The poker world is peppered with superstars. These poker legends have amassed an incredible fortune playing the world’s premier strategy-based card games. The all-time money list includes the likes of Bryn Kenney, Justin Bonomo, Daniel Negreanu, Erik Seidel, Dan Smith, Stephen Chidwick, and David Peters. We begin with our discussion with Bryn Kenney – the world’s premier poker ace!
Who is Bryn Kenney? Bryn Kenney hails from Long Beach, NY. He ranks as the best poker player of all time. As the head honcho on the global poker circuit, his total live earnings amount to $56, 403, 502 with a best live cash of $20, 563, 324. He finished 1st on the all-time money list in 2018 and 2019. He has earned $30,785,149 in Europe, $16,226,436 in the Americas, and $8,036,948 in the rest of the world.
Who is Justin Bonomo? Justin Bonomo earned an untold fortune with poker play. He has earned $49,128,105 with a best live cash of $10,000,000. Bonomo finished first in the rankings in 2018. He has earned a total of $33,518,603 from the Americas, $8,500,960 in Europe, and $6,476,430 in the rest of the world.
Who is Daniel Negreanu? The Canadian poker ace was born in Toronto. He has total live earnings of $42, 053, 305, with a best live cash of $8, 288, 001. His total earnings – worldwide earnings – amount to $42,053,305. His European earnings make up $6,050,858, with $32,382,537 from the Americas, and $867, 448 from the rest of the world. He’s a top contender on the Canadian all-time money list, and a leading performer on the all-time money list.
Who is Stephen Chidwick? An Englishman makes the top 10 with Stephen ‘The Real Deal’ Chidwick. He ranks #6 on the all-time money list, with total live earnings of $34,387,646 with a best live cash of $5,368,947. A leading contender on the international circuit, he won the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, the EPT, Aussie Millions, EPT, the US Poker Open, the Aria High Roller, the US Poker Open, and the Fall Madness contest in Las Vegas. Rumor has it that he quite enjoys a 3 card brag game in the United Kingdom, and his poker skills are legendary! Chidwick certainly flies the flag for the UK, and should be considered among the best from outside the US.
Who is Erik Seidel? Hailing from New York, NY and currently, resident in Las Vegas, Nevada, Seidel is a power player in the poker world. With total live earnings of $37, 748,126 and a best live cash of $2, 472, 555. Seidel has a WPT Championship title, and a WSOP All-Time NL 2-7 Single Draw championship title, among many others. He placed first at the WSOP in 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007. Seidel has proven his worth many times over.
Who is Dan Smith? Dan Smith has total live earnings of $36,742,719 with an all-time money list ranking of $8,765,628. He placed first in the Aussie Millions in 2012, the EPT in 2012, and the WPT in 2013. He competed in the WPT and placed first in 2017 and won many times in the Aria High Roller events.
Who is David Peters? David Peters has amassed a whopping amount of money over the years, with $33,737,539. His best live cash was $2,699,752, and his all-time money list was #7. David Peters was a first-place contender with the WSOP, the Heartland Poker Tour, Festa al Lago, the NAPT, the Bellagio Cup, the EPT, and the Aria High Roller contest. Peters won the $1,500 NLH tournament with a cash of $412,557.
Combined, these poker players have won hundreds of millions of dollars. With hundreds of thousands of players competing on the professional poker circuit, at hundreds of thousands of events around the world, there is plenty of jockeying for position outside of the top 10. The likes of Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson, Antonio Esfandiari, John Juanda, Jason Mercier, Jonathan Duhamel, and company round out some of the greats of the poker world.