What is Mike Matusow’s Net Worth?
Mike Matusow, born April 30th, 1968 in Los Angeles, is an American professional poker player that boasts of several titles and considerable wealth under his belt. He is nicknamed “the mouth” from his bad reputation of taking trash at poker tables. He is conspicuously known to be the kind of guy that can ruin a god day’s play with a stupid misjudgment. He started playing poker in the 90s, first as a dealer and gradually progressed to become a professional poker player. He is a five time World Series Poker bracelet winner and also bagged the 2005 WSP tournament of champions.
Matusow’s Titles and prize money during World Series of Poker events:
1999 $3,500 No Limit Hold ’em $265,475
2002 $5,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8 or Better $148,520
2008 $5,000 No Limit 2–7 Draw w/Rebuys $537,862
2013 $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Split 8 or Better $266,503
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Matusow has also appeared in the World poker tour where in 2004 he made his debut at the final rounds of ultimate bet classic and earned a whopping $250k for emerging 3rd place. He made an appearance in Poker superstars III, the elite group and beat seven other poker stars to bag half a million dollars. He has participated in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th season of high stakes poker.
He plays online poker at ultimate bet, poker stars and full tilt poker under different aliases. Recently in 2007 Matusow won $671 thousand dollars for being second place after losing to Kevin Saul at the WPT (world poker tour) Bellagio Cup III. Poker analysts estimate that he had earned over $7 million as of 2010 with about $3 million from WSOP only. He also won NBC heads up championship in 2013, where he defeated Phil Hellmuth 2 – 1
Controversy; Mike Matusow Admits not having money to pay Ted Forest
In a rather funny twist of events, Matusow had placed a bet with Ted Forest and would pay the latter $2 million, if he lost weight to less than 140lbs and Ted would pay Matusow $150,000 if he did not lose the weight within the time frame. Surprisingly, Ted managed to lose the weight within the limited timeframe; weighing 138 lbs after the race. Matusow claimed not to have money to pay Ted all at once. He has been caught saying he would pay Ted in installments of $5,000 each month until the debt was settled. Matusow still hopes Ted would die before he pays him, talk of trash talking.
So what is Mike Matusow actually worth?
For a rather serious and successful poker player, it would not be easy to place a figure on his net worth since he may have his hand in various activities. However, The Los Angeles born poker player’s net worth is estimated at between $8-$12 million.
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