You might know him as David Copperfield but his real name is Dave Seth Kotkin, born on September 16, 1956, in Metuchen, New Jersey. The illusionist, described by Forbes as one of the most commercially successful magicians of all time, has been active in show business since 1974 when he was only 18 years old!

David's fantastic career has earned him not only one or two but 21 Emmy awards due to his television specials! Not to mention his 11 Guinness World Records... 

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David Copperfield poses for a photo during rehearsals for David Copperfield: Tornado Of Fire, New York City, 2001

What has David Copperfield been doing lately?

Over the past few years, Copperfield has been performing in his Las Vegas residency show, with roughly 15 shows per week. Each presentation is 90 minutes long!

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When not performing he's keeping an eye on his chain of eleven resort islands in the Bahamas, also known as "the Islands of Copperfield Bay"! According to Forbes, as of 2019, David Copperfield's impressive net worth is estimated to be 875 million dollars!

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David Copperfield attends the 2018 Footwear News Achievement Awards in New York City

Quick facts about David Copperfield

  • He used to date supermodel Claudia Schiffer
  • He once said Dumbo is his favourite movie!
  • David was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1995
  • He began practicing magic at the age of 10!
  • He is best known for disappearing, reappearing, getting cut in half, and making people levitate!

This is David Copperfield today

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David Copperfield attends the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors at Kennedy Center Hall of States, Washington, DC, 2019