Daniel Negreanu net worth

Daniel Negreanu’s net worth is around $55 million dollars, as of 2020.

He is a champion poker player who has made great wealth playing the game professionally.

He has played at the World Series of Poker and won 6 Bracelets in his career.

Negreanu is known as the third biggest live tournament poker winner of all time, having accumulated more than $42,000,000 in prize money.

Only Justin Bonomo and Bryn Kenny are above in this ranking.

Other celebrities who also make money playing poker include Phil Ivey, Dan Bilzerian and even Tobey Maguire.

 

Source of Wealth

Negreanu’s main source of wealth is his winnings playing poker.

He has made major winnings at the World Series of Poker, World Poker Tour Titles, Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP), and World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP).

He also won $1 million as the winner of the 2016 Shark Cage tournament organized by PokerStars.net.

Negreanu has sponsorship endorsements related to poker and he has also appeared in various TV shows.

He also makes money from writing, thanks to the couple books he has written on poker.

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Early Life

Daniel Negreanu was born on the 26 of July 1974. His birthplace is in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

His parents are emigrants from Romania who decided to settle in Toronto Canada. His father’s name is Constantin, an electrician who also sold confectionery.

Negreanu has an older brother named Mike, who is five years his senior.

He attended Pineway Public School in North York but dropped out of high school due to poor credit grades.

The principal of the school had complained to his mother and also threatened to expel him for ignoring his studies, the school rules, and also for his poor manners or behavior.

At an early age, Daniel started nursing an ambition to become very rich and at the age of 15, he learned how to play poker and spend most of his time around betting houses and casinos.

In an interview with CardsChat.com, he was already spending time in pool halls, hustling, sports betting, playing cards and making money at the age of 16.

After he dropped out of high school, Negreanu became a rounder and played at local charity casinos like Casino Country and Fundtime Games.

At the age of 22, Negreanu left Toronto for Las Vegas where he met and started dating poker player Evelyn Ng.

Evelyn would later become one of the best known professional poker players at the time.

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Career Highlights

1997 – 1998: Negreanu became known as an established poker player when he became successful with three tournament wins.

He also played at the World Poker Finals at Foxwoods Resort Casino and earned $55,064. He was named the tournament’s all-around player.

He won his first World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet in 1998. He earned $169,460 in the $2,000 Pot-Limit Hold ‘em event.

His success at this tournament made him the Youngest WSOP bracelet winner in Poker history until Scott Fischman broke the record in 2004.

2003 – 2004: He won $100,440 in the $2000, S.H.O.E in the 2003 World Series of Poker.

He also won $169,100 in the $2000 Limit Hold ‘em at the 2004 World Series of Poker tournament. This year, he won the prize money at the World Poker Tour titles.

He won $1,000,100 and $1,795,218 in the $10,000 Borgata Poker Open and $15,000 Five Diamond World Poker Classic Tournaments respectively.

2008: Negreanu won $204,874 and another bracelet in the $2000 Limit Hold’em tournament at the 2008 World Series Poker.

He won the fourth-annual British Columbia Poker Championships main event. This was a personal high for him as he topped a field of 690 players to earn $371,910 CAD ($299,951 USD).

2013 – Present: He won two WSOP bracelets. He won $1,038,825 in the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event tournament at the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific.

He also won €725,000 in the €25,600 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em tournament at the World Series of Poker Europe.

This year, he also participated at the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) and won the prize money of $216,000 in the $5,200 PL Omaha [6-Max] tournament.

Still, in 2016, he won $1 million as the winner of the 2016 Shark Cage tournament organized by PokerStars.net.

In 2016, Negreanu took part in the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP). He won the prize money of $61,865.47 in the $2,100 HORSE Championship $200K GTD tournament.

As of 2018, his total live tournament winnings exceed $39,500,000. His 103 cashes at the WSOP account for over $16,000,000 of those winnings.

He has appeared in many TV series and films as a poker player and also as host over the years. These include “Late Night Poker”, “Poker After Dark”, and “High Stakes Poker”.

Other shows he has featured include “Rob and Amber: Against the Odds” and “Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament”.  He appeared in season two of the TV series “Sports Science”, and also in an episode of the CBC Television program “Mr. D”.

He has also appeared in films like “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”,  “The Grand”, and  “Lucky You”.

Also See: How To Get Paid To Watch Fun Movies 

 

Personal Life

Daniel Negreanu married Lori Lin Weber in 2005. The couple separated and divorced in 2007.

In 2019, he married actress Amanda Leatherman. The couple have no children yet.

Negreanu loves to help people in financial need and he is into philanthropy.  He regularly appears at the charity “Ante Up for Africa”.  This charity raises money for the crisis-torn region of Darfur – an impoverished region of western Sudan.

He has been a vegan since 2006.

Negreanu has published three books for poker players.  These are “Hold’em Wisdom for all Players”(2007),  “Power Hold’em Strategy” (2008), and “More Hold’em Wisdom for all Players” (2008).

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