Online gambling has been legalized in the Netherlands since October 1, 2021. Since then, everyone in the Netherlands aged 18 and older has access to legal online casinos. Poker is one of the most popular card games and everyone dreams of getting rich playing it, but how rich are the richest poker players really? Casino poker can bring in large amounts of money, but the real money can be won at the poker tournaments. These are the ten richest poker players in the world.
He is considered one of the greatest poker players of all time. Phil Ivey has won 10 World Series of Poker titles and appeared at 31 final tables. He is also called the “tiger boss of poker”. In live tournaments he won $26,250,000 and his net worth is estimated at 125 million.
Antonious may not be the richest poker player yet, but he is a huge talent. He is considered one of the best online poker players today. He won one of the biggest online poker tournaments with the top prize of $1,356,946. In total, he has won about 11 million so far.
His nickname is “Jesus” because of his appearance. Ferguson got into high-stakes poker very young. He says he started playing cards at the age of 10. In his student days he took the game more and more seriously and eventually he ended up in big tournaments. He won 6 World Series of Poker titles. His live winnings are $8.9 million and his net worth is said to be $80 million.
The controversial Dan Bilzerian has won no more than $36,000 in live tournaments, but his net worth is estimated at $200 million. In his own words, he earned almost all of this from poker.
The Long Beach poker player took home a $20 million grand prize in a deal with the winner of the tournament. Aaron Zang was the winner. His total live earnings are around $55 million. This makes him one of the highest paid live poker players.
This poker player was born in Canada and has 6 World Series of Poker bracelets. His highest winnings in a single tournament is $8.2 million. He earned this in 2014 when he finished second at a WSOP. In total, he has earned about 42 million from poker.
Esfandiari is originally a professional magician. He won about $27 million playing poker. His highest cash prize was 18 million. He won his first cash prize in 2004 at the L.A Poker Classic.
Brunson is 87 years old and an iconic poker player. He has amassed a fortune of 75 million, won a WSOP twice and is in the Poker Hall of Fame. Brunson has been playing poker for over 50 years.
Tony G placed fifth at the 2003 WPT Grand Prix de Paris, second at the 2006 Intercontinental Poker Championship and first at an Asian Poker Tour. He has won some serious awards.
Last on the list is Justin Bonomo. He won about 55 million in total playing poker. His highest profit was about 10 million.