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Daniel Negreanu Net Worth

Daniel Negreanu net worth is
$50 Million

Daniel Negreanu Wiki/Biography

Daniel Negreanu was born on 26 July 1974, in Toronto, Ontario Canada, to migrant Romanian parents. He is currently one of the best poker players in the world – according to Global Poker Index, the best! – who has won two World Poker Tour (WPT) championship titles on top of six World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets.

Everybody knows that professional poker players are very rich, so just how rich is Daniel Negreanu? Sources estimate his net worth to have reached the impressive amount of $50 million. Most of it has been accumulated through professional poker games since he began playing seriously in the mid-1990s, while some of it has come from his work as an actor in TV shows and films.

Daniel Negreanu Net Worth $50 Million

From a very young age, Daniel was interested in poker, and started playing semi-seriously at the age of 16. Even as a child, he was ambitious and had the goal of becoming rich someday. He didn’t matriculate from high school – he attended Pineway public middle school in North York, but had a poor attitude to study, instead choosing to find places to play poker, various Casinos as well as illegal games in Toronto. Once he had accumulated enough money, he travelled to Las Vegas (Daniel was 22 at the time) hoping that this would help him become a professional player. Unfortunately, things didn’t go very well, and he was forced to return home broke, and try again.

However, Daniel was never one to give up, and soon he managed to succeed. Negreanu’s first major win was $169,460  – also his first WSOP bracelet – in the $2,000 Pot Limit Hold’em event in the 1998 World Series of Poker. From then on he accumulated steadily, with 2004 an exceptionally successful year for Daniel – he became Card Player, WPT and WSOP Player of the Year. 2013 was also a successful year for Negreanu – he won WSOP Player of the Year which made him the first one to win it twice. A year after that, Negreanu’s name was added to the Las Vegas “Poker Hall of Fame”.

Having a lot of money opens all kinds of possibilities, and acting was something that Daniel had wanted to do. He first secured cameo roles in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and “The Grant”, in both of which he basically had to portray himself – a professional poker player. While these appearances didn’t add much to his net worth, it was an indication of how successful he has become over the years.

As is often the case with professional poker players, he has appeared in various TV shows too, such as “High Stakes Poker” (seven seasons), “Poker after Dark”, “PokerStars Big Game” (two seasons) and “Late Night Poker”, which all contributed somewhat to his rising net worth.

During his career, Daniel has won six “World Series of Poker” bracelets. Nowadays, a large number of poker enthusiasts play and better their skills online, and Negreanu was well aware of that – he is the owner of the Full Contact Poker website, and the site is mostly Daniel’s personal blog plus various poker-related forums. He has also been an active player on Poker Stars, and even moved to Canada when online poker became illegal in the US in 2011.

In his personal life, Daniel Negreanu was married to Lori Lin Weber for two years: the couple divorced in 2007, since when he has been single. Nowadays, Negreanu as well as his family live in Canada. Daniel has an interest in charity events, and among other activities has even created the “Big Swing” golf event, which is held every year to raise money to help children with various disabilities.


Full NameDaniel Negreanu
Net Worth$50 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 26, 1974
Place Of BirthToronto, Canada
ProfessionWriter, Actor, Professional Poker Player
EducationPineway public middle school in North York
NationalityCanadian
SpouseLori Lin Weber (m. 2005–2007)
ParentsAnnie Negreanu, Constantin Negreanu
NicknamesKid Poker
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/OfficialKidPoker
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/RealKidPoker
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/dnegspoker/
IMDBhttp://imdb.com/name/nm1813332
AwardsWorld Series of Poker bracelets, WSOP Player of the Year award, WPT Player of the Year (2004-2005), Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP, 2013), World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP, 2016)
NominationsFavorite Poker Player (Card Player Magazine's Player of the Year Awards Gala, 2006), Las Vegas Poker Hall of Fame, World Poker Tour Titles (2004)
MoviesX-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), The Grant (2007), Detention (2011), Lucky You (2007), Stacked with Daniel Negreanu (2006, video game), Katy Perry: Waking Up in Vegas (2009, video short), Mr. D (TV Series, 2013)
TV ShowsPoker Night in America (2016), WPT Alpha8 (2016), Shark Cage (2015), World Series of Poker (2015), NHL Alumni Charity Shootout (2012-2013),The PokerStars.Net Big Game (2010-2011), High Stakes Poker (2006-2007)
#Fact
1Won the 2004 Borgata Poker Open event while holding the best starting hand in Texas Hold 'Em, Pocket Aces.
2Winner of both the 2004 Borgata Poker Open and the 2004 Five Diamond World Poker Classic events on the World Poker Tour (2003).
3The Wynn Casino has hired Negreanu to play heads up poker with anyone that is willing to sit down with $500,000. The opponent picks one of nine poker games to play Negreanu. Fellow poker pro Barry Greenstein has been the challenger on multiple occasions.
4As of November 2005, He has won 2 world poker tour events, for winnings totaling over 2 million dollars.
52004 World Series of Poker player of the year.
6International poker player expert.
7The Wynn Las Vegas Resort Casino which opened in April of 2005 hired him to be their Poker Ambassador.

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mr. D2013TV SeriesDaniel Negreanu
Detention2011Male News Reporter
X-Men Origins: Wolverine2009Poker Player
The Grand2007Poker Pro
Stacked with Daniel Negreanu2006Video GameHImself (voice)

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
KidPoker2015TV Movie documentary special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Private Eyes2016TV SeriesHimself
WPT Alpha82016TV SeriesHimself
Poker Night in America2016TV SeriesHimself
Four Kings2016TV SeriesHimself
Shark Cage2015TV SeriesHimself
KidPoker2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
World Series of Poker2015TV SeriesHimself
PokerStars: NHL Alumni Charity Tournament2015TV SeriesHimself
NHL Alumni Charity Shootout2012-2013TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Poker Player
Living the Life2013TV SeriesHimself
The PokerStars.Net Big Game2010-2011TV SeriesHimself
2010 World Series of Poker2010TV SeriesHimself
2009 World Series of Poker2009TV SeriesHimself
Poker After Dark2007-2009TV SeriesHimself
All In: The Poker Movie2009DocumentaryHimself
National Heads-Up Poker Championship2009TV SeriesHimself (2009)
European Poker Tour IV2008TV SeriesHimself
National Heads-Up Poker Championship2008TV Mini-SeriesHimself
High Stakes Poker2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
Lucky You2007Himself
£50 Says You'll Watch This2007TV Series documentary 2007
The Players at the Table2007Video documentary shortHimself
No Limit: A Search for the American Dream on the Poker Tournament Trail2006DocumentaryHimself
National Heads-Up Poker Championship2006TV SeriesHimself
Poker Superstars III2006TV SeriesHimself
2005 World Series of Poker2005TV SeriesHimself (2005)
World Poker Tour2004-2005TV SeriesHimself - Poker Pro / Himself - Commentator / Himself - Poker Player
National Heads-Up Poker Championship2005TV SeriesHimself
Beyond the Felt2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Tilt2005TV SeriesHimself
2004 World Series of Poker2004TV SeriesHimself (2004)
Poker Kings2004DocumentaryHimself
Late Night Poker1999TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2009 World Series of Poker2009TV SeriesHimself

Known for movies


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