David Copperfield

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Date of Birth September 16, 1956
Place of Birth Metuchen, New Jersey
Age 64 years old
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David Copperfield (illusionist)

David Seth Kotkin, known professionally as David Copperfield, is an American magician, described by Forbes as the most commercially successful magician in history. Copperfield's television specials have won 21 Emmy Awards and 38 nominations. Best known for his combination of storytelling and illusion, Copperfield's career of over 40 years has earned him 11 Guinness World Records, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a knighthood by the French government, and he has been named a Living Legend by the US Library of Congress. As of 2006, Copperfield has sold 33 million tickets and grossed over US$4 billion, more than any other solo entertainer in history. In 2015, Forbes listed his earnings at $63 million for the previous 12 months and ranked him the 20th highest-earning celebrity in the world. When not performing, he manages his chain of eleven resort islands in the Bahamas, which he calls "Musha Cay and the Islands of Copperfield Bay".

Born: David Seth Kotkin, September 16, 1956, Metuchen, New Jersey, U.S.
Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Occupation: Magician
Years active: 1974–present
Partner(s): Claudia Schiffer (1994–1999), Chloe Gosselin (2006–present)
Children: 3
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About David Copperfield

High-profile magician who became famous for making the Statue of Liberty disappear and walking through the Great Wall of China. By 2013, he had won more than 20 Emmy Awards.

Before Fame

He began practicing magic under the name Davino the Boy Magician in his neighborhood and became the youngest person ever admitted to the Society of American Magicians when he was 12.

Achievement

He owned a chain of eleven resort islands in the Bahamas.

Family Life

His parents were named Rebecca and Hyman Kotkin. He began dating Chloe Gosselin in 2006, and they later welcomed a daughter named Sky.

Associations

He worked with author Ray Bradbury on David Copperfield's Tales of the Impossible. He appeared in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone with Olivia Wilde.

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