Daniel Negreanu is one of the most famous names in poker, but is that his only income source? What is Daniel Negreanu’s net worth? Has he gone broke?
Has Daniel Negreanu gone broke?
Daniel Negreanu earned the nickname “Kid Poker” by being the youngest player ever to win a bracelet from the World Series of Poker when, at the age of 23, he won a $2,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em event at the 1998 WSOP. More than 15 years later, Kid Poker is less a kid than he once was (and there is a long list of 21- and 22-year-old bracelet winners), but he is still one of the best players and biggest names in the poker world. When a person makes his living playing cards, though, other people are going to wonder: Is Daniel Negreanu broke?
Daniel Negreanu HAS been broke before
Like so many professional poker players, Negreanu has lost his bankroll more than once. He started playing cards in Toronto charity clubs when he was still a teenager and he had success right away. When he turned 21, he traveled for the first time to Las Vegas and went broke. He returned to Toronto to rebuild his bankroll and then took another shot in Las Vegas and went broke again. This happened a few times before Kid Poker made it.
Over $20 million in live tournament winnings
Negreanu has career live tournament earnings of over $32 million; he is 1st on the all-time tournament money list. He has won six WSOP bracelets and is the only player ever to be named WSOP Player of the Year twice, in 2004 and 2013. He may have had the best year of his career in 2004, when he made 11 final tables and won two titles on the World Poker Tour. He was named WPT Player of the Year for 2004-2005. He won his third WSOP bracelet that year, in a $2,000 LHE event, and was named Card Player Magazine Player of the Year for 2004.
In 2013, Negreanu captured titles on both of the non-U.S. legs of the World Series of Poker. At the WSOP Asia-Pacific, Negreanu won the A$10,000 NLHE event for $1,087,160. At the WSOP Europe a few months later, he won the €25,000 NLHE High Roller event for $979,955. The latter championship wasn’t worth enough to break into Negreanu’s top five tournament cashes.
Some big scores include::
– 1st place for $1.77 million in the 2004 WPT Five Diamond Classic $15,000 Championship
– 4th place for $1.119 million in the 2014 Aussie Millions $250,000 Challenge
– 1st place for $1.117 million in the 2004 WPT Borgata Open $10,000 Championship
– 1st place for $1.087 million in the 2013 WSOP Asia-Pacific A$10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Event
– 2nd place for $1 million in the 2011 Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure $100,000 Super High Roller
Playing under the screen name Kid Poker on Pokerstars, Negreanu won the $5,200 Pot Limit Omaha event at the 2013 Spring Championship of Online Poker for $216,000. He also plays in some of the biggest live cash games around, including the Pokerstars Big Game, the big game at Bobby’s Room, as well as on High Stakes Poker.
Books, Endorsements, Other Business Ventures
Negreanu has pursued business ventures of many different kinds away from the felt over the years, with varied success. He is the author of three different books: Hold’em Wisdom for All Players, More Hold’em Wisdom for All Players, and Power Hold’em Strategy. He also contributed a chapter on triple draw strategy for Doyle Brunson’s Super System 2.
He has played a poker player, or simply appeared as himself, in at least three films: X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Grand, and Lucky You. He was featured on an episode of Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker and appeared on a 2013 episode of the Canadian television series Mr. D.
Negreanu’s tournament success and bright personality have made him a celebrity both at the tables and away from them. He is well-known for his ability to read other players; a number of videos online showcase Negreanu putting his opponents on their exact holdings. His status as one of the world’s most-recognizable poker players has translated into millions of dollars in endorsements. He has shilled for Diet Pepsi, Cardplayer Magazine, Card Shark Media, his own poker site, as well as his own XBOX and PS2 video game, called STACKED with Daniel Negreanu. His most important endorsement, though, came in 2007, when he signed on with PokerStars.
The PokerStars deal came at a time when much of the world expected Negreanu to sign with Full Tilt Poker. Instead he inked a deal with PokerStars that is rumored to be worth between $2 million and $4 million dollars per year. With sponsorship and tournament money coming in consistently, Daniel Negreanu is not broke.
Daniel Negreanu is the single most successful poker tournament player to ever live. He has amassed an incredible $32 million plus in tournament poker earnings (as of 2016).
Negreanu has 6 WSOP gold bracelets, and 2 World Poker Tour titles. His biggest ever cash was for just short of $8.3 million in the 2014 Big One for One Drop event at the WSOP. The most amazing thing about this cash was that it was for second place. Daniel Colman won it for $15.3 million.
Negreanu also holds a WSOP Main Event title. While this is a WSOP APAC title, it takes nothing away from his ability to navigate through sizable fields.
Success outside of direct poker earnings
Daniel Negreanu is arguably the most famous poker player with many people who have no interest in poker knowing who he is. Negreanu is a media giant, and has plenty of income sources related to it.
Negreanu is currently a PokerStars pro. As the most popular poker player in the world, it is likely that Negreanu’s PokerStars deal is worth well more than any other pro. Negreanu’s biggest challenger likely comes from Jason Somerville.
Negreanu also streams occasionally on Twitch. While this doesn’t contribute massively to his net worth, it does help his connection with the poker community and his fans. This in turn increases his personal value to brands. Negreanu recently streamed his WCOOP HORSE win on Jason Somerville’s stream.
So what is Daniel Negreanu’s net worth?
Given his extensive earnings outside of poker, Daniel Negreanu has an estimated net worth of $15 million. If Negreanu doesn’t slow down his efforts off the felt, this number will continue to rapidly grow over the next few years.
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