There’s no telling where Insider Monkey gets their facts or if they even have them. Regardless of whether it’s fact or fiction, the online financial site published an article listing out the “7 Richest Poker Players In The World” and there are some pretty surprising names on their list.
Nowadays, children no longer dream only of becoming NBA, NFL or MLB players; they also fantasize about growing up to be the best and richest poker players in the world.
Take for instance, number 7 – Annie Duke. It’s questionable if you can even call her a poker player anymore (in the professional sense of the term) but with a reported net worth of $8M she makes the list. Who else? While there are some names you’d expect, we doubt anyone could name Andrew Feldman (not the ESPN columnist) coming in 6th with $10M. They say that Daniel Negranu comes in at 5th with $15M and Full Tilt Poker mastermind Chris Ferguson captures 4th at $25M.
The top 3 all are tied with an estimated net worth of $100M and it’s a bizarre trio they’ve collected: Dan Bilzerian, Phil Ivey and… Sammy Farha. Could this be right??
This Lebanese-born American professional poker player has been dedicated full-time to the game he loves since 1990, when he quit his ordinary day job. Farha is best known as the runner-up in the World Series of Poker in 2003, when he was defeated by Chris Moneymaker. He has co-authored a book on Omaha poker strategy and is currently working on another book, a reality TV series and a video game.
Do they know who Daniel Colman is? How about Dan Shak (if Bilzerian is a “poker player” Shak certainly would be)? Who knows?
Take it or leave it – here’s the (supposed) 7 richest poker players on the planet.