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Peter Popoff

Peter PopoffAKA Peter George Popoff

Born: 2-Jul-1946
Birthplace: West Berlin, Germany

Gender: Male
Religion: Born-Again Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Religion

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Fraud exposed on the Tonight Show

Peter Popoff is a fraudulent faith healer, which is of course a redundancy. In 1987, he was debunked by skeptical magician James Randi, who filmed video of Popoff's wife using a radio transmitter to feed information to Popoff on stage. Randi showed the video on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, leading to Popoff's bankruptcy later that year. The charlatan has since resurrected his "ministry", selling sea salts, "miraculous" spring water, and "divine transfer kits" on-line. Popoff earned $23M in 2005, according to a report on Inside Edition.

Father: George Popoff
Mother: Gerda
Wife: Elizabeth (m. 1970, two sons, one daughter)
Son: Alex
Daughter: Amy
Son: Nickolas

    University: Chaffey College
    University: University of California at Santa Barbara

    Bankruptcy 1987

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