Are you wondering who the top 30 richest poker players are and how they got to be where they are now? Well, wonder no further because we’re breaking it all down.
Before we go on, we do want to say that most if not all of these net worth predictions are guesstimates and should be taken as such. Also, while some people on our list made their money from poker alone, it’s not the case for everyone.
Here, you’ll see players from the business industry, entertainment, and many others. But they’re all high-skill, high-stake poker players and have deservedly worked their way onto our list.
With that out of the way, let’s see who the richest poker players were in 2022.
30. Liv Boeree Net Worth: $5 Million
With around $5 million in the bank, Liv Boeree takes the 30th spot in our countdown. In 2010, Liv held two titles: European Poker Tour Champion and World Series of Poker (WSOP) Champion and is the only female poker player to have done so. She was also named the best Global Poker Index European Female Player three times.
29. Vanessa Rousso Net Worth: $6 Million
Vanessa Rousso won first place in the No-Limit Hold’Em at WPT in 2006, and the European High Roller in 2009. That, along with her other poker accomplishments made PokerStars want to endorse her. In addition to her poker career, Rousso has also worked as an attorney, a DJ, and a Sports Illustrated Model.
28. Jonathan Little Net Worth: $9 Million
The two-time WPT champion, Jonathan Little, began his career online. In addition to his WPT titles, Jonathan also won 1st place in No-Limit Hold’Em Eight Max back in 2019. Nowadays, Little is focused more on teaching poker and has a website dedicated to teaching strategies.
27. Tom Dwan Net Worth: $10 Million
Thomas Dwan Jr has racked up countless cash prizes over the years, and one of his biggest wins was in 2014 at the Aussie Millions where he placed 6th. He is famous for his poker face, as well as his banter at the table. Dwan is an avid player of Full Tilt Poker, where he has won around $300,000.
26. Doug Polk Net Worth: $10 Million
At just 34 years, Doug Polk tops our list of the 30 richest poker players thanks to his incredible achievements. In 2014, he was 1st place at the Super High Roller 100k buy-in No-Limit, and in 2017 he won the World Series braceleted for No-Limit Hold’Em. Like Jonathan Little, Polk has also started coaching and has a website where he does poker hand analysis.
25. Scotty Nguyen Net Worth: $11 Million
The Prince of Poker, Scotty Nguyen, started playing card games at a very young age. But according to him, he wasn’t a prodigy, and his road to the top wasn’t an easy one. Now, Scotty is the proud owner of five WSOP bracelets, having won the first one in 1998.
24. Gus Hansen Net Worth: $11.5 Million
Gus Hansen is the first poker player to win the World Poker Tour Open tournaments three times, as well as the 1st edition of the World Poker Tour: Bad Boys of Poker. In addition to his prolific poker career, Gus Hansen was also named one of People Magazine’s Sexiest Men.
23. Jennifer Harman Net Worth: $15 Million
The Vegas-born WSOP winner, Jennifer Harman has been in the game for a while. Before winning her first WSOP title in 2000, Harman said that prior to the tournament, she didn’t even know how to play poker.
22. Jason Mercier Net Worth: $18 Million
Jason Mercier made his debut in the professional poker world back in 2007 and quickly made a name for himself. In fact, he’s won five WSOP bracelets and a European Poker Tour Title. What’s more, the Global Poker Index (GPI) named him the number one poker player worldwide for 80 straight weeks.
21. Phil Laak Net Worth: $20 Million
In addition to being one of the top poker players today, Phil Laak is also a writer, consultant, and Guinness World recorder holder. In 2010, Laak played the longest continuous poker game, clocking in a whopping 115 hours. The attempt took place at the Bellagio as more than 117,000 people watched worldwide.
20. Phil Hellmuth Net Worth: $23 Million
Phil Hellmuth was the youngest player to ever win a WSOP bracelet when he was just 25. He now has a whopping 16 WSOP bracelets and was inducted into the WSOP Poker Hall of Fame in 2007. Many consider Hellmuth to be one of the best tournament players of all time, and he tops our list of richest poker players at number 20.
19. Jennifer Tilly Net Worth: $25 Million
Many know Jennifer Tilly from her long list of acting credits, but she’s also an avid poker player. She made her poker debut in 2005 at the Ladies No-Limit Hold’Em WSOP and has steadily been winning games since. However, one of her biggest poker achievements happened when she won 1st place in the 2010 Bellagio Cup.
18. Patrik Antonius Net Worth: $25 Million
Patrik Antonius is a world-class poker player originally from Finland, but now residing in Monte Carlo. He’s one of the most famous (and wealthiest players) to go without a WSOP bracelet across his entire career. But Antonius’ poker is far from over, so there’s still a chance to win that bracelet.
17. Antonio Esfandiari Net Worth: $27 Million
Antion Esdandiari, or the Magician, began his career while still working as, you guessed it, a magician. He won his first WPT back in 2004, where he took home $1.4 million, and his WSOP bracelet came soon after. Also, Esfandiari is a big advocate of responsible gambling, especially among younger players.
16. Fedor Holz Net Worth: $32.5 Million
As one of the youngest and richest poker players on our list, Fedor Holz has certainly had quite a career so far. He has already won two WSOP bracelets and made the biggest cash win at the 2018 WSOP High Roller for One Drop game where he took home $6 million.
