In the world of high-stakes poker, the sums of money being won and lost every day are staggering. The top players show no hesitation in dropping tens of thousands, or even more, in a single playing session, knowing that they could easily recoup their losses when they next sit down at the poker table. But which professional poker players have the largest bank balances, factoring in their tournament winnings, endorsements, movie appearances, plus other income streams? Let’s take a closer look at the top ten richest poker players.
Starting at number 10 is Antonio Esfandiari, with a net worth of $27 million. The former magician has won three World Series of Poker bracelets throughout his career and is a well-known figure in the poker world. Tony G, real name Antanas Guoga, takes the ninth spot with a net worth of $36 million. Despite not winning a WSOP bracelet, he has amassed a significant amount from his business activities.
Next up is Justin Bonomo, who holds the eighth position with a net worth of $57 million. He has had success in both live and online tournaments, with three WSOP bracelet wins under his belt. The seventh spot is shared by Bryn Kenney, with an equal net worth of $57 million. He is best known for winning the highest prize ever awarded at a poker tournament, taking home over $20.5 million in 2019.
Daniel Negreanu, known as “Kid Poker,” secures the sixth position with a net worth of $70 million. With six WSOP bracelets and significant sponsorship deals, he is one of the most famous and successful poker players. Doyle Brunson, a legend in the poker world, holds the fifth spot with a net worth of $75 million. He has earned over $6.1 million from live tournament winnings and has also authored a popular poker strategy book.
Chris Ferguson, despite being embroiled in a Ponzi scheme controversy, is still a great player and has a net worth of $80 million, placing him fourth on the list. Sam Farha takes the third position with a net worth of $100 million, mainly from high-stakes Omaha cash games and various business interests.
Phil Ivey, considered one of the greatest poker players of all time, secures the second position with a net worth of $125 million. He has won 10 WSOP bracelets and is known for his success in both tournaments and high-stakes cash games. Finally, at the top of the list is Dan Bilzerian, with a staggering net worth of $200 million. Despite controversy surrounding his claims of poker winnings, he remains the richest poker player in the world by far.
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