Poker players have gone on to become mainstream celebrities since the boom of the card game in the early 2000s. Alongside fame, these poker players also started to pocket walk away with big winnings as the prize pools grew, with the card game’s popularity growing with each passing year.
Many poker players have gone on to make abundant money by playing poker! And that is precisely what we will tell you about in this article. So let’s dive into the poker universe and know some of the world’s richest poker players:
With a net worth of $100 Million, Sam Farha can be deemed one of the world’s richest poker players. After falling in love with poker at a young age, his interest in the card game seems to have been piqued.
The three-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner has earned himself the title of ‘Mr. Cool’, by other players citing his composed demeanour. He has figured out how keeping a calm mind could help him succeed on the poker table.
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Known as the best poker player in the world, Phil Ivey is a certified G.O.A.T in the global poker arena. The American pro is amongst the most revered poker players and has recorded total live earnings close to $40 Million.
With 10 WSOP bracelets against his name, this poker player is on the elite list of being amongst the only three players to win a WSOP bracelet 10 times. Ivey’s achievements are not talked about enough as the pro sits with a net worth reportedly in the region of $100 Million.
A not-so-flashy poker player, Chris Ferguson is known mostly for being a Jesus look-alike on the poker table. Ferguson, one of the richest poker players in the world, has a net worth of $80 Million and is amongst the top 10 poker players in the world.
With both of Chris’ parents being mathematicians, it is no surprise that the poker pro is an analytical mastermind who can quickly calculate probabilities. With six WSOP bracelets in his kitty, there’s no stopping Ferguson.
A legend of the game, ‘Doyle Brunson will always be a name attached to poker, with the American said to be one of the greatest players to have ever played the card game.
The legendary poker star was one of the richest poker players, amassing over $75 Million during his playing years. An inspiration to many poker players worldwide, Brunson shipped countless titles and also held 10 WSOP bracelets to his name. His appearances on various shows, including Poker After Dark, continues to inspire poker players of all ages.
Starting off his career as a magician, Bryn Kenney is currently amongst the highest-earning poker players ever from live tournaments. With one WSOP bracelet against his name, this poker pro has amassed over $50 Million net worth, citing his multiple wins across various tournaments. Often seen making it to the final tables of multiple events, Kenny has pocketed massive winnings and doesn’t care if he fails to ship the title.
This list would have been incomplete without mentioning Daniel Negreanu! The Canadian poker player is not only among the top 10 poker players but also among the richest. Boasting a net worth of $50 Million ‘KidPoker’ is an outstanding poker player whose earnings go hand in hand with his fame.
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