Mat Franco is an American magician famous as the winner of the 9th season of America's Got Talent. He is currently the star performer at The LINQ Hotel and Casino at the Mat Franco Theatre in Las Vegas.
Franco was born in Johnston, Rhode Island on May 10, 1988. Franco graduated from Johnston High School in 2006 and went to the University of Rhode Island, receiving a degree in business Administration with a minor in Communication studies.
Franco got influenced by magic when he was just 4 years old and saw a magic show on TV. He then started practicing magic with the support from his father and mother and grandparents. His grandmother was always there to encourage and watch his magic shows for him as his mother was not around every time.
Franco would practice and perform at any chance he could. At the age of 12, Franco flew to Las Vegas to study performance art with some of his other magician idols including Jeff McBride.
At the age of 15, in 2003, Mat was invited to perform in Las Vegas at the Riviera Hotel and Casino, a show hosted by the Society of American Magicians.
After his graduation in 2010, he performed his one-man show on college and campuses throughout the U.S for four years, touring six months out of the year.
In 2013, Mat was awarded Best College Performer by the Campus Activities Magazine in their Reader’s Choice Awards.
Franco got his major breakthrough in 2014/2015 when he participated in America’s Got Talent and won the show including $1 million as a winning prize.
In 2015, he was rumored to have got a coveted headlining gig at Ling Hotel which said his tricks were copied by a contestant on Britain’s Got Talent show in 2016.
The 29-year-old magician was said to be dating Tianna Scartabello, since the past 7 years and was planning to get engaged. But due to their busy schedules and work, they couldn’t take their relationship to next level.
Franco is very private with his life and does not want to be in the public eyes. About his love life, there is no information about his girlfriend or about his marriage and wife.
Franco stands 5 feet 10 inches in height and weights 78Kg. He belongs to the American nationality and North American ethnicity. The 29 years' old magician has a net worth of around $3 million, however, his salary is not known yet. His shows and tricks videos can be found on youtube too.