Poker is considered not only as a kind of a game but also as a way of making a considerable profit. There are many people in the world who have made fortune by playing poker and they have shown the world that playing poker does not only have to be for amusement but people can also make for their living from it. So, let’s see who the best poker players in the world are and how they managed to make money from it.
1. Justin Bonomo
He is considered to be the best poker player in the world and the reason for this is the fact that he has succeeded in earning 43 million USD by playing poker. It should be also noted that he is only 32 years old. It should be mentioned that he succeeded to win most of the money during 2018.
2. Daniel Negreanu
This player comes from Canada and he has earned 39.8 million USD so far. It should be mentioned that he is a player who has won 6 WSOP bracelets and the data that he has been at 38 final tables is for admiration. It should be also noted that he became the member of Poker Hall of Fame in 2014. He is mostly known for being able to foresee his opponents’ moves.
3. Erik Seidel
He comes from the USA and he has cashed in 34.6 million USD so far. It should be noted that he is 58 and that he belongs to the club which was originally known as New York City’s Mayfair Club. We should also add that he has won 8 WSOP bracelets so far and that he has seen 35 final tables with 92 cashes. His biggest win was in 2011 when he won the prize pool of 2.5 million USD.
4. Fedor Holz
He is 25 years old and he comes from Germany. This young player has succeeded in acquiring 32.6 million USD so far. It should be also noted that this player succeeded in making most of his money during 2016 and 2017.
5. Daniel Colman
He is coming from the USA and he has earned 29 million USD so far. He is 28 and he has made most of the money in 2014. It should be also noted that he succeeded in winning the first place in Big One for One Drop which brought him 15.3 million USD. It needs to be noted that only one man succeeded in having a larger payout in the entire history of poker.
6. Antonio Esfandiari
He comes from the USA and he has earned 27.7 million USD. He is the man who has won the largest prize in the history of poker ever by winning 18.35 million USD in 2012 during Big One for One Drop. He is currently 39 years old and he has won 3 WSOP bracelets so far. This is not all since this player has also won 2 WPT titles.
7. Phil Ivey
He comes from the USA and he is 41. It should be noted that he has earned 26.3 million USD so far and that he is a player with 10 WSOP bracelets. Apart from this, he is a player that participated in 31 WSOP finals and the number of times he cashed is 59.
8. Bryn Kenney
He comes from the USA and he has earned 25.3 million USD so far. It should be also noted that he started his large poker winnings in 2007 during the first live tournament he participated in. he is 31 years old now and it should be also added that he succeeded to win only 1 WSOP bracelet until now. He managed to do this in 2014. During his poker career, he managed to participate in 7 WSOP finals and he chased 32 times.
9. Dan Smith
He is from the USA and has earned 25.2 million USD and he is 29. His biggest success in his career is when he managed to get the 3rd place during WSOP Big One for One Drop in 2018 and this brought 4 million USD for him.
10. John Juanda
He comes from Indonesia and he has earned 24.1 million USD so far. He became the member of the Poker Hall of Fame in 2015.