John Eckhardt is a popular American writer and musician. His net worth is estimated at $10 to $20 million. He has worked in over 70 nations as a prophet and apostle, and has written over 35 books. He also founded the Apostolic Institute of Ministry, a training academy that simplifies the word of God for new leaders. The institute also organizes seminars and workshops for both full-time and part-time Christian schools.
His career began when he attended a magic show at his church. He was persuaded to join the sideshow by his friend, Robert McAslan, and they signed a contract for a year. Eckhardt went on to make an estimated $5 million as an entertainer. He died in 1991 from a non-communicable disease.
Eckhardt was born on 27 August 1911 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was a fraternal twin and suffered from sacral agenesis, a condition which causes an underdeveloped torso. As a child, he had to hide his underdeveloped legs. He grew up with his older sister, Caroline, and was homeschooled. In his early twenties, he became a sideshow performer and screen painter.
Eckhardt has worked with numerous famous musicians and has a thriving solo career. His work draws inspiration from the principles of nature. He explores the relationship between space and time, as well as music itself. His collaborations include a variety of artists, including rappers and classical composers. He has also produced podcasts on Sound System Culture.