At the young age of 16, this man was teaching courses at NYU and starring in musicals — it sounds like magic. For celebrity David Copperfield, it was. The talented trickster used his propensity for illusions to gain a wide following, world-renown, and millions of dollars. He went from pulling rabbits out of a hat to purchasing islands in The Bahamas. His property in Musha Cay is unbelievably gorgeous, but it’s no trick of the light. It’s the result of decades of hard work, and a favorite getaway among other big names.
David Copperfield | Marc Grimwade/Getty ImagesDavid Copperfield was redefining magic from a young age
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The legendary magician we’ve come to know as Copperfield was born David Seth Kotkin. According to Biography, he became fascinated by illusions at a very young age and was admitted into the Society of American Magicians at just twelve years old. Copperfield went on to star as the lead in Chicago’s Magic Man musical. Even after he abandoned the role, he seemed to retain the title. From that point on, he became the modern authority on magic, hosting an illusion-filled ABC special and performing in hundreds of shows per year.
He has even served as a professional mentor for other stars — teaching Steve Carell confidential tricks of the trade in anticipation of his magical The Incredible Burt Wonderstone role. In most cases, Copperfield has been careful to not reveal the methods behind his magic … but not everything he does is quite as subtle. In 2006, he dropped jaws — and $50 million — when he purchased his very own island getaway.
The star owns a string of islands in The Bahamas
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— David Copperfield (@D_Copperfield) April 23, 2020
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With plenty of riches — and well-deserving of a rest — it’s no surprise that Copperfield opted to by himself a peaceful retreat. However, as soon as the purchase was complete, the iconic magician didn’t relax. He got to work creating the ultimate resort, purchasing the surrounding 10 islands to complete the look. In perhaps his most impressive trick yet, Copperfield had transformed Bahaman island, Musha Cay, into an eleven-piece archipelago. According to People, the grouping just south of …
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