Jamie Gold won the 2006 WSOP Main Event for $12 million. After plenty of controversy losing a big chunk of this win, what is Gold’s net worth? Has he gone broke?
Who is Jamie Gold?
Jamie Gold became a household name in the poker industry from the year 2006. Before he ventured into playing, he was a talent agent in Hollywood. He was extremely good at this having vetted talent such as Jimmy Fallon, Lucy Liu and Kristin Davis. These achievements led him to form his own talent agency JMG Management.
For Jamie, the move into poker was a subtle one that catapulted him to success. He started out playing online and developed an urge to do more. Gold is famous for his relaxed attitude when betting large amounts of cash, his huge bluffs, an aggressive playing style, and the calm face he maintains throughout the hands he plays.
Gold’s $12 million win in 2006 was the largest WSOP Main Event prize in the history of the event. Black Friday hurt the poker industry so much that this record has never come close to being broken.
Prior to this win, Gold’s biggest poker score was for just over $50k in a $225 buy-in event in Las Vegas.
Since his win, Gold didn’t do much in terms of poker tournaments, but has turned this around in recent years. In the middle of 2015, he won $120k for a 5th place finish at a WSOP event, and in 2016 he won almost $140k for 2nd place in a WSOP circuit event.
Success outside of poker
Gold was a successful talent agent and had plenty of success off the poker table. He was a talent agent before he was 21, but moved into the production side of the show business.
While it’s technically poker, Gold appeared on the TV show High Stakes Poker. The players are playing at high stakes, but are also paid for their appearance. The money won and lost was his, but he was able to profit from all other agreements to be on the show.
So what is Jamie Gold’s net worth?
Jamie Gold’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million. This is much less than the winnings he has earned playing poker, but this is due to the controversy surrounding his win.
He agreed to split his winnings with Crispin Leyser due to a Bodog sponsorship agreement, and after a long court battle, had to hand over a huge amount of his winnings.
So has Jamie Gold gone broke?
Rumors of Gold selling his WSOP bracelet started to surface. He claimed to have nothing to do with the auction and that it was out of his control. This move led fans to start speculating that he was broke. The silence he maintained did not help this rumor.
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