Some people are so gigantically good at poker that they have become world-famous and rich from their poker play. For some people, poker is absolutely no gambling but a serious livelihood. You can read about the 10 greatest poker legends in the world in this article. We describe not only the richest poker players in the world but also the very best players.
Andrew Feldman started playing poker at the age of eighteen. He is still quite young and therefore has not been playing very long, but thanks to his good poker play he has already earned more than 10 million dollars.
Michael Mizrachi is also known as The Grinder. This man won no less than two prestigious poker competitions and earned more than $11 million.
Daniel Negreanu is a Canadian poker player who mainly plays online. If you play KidPoker in an online poker room, you will be playing against this poker legend. Daniel Negreanu has won more than $15 million in total from online poker.
Antonio Esfandiari is also known as The Magician. This poker player won the largest cash prize in poker history: over $18 million. If you search online for a picture of Antonio Esfandiari, you are guaranteed to come across a picture with Antonio and a giant stack of cash. This is his $18 million cash prize.
Chris Ferguson, who doesn’t know this poker legend from the US! He is also known as Jesus because of his much-discussed appearance. Ferguson became an unofficial world champion in 2000 by winning the big event of the WSOP. In 2003, he won the tournament again. That year he made history. He won the tournament for the fifth time in a row. Ten other poker players preceded him in history. Those wins earned him a nice prize pool: up to the WSOP in 2017, he owned over 8.9 (!) million dollars.
Erik Seidel is not as well known as many other poker players in the rankings, but he is one of the best poker players in the world. He may look a little ordinary, but Erik Seidel has made a total of over $42 million in poker.
Sammy Farha is a poker legend from Las Vegas. He mainly plays high-stakes cash games and does so quite well, as his total return stands at around $100 million.
There is a lot of talk about Phill Helmuth. Not only because he has made many millions from poker, but also because he sometimes makes some extraordinary mistakes while playing. These mistakes give him a somewhat amateurish appearance, but in fact, he is a real pro.
Dan Bilzerian, also called the King of Instagram, mainly plays high-stakes games against rich amateurs. This is where he has already won $150 million. He is not as good as the #1 ranked player but has made more money.
Phil Ivey is called the best poker player in the world by many journalists and experts. He has already earned more than 100 million dollars from poker. By the way, he not only plays poker but also likes to bet on sports.