Las Vegas has enjoyed hundreds if not thousands of great entertainers for a century. One in particular is unique amongst the rest. Can you guess whom it might be? I’ll give you a hint…
He’s brilliant. He’s a billionaire!
He’s performed on the Las Vegas Strip for decades…
His career has spanned over 40 years, and he has been awarded 11 Guinness World Records. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been named “Living Legend” by the US Libary of Congress.
Want to guess?
David CopperØeld is an American magician. He is one of the most commercially successful magicians in history. His television specials have won a whopping 21 Emmy Awards and 38 nominations!
His story is fairly remarkable…
David CopperØeld, is formerly known as David Seth Kotkin. He was born on September 16, 1956, in Metuchen, New Jersey. David grew up in a Jewish household.
From an early age, he became fascinated with started magic and ventriloquism. By the time he was 10 years old he was performing magic around his neighborhood.
A few years later, he earned the awesome honor of becoming the youngest person ever to be admitted to the Society of American Magicians! After graduating from high school, he enrolled at Fordham University
By the time he was 19 he created the stage show ‘Magic of David CopperØeld’ and performed it at Honolulu’s Pagoda Hotel. In 1977, he hosted the ABC special ‘The Magic of ABC.’ From 1978 to 2001, CBS aired ‘The Magic of David CopperØeld.’ This was an incredible run by any standard!
David worked with Francis Ford Coppola, Eiko Ishioka, and Davis Ives for his show ‘Dreams &i Nightmares’ in 1996. In 2001, he performed at a UNICEF beneØt at the White House.
The following year, CopperØeld guest-starred on the medical sitcom ‘Scrubs.’ He worked on ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’ in 2011, appearing alongside Jim Carey and Steve Carrell. He was featured on ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’ series in 2012.
He played himself on the series ‘The Crazy Ones’ in 2014 and the HBO mockumentary ‘7 Days in Hell’. The following year, he lent his voice to two episodes of ‘The Simpsons.’ He co-produced the Ølm ‘Now You See Me 2’ in 2016.
Mr. CopperØeld has directed and produced several of his television specials.
David CopperØeld is enshrined on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Mr. CopperØeld owns one of the largest collections of magic memorabilia. His collection contains more than 150,000 items and books, with precious items from Harry Houdini, Georges Melies, and the father of modern magic, Robert Houdin. His collection is placed in a 40,000 square foot warehouse located several miles off the
Las Vegas Strip.
His real estate portfolio is worth $200-300 million. CopperØeld owns 11 islands in the Bahamas, where he has built a lavish resort that costs more than $50,000 per night to rent. He also owns a massive $18 million mansion in Nevada and a four Ùoor apartment in New York City.
As of 2023, David CopperØeld’s net worth is estimated to be approximately $1 Billion.
David CopperØeld has supported numerous charities, and he has founded Project Magic, a rehabilitation program to help disabled patients. The program has been credited by the American Occupational Therapy Association and is in use in over 1100 hospitals.
” Dreams are illusions, and we can’t let go of them because we would be dead”
– DAVID COPPERFIELD-