15. Tony G Net Worth: $36 Million
In addition to being a world-class poker player with a net worth to back it up, Tony G, or Antanas Guoga, is also a businessman, politician, philanthropist, and founder of pokernews.com. He started his professional poker career back in 2002 and is currently working on advancing the industry of crypto gambling. For more information on Tony G, check out this extended FAQ on him, his career, and his winnings.
14. Erik Seidel Net Worth: $41.9 Million
A nine-time WSOP bracelet winner, Erik Seidel is a professional poker player, with 140 money finishes at the World Poker Tour and WSOP events. What’s more, he was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame back in 2010.
13. Justin Bonomo Net Worth: $49 Million
Like many pros before him, Justin Bonomo was an avid Magic the Gathering player when he started playing poker. In 2018, Justin won a $1 million WSOP No-Limit Hold’Em bracelet, in addition to his two other bracelets. Also, Bonomo was the youngest poker player to be featured in a televised final.
12. Daniel Negreanu Net Worth: $50 Million
Spot number 12 on our top 30 richest poker players goes to Daniel Negreanu, nicknamed Kid Poker. He’s famous for his incredible reads and hand analysis, and most of his net worth comes from tournament winnings, which is incredibly impressive. What’s more, Negreanu has a total of six WSOP bracelets and two WPT events.
11. Bryn Kenney Net Worth: $56 Million
Another spot for the youngest but richest poker players has to go to Bryn Kenney, who is the highest-earning tournament player today. Even though he’s only won one WSOP bracelet so far, he has an additional 28 titles. His biggest win came in 2019 at the Triton Charity Invitation, where he took home a whopping $20 million.
10. Rick Salomon Net Worth: $30 Million – $60 Million
Rick Salomon’s net worth is highly speculated and ranges from anywhere between $30 million to $60 million. In addition to playing poker professionally, Salomon is also a film producer and entrepreneur. However, despite his massive wealth and long-lived career, he’s yet to win a WSOP bracelet.
9. Bill Perkins Net Worth: $60 Million
Bill Perkins is another person on our richest poker players list whose majority net worth comes from other businesses. In fact, he’s a hedge fund manager and entrepreneur, with many companies under his name. In 2019, Perkins won a live poker tournament and earned an eye-watering $5.4 million.
8. Doyle Brunson Net Worth: $75 Million
Doyle Brunson is truly a household name in poker, which is well reflected in his net worth. He had been playing poker professionally for 50 years before retiring in 2018. During his long and prolific career, Doyle has won 10 WSOP bracelets, was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame, and has written several books on poker.
7. Chris Ferguson Net Worth: $80 Million
Next up we have Chris Ferguson, who has a Ph.D. in computer science and has been very analytical throughout his entire career. He’s a big Hi-Lo and Omaha player and has won six WSOP bracelets thus far. Even though he announced his retirement a few years back, you can still see Ferguson playing tournaments and high-stakes games.
6. Phil Ivey Net Worth: $100 Million
There are very few people in the poker world who don’t know the name Phil Ivey, and rightfully so. Ivey has won the World Poker Tour title, along with ten WSOP bracelets in his career. According to some stats, Ivey has played over 300,000 hands so far and has been inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2017.
5. Sam Farha Net Worth: $100 Million
Mister Cool or Sammy, also known as Sam Farha, one of the richest poker players out there, has three WSOP bracelets to his name. Most of his vast fortune comes from playing high-stakes cash games, and he’s renowned for always keeping his cool, no matter the situation. Also, Farha has written books on poker and has appeared on four seasons of High Stakes Poker on GSN.
4. Dan Bilzerian Net Worth: $200 Million
Now, unlike Sam Farha, or most of the players on our list, Dan Bilzerian didn’t actually make most of his money from poker. Even though he does play poker professionally (on occasion), he’s also a producer and influencer and claims to have won $50 million in a high-stakes game, but no official source has confirmed this yet.
3. Paul Phua Net Worth: $1 Billion
Paul Phua didn’t make his billion playing poker, but he has been part of so many games with nosebleed stakes. A Malaysian businessman, many in the industry call Phua the World’s Biggest Bookie, and he has taken home over $19 million at tournaments. What’s more, he regularly hosts high-stakes gambling events, full of high rollers.
2. Guy Laliberte Net Worth: $1.2 Billion
Guy Laliberte, the co-founder of Cirque du Soleil, tops our richest poker players in second place, just missing out on the win. He is a Canadian businessman and poker player that has competed in Poker After Dark and High Stakes Poker. What’s more, he often takes part in the highest stakes games on Full Tilt Poker, but he has yet to win a WSOP bracelet.
1. Andy Beal Net Worth: $9.9 Billion
The founder and owner of Beal Financial in Dallas, Andy Beal made his money in commercial banking and is the richest poker player on our list. However, he made his name in the poker world when he won one of the largest cash game pots at the Bellagio in 2004. That day, he took home $11.7 million dollars and has been part of many high-stakes games since. His poker triumph was documented in the book The Professor, The Banker, and the Suicide King, written by Micheal Craig.