Antanas Guoga


tony g: businessman & politician

Antanas Guoga, more commonly known as “Tony G” was born on December 17th, 1973 in Kaunas, Lithuania. He is an established businessman, poker player, politician, and philanthropist.

Tony G: Well known poker player

Tony is a well renowned poker player and has won over $11,000,000. See his most recent poker winnings.


Tony G was born on December 17, 1973 in Kaunas, Lithuania. His childhood was spent in in the Alytus district (Kalesninkai).  It was here that he started to develop his strong business acumen; growing and selling tomatoes. At the age of 11, he moved to Australia and lived in Melbourne, where he attended school and worked a variety of jobs to get by including repairing sewing machines, washing cars and cutting grass.

In 1989, began working as an assistant to the head of Australian Mortgage Brokers. He studied accounting and finance at the local college and discovered one of his vocations – finance and stock markets.

At the age of 20, he worked for an investment bank managed by CitiBank in Hong Kong, where he was responsible for attracting new clients and managing their investment portfolio. To speak with his colleagues and clients, he learnt Cantonese. After a lot of hard work, he raised enough start-up capital to return to Australia and start investing in technology and information systems. 

He has founded and invested in many renowned projects around the world.



  • 2017
The only member of the European Parliament and Lithuanian to be included in the TOP 200 list of Philanthropists and Social Entrepreneurs
  • 2016
Included in the POLITICO 40 list as one of the most influential MEPs
  • 2015
POLITICO 28 list (28 people from the European Union’s 28 member states who are transforming European politics)
  • 2015
PartyPoker Premier League Poker V – 5th place
  • 2012
Aussie Millions Poker Championship, A$100k Challenge – 4th place
  • 2011 readers recognized him as the Lithuanian of the World
  • 2010
WPT London High Roller – 2nd place
  • 2010
The Poker Lounge, Episode 10-1 place
  • 2010
Aussie Millions Poker Championship, A$100k Challenge – 5th place
  • 2009
EPT – Grand Final (Monte Carlo), High Roller Championship – 3rd place

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