How much is Dan Bilzerian worth? $199 Million
How did Dan Bilzerian earn his money and wealth?
Dan Bilzerian, real name Dan Brandon Bilzerian, was born on 7 December 1980 in Florida, the United States to Paul Bilzerian and Terri Steffen. He is believed to have an Armenian descent from his paternal side. He was introduced to poker due to his brother Adam Bilzerian, who is also a poker player.
Dan Bilzerian is not only an American internet personality but is also a gambler and an actor. He is also known for his luxurious lifestyle. He enrolled in the Navy SEAL training program in the year 2000 but even after several attempts, he could not graduate. As per reports, he was dropped out of the program due to safety violation on the shooting range because of which his military career ended. Later, Dan enrolled at the University of Florida where he majored in Business and Criminology and learned to play poker. He started his career in poker by playing in the World Series of Poker Main event in the year 2009 where he secured 180th place.
In the year 2010, Dan was voted as one of the funniest poker players by Bluff Magazine on Twitter. In November 2011, Dan and 10 other actors including Nick Cassavetes, Tobey Maguire as well as Gabe Kaplan were asked to pay the amount they won as prizes in the poker games played against Ponzi scheme operator Bradley Ruderman to help pay the victims from whom Ruderman had stolen. Dan also helped Alex Rodriguez by defending him publicly the same year against the accusation of gambling illegally posed against him; claiming that he was there when the alleged gambling incident took place and Rodriguez was not there at the time.
In the year 2013, Dan uploaded that he made $10.8 million in just one night of playing poker. In the entire 2014, he won more than $50 million. Later on, he sued the producers of the movie ‘Lone Survivor’ in the year 2015. Dan announced that his attempt to run for the President of the US in the year 2016 helped him earn a lot of public attention. However, Dan stopped his run for the US presidency and later on endorsed Donald Trump.
Since that time, Dan became known as the ‘Instagram King.’ He is very successful as a poker player and has earned a lot of money (in millions) out of his gambling career. In the year 2016, Dan starred in ‘War Dogs,’ a true story which was based on two men who earned a $300 million deal with the Department of Defense in the United States in order to sell the arms to the allies in Afghanistan. His most recent venture is known to be as a star and an executive producer of the TV series, ‘Blitz’s Real Hollywood Stories.’
What are the highest earning stints of Dan Bilzerian?
- Earnings from winning a poker competition (2013): $10,800,000
- Earnings from winning the 40th World Series of Poker (2009): $36,000
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