David Copperfield: How He Became The World’s Most Successful Magician..

I spoke to David Copperfield, the most commercially successful magician in history, about his early influences, what keeps him motivated to continue to perform after years of magic, how he comes up with new tricks and his best career advice.

Copperfield is currently performing at the MGM Resorts in Las Vegas. His 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, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a knighthood by the French government, and he has been named a Living Legend by the U.S. Library of Congress. He has so far sold 33 million tickets and grossed over $4 billion, which is more than any other solo entertainer in history. When not performing, he manages his chain of eleven resort islands in the Bahamas. Read the interview…