Probably the most well-known illusionist of the world, David Copperfield is much more than a rich magician. When it comes to the wealth of David Copperfield, net worth figures for 2015 reveal a staggering $850 million, which makes him not only a very successful showman, but also an excellent businessman.
David Copperfield Net Worth - $850 Million
Birth Name - David Seth Kotkin
Date of birth - September 16, 1956
Zodiac Sign - Virgo
Birth Place - Metuchen, New Jersey, United States
Nationality - American
Height - 6′ 0″
Profession - Illusionist
Born in New Jersey in 1956 as David Seth Kotkin, he started practicing magic at around the age of 10 and performed in the neighborhood where he lived. At the age of 12, he was the youngest ever member of the American Society of Magicians and was so successful that by the time he was 16, he was already teaching magic at New York University.
At the age of 18 he enters Fordham University, but drops out after only two weeks to go to Chicago to play the lead role in the Magic Man – occasion for which he takes on stage name David Copperfield for the first time. Copperfield first appears on television in 1977 in a magic special of the ABC, then he appears as host for many other CBS specials, too.
His shows became more and more spectacular over the years – in 1983 he made the Statue of Liberty vanish, then reappear; he levitated across the Grand Canyon in 1984; he walked through the Great Wall of China in 1986; he escaped from the Alcatraz in 1987 and he made an Orient Express dining car disappear in 1991, to mention just a few of his shows.
His shows continue to break records and Copperfield is the receiver of numerous awards, too. He has received the Emmy 21 times and he holds 11 world records. His awards include the Magician of the Century by the American Society of Magicians, the Living Legend award from the Library of Congress and he also made to the top of the list of the Most Powerful People by The Onion in 2013. He performs more than 500 shows a year.
David Copperfield runs a number of businesses other than the projects related to his shows and he participates in charitable events as well. In 1982 he initiated Project Magic, a rehabilitation program for disabled people, now used in more than one thousand hospitals in more than thirty countries of the world. Apparently, David Copperfield not only works wonders on the stage and on television, but he also uses his magic to restore the health of those who need it the most.