David Seth Kotkin, commonly known as David Copperfield, is a famous American magician, illusionist, as well as an actor. To the public, David Copperfield is perhaps best known for his magic tricks, such as levitating, flying, and making objects disappear, most of which were released in a format of 20 television specials. Copperfield’s first television special entitled “The Magic of ABC” aired on screens in 1977. In addition to including Copperfield’s impressive performance, it featured such famous guests as Shaun Cassidy, Cindy Williams, Adam Rich and Penny Marshall to name a few. His fifth special called “The Magic of David Copperfield IV: The Vanishing Plane” brought him an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Technical Direction”. Overall, David Copperfield has been nominated for 38 awards, and collected a total of 21 Emmy Awards,. Aside from his appearances on television screens, Copperfield has become notable as an owner of the “International Museum and Library of the Conjuring Arts”. Copperfield is also known for his charitable activities, the most popular being the “Project Magic” program, which focuses on helping physically challenged people. For his contributions to the entertainment industry, David Copperfield was awarded with a Living Legend Award, was named “Magician of the Year” in 1980 and 1987, and even received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
David Copperfield Net Worth $800 Million
A well-known magician, how rich is David Copperfield? According to sources, David Copperfield’s net worth is estimated to be $800 million, the majority of which he has accumulated from his appearances on television screens.
David Copperfield was born in 1956, in New Jersey, United States, where he studied at Metuchen High School. Copperfield’s interest in magic brought him to the “Society of American Magicians”, a fraternal magic organization, when he was only ten years old. As a result of his studies, Copperfield became proficient in magic, and even taught a course about magic at New York University at the age of 16. Upon his graduation from high school, David Copperfield decided to continue his education at Fordham University. He failed to graduate from the university, since instead of studying he chose to perform on stage. One of his very first performances was in “The Magic Man”. Around the same time, inspired by the Charles Dickens’ novel, he changed his name from David Seth Kotkin to David Copperfield. Soon after meeting Joseph Cates, who expressed interest in his talents, he made an appearance on television with “The Magic of ABC”,
In addition to having his own television specials, Copperfield made an acting debut in a slasher film, starring Ben Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis and Hart Bochner called “Terror Train”. Since his popularity started growing, Copperfield has become a welcomed figure in the entertainment industry. Over the years, he has succeeded in selling more than 40 million tickets to his shows.
In regards to his personal life, David Copperfield married Claudia Schiffer in 1993, yet the couple split up in 1999. Several years after their divorce, Copperfield met Chloe Gosselin, whom he married in 2006.
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