Liang-Shun Lim is a Canadian-American magician popular professionally as Shin Lim, recognized for his use of card manipulation and sleight of hand. He is famous for intricate magic routines with close-up cards, during which he stays silent with the tricks set to music. Similarly, he is self-taught, having learned much of his abilities from watching YouTube, on which some of his techniques have since been posted.
Initially, Lim trained to be a pianist, however after doctors diagnosed him with carpal tunnel syndrome, Lim took up magic as his career. In Close-up Card Magic, people discovered Lim around 2012, started to tour globally, and then won the 2015 Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques. During its 13th season in 2018, his appearances on Penn & Teller: Fool Us and his wins on America’s Got Talent and on America’s Got Talent: The Champions contributed to more international success.
Caption: Shin Lim
Shin Lim: Early Life, Education, and Family
Lim is the second child of his parents born on 25 September 1991, in Vancouver, Canada. He is of Chinese Han descent. Lim was born in Vancouver, where he was completing postgraduate studies with his father. When he was 2, Lim’s family returned to Singapore however later they moved to Acton, Massachusetts, when he was 11. Lim attended the Suburban High School of Acton-Boxborough. Lim demonstrated an interest in music as early as 9 years old. His grandmother had originally given him a violin, but after a practice session, he became dissatisfied with it and smashed it and moved to the piano. Talking about his educational qualification, Lim attended the School of Music at Lee University in Tennessee after graduating from high school. There he double majored in piano and telecommunications and was a part of the ensemble of the Choral Union.
Shin Lim: Career and Achievements
Besides music, during his younger years, Lim liked magic. He showed a simple card trick by his older brother, Yi. Lim delved into the videos that were available there and taught some tricks himself. He developed his own tricks as he began to enhance his talents, and used YouTube as a forum to demonstrate his performance and technique. As part of his inspiration for magic, Lim cited David Blaine’s early television specials, which moved away from massive stage shows to quick yet efficient tricks like card magic.
Lim was approached by the creators of Penn & Teller: Fool Us, a show where upcoming magicians try to fool Penn & Teller’s hosts and magicians with their tricks, shortly after his World Championship win in 2015. They saw his videos on YouTube and gave him a spot on the show to try to trick the hosts. His routine fooled the hosts successfully. Lim felt ready to appear on America’s Got Talent by 2017 after his second appearance on Fool Us, and was further inspired to try out by his fiancee Casey Thomas, when he had met his, a dancer and assistant to another magician.
Shin Lim: Personal life and wife
Lim resides and holds both Canadian and American citizenship near Boston, Massachusetts. He engaged to Casey Thomas, whom he had met in 2015 during his tour of Macau. On 19 August 2019, the two married each other. Besides, there are no details about his dating history.
Caption: Lim and his wife
Shin Lim: Net Worth and social media
The magician has a total net worth of $5 Million US dollars. His main source of income is his profession as a magician. Similarly, talking about his social media availability, he is available on Instagram as shinlimmagic. Likewise, Lim is also accessible on Twitter as shinlimmagic. Lim has more than 830 k followers on Instagram and 54.5 k followers on Twitter.
Shin Lim: Body measurements
The 29-year-old magician is very handsome to look at. He holds charming facial features, black eyes, and has fair skin. Additionally, he stands 1.67 meters tall and weighs around 75 kgs. Besides, his other body measurements are 36-30-35.