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magicman02
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I am curious, how many magicians/mentalist do you think there are worldwide? What I am saying is how many people practice the art of magic worldwide? I am not counting people who know 1-2 card tricks, but know and understand the theory, history, and art of magic. Magic Magazine has about 12,000+ subscribers and so does Genii, so I am guessing out of 6 billion people, only 50,000 or less know the art of magic, that is less then 1%. If I am wrong, someone please correct me.
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You are right. it is less than 1%. It's actually less tha 1/100 of a percent if my math is correct. Maybe 1/1000 of a percent. It's too early for me to do the math exactly........but it's not too many.
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By my calculations it's, 1 in every 1200 people.
What I would really like to know, is how many people join the art becuase of certain events. E.g. Seeing Derren Brown on television.
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OK....50,000 times 1200 is 60,000,000. You'd have to multiply that by 100 to get 6 billion...right..so isn't it one in 120,000 ????
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I thought in America, One Billion was 100 Million?

Because in the UK it's 1000 Million, which is what you mentioned.

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One billion is 1.000 Millions - even in America....;-)

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Current population: 6,400,000,000 people
Magi estimate: 50,000 magic people
That is 0.00078% of the population,
or 1 in every 128,000.
People who care about this thread: about 6.

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$76,000 college expences ,divided by 38 Café' posts, equals about $2,000 per comment. Thanks for the contribution...LOL
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On 2005-02-27 19:10, calexa wrote:
One billion is 1.000 Millions - even in America....;-)

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I'm sure it's not! I've always been told it was different in America. But I'm not American, so I don't know. Smile
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You are thinking of trillion, a word which in the former colonies means 1,000 billion.

In the UK, there doesn't seem to be a need for the concept of trillion. I have heard "thousand billion" on the BBC. In America, we find "trillion" useful in discussing our national debt or the transitional costs of privatizing Social Security.

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On 2005-02-27 02:29, magicman02 wrote:
I am curious, how many magicians/mentalist do you think there are worldwide? What I am saying is how many people practice the art of magic worldwide? I am not counting people who know 1-2 card tricks, but know and understand the theory, history, and art of magic. Magic Magazine has about 12,000+ subscribers and so does Genii, so I am guessing out of 6 billion people, only 50,000 or less know the art of magic, that is less then 1%. If I am wrong, someone please correct me.


Ok... you'll need to refine this question... How many are "OUT" as Mentalists/Magicians & Bizarrists vs. How many are OUT as Readers vs. the number that deny having anything to do with magic/mentalism and work in the shut eye market (which will be the larger aspects of this census).
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On 2005-02-28 15:57, drwilson wrote:
You are thinking of trillion, a word which in the former colonies means 1,000 billion.

In the UK, there doesn't seem to be a need for the concept of trillion. I have heard "thousand billion" on the BBC. In America, we find "trillion" useful in discussing our national debt or the transitional costs of privatizing Social Security.


Ah, that may be it, thanks Paul!
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How many are out there that THINK they are mentalists vrs. the ones that actually are?!?!?!?!
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From Chambers Dictionary:
'billion: in Britain, France (since 1948), etc a million, millions (unit and twelve zerios); in North America, and often now in Britain, one thousand millions (unit and nine zeros).'
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THAT is what I was thinking of Martin! Thank you Smile

I obviously thought it was 1 000 mill in UK and 100 mill in USA,
but it's 1 000 000 mill in UK and 1 000 in USA.

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