American illusionist David Copperfield topped the ranking of the highest paid magicians according to Forbes magazine. His total fortune is estimated at $875 million. He also owns the world’s largest collection of magical relics.
According to the publication, from the summer of 2018 to the summer of 2019, he performed 654 shows in Las Vegas, which brought him a pre-tax income of $60 million. In addition, Copperfield receives millions for exclusive excursions and concerts at his own Masha Kay resort in the Caribbean. In total, the wizard owns 11 islands in the Bahamas.
Second place went to the duet of illusionists Penn and Teller. They have earned $28 million with performances in Las Vegas and their own TV show. Rounding out the top three are members of the group of magicians The Illusionists.
Also on the list of highly paid illusionists were prankster, host of the TV show “The Carbonaro Effect” Michael Carbonaro and star of the reality show Mindfreak Criss Angel.
On December 7, Forbes presented the ranking of the highest paid musicians in the world. Taylor Swift, 29, took first place. According to the publication, her annual earnings amounted to $185 million.