If one says that the Z generation has given birth to many professions which were not considered a profession years ago, it would not be fallacious or sugar-coating. For instance, the Z generation has opened the doors to online earning, e-marketing, and motivational speaking. Many people have made careers out of games. Yes! You heard it right!
Many people have preferred games to be traditional 9 to 5 jobs and have sown the seeds so well that youngsters are aspiring to be like them someday in their lifetime. The article deals with a brief introduction to men who have earned millions of dollars by playing poker.
1. Tony G
If you are a poker lover, you must be accustomed to this name. He is one of the youngest players to have won more than 30 million in this field. Apart from being a poker player, he has served the government at different levels. He has worked as a public Chief Information Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Cyberpunk Holdings. His accomplishments at a young age depict how dedicated he is to his work. Despite having a promising career, he didn’t let his passion die.
2. Daniel Negreanu
Apart from being the most handsome prime minister globally, Canada is also known for giving birth to professional sportsmen; Negreanu is one of them. He was introduced to this world at a young age, and ever since, he has strived and improved his skills. He has a net worth of about 50 million dollars. He holds 6 World Series of Poker bracelets.
3. Bryn Kenney
He is one of the youngest players who came to this game world in 2003, and ever since, he has remained active. His net worth is about 55 million dollars.
4. Doyle Brunson
He is regarded as the pioneer of this game who took this game to the height of success. He has served the poker community for 60 years. Not a joke! Apart from earning unconditional warmth, he has made about 75 million dollars in this field.
5. Fedar Holz
The 27 years old American has a net worth of 32 million dollars. He is famous for playing high roller games. He was born in Germany and then moved to the USA to make his career.
6. Justin Bonomo
He has succeeded in live and online tournaments in a limited time. His net worth is about $49 million. In the year 2020, he won the Super High Roller Bowl Online. In 2018, he won ‘Big One For One Drop’ and added $10 million to his savings. He remained at the top until Bryn Kenney came into the scene and changed the scenario.
7. Antonio Esfandiari
Magician turned player has won WSOP bracelets three times. In 2012, he won the tournament, ‘Big One for One Drop.’ Three times WPT winner has a net worth of 27 million dollars.
8. Sam Farha
He has bagged 3 WSOP bracelets and has made his name in a high-stakes Omaha cash game player. Many people were introduced to him after he lost the tournament in 2013 against Chris moneymaker. It is how luck works- his loss made people recognize him. His net worth is $100 million.
9. Phil Ivey
The American-based player has won WSOP bracelets 10 times during his professional career. He is known for winning $16 million in 3 days by playing against Andy Beal Phil Lvey.
10. Dan Bilzerian
Having a net worth of 200 million dollars, he is an Instagram influencer and a world-class poker player. He claimed that he won about $50 million in 2014 in this field. Tough, many people claim that he has various sources of income.
Regardless of the career path, if one wants to become successful in any career, he must follow the fundamentals of success. Hard work, patience, and perseverance are the keys. Becoming the world’s richest poker player is no joke. These players have earned their place in the list of the world’s top 10 richest poker players. Wishing all the aforementioned player’s luck.