Do you wish to learn about the amount of wealth a poker player can accumulate? Then perhaps, you are not the first one. There are many poker fans who are interested to find this out before they start investing their money. Gathering information about the earnings of a poker player is good as it helps you to have a better idea of how long you should play and how much money you can earn from poker. That’s not all, it offers a glimpse of the skills that these players have mastered. Without further delay, let’s dive into the list of the richest poker players across the globe.
Dan Bilzerian ($200 Million)
Dan once said that the problem in being the best poker player is people ask you about your strategy. They want to learn how he did it as he has made $200 million by playing poker. As per reports, it is said that he attended the ESOP Season in 2009 but did not win. He claimed that the winnings came from the side wagers, as he was involved in low-profile games as well. As per Bilzerian, once he had managed to win $10 million in a poker session, and in 2014, he announced a staggering winning amount of $50 million. In this list of the wealthiest poker players, he attains the top position.
Sam Farha ($100 Million)
When Sam came from America during the Lebanese Civil War, he developed an interest in poker at a young age. Besides leaving his hometown, it is the second-best decision he took in his life. His popularity was huge and other gamblers had given him the “Mister Cool” title. Most people even call him Sammy, and he is the calmest player in all the games. In the 2003 WSOP, he is known for playing the final hand against Chris Moneymaker. During and before the hand, there was so much tension, and after some time, both had a rematch. His majority of stakes are earned from the high stakes that he makes on cash games.
Phil Ivey ($100 Million)
The third position as the richest player is occupied by Phil, and while speaking about poker, he said it resembles frying chicken. He has won ten bracelets at the WSOP and a WPT title. He took home the World Series and the 2010 Bellagio Cup in the same year. Phil is an exceptional cash game gambler and made his path to the Triton 1 million Euros. If stats are considered, he is one of the richest poker players who has won most of the games.
Chris Ferguson ($80 Million)
With earnings of $80 million, Chris is at the 4th spot. He is a Ph.D. holder in computer science, and is good with analytical thinking. His mother and father are mathematicians, so he grew up in an academic environment and cleared exams with flying colours. He applied his strategies in playing poker games which turned out to be helpful, and Chris won good rewards as well. For six times, he won the WSOP bracelets and is looking forward to winning more. He is a Hi-Lo and Omaha player as well and has played several other poker variations.
Bryn Kenney ($56 Million)
Bryn had revealed that he loved the game, so he started playing out of interest and excitement. But whenever he played, he ended up winning the highest earnings at the tournaments. He has racked over 28 titles apart from one WSOP bracelet. There’s no denying the fact that he is the most consistent player and received 264 cash-ins, and one of them entered the final table Triton Championship. In 2019, at the Triton Charity Invitation, he occupied the second position, and the reward was $20 million.
Justin Bonomo ($49 Million)
Justin is famous for the way he analyzed his moves and was brilliant at calculating machines. On the “$10k buy-in Loose Cannon cash games”, a few of his best hands got featured as well. In 2005, he received one of the remarkable accomplishments. He entered the EPT and has attained 4th place, which made him the youngest player to do so. 2018 was a superb year for Justin as in three places, he earned the first position. In addition, he got a $1 million WSOP NL Hold ’em bracelet and two other WSOP bracelets too.
Antonio Esfandiari ($27 Million)
Antonio has a net earning of $27 million, and the most interesting part about his career is it reached the highest spot within a short time. In 2004, he won the first WPT and received the prize of $1.4 million and a few months after, another bracelet at the WSOP. Then, in Heads-up Poker Championship 2005, he earned third place. He additionally has three big wins in a year, and they are undoubtedly the biggest for Antonio.