Who Are The Best Professional Poker Players In The World?

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Discover more than twenty professional poker players who have made millions of dollars in their career, and counting.

There are scores of professional poker players in the world. Most of these players prefer live poker, which is the offline traditional version. Some of them like to play poker online, especially at major tournaments. Very few professional poker players have started their careers with online versions. Those who have done so had to experience live poker as well to hone their skills. You can become a professional player by mastering your skills at poker online. You should still have some experience of live games. It should also be noted that the richest players are usually experts at Texas and Omaha versions of poker, not the more experimental and regional variants available in different parts of the world.


Top Ten Male Professional Poker Players in the World


Justin Bonomo is one of the best professional poker players in the world. His net worth is estimated to be around $44,040,711. Daniel Negreanu is a legend in this niche but his network is slightly less than that of Bonomo. Daniel Negreanu is worth $39,830,195. Erik Seidel is worth $34,782,419, Fedor Holz has made $32,556,379 and David Peters is at the fifth spot with a fortune of $30,106,263. Daniel Colman is worth $28,925,059, Antonio Esfandiari has netted $27,728,437 and Bryn Kenney has $27,092,109. Steve O’Dwyer has $26,820,595 and Phil Ivey is worth $26,267,283. These are the top ten richest professional poker players on the planet.


Top Ten Female Professional Poker Players in the World


There are many female professional poker players, albeit they have considerably less wealth. Vanessa Selbst is perhaps the richest with $11,851,382, Kathy Liebert is worth $6,236,222 and Annie Duke has $4,270,549. Annette Obrestad has netted $3,942,232 and Liv Boeree has made $3,852,996. These are the top five. The rest of the top ten are Vanessa Rousso with $3,554,327, Joanne ‘JJ’ Liu with $3,230,438, Maria Constanza Lampropulos with $3,012,771, Maria Ho with $2,994,845 and Loni Harwood with $2,923,298.


Other Top Players of Poker Online


Some of the other best professional players of live and poker online are Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson, Tom Dwan, Johnny Chan, Chris Ferguson, John Juanda, Howard Lederer, Mike Matusow, Scotty Nguyen, Sam Farha, Jennifer Harman, Barry Greenstein and Erick Lindgren. Gavin Smith and Stu Ungar are two late professional players who had made a major impact on the game. There are emerging professional players who specialize solely in poker online. Their net worth is not known.

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