Anyone who can make a living out of magic. edited, anyone who can get GOOD at magic, who can perform for months straight is in it for MUCH more then the wealth. The vast majority of performing magicians are middle class.
Actually, magic is very profitable. I've heard one figure that says on average, a professional magician makes $100,000-$300,000 a year. The key word there is professional though. Many magicians who are making money are semi-professionals, who do it for an extra source of income.
Really? That's interesting, thank you for informing me.
It just seems that, if you took everyone over 18 who performs magic as a sole occupation [kids birthday parties, schools, etc.], the mean, or rather -- median income wouldn't be more than $100,000. I suppose performance arts are more profitable than I thought. I mean, of course Lance Burton and David Copperield are multimillionaires, but most guys who do parties and weddings, etc. wouldn't make a whole lot?
Does anyone else have input?