David Copperfield is a prominent American magician and is regarded as one of the greatest magicians who lived in history, as per the Forbes report. He is best known for his combination of illusion and storytelling, and he has been performing in his career for more than 40 years. David has earned 11 Guinness World Records and has been the star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. David’s shows have been successfully ranked over thirty-three million tickets have been sold, which cost over four billion dollars.
The Early Years of David Copperfield
David Copperfield was born under the name David Seth Kotkin in Metuchen, New Jersey, the United States of America, on September 16, 1956; he is currently 66 years old. His father’s name is Hyman Kotkin, and he owned and operated Korby’s, a men’s haberdashery, in Warren, New Jersey. His mother’s name is Rebecca Kotkin, and she is an insurance adjuster. There is information regarding David’s sibling’s names and may he is the only child in his family. He was interested in magic when he was young, and he started to practice magic as the Davino the Boy Magician in his neighborhood when he was ten years old.
At the age of 12, he was named the youngest person who had been admitted to the Society of American Magicians, and he was shy and loner. He attended Camp Harmony, a day camp held in nearby Warren, New Jersey when he was young, and after that, he started to practice ventriloquism and magic. David has become fascinated with Broadway, frequently sneaking into the shows, especially Bob Fosse and Stephen Sondheim. David started teaching a magic course at New York University when he was 16.
The Academics background of David Copperfield
David Copperfield studied at Metuchen High School and graduated there in 1974. After that, he joined Fordham University, located in New York City, and studied there only for three weeks; later, he dropped out because he got a chance to play a lead role in the musical The Magic Man in Chicago at the age of 18.
Personal details of David Copperfield
Real Name: David Seth Kotkin
Celebrity name: David Copperfield
Place of Birth: Metuchen, New Jersey, the United States of America
Birthday: September 16, 1956
Color of Eyes: Brown
Color of Hair: Brown
Net Worth: $ 1 Billion
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Body measurements of David Copperfield
Height in cm: 182 cm
Height in Feet: 5 ft. 11 in.
Weight in Kg: 73 kg
Weight in Pound: 161 lbs
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Shoe Size (In U.S.): NA
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Family details of David Copperfield
Mother’s Name: Rebecca Kotkin
Father’s Name: Hyman Kotkin
Number of Siblings: N.A.
Relationship Status: Unmarried
Children: Sky, Dylan Jacob Kotkin, and Audrey Anna Kotkin
The Relationship and personal life of David Copperfield
David Copperfield was in relationship with Claudia Schiffer is a German supermodel, and they first met in 1993 and started to date. In 1994, they engaged, and Claudia served as his assistant while he performed illusions. In 1999, they broke up their relationship, but the reason for the broke up is unknown. After that, in 2006, David dated Chloe Gosselin, a French model, and in 2010, they welcomed their daughter, Sky. David also has two children, one son, Dylan Jacob Kotkin, and one daughter, Audrey Anna Kotkin, with Marie Petlickova, a Czech model. In 2007, Lacey accused him of sexual assault, but no charge was brought. In 2018, David assaulted and drugged a 17 years old model for over three decades.
David Copperfield’s Net Worth
David Copperfield has a net worth of $ 1 billion and currently earned a major part of the net Worth being a successful illusionist. He is one of the richest magicians on the planet, and he will use to earn $ 40 to $ 60 million per year, and roughly he will have 515 shows per year at MGM Grand, located in Las Vegas.
Awards and Achievements of David Copperfield
David Copperfield has been named the Magician of the Century and the King of Magic by American Magicians. He has been nominated for Emmy award more than 38 times, and he has won 21 awards in that. The Library of Congress has given David a Living Legend Award, and also, he is named the first living magician who has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. David holds 11 Guinness World Records, including the highest career earnings as a magician, Most magic shows performed in a year, the largest magic work archive, the largest illusion ever staged, and many others.
The Early Professional life of David Copperfield
David created the stage show Magic of David Copperfield when he was 19, and he started performing it in Honolulu’s Pagoda Hotel. Then in 1977, he hosted the show The Magic of ABC, and from 1978 to 2001, he hosted many shows on CBS, including The Magic of David Copperfield. In 1980, David acted as the Magician in the horror film Terror Train. After that, in 1996, he collaborated with Francis Ford Coppola, David Ives, and Eiko Ishioka for the show Dreams & Nightmares. Many other famous fiction authors joined David Copperfield’s Tales of the Impossible. David performed magic on worldwide tours.
The Professional path of David Copperfield
David performed in the UNICEF benefits at the White House in 2001, and later that year, he appeared as a guest actor in the television series Scrubs. In 2010, David performed in the television reality show America’s Got Talent. In 2011, he worked in the Incredible Burt Wonderstone with Steve Carell and Jim Carrey. In 2014, he acted in the CBS series named The Crazy Ones, and also he appeared in the television reality show The Amazing Race 24. In 2015, David acted in the HBO mockumentary 7 Days in Hell and gave his voice to the characters in the television series The Simpsons. In 2016, David co-produced the film Now You See 2.