Poker is undoubtedly one of the most valuable and interesting games in the world. It is especially famous throughout the world for being a game played by Gamblers of all kinds and a lot of it depends upon luck. Most people who play poker usually make a lot of money with the same but sometimes also lose a lot of money. Poker is nothing but a family of gambling card games which requires a specific skill set without which success in this game is almost close to nil. Even though a lot of people hypothesize that there is no clear predictable outcome in this game recent studies have shown that extensive research in Probability, psychology and famous mathematical subject of Game Theory make it quite predictable and straightforward to understand the nature of the players of this game. There are a lot of Poker players in this world who have made their living just by playing this extraordinary game. Why some of them are quite rich and prominent throughout the world and some of them struggle to make their ends meet is definitely a question that is very difficult to answer.
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- So, here is a list of the top 10 richest poker players in the world who have made a fortune in their life just by playing the extraordinary gambling game of Poker.
- 10. Joe Hachem
- 9. Jamie Gold
- 8. John Juanda
- 7. Michael Mizrachi
- 6. Philip Ivey
- 5. Phil Hellmuth
- 4. Daniel Negreanu
- 3. Sam Trickett
- 2. Erik Seidel
- 1. Antonio Esfandiari
So, here is a list of the top 10 richest poker players in the world who have made a fortune in their life just by playing the extraordinary gambling game of Poker.
10. Joe Hachem
Hatchem first started his career as a chiropractor, but due to Poor health and illness, he had to leave that job and search for something better. What better job could he have got other than being a poker player and within very little time things worked up the entire world by shock when he won the 2005 World Series of Poker Championship where about 5619 players participated. He took home about 7.5 million dollars that night which was considered as a record at that time.
9. Jamie Gold
Gold is undoubtedly one of the most aggressive as well as calm poker players in the world 2017. this balance of aggression and calm makes him a very interesting personality. He got the gold in the world series of Poker held in the year 2006, and is considered to be the largest win in poker history especially because he brought home almost about 12 million dollars in the single tournament. He is currently set to have a net worth of over 13 million dollars.
8. John Juanda
Juanda is undoubtedly the richest poker player in the entire nation of Indonesia. But what makes am quite unique is extraordinary flexibility in a lot of different fields like athletics and business. He started out as a track star at the University of Oklahoma and also as a Bible salesman before he first started Poker. Known for being quiet and calm even at the most pressurized situations, he is said to have won over 3 world series of Poker bracelets.
7. Michael Mizrachi
Michael is quite popular throughout the Poker World by his nickname the grinder. He is considered to be one of the most consistent poker players in the world and even though he isn’t quite popular for his style or class, He is renowned especially because he wins almost every major tournament he plays. He is said to have about 14 million dollars as his net worth making him one of the richest poker players in the world 2017.
6. Philip Ivey
Ivey is one of the most professional and youngest of all the poker players especially because he had already won three world series of Poker bracelets by the age of 23, a time that is usually considered for young teenagers to finish graduation. He is also known for having defeated Andy Beal who is a mathematician who challenges the big and famous players of Poker.
5. Phil Hellmuth
Known throughout the society of Poker playing people as the poker brat, Phil needs no introduction as he is already considered to be one of the most successful and skilled of all the players who have ever played Poker. Gaining his reputation from an extraordinary charm that he possesses, he is compared with Michael Jordan who plays basketball and Tiger Woods who has made his name as a golfer. he is still considered to be one of the richest poker players in the United States of America with an overall net worth of about 15 million US dollars.
4. Daniel Negreanu
This extraordinary poker player who is especially known throughout the poker society for his composure, is one of the most ideal role models for young poker players. He started playing this game in a very early age and is known for his daring and confident decisions in life which involve him dropping out from college just in order to play poker. He is currently one of the richest poker players in the world with total worth of about 16 million US dollars.
3. Sam Trickett
Sam Trickett started playing poker in the year 2005 but as his name suggests he is tricky enough to get the third position in this list. This extraordinary British Gambler has a very historic career in the field of Poker. He made his Fortune by securing 8 first place positions in major poker tournaments. He started playing poker after an injury sufficiently made him paralyzed enough to stop playing football. He has a network of about 16,613,853 US dollars.
2. Erik Seidel
With an enormous net worth of about 17,285,021 dollars, Erik is one of the richest poker players in the world. He started his career of gambling and playing backgammon tournaments where he spent about 8 years to again enough experience. He then used his skills to gain significant reputation in the stock market, after which he became reputed member of the poker circuit. He was placed second in the 1988 world series of Poker championships which was his very first major tournament. He is said to have 7 world series of Poker bracelets.
1. Antonio Esfandiari
The youngest ever professional poker player to win the World poker tour championship, Antonio is especially known for his extraordinary skills and brave moves which make him one of the most popular poker players in the world. He is nicknamed and quite popular in the Poker World as the magician. His real name is Amir Esfandiari, and he has an Iranian origin. He is currently said to have a net worth of about $22,928,145 which makes and the richest poker player in the entire planet.
So, here was a list of the top 10 richest poker players in the world as of 2017. Poker is one of the popular games in the world and involves a lot of money. This gambling game is played around the world and these players are the richest in the world. They have staked their money and have successfully earned a lot more from this game.