Philippe Petit Biography, Wiki, Age, Family, Awards, Net Worth

Philippe Petit Biography

Philippe Petit Biography, Wiki: Philippe Petit born on 13 August 1949 is a French high-wire artist best known for his unpermitted high-wire walks between the towers of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in 1971 and Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1973, as well as between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City on August 7, 1974.  He attached a 200-kilogram (440-pound) line and utilized a custom-made 8-meter (30-foot) long, 25-kilogram (55-pound) balance pole for his unlawful feat 400 meters (1,312 feet) above the earth, which he dubbed “le coup”[2]. He did eight passes down the wire during the course of 45 minutes.

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Philippe Petit Biography

Petit has settled in New York since then, where he has been artist-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, where he has also performed other aerial acts. He has performed wire walking at formal events in New York, around the United States, and in France and other countries, as well as leading wire walking seminars. Petit’s trip between the towers was documented in the documentary Man on Wire, produced by James Marsh, which received multiple accolades in 2008. He was also the subject of a children’s book, which was adapted into an animated film in 2005. The Walk, a film based on Petit’s walk, was released in September 2015, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Petit.

Philippe Petit Biography, Wiki, Awards, Age, Height, Weight, Net Worth

Philippe Petit Biography

Real Name Philippe Petit
Short Name Philippe
Famous As Rope Man
By Profession Artist
Girlfriend/Wife Unknown
Instagram Mentioned Below

Physical Status

Height 6″
Age 73 Years
Weight 72 kg
Food Habits N/A
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Shoe Size 9

Personal Details

Date of Birth 13 Aug 1949
Birth Place Nemours, Seine-et-Marne, France
Marital Status Unknown
Zodiac Sign Libra
Hair Length Normal
Nationality France
Religion Christian
School Unknown
Education Graduate
College Unknown

Family Profile

Mother N/A
Father Edmond Petit
Sibling’s N/A

Career Profile

Net Worth, Salary $500K
Appeared As Artist
Article Category Biography

Philippe Petit Early Life & Career

Early life- Petit was born in Nemours, Seine-et-Marne, France, to a novelist and Army pilot father, Edmond Petit. Petit was introduced to magic and juggling at a young age. He enjoyed climbing and took his first tightrope walks at the age of 16. He explained to a reporter,

Within a year, I had taught myself how to do anything that could be done on a wire. I learned how to do a backward somersault, a front somersault, a unicycle, a bicycle, a wire chair, and jump over hoops. But, I reasoned, “What’s the big deal about this? It’s nearly unattractive.” As a result, I began to abandon such gimmicks and redefine my craft.

Petit placed a rope between the two towers of Notre Dame de Paris in June 1971. He “juggled balls” and “pranced back and forth” as he jumped the wire on foot on June 26, 1971, to the delight of the throng below.

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Professional Career:–Petit has performed scores of public high-wire acts during his career. In 1986, for example, he re-enacted Blondin’s crossing of the Niagara River for an IMAX film. Mayor Jacques Chirac requested him to walk an inclined wire strung from the ground at the Place du Trocadéro to the second level of the Eiffel Tower, over the Seine, in 1989 to remember the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution.

Petit temporarily performed with Ringling Brothers Circus, but he preferred to put up his own shows. During his time with the circus and a practice walk, he broke multiple ribs after falling 45 feet (14 meters). He claims that he has never fallen while performing. “If I had, I wouldn’t be talking about it right now.

Awards of Philippe Petit

  • James Parks Morton Interfaith Award
  • Streb Action Maverick Award
  • The Byrdcliffe Award

Philippe Petit Parents 

His Father’s name is Edmond Petit and his Mother’s name is Unknown and his sibling is also unknown. We have only this information right now but mentioned as we found other more information about his parents and siblings and relatives also. Read Philippe Petit Wiki.

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Philippe Petit’s Net worth

His Net worth is $500K.


Q.1 Who is Philippe Petit?

Ans. Philippe Petit is a Famous Artist. He is 73year old.

Q.2 What are the Awards he gets?

Ans. The age was 26 years.

Q.3 What Is Philippe Petit’s Net Worth?

Ans. $500k.

Q.4 Does smoke?

Ans. Information till not available but mentioned as we found.

Q.5 Does drink alcohol?

Ans. Information till not available but mentioned as we found.

Q.6 Hobbies of Philippe Petit?

Ans.  Information till not available but mentioned as we found.

Q.7 What is the Date of Birth of Mr. Harhsa?

Ans. 13 Aug 1949

Q.8 What is the name of Philippe Petit’s Father?

Ans. His Father’s Name is Edmond Petit.

Q.9 What is the name of Philippe Petit’s Mother?

Ans. His Mother’s name is Unknown.

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