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Highest Earning Poker Players as of 2016

The highest earning poker players as of October 2016 are as follows. Note that this list is the all-time money list for globally recognized poker tournaments. This does not include online poker results, or any cash games. All cash games cannot be officially tracked.

This list is the top 200 poker players sorted by live tournament winnings and will be updated after all major poker series.

highest earning poker players

Current Ranking
Player Name
Country
Earnings (USD)

1
Daniel Negreanu
Canada
$32,619,169
2
Erik Seidel
United States
$29,547,514
3
Antonio Esfandiari
United States
$27,314,974
4
Daniel Colman
United States
$26,039,557
5
Phil Ivey
United States
$23,856,035
6
Scott Seiver
United States
$21,640,111
7
Phil Hellmuth Jr
United States
$20,977,293
8
Sam Trickett
England
$20,557,091
9
Fedor Holz
Germany
$20,021,306
10
John Juanda
Indonesia
$18,230,302
11
Brian Rast
United States
$17,724,047
12
Jonathan Duhamel
Canada
$17,636,422
13
Jason Mercier
United States
$17,399,067
14
Steve O’Dwyer
United States
$15,779,657
15
Michael Mizrachi
United States
$15,309,263
16
Martin Jacobson
Sweden
$15,194,416
17
Dan Smith
United States
$14,430,869
18
Thomas Marchese
United States
$13,889,777
19
Mike McDonald
Canada
$13,082,972
20
Joseph McKeehen
United States
$12,858,496
21
Jamie Gold
United States
$12,586,358
22
David Peters
United States
$12,392,712
23
Justin Cuong Van Tran
United States
$12,387,416
24
Joe Hachem
Australia
$12,142,728
25
Carlos Mortensen
Spain
$11,974,739
26
Isaac Haxton
United States
$11,926,401
27
Scotty Nguyen
United States
$11,899,384
28
Vanessa Selbst
United States
$11,833,779
29
Anthony Gregg
United States
$11,807,533
30
Justin Bonomo
United States
$11,780,850
31
Igor Kurganov
Russia
$11,704,871
32
Joseph Cheong
United States
$11,620,308
33
Allen Cunningham
United States
$11,618,625
34
Gregory Merson
United States
$11,378,947
35
Sorel Mizzi
Canada
$11,211,751
36
Tobias Reinkemeier
Germany
$11,170,806
37
Peter Eastgate
Denmark
$11,131,450
38
Ole Schemion
Germany
$11,084,895
39
Bertrand Grospellier
France
$10,999,795
40
Men Nguyen
United States
$10,508,756
41
Bryn Kenney
United States
$10,461,972
42
Joe Cada
United States
$10,460,840
43
T.J. Cloutier
United States
$10,314,804
44
Erick Lindgren
United States
$10,294,652
45
Gus Hansen
Denmark
$10,258,053
46
Connor Drinan
United States
$10,132,442
47
Philipp Gruissem
Germany
$10,073,185
48
Fabian Quoss
Germany
$9,618,572
49
David Pham
United States
$9,339,073
50
Michael Watson
Canada
$9,303,256
51
Ryan Riess
United States
$9,261,498
52
Mike Matusow
United States
$9,055,998
53
Pius Heinz
Germany
$9,028,569
54
John Racener
United States
$8,974,261
55
Eugene Katchalov
Ukraine
$8,746,055
56
Johnny Chan
United States
$8,684,606
57
David Williams
United States
$8,683,238
58
Nick Schulman
United States
$8,660,219
59
Chris Klodnicki
United States
$8,646,759
60
Dan Shak
United States
$8,638,844
61
Kassem Deeb
Lebanon
$8,578,258
62
Chris Ferguson
United States
$8,535,445
63
Andrew Lichtenberger
United States
$8,499,583
64
Jerry Yang
United States
$8,440,119
65
David Sands
United States
$8,167,172
66
Barry Greenstein
United States
$8,138,298
67
David Rheem
United States
$8,099,390
68
Rainer Kempe
Germany
$8,048,465
69
David Chiu
United States
$8,034,340
70
Paul Wasicka
United States
$7,874,328
71
Byron Kaverman
United States
$7,823,033
72
Mustapha Kanit
Italy
$7,735,690
73
Greg Raymer
United States
$7,656,397
74
Huck Seed
United States
$7,649,865
75
Davidi Kitai
Belgium
$7,493,084
76
Yevgeniy Timoshenko
Ukraine
$7,277,782
77
David Benyamine
France
$7,258,479
78
Nam Thien Le
United States
$7,252,318
79
Christoph Vogelsang
Germany
$7,189,588
80
Scott Clements
United States
$7,153,623
81
Olivier Busquet
United States
$7,134,377
82
Stanley Choi
China
$7,104,152
83
Cary Katz
United States
$7,103,153
84
Daniel Alaei
United States
$7,022,539
85
Mike Binger
United States
$6,993,100
86
Ben Lamb
United States
$6,888,329
87
Ivan Demidov
Russia
$6,843,791
88
Josh Arieh
United States
$6,840,713
89
Jesse James Sylvia
United States
$6,820,468
90
John Hennigan
United States
$6,794,492
91
Patrik Antonius
Finland
$6,788,792
92
Martin Finger
Germany
$6,681,573
93
Dan Harrington
United States
$6,618,963
94
Dominik Nitsche
Germany
$6,587,654
95
