David Copperfield – Family, Family Tree

by Jessica Sara

David Copperfield has to be one of the most famous and talented illusionists of all times. Known for his spectacular illusions, particularly walking through the Great Wall of China and making the Statue of Liberty disappear, he had a brilliant career spanning the course of three decades. Not only is this celebrated illusionist extremely hard working, but also handles business affairs all by himself- no agent or manager.


Copperfield had one of the most successful and long running Vegas shows of all time. He has won 21 Emmy awards for his television shows and 11 Guinness World Records. He clocked innumerable world tours to his credit and he is also a proud owner and collector of the biggest magic memorabilia collection in the world.

He adopted the stage name ‘David Copperfield’ from the famous novel by Charles Dickens because the name intrigued him. As a young child, he was quite insecure and he saw magic as a way to overcome that shyness. At the age of twelve, he received an invitation to join from the Society of American Magicians. At the age of sixteen, he started teaching a magic course at the New York University.


Let us now look at the family details of this magic man

David Copperfield’s Parents – Hyman Kotkin and Rebecca Kotkin

His father, Hyman, was the owner of a men’s haberdashery known as Korby’s. His mother, Rebecca, worked as an insurance agent.

David Copperfield’s Siblings

He is the only child. He does not have any siblings.

David Copperfield’s Spouses and Partners


David was in a long term relationship with world famous supermodel, Claudia Schiffer for a period of six years. They were even engaged. Their first meeting took place at a Berlin Celebrity Gala where she was his assistant for a mind reading trick and a flying illusion. She often helped David with his magic shows during the course of his career, right up until they broke off their engagement.


His current fiancée and partner since 2006, Chloe Gosselin, is a French model. They are 28 years apart. The relationship is still going strong. David constantly tries out his magic tricks on Chloe before performing them in front of huge audiences all over the world. She is also a shoe designer and designs her own line of chic pumps when she isn’t busy modelling.

David Copperfield’s Children – Sky

David has one child, a daughter, with Cloe Gosselin. Their daughter is currently three years old and is named Sky. Her parents are so proud of their little baby girl and quoted in a statement to the press that ‘her arrival changed everything and that she is an amazing gift’.

David Copperfield’s Net Worth


Copperfield’s net worth is estimated at $800 million. He is one of the richest self-made celebrities.