Who is the richest poker player in the world?
A number of poker players have become famous due to their skills and the earnings accumulated over the years. But who’s the richest one?
Millions of people participate in the game of poker, some to have fun and maybe earn some cash among friends, others to test their abilities online, and some others to challenge themselves at an international level looking for big rewards.
In a game like poker, where nothing is guaranteed, the chances of losing a chunk of money are very high, but some players have successfully challenged luck with outstanding skills to earn lots of cash.
The wealthiest player in the world
He has never won a major championship, but he hasn’t needed it: Dan Bilzerian tops the richest players’ list thanks to his poker skills, a prosperous social media career, a large trust fund, and multiple business pursuits.
The controversial Bilzerian, who began his poker career in 2008 by participating in the World Series of Poker Main Event, finishing in 180th place, admitted to making most of his fortune playing high-stakes poker.
He has made claims that he has made up to $10 million in single high-stakes poker games and has accumulated over $50 million in a year from playing poker. Today the Tampa native, who often lets himself be seen surrounded by several models ‘living la vida loca’, boasts a net worth of up to $200 million.
Whilst it is true he has likely made a fair amount playing poker, his true ticket to the good life came in the form of a multi-million dollar inheritance left to him by his father, Paul Bilzerian.