Born on 9th July 1984 in New York City, Vanessa Selbst is among the richest poker players. She has earned nearly $12 Million in earnings from live tournaments and is known to be a part of Team Pokerstars Pro, who also goes by “V. Selbst”. Let’s have a look at Vanessa Selbst life, Vanessa Selbst Net Worth and other details about her life.
A Brooklyn native, Selbst was born in a Jewish family. She studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) before moving to Yale University and getting her academic diploma in politics. She received the Fulbright scholarship after Yale and was in Spain before returning to the United States and joining McKinsey & Company as a business consultant.
In 2012, she returned to Yale Law School and received her J.D. degree. She was also an executive producer and trainer of an online poker-related site named DeucesCracked during this period.
Known to be amongst the highest-earning female poker players of all time, Selbst has won 3 World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets in her career. It is also worth noting that she is the only player to win the North American Poker Tour Main Event in a row.
Selbst also won her first P.C.A. high roller event to pocket $1.4 Million in January 2013 to be amongst the most successful female players in poker history. She has also played in the four High Roller final tables, which involves winning the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure High Roller. She was also the first female to participate in a Super High Roller event in January 2014.
Known to be amongst the richest female poker players in the United States, Vanessa Selbst net worth is estimated to be $6 Million. Back in 2019, she resigned as an ambassador for PokerStars and retired from poker altogether.
Selbst quit professional poker, citing her desire to start a proper family and focus on living a settled life. She is an openly gay woman employed by Bridgewater Associates and has a young child. Selbst is very active on social media and uses it as a tool to express her views, with the legendary female poker pro often sharing strong political comments for her followers to know.
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