Don’t we all wish to be rich? Of course we do! And poker players are no different. We often hear of players losing money, but the ones who made money are in abundance! And that is exactly what this article will tell you about—the richest poker players in the world by net worth for the year 2023.
It is not surprising that folks in the poker universe want to know exactly how loaded some of the most popular poker players across the globe. So, let’s dive into the wealth of some of the most well-to-do poker players in the world.
The ‘King of Instagram’ is out there minting money every day. Players and folks from the fraternity don’t consider him to be a pro, only a recreational player at best. As per media reports, the trust fund baby’s net worth rests at approx. $200 million. But wait, Dan Bilzerian who’s list of ex-girlfriends is a never ending one has total live earnings through poker stand at only $36,626 (biggest cash ever from the 40th World Series of Poker, Las Vegas) which is surprising given his tall claims about winning big in poker.
Bilzerian is also the Founder and CEO of Ignite International Brands Ltd. Looking at Bilzerian’s extravagant lifestyle, one would believe that a thunderstorm of money is needed to keep up. Interestingly, the Instagram King’s monthly income is recorded at $4 Million. For those who track Bilzerian movements, there is no denying that poker is not the only source of income he has.
If there is a certified G.O.A.T in the global poker arena then it’s Phil Ivey. He is one of the most revered poker pros across the globe. The American pro stands 9th in the All Time Money List (Hendon Mob) and his total live earnings are $38,281,867. With 10 World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets in his kitty, this poker dynamo is one among the only three players who have 10 WSOP bracelets to their name.
The most recent splash this pro made was when grabbed the top spot in the $30,000 Short Deck Ante Only event at the Triton Poker Cyprus series in Sep 2022. Ivey’s biggest cash ($3,582,753) came from 2014 Aussie Millions Poker Championship, Melbourne. Coming to his net worth, media reports put the figure around $125 million. The Poker Hall of Famer has a ton of poker left in him and only time will decide whether this genius will overtake Bilzerian in terms of net worth.
Christopher Philip Ferguson—this six-time WSOP bracelet winner started very young in poker and is fondly known as ‘Jesus’ in the circuit. The poker pro is one of the co–founders of Full Title Poker. The Los Angeles native stands 123rd in the All Time Money List (Hendon Mob) and with total live earnings from poker resting at $9,584,547. Ferguson’s biggest live cash ($1,500,000) came from the 31st World Series of Poker, Las Vegas in 2000. The pro has a net worth of approx. $80 million which is pretty impressive.
Doyle Brunson—the Godfather of poker is a two-time WSOP Main Event champion. The 89-year-old poker pro still actively plays poker and was seen playing WSOP in 2021. With a poker career spanning over 50 years, one can imagine the prize money he won and the net worth he has.
The poker veteran has total live earnings worth $6,176,737 and his All Time Money (Hendon Mob) rank is 222nd. The Las Vegas resident has won several notable tournaments like No Limit Hold’em World Championship, No Limit Shorthanded Texas Hold’em, and Seven-Card Razz.
Brunson’s biggest live cash ($1,198,260) came in 2004 from Legends of Poker, Los Angeles (Bell Gardens). This might lead you to think what Brunson’s net worth looks like. Let’s just put this question to rest. The 10-time WSOP bracelet winner’s net worth reportedly stands at approx. $75 million.
Daniel Negreanu aka ‘KidPoker’ whatever you like to call him, he’s the one making headlines regularly for his wins or anger management issues. Negreanu grabbed headlines when he smashed his camera and tripod into the wall after suffering a bad beat against David Peters.
A dry spell of over two years made sure, the GGPoker ambassador celebrated his Super High Roller Bowl VII win like there was no tomorrow. A $3.3 million pay cheque and a renewed sense of accomplishment is what DNegs had when he defeated the who’s who of poker in the nosebleed stakes event.
Negreanu is third in the All Time Money List (Hendon Mob) and has $49,748,800 in total live earnings. His biggest live cash came in the form of $8,288,001 during the 45th World Series of Poker, Las Vegas in 2014. To top it all, the Canadian pro boasts of a net worth of approx. $70 million.
Never mind the allegations of running a cult-like online cheating operation, Bryn Kenney is second in the All Time Money List (Hendon Mob) and that’s a lot of money. With $57,221,861 in total live earnings, this Long Beach resident has shipped some heavy duty tournaments to gather that kind of live earnings.
Kenney pulled in his biggest live cash ever in the form of $20,563,324 from the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series London in Aug 2019. This pro who faced cheating allegations, played the Triton Poker Series, wherein he lost to Negreanu.
But someone who’s second on the All Time Money List, it does intrigue many to know what Kenney’s net worth is. The answer to that question is approx. $55 million.
Justin Bonomo in a way made more noise for his controversial statements and social media posts than his wins. But that does not mean his bank balance is not a hefty one.
Bonomo, who is also known as ‘ZeeJustin’ takes the numero uno spot on the All Time Money List (Hendon Mob) with total live earnings of $58,800,394. The Fairfax born pro’s net worth is currently sitting at approx. $49 million.
Here’s another popular name from the international poker circuit. Antanas Guoga who is fondly known as Tony G, is a Lithuanian – Australian poker player cum businessman. The 48-year-old stands 92nd in the All Time Money List (Hendon Mob) with total live earnings of $11,295,296.
The pro got his biggest live cash in the form of $1,389,436 from Triton Poker Series Madrid in May 2022. Some of the notable events Guoga has shipped include tourneys like partypoker LIVE – partypoker MILLIONS Europe, Rozvadov, Merit Poker presents Super High Roller Bowl Europe (SHRB), Kyrenia, Luxon Pay Mediterranean Poker Party (MPP), Kyrenia, and Aria High Roller 59, Las Vegas. When it comes to his net worth, this Kaunas resident can proudly state that he has a net worth of approx. $36 million.
This Tehran-born poker pro is a popular pro in the international poker circuit. Apart from shipping many noteworthy titles in his career, this Las Vegas resident is known for winning the Big One for One Drop event in 2012, which had a buy-in worth $1,000,000.
He has three WSOP bracelets and two World Poker Tour (WPT) championships to his credit. When it comes to the All Time Money List (Hendon Mob), Antonio Esfandiari has the 20th spot for himself. In terms of best live cash, Esfandiari took a pay cheque of $18,346,673 during the 43rd WSOP, Las Vegas in 2012.
The pro who’s fondly known as ‘The Magician’ has accumulated total live earnings worth $27,810,802. As far as net worth goes, Esfandiari has a figure of approx. $25 million to his name.
This Finnish poker pro was a former Tennis player and coach. The Monte Carlo resident is a heads-up specialist in high stakes games. Patrik Antonius has won tournaments like the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Cyprus, Kyrenia, WSOP Europe in 2009, London, and partypoker LIVE – partypoker MILLIONS Germany, Rozvadov.
The All Time Money List (Hendon Mob) has the Finland born player at the 62nd spot with a total live earnings of $13,790,845. Talking about his biggest live cash ($3,153,551), it came from Super High Roller Bowl China, Macau in March 2018. Antonius’ reported net worth stands at approx. $18 million.
Statistics Credit: highstakesdb.com
With a Masters Degree in Journalism and Communication, Mrinal Gujare currently is cruising through an exciting genre of writing and editing at Gutshot Magazine. Apart from being an Editor, Mrinal is an avid reader and a former contemporary dancer. She is also perennially hungry for intriguing scoops from across the globe. No holds barred is the rule Mrinal follows in life.
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