::David Copperfield (illusionist)


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{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Message box|ambox}} }} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use mdy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} David Copperfield (born David Seth Kotkin; September 16, 1956) is an American illusionist, and has been described by Forbes as the most commercially successful magician in history.<ref name="HoudiniInTheDesert">"Houdini in the Desert". Forbes.com. May 8, 2006</ref>

Copperfield's television specials have won 21 Emmy Awards of a total 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,<ref name="guinness">Guinness World Records 2006, p. 197 ISBN 1-904994-02-4</ref> a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,<ref name="walkoffame">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> a knighthood by the French government,<ref name="knighthood1">"Reappearing Act: Inside The Multimillion Dollar World Of Illusionist David Copperfield". Forbes.com. September 5, 2013</ref> and he has been named a Living Legend by the USA Library of Congress.<ref name="legends">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Copperfield has so far sold 40 million tickets and grossed over $4 billion, which is more than any other solo entertainer in history.<ref name="HoudiniInTheDesert"/><ref name="guinness"/><ref name="babynoillusion">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>

When not performing, he manages his chain of eleven islands in the Bahamas, recalled by him "Musha Cay and the Islands of Copperfield Bay", which has completed a $35 million renovation under Copperfield's supervision.<ref name="babynoillusion"/><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

David Copperfield (illusionist) sections
Intro  Early years  Career and business interests  Litigation  Personal life  Earnings  Charitable activities  Achievements and awards  Television specials  Worldwide tours  Plans for new illusions  Filmography  Notable tricks  See also  References  External links  

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