Howard Lederer
United States
$6,462,745
96
Juha Helppi
Finland
$6,451,653
97
Jonathan Little
United States
$6,388,784
98
Ted Forrest
United States
$6,331,427
99
Gavin Smith
Canada
$6,300,519
100
Matt Glantz
United States
$6,285,633
101
Vitaly Lunkin
Russia
$6,283,529
102
Jeff Rossiter
Australia
$6,262,421
103
Marvin Guido Rettenmaier
Germany
$6,256,555
104
Dave Ulliott
England
$6,218,290
105
Anthony Zinno
United States
$6,166,944
106
Robert Mizrachi
United States
$6,144,674
107
Doyle Brunson
United States
$6,131,774
108
Martin Staszko
Czech Republic
$6,131,533
109
Humberto Brenes
Costa Rica
$6,131,270
110
Shannon Shorr
United States
$6,102,046
111
Kathy Liebert
United States
$6,075,137
112
Jake Schindler
United States
$6,072,918
113
Hoyt Corkins
United States
$6,068,002
114
Richard Yong
Malaysia
$5,973,913
115
Fabrice Soulier
France
$5,972,980
116
Dennis Phillips
United States
$5,957,242
117
Shawn Buchanan
Canada
$5,933,866
118
Nick Petrangelo
United States
$5,904,939
119
Mike Sexton
United States
$5,890,178
120
Dan Heimiller
United States
$5,803,735
121
Sylvain Loosli
France
$5,802,561
122
Felix Vincent Stephensen
Norway
$5,689,672
123
Stephen Chidwick
England
$5,684,892
124
Amir Lehavot
Israel
$5,677,933
125
Tuan Bui Le
United States
$5,622,156
126
Isaac Baron
United States
$5,605,276
127
Hasan Habib
United States
$5,590,971
128
John Anthony Cernuto
United States
$5,588,549
129
Chris Bjorin
Sweden
$5,585,084
130
Paul Volpe
United States
$5,542,321
131
Adrian Mateos
Spain
$5,527,259
132
Max Altergott
Russia
$5,506,017
133
Bon John Phan
United States
$5,500,725
134
Kevin MacPhee
United States
$5,473,546
135
Jeff Lisandro
Australia
$5,442,451
136
Mike Leah
Canada
$5,392,961
137
Noah Schwartz
United States
$5,379,395
138
Joe Kuether
United States
$5,372,345
139
Andy Bloch
United States
$5,364,301
140
Roland de Wolfe
England
$5,327,931
141
Jason Koon
United States
$5,253,625
142
Alan Goehring
United States
$5,230,891
143
Faraz Jaka
United States
$5,228,124
144
Jay Farber
United States
$5,227,213
145
Jeff Madsen
United States
$5,214,549
146
Darvin Moon
United States
$5,210,576
147
Antoine Saout
France
$5,206,756
148
Joshua Beckley
United States
$5,195,955
149
Mohsin Charania
United States
$5,158,901
150
David Einhorn
United States
$5,152,863
151
Doug Polk
United States
$5,068,369
152
Emanuel Failla
United States
$5,058,483
153
Gavin Griffin
United States
$5,036,839
154
Ylon Schwartz
United States
$5,003,765
155
Jack Salter
England
$4,993,990
156
Layne Flack
United States
$4,968,925
157
Jeremy Ausmus
United States
$4,966,332
158
Pratyush Buddiga
United States
$4,961,439
159
Dzmitry Urbanovich
Poland
$4,923,610
160
Dewey Tomko
United States
$4,913,906
161
Eric Baldwin
United States
$4,905,057
162
Barry Shulman
United States
$4,901,377
163
Tuan Lam
Canada
$4,851,424
164
Steve Sung
United States
$4,839,759
165
Roger Hairabedian
France
$4,828,760
166
Antanas Guoga
Lithuania
$4,826,339
167
Mukul Pahuja
United States
$4,804,593
168
Keven Stammen
United States
$4,802,720
169
Steven Dannenmann
United States
$4,800,180
170
Niklas Heinecker
Germany
$4,773,583
171
Jacob Balsiger
United States
$4,772,877
172
Andrew Chen
Canada
$4,726,034
173
Samuel Stein
United States
$4,720,183
174
Andy Black
Ireland
$4,668,142
175
Surinder Sunar
England
$4,650,486
176
Nenad Medic
Canada
$4,622,589
177
Chance Kornuth
United States
$4,587,563
178
Andrew Robl
United States
$4,584,231
179
Max Steinberg
United States
$4,581,836
180
Matt Giannetti
United States
$4,581,706
181
Nick Wong
Hong Kong
$4,575,494
182
Vladimir Troyanovskiy
Russia
$4,574,044
183
Scott Montgomery
Canada
$4,525,114
184
Hieu Ngoc Ma
United States
$4,506,874
185
John Dolan
United States
$4,481,609
186
Benjamin Spindler
Germany
$4,478,856
187
Vivek Rajkumar
India
$4,427,667
188
Chris Moorman
England
$4,409,824
189
Marcel Luske
Netherlands
$4,408,128
190
Jorryt van Hoof
Netherlands
$4,375,659
191
Zhu Guan Fai
China
$4,349,620
192
Justin Grant Young
United States
$4,348,173
193
Joe Tehan
United States
$4,315,711
194
Alexander Kravchenko
Russia
$4,301,003
195
Eric Buchman
United States
$4,293,757
196
Todd Brunson
United States
$4,291,671
197
Max Pescatori
Italy
$4,281,862
198
Brandon Cantu
United States
$4,277,408
199
Annie Duke
United States
$4,270,548
200
Sam Greenwood
Canada
$4,257,661

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