As we step into the last month of the year, it is time for a quick recap of what the year brought in terms of prize money which further contributes to a player’s net worth. With the COVID-19 pandemic finally ending, it was the perfect time for poker tournaments to resume their live events while continuing the fad of online poker. The year was indeed a good opportunity to build a fortune by playing a mix of online and live events.
Many players profited heavily during this year. Among the top 10 richest poker players by net worth in 2022, we have none other than the fan favourite Daniel Negreanu. The poker pro’s dry spell finally ended after two long years in 2022. There were quite a few highlight victories and cashes this year that helped DNegs add a significant amount to his fortune. The six-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner may have narrowly missed his seventh bracelet this year yet again, but his poker earnings definitely took him a notch higher.
Reportedly, Negreanu’s net worth in 2021 was around $50 million. By the end of 2022, his net worth has spiked to approx. $70 million. He started the year on a good note by shipping the $25,000 No Limit Hold’em – PokerGO Cup #6 event at the 2022 PokerGo Tour (PGT) PokerGo Cup in February. After that he finished on the final table of three other PGT events, and within a month clinched another title at the PGT Wynn High Rollers in March 2022.
Post the PGT in March, Negreanu was next seen at the World Series in June 2022. He had eight cashes at the WSOP this year, with the highest being his prize money of $57,738 for his 16th place finish at the $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller 8-Handed event. Additionally, he also had nine online cashes in WSOP Online 2022. He reached the final table of the WSOP Online $7,777 No Limit Hold’em – Lucky 7s High Roller event and was on the hunt for his seventh bracelet. However, he finished fifth and took home his biggest WSOP cash of the year of $88,081.
In September 2022, ‘KidPoker’ earned his biggest cash of the year (career second-highest) by taking down the $300,000 No Limit Hold’em – Super High Roller Bowl VII (SHRB) event for $3,312,000. He beat Nick Petrangelo in heads-up to emerge victorious.
According to Hendon Mob, Negreanu has crossed the $5 Million mark in live tournament earnings. By the end of 2022, he had $49,748,800 in live tournament earnings, he cashed in three PokerGo Cup events in earlier this year which has taken his total live earnings to $50,116,496. His best cash score so far has been $8,288,001, which he won by finishing second at the $1,000,000 No Limit Hold’em – The Big One for One Drop event at the 2014 WSOP. The Canadian proudly sits at the third spot in the All Time Money List, after Justin Bonomo and Bryn Kenney. It also makes him the highest-earning non-American poker player.
DNegs ranks 52nd in the Global Poker Index (GPI) Rankings and first in popularity ranking. With a month more to go, let’s wait and watch if ‘KidPoker’ is able to add some more punch to his earnings this year.
Amarylisa Gonsalves is a Content Writer at Gutshot Magazine. Advancing from a marketing background, she found her calling in writing. She takes delight in exploring genres and is a curious learner. Patient and ambivert, she believes in letting her work speak for itself. Apart from content writing, she finds solace in writing poetry by expressing herself through words. Additionally, she adores indulging in anything that satisfies her creative self, like drawing and DIY crafts.
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