I am one of many magicians that have earned over a million dollars in our craft. There are dozens more magicians like me that you and I have never heard of and probably never will. Being a millionaire magician is not as rare as one might think. I know several and they are very much like me. You may not know it by meeting them and they don't necessarily go around telling everybody that they are wealthy.
I was born in 1963 in Vancouver, Canada. My parents were and are of average income and wealth. When I was born, my father was selling siding for houses door to door. He has taught me a lot over the years about human nature and selling.
At the age of five, I met one of my uncles, a magician (known as 'King' and passed away in 1975) living in Las Vegas. At once, I became hooked on magic. I did my first show at the age of 10 for my grade five class. My first paid performance was at the age of 12 and my fee was $6. Yes, $6. Now 26 years and 5,000 shows later, my fee for a corporate show in the U.S. is $5,000. Most of my performances now, are as a Mentalist or a Speaker. My highest fees are earned when I combine presentations at a single event.
I parlayed my relationships made as a magician and my natural and learned sales and marketing ability into several other profitable ventures. While still in high school I formed a toy supply company catering specifically to the clients I performed magic for at their staff children's Christmas parties. I marketed this company beyond my personal bookings and expanded it substantially over the next few years.
As my calendar was filling quickly with bookings throughout each year, I ended up turning down a lot of shows. This prompted me to form my own entertainment booking agency. I expanded into booking all sorts of variety acts for a wide array of clients. I ran both the toy and entertainment company simultaneously for over 15 years. During those years I averaged 300-400 personal appearances as a magician and for six of those years I also appeared as Ronald McDonald in Canada.
Both my toy and entertainment companies complimented my magic business in many ways. Ultimately they all complemented each other and my profit from the combined ventures was several hundred thousand dollars per year.
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