As a boy he studied and performed magic as “Davino the Boy Magician”. Shy and a loner, Copperfield saw magic as a way of fitting in, and a way to meet girls.
His first break was a lead role in the musical “The Magic Man”, which became the longest running musical in Chicago.
Between 1978 and 2001, Copperfield starred in 17 Television specials and two Documentaries.
He has the largest personal collection of magic memorabilia and owns a series of islands in the Bahamas where he has built a resort.
Some of his more famous tricks are:
- His flying illusion
- His sawing a person in half
- Vanishing the Statue of Liberty
- Walking through the Great Wall of China
Copperfeild’s net worth is said to be around $800 million, the highest of any magician in history.