|Estimated value:||€140 million|
|Country of origin:||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth:||entrepreneur|
Dan Bilzerian is an heir, investor, poker star, actor and influencer.
Born in Tampa, Florida, he is the son of entrepreneur Paul Bilzerian. Originally from Armenia and emigrated to the USA, Paul Bilzerian was a specialist in company acquisitions. Before Paul Bilzerian had to file for bankruptcy and serve a prison sentence, he had already distributed large sums of his wealth within the family. Dan Bilzerian’s interest in this is estimated at $100 million and is held in a trust. His brother, Adam Bilzerian, introduced Dan to poker. Dan Bilzerian served in the US Armed Forces for a period but left before completing his training. He began studying criminology and economics, which he also did not finish.
Dan Bilzerian has been making money as a poker pro since 2009. He ranked 180th in the World Series Of Poker his first year. The following year he was voted poker’s funniest player on Twitter. According to Bilzerian, he won about $11 million playing poker in 2013 and over $50 million in 2014. He is also an Instagram star and has played minor roles in several films. He invested 1 million in the film Lone Survivor in which he had a voice role for it. He later went to court because, contrary to the agreement, the time of his performance was shortened. Dan Bilzerian often shows himself with guns, he is known for it and many of his Instagram posts are related to it. For a Hustler magazine photo, Dan Bilzerian was asked to throw erotic actress Janice Griffith from his rooftop, 10 feet below, into his pool. He hadn’t thrown it far enough, however, and Ms Griffith broke her foot at the pool’s edge. The video for it went viral. Dan likes animals. He has a goat and two cats that have large followings on Instagram.
1999 Starts training with the US Navy
2003 left the US Navy without a degree
2009 World Series of Poker, 180th place
2013 announced that he won $10.8 million playing poker in 1 night
2014 Actor in Lone Survivor
2014 announced that he won over $50 million in 2014
2015 rises temporarily in election campaign for the US President
2015 Actor in Extraction
2016 Actor in War Dogs
2016 guest at Larry King Now
2017 survivor of the concert attack in Las Vegas
2019 gains 4 million additional followers on Instagram
2020 has over 30 million followers on Instagram
“Climbing a mountain is always more fun than sitting on the top. It’s just that you always have to find new mountains to climb.”
“If a person bluffs a lot in poker, they think everyone else is bluffing more. People equate things with their own way of life.”
“It’s hard to stay grounded. I know I’m not. I know I’ll have to hit the reset button at some point.”
As part of his application for the office of US President, he was asked what he would like to have on his flyer. The answer was, “I don’t care as long as I ride it on a turtle with a machine gun.”
“It’s crazy how many women have left their shoes at my house: how can you go home without realizing that your shoes are missing?”.
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“It’s not like I’ve dubbed myself the Instagram King. I just put out what people want to see and then it all happens.”
Dan Bilzerian says money was never important to him. He is motivated by “the love of the game”.
“My dad said if I hated money I should invest in movies, in NASCAR, and buy a plane. So I did all three. I’m good at poker.”
|Estimated value:||€140 million|