The Top 10 Most Iconic Magicians & What Made Them Famous

Some of the names on this list are known the world over, but what exactly made them a household name? 

Doing magic on its own isn't enough so legends of the art surely did something to set them apart from the rest. 


With names like Houdini, Penn and Teller, and Criss Angel on the list, you know the bar's been set incredibly high. 

There's something to be said about the most iconic magicians. Not just about the tricks they performed, but the presence they bring to the stage--their personas. Each magician is very much a different character in the world of magic who becomes known for pulling off unique illusions or improving on the acts of magicians that came before. 

Maybe by learning from the greats you could be the next big name in magic.