David Copperfield Biography

David Copperfield originally David Seth Kotkin is one of the most renown magicians of all the time who was born in Metuchen, New Jersey, United States on 16th September 1956.

David Copperfield proceeded to play out his enchantment accomplishments more than 500 times each year. As per Forbes magazine, Copperfield earned $57 million in stock and visited income in 2005.

By 2012, his total assets were evaluated at $150 million. Over his long profession, he has won 21 Emmy Awards, among different distinctions, and opened the International Museum and Library of the Conjuring Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada, which is devoted to protecting the history and craft of enchantment.

Quick Facts

Birth Date 16th September 1956
Nickname David Kotkin
Birth Place Metuchen, New Jersey, United States
Zodiac Virgo
Profession Magician
Active Year 1974-present
Marital Status Married
Nationality American
Ethnicity Not Specified
Religion Jewish
Height 5 feet 11 inch
Weight 52 kg
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Black  
Relationship Engaged
Spouse Chloe Gosselin
Net Worth $930 million

Early Life

Copperfield was born as David Seth Kotkin in Metuchen, New Jersey, the child of Jewish guardians, Rebecca, a protection agent, and Hyman Kotkin, who claimed and worked a men’s haberdashery in Warren, New Jersey, called Korby’s.

Copperfield’s mom was conceived in Jerusalem while his fatherly grandparents were Jewish settlers from USSR (present-day Ukraine). In 1974, Copperfield moved on from Metuchen High School.

At the point when Copperfield was 10, he started rehearsing enchantment as “Davino the Boy Magician” in his neighborhood, and at age 12, he turned into the most youthful individual admitted to the Society of American Magicians.

Shy and a maverick, the youthful Copperfield considered enchantment to be an approach to fit in and, later, to meet women. As a youngster, Copperfield went camping Harmony, multi-day camp in adjacent Warren, New Jersey, where he started rehearsing enchantment and ventriloquism, an affair to which he credits his original style.

“At Camp Harmony, we went through about fourteen days looking for a guide who’d been captured by Indians. It was only a diversion, yet I was living it. My entire life returned to that camp experience when I was three or four.”

[20] As a young person, Copperfield wound up interested with Broadway and often sneaked into shows, particularly musicals highlighting crafted by Stephen Sondheim or Bob Fosse. By age 16, he was showing a course in enchantment at New York University.


He was chosen to show a course, ‘The Art of Magic’ at the New York University when he was only 16. At 18, he was picked to play the lead in the melodic satire, ‘The Magic Man.’

The achievement of the show imparted in him an affection for performing live before gatherings of people. Joseph Cates, a maker of TV specials, perceived the abilities this young fellow had and thrown him in an enchantment unique called ‘The Magic of ABC’ in 1977.

The achievement of his presentation show guaranteed that Copperfield inspired abundant chances to star in a few other enchantment show specials.

David Copperfield with David Blaine

CBS marked him for a progression of enchantment TV specials titled, ‘The Magic of David Copperfield’ that was communicated somewhere in the range of 1978 and 1998. The performer exhibited new and imaginative figments in every one of the specials that were essentially past the gathering of people’s desires.

The way that he generally performed before a live group of onlookers added to his validity. The best fantasies he has made so far incorporate the evaporating of a fly plane, the vanishing of the Statue of Liberty, and strolling through the Great Wall of China.

He performed in a Broadway show ‘Dreams and Nightmares’ co-delivered with Francis Ford Coppola, David Ives, and others, in 1996. The show was popular to the point that it broke film industry records at the Martin Beck Theater, New York.

Amid 1996, he worked together with Dean Koontz, Joyce Oates, and Ray Bradbury to distribute ‘David Copperfield’s Tales of the Impossible,’ an accumulation of fiction identified with the field of enchantment and figments.

The achievement of the book incited him to distribute a second volume titled, ‘David Copperfield’s Beyond Imagination’ in 1997. He has been on a few world visits in recent decades, exciting live groups of onlookers from a few mainlands with his glimmering enchantment exhibitions.


He possesses a private retreat comprising of eleven Bahamian islands, called ‘The Islands of Copperfield Bay.’ Numerous conspicuous big names have visited this exceptionally prominent hotel.

Aside from performing live he has furthermore included in a few movies and exposed up in TV programs, like ‘Fear Train‘ (1980), ‘Mr. RogersNeighborhood‘ (1997), ‘America’s Got Talent‘ (2010), and ‘Burt Wonderstone‘ (2013).

Highlights and Achievements

Copperfield’s TV specials have won 21 Emmy Awards of a complete 38 assignments. Best known for his blend of narrating and figment, Copperfield’s vocation of more than 40 years has earned him 11 Guinness World Records, chivalry organized by the French government, and Copperfield has also been named as the Living Legend by the US Library of Congress.

David has so far sold 33 million tickets and netted over $4 billion, more than some other solo performer in history. In 2015, Forbes recorded his profit at $63 million for the past a year and positioned him the twentieth most noteworthy procuring big name on the planet.

At the point when not performing, he deals with his chain of eleven retreat islands in the Bahamas, called “Musha Cay and the Islands of Copperfield Bay.”

Relationship of David Copperfield

In 1993 at a Berlin VIP affair Copperfield met German supermodel Claudia Schiffer when he expedited her phase to take an interest in a mind-perusing act and his flying fantasy, and in January 1994 they wound up connected.


Copperfield’s better half Chloe Gosselin, a French design show 28 years his lesser, brought forth their little girl, Sky, in February 2010. This did not wind up open until The New York Post revealed it in August 2011.

Net Worth of David Copperfield

David Copperfield has net worth of $1 billion.

Social Media Links of David Copperfield

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