral with over 20 million views
Net WorthApproximately $3 million
ResidenceLas Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Notable SkillsExpert in pickpocketing, sleight-of-hand, and deception
Notable Media FeaturesFeatured in The New Yorker as the best theatrical pickpocket; appeared in the documentary “Das automatische Gehirn (The Automatic Brain)”
Consulting WorkProvides training and consulting on experiential learning and immersive training methodologies

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