David Copperfield Net Worth

David Seth Kotkin Net Worth

Real Name: David Seth Kotkin
Date of Birth: 09/16/195
Place of Birth: Metuchen, New Jersey

2017 Net Worth: $800 Million
2016 Earnings: $80 Million

Profession: Magician

David Copperfield Biography


David Copperfield was born on September 16, 1956 as David Seth Kotkin in Metuchen, New Jersey. His parents are Rebecca, an insurance adjuster, and Hyman Kotkin, the owner of a haberdashery.

David began practicing magic at the age of 10 under the name, “Davino the Boy Magician.” At age 12 he was the youngest person ever admitted to the Society of American Magicians. By age 16 he was teaching a class on magic at New York University.

David enrolled at Fordham University but left after three weeks to star in a musical. At this time he started using the name David Copperfield, from the Charles Dickens novel.

In 1977 when Copperfield was 21 he hosted a magic special on ABC, “The Magic of ABC.” Between 1977 and 2001 there were 20¬†Copperfield TV specials made.

His illusions have included making the Statue of Liberty disappear, walking through the Great Wall of China, and levitating over the Grand Canyon. In his live shows he routinely makes audience members levitate and vanish, he disappears and reappears, and he flies, defying all logic.

Copperfield has won numerous awards, such as “Magician of the Century” and “King of Magic” from The Society of American Magicians. He has been nominated 38 times for Emmy awards and has won 21 times. He has claimed eleven Guinness World Records, including most tickets sold by a solo performer.

Copperfield has a net worth of $800 million, which means that he is poised to become a billionaire in the near future. He is part of an elite club of ultra-rich self-made celebrities. In this group, only Oprah Winfrey has a higher net worth than him, at $2.9 billion.

Copperfield’s net worth is continually increased by an impressive real estate portfolio of multi-million dollar properties, his collection of magic memorabilia, his world tours, and his shows at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, which gross $50 million annually.

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