Sharks in poker are known for their legendary careers in poker. They are the pros that even the richest gamblers (whales) are afraid of. When you are a high stake poker player, you become a whale that can easily feed on the fish, but it is a completely different thing when you are a shark. These are the most famous sharks in poker who have made the most money out of poker.
Dan Bilzerian – $200+ million
Dan Bilzerian is a social media celebrity known for showcasing his lifestyle and playing at the high-stake poker tables. According to him, he won $50 million in 2014 just by playing poker. Although he does not have any major titles, he is still a popular poker celebrity for hosting his own poker events. Regardless of how much he has earned just by playing the games, he is the richest professional poker player today.
Phil Ivey – $100+ million
Phil Ivey has a fan following like no other. He has 10 WSOP bracelets and stands in the second spot for winning the most titles in poker. He was sued twice by two different casinos for cheating, where he claimed that he used the rules of the casino in his favor. These events made him popular among the young poker players for his wise strategies. Phil Ivey has won more than $16 million in a single tournament.
Sam Farha – $100 million
Sam Farha is a multiple game professional known for winning 3 WSOP bracelets. He is from Lebanon and has been participating in poker tournaments since 2003. He has also appeared on TV, wrote books on gambling, and has a number of businesses. However, Sam Farha is known for making millions by playing poker and is the thirst richest player on our list.
Chris Ferguson – $80 million
Chris Ferguson is a fun-to-watch player famous for his Ponzi scheme that makes them steal $444 million at Full Tilt Poker. Although he has made the apologies later, many players are still not okay seeing him around the casinos. However, it should not distract us from the fact that he is a talented poker player with a winner of WSOP 2000, where he won $1.5 million.
Doyle Brunson – $75 million
Doyle Brunson is a legendary player in the history of professional poker. He stays among the best in the game and has several titles in his name to back his reputation. He has won 10 WSOP bracelets, two wins of Main Event. Doyle Brunson once won $6.1 million, but the sources for most of his earning are unknown to the fans. He also wrote “Super System,” which was a boon to the players who want to learn poker strategies to win the games.