Another day another Dan. Dan Bilzerian's assault on popular media continues today as The Daily Dot talks with the bearded one about what’s it’s like to be a lifestyle king of Instagram. From snapping photos of guns and girls to getting his facial hair stroked on national television, people are becoming obsessed with the lifestyle choices of the semi-professional poker player.
Dan’s high stakes lifestyle comes with a price too, as Dan has suffered two heart attacks and a pulmonary embolism before the age of 30.
In August 2011, Bilzerian flew between Maui and Las Vegas twice in a three-day period to play around-the-clock poker. He forgot to sleep, and then his heart gave out. He landed in the hospital with what he thought was a heart attack, but it turned out to be a pulmonary embolism. It would have been Bilzerian’s third heart attack in five years, and the man was barely 30.
How much of this is true?
Two people have gotten tattoos of Bilzerian’s face—one of them after losing a bet. (The loser got the face of Dan’s brother, Adam, tattooed on his other calf.) Another friend, Bill, took a $550,000 dare and got a “gay rainbow tattoo” on his back (below, right). Bilzerian also notes that he once got a homeless man to “hang around naked at a Hawaiian luau. If you say a price, you gotta do it.”
Well, we know that poker pro Jeff Gross took the “rainbow tattoo” bet and sources have it as hedge fund manager turned amateur high stakes poker player Bill Perkins who paid for it.
How much of Bilzerian’s high flying lifestyle do you think is real and how much are photo-ops? For sure, there’s bound to be more on the horizon. For the full article, check out 'The Dangerous Life Of Instagram’s Playboy King’ over at The Daily Dot.