This is no trick! David Copperfield is a rich, rich man.
Recently Forbes released a list of "The World's Highest-Paid Magicians" and David topped the list. That's probably not super surprising to many, but you may be shocked at just how much he made in a 12-month span... Try $64 million!
Lebron James, the highest paid player in the NBA, makes about $31 million a year from the Cleveland Cavaliers, to give you a little perspective.
"I think it's good for magic when somebody in our art is put in the same category as Beyonce or Taylor Swift," he told the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Wednesday.
David is a regular performer in Sin City, as is Penn & Teller and Criss Angel, all of whom pulled in respectable numbers ($31.5 million for Penn & Teller, $19 million for Criss.)
In July, David was ranked 20th on Forbes' more comprehensive list of "The World's Highest-Paid Celebrities," putting him in between Dwayne Johnson and Taylor's ex Calvin Harris. At the time, he admitted that he was proud of that accomplishment, but said he was equally as proud that his pals Penn & Teller made the list, coming in 94th.
"The fact that we were both on there says a lot for the strength and power of our art," he said.
David still performs at Vegas' MGM Grand 42 weeks a year and averages 15 shows a week. While he gets money from that, it's likely he also hauled in a hefty load of cash as a co-producer and consultant for the film "Now You See Me 2."
"This movie…is another example of keeping magic cool and current and it's awesome," he told the Today show at the time.
Perhaps we shouldn't be all that surprised about David's caseload. After all, this is a guy who owns a 15-acre island in the Southern Bahamas called Musha Cay.
Our bags are packed if you want to give us a call, David!
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