Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous Professional Poker Players


Luxurious homes, the most expensive cars, high priced watches and lavish parties – what comes to mind immediately are movie & television celebrities, members of the billionaire and millionaire clubs, professional athletes and the like.

‘Professional Poker Player’ definitely deserves a spot on that list, as can be seen by the lifestyles of some of the richest in the industry. Shows such as ‘Poker After Dark’, ‘High Stakes Poker’ and the serialization of the World Series of Poker ever year have enabled some of the most popular and best players on the planet to attain new levels of success. These players often rub shoulders with Hollywood celebrities and professional athletes.

A look into the lifestyles of some of the rich and popular poker players:

Phil Ivey

This is a name that needs no introduction. Known as the best ‘All-Round Poker Player’ in the world, Ivey’s net worth is estimated to be over $100 Million! His beachfront home in Cabo San Lucas stands at the edge of the Pacific ocean.

A hot tub and infinity pool lead straight out to the sand. Ivey also praised his private chef as ‘the best’, on an Instagram post.

Ivey has appeared in nine finals of the World Poker Tour and has won once. He is Often hailed as the “Tiger Woods of Poker.” In 2010, the Aria opened a high-limit poker room in his honor, named The Ivy room.

When he’s not playing playing poker, Phil Ivey loves his round of golf, playing regularly at some of the most exclusive clubs in the city such as the Capital Golf Club in Heatherton, Australia and Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas.

Ivey made a famous prop bet while golfing in Aruba (a Dutch island off the coast of Venezuela) with his poker friend Joe Cassidy. The duo had come across an extremely challenging shot and Cassidy gave Ivey 200:1 odds to make it. Ivey would have to pay Cassidy $1000 if he missed, however he ended up making the shot to win $200,000.

Dan Bilzerian

Dan Bilzerian is definitely one of the most famous names in poker – I mean his cat ‘Smushball’ has 756,000 Instagram followers! Bilzerian’s net worth is estimated to be around $150 Million.

Bilzerian own private jets, yachts, a helicopter as well as four homes (or more) throughout the United States. He’s also got over a dozen of the most prized automobiles in the world and has a passion for guns.

This video better describes the ‘Bad Boy of Poker’

Dan Bilzerian even announced his bid to run for the President of the United States in June 2015, however he stopped the run in December the same year to endorse the current President Donald Trump.

Vanessa Rousso:

Women certainly aren’t far behind. Born 5th February 1983, Vanessa Rousso is a French-American Professional Poker player with career live earnings of over $3.5 Million. Vanessa is well known as the life of every party and usually also the smartest one in the room.

Vanessa initially gained some fame as a spokesperson for and later posed as a model for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition in 2009. She then entered poker and never looked back as her first big score of $260,000 came in her very first tournament on the pro circuit – the $25,000 buy-in WPT Championship at Bellagio.

Vanessa’s Las Vegas house is the best party pad in town: