When you talk about luxurious lifestyles, guns and of course women, there’s only one name that pop’s up on people’s mind, the King of Instagram Dan Bilzerian! This 39-year-old internet sensation isn’t just filthy rich, he is a high stakes poker player, worth $200 million, who makes a living in the most adventurous way possible.
Bilzerian is an icon, a force to be reckoned with. In a tweet in 2013, he mused, “My greatest fear is that someone will break in and I won’t be able to decide what gun to shoot them with.” Attached was an image of his dining room table, covered with several assault rifles, pistols and magazines. So, here are some crazy facts about the bearded man and his grand lifestyle.
— Dan Bilzerian (@DanBilzerian) November 15, 2013
Bilzerian is heavily involved in the world of high-stakes poker. In a 2014 video interview with ALL IN Magazine, Bilzerian called himself the “Bill Gates of Poker.” Bilzerian himself claims to have won tens of millions in private games. In November 2013, Bilzerian posted an unconfirmed claim that he won $10.8 million from a single night of playing poker, and in 2014, he claimed to have won $50 million. His claims are never without a challenge but maybe it’s not such a huge exaggeration after all. Well, we all love mystery, and knowing his lifestyle, it’s probably true.
While playboy is by far the most famous gambler of the family, younger son Adam Bilzerian has also achieved significant success at the felts over the years. Adam has over $800,000 at the felts including a runner-up finish in the $25,000-entry ARIA High Roller event back in 2015 for $246,000. He also came 7th in the $100,000-entry Super High Roller at the Bellagio back in the summer of 2014, making the final table in a tough field. In the 2009 WSOP, where both Dan and Adam participated, Norman Chad called them the “Flying Bilzerian Brothers”, a nickname that since then stuck.
Just like anyone, Dan too has a soft side, which includes his fondness for pets. Dan Bilzerian’s cat Smushball has over half a million Instagram followers. Smushball is Persian, and has three legs. Smushball always gets the attention of Bilzerian, and often travels with him in his private jet. When Bilzerian came to Goa last September, he was asked a question – “Name one thing money can’t buy?.” And the Bilzerian answered, “My Cat.”
He also owns two goats whom he loves and often posts pictures of them.
Do you think that Bilzerian only parties all the time? To some extent it could be true but he has also showed interests in acting and being a stuntman. In 2013, he made his first appearance as a stunt double in ‘Olympus has Fallen’ starring Gerard Butler. He also had roles in 2014 movies, ‘The Equalizer‘ starring Denzel Washington, ‘Cat Run 2‘ and ‘The Other Women‘ and 2016’s ‘War Dogs‘.
But you probably didn’t know that the Bilzerian pushed $1 million in the production of ‘Lone Survivor’ as a trade for a role in the movie as ‘Sr. Chief Dan Healy‘. Although the deal went sideways, as the producers had promised him eight minutes of screen time and 80 words. He was cut down to less than a minute and only one line. Knowing the American actor, a man of his word, he sued the producers for the original $1 million and an additional 20% fee. It seems that he likes to be an actor so we should expect to see more of him in the future.
Fellow billionaires, Bilzerian and Bill Perkins often hang out with each other. From talking business to playing chess and various other games. Perkins, as most will know, has made a name for himself in the poker world for his crazy prop-bets. The duo has gained a lot of fame with the numerous prop bets they have made with others and sometimes even each other.
Just bet @DanBilzerian he can't bike from his house to the past Vegas sign in 48 hrs her has until March 31st to start
— Bill Perkins (Guy) (@bp22) February 17, 2016
PROP BET ALERT!!!: @DanBilzerian and I have a 35 hour a week total phone screen time a week bet. 10k an hour penalty for each hour over netted. 100days total. Starting in 6 minutes
LFG!!! #BePresent #MentalHealth
— Bill Perkins (Guy) (@bp22) July 27, 2020
About four years ago, Bilzerian had won a prop bet against Perkins after completing a 300-mile bike ride between Los Angeles to Las Vegas within 48 hours. And recently in July, Perkins tweeted a bet including Dan, a 35-hour a week screen time, that is about 5-hours a day. The bet will go on for 100 days and each hour over netted would cost a $10,000 penalty. Perkins, who is always challenging people in crazy prop bets, in an interview with Gutshot Magazine, was asked about any crazy prop bets where he was challenged. He replied, “None of note really, but I’m trying to get Dan (Bilzerian) to climb Mount Everest and then give him a time to ‘Get to the Summit’ bet.”
We all know that the King of Instagram lives a lavish lifestyle; fast cars, beautiful women, loads of money in his back pocket and even more in the bank. Self proclaimed venture capitalist is often looking for business opportunities, he just made his way to India with his online poker room, BlitzPoker. If you ever wanted to experience what it’s like to be Dan Bilzerian, you should definitely get the application on your smartphone straight away.
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