David Copperfield

1956 - Today

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David Seth Kotkin (born September 16, 1956), known professionally as David Copperfield, is an American magician, described by Forbes as the most commercially successful magician in history. Copperfield's television specials have been nominated for 38 Emmy Awards, winning 21. Best known for his combination of storytelling and illusion, his career of over 40 years has earned him 11 Guinness World Records, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and a knighthood by the French government. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Copperfield has received more than 6,600,298 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). David Copperfield is the 2nd most popular magician, the 665th most popular biography from United States (down from 488th in 2019) and the most popular American Magician.

David Copperfield is most famous for his book, "The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger."

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  • 6.6M

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  • 64.95

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 64

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.43

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.57

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among magicians, David Copperfield ranks 2 out of 11Before him are Harry Houdini. After him are Uri Geller, Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, James Randi, David Blaine, Ricky Jay, Criss Angel, Dynamo, Derren Brown, and Penn Jillette.

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Among people born in 1956, David Copperfield ranks 18Before him are Paolo Rossi, Bryan Cranston, Khaled Mashal, Theresa May, Carrie Fisher, and Andy García. After him are José Manuel Barroso, Chris Isaak, Dalia Grybauskaitė, Judith Butler, Jost Gippert, and Linda Hamilton.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, David Copperfield ranks 665 out of 20,380Before him are Michael Crichton (1942), James Rainwater (1917), Dolly Parton (1946), George Peppard (1928), Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811), and Bill Bixby (1934). After him are Laura Branigan (1952), Colin Powell (1937), Harper Lee (1926), Irwin Rose (1926), Black Dahlia (1924), and Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839).

Among MAGICIANS In United States

Among magicians born in United States, David Copperfield ranks 1After him are David Blaine (1973), Ricky Jay (1946), Criss Angel (1967), and Penn Jillette (1955).