In the world of poker, Daniel Negreanu has become a household name. He’s known all over the world as one of the most successful poker players of all time. But Daniel’s life is more than just about the game. He’s shared many aspects of his life with his fans, from his vegan lifestyle as detailed by The Beet to losing millions playing golf!
Not only does this poker superstar have wealth, but he’s also got a great sense of humor and a profound appreciation for family. He’s also a poker player who isn’t afraid to talk about his losses, whether in-game or in other aspects of life. Daniel Negreanu certainly isn’t about to let the world tell him how to roll, and this is probably what has led to his success as a poker player and in life.
If you’ve always wanted to know more about Daniel Negreanu, then read on:
Hailing from Canada, Daniel Negreanu was born on July 26, 1974, in Toronto. However, his heritage is a bit more interesting as his parents immigrated to Canada all the way from Romania to provide a better life for their children. Daniel was exceptionally good at mathematics, particularly probability, a skill developed early on which helped him in his poker career later on in life.
As a teen, Negreanu liked to frequent pool halls to play pool, poker, and other card games. He would even place bets on sporting events. This exposure led him to take poker more seriously, so he dropped out of high school towards the end of his senior year and started playing full-time poker for local charity casinos.
As mentioned earlier, Negreanu is vegan and has proudly lived the lifestyle for 15 years and counting. He also loves to play an online game called Hearthstone, where players use a set of cards with minions and heroes to fight their opponents. Negreanu is also an animal lover and has previously recalled the time their dog named Lucky taught him an important lesson about poker: do not be afraid to show your feelings outside the game and do not numb your heart.
After he dropped out of high school, Daniel eventually built up a decent bankroll before turning 21 years old, and he headed off to Las Vegas to pursue his dream of becoming a professional poker player. Unfortunately, he didn’t yet know how to manage his own money, which resulted in him returning to Toronto.
Daniel won his first WSOP bracelet in 1998. Then, before the poker boom era in 2003, was already winning at high stakes cash games in Las Vegas at the Mirage. He was called “Kid Poker” and was known for having a knack for reading his opponents as well as the ability to charm an audience.
Negreanu is an extremely accomplished poker player. Not only has he won six WSOP bracelets, but he also has two World Poker Tour titles under his belt. He has been performing well in poker for the last few decades and enjoys success even in his early forties. He was even inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2017!
Even though there are richer amateur players currently playing poker like Dan Bilzerian, Daniel Negreanu is considered the wealthiest professional player in the world. His net worth is about $60 million.
“Kid Poker” was able to accumulate his wealth in different ways, not just from playing poker. He represented PokerStars for quite some time and earned millions of dollars from that. Negreanu now currently represents GGPoker, for which he earns roughly the same amount. He also has a YouTube channel with over 600,000 subscribers and earns income from additional endorsement details.
Daniel Negreanu may have suffered a loss in the WSOP earlier this year, but that hasn’t stopped him from dusting himself off and getting ready for the next tournament. When he isn’t playing poker, he’s updating his vlog on YouTube since it helps promote his current projects. People have started to enjoy the game as much as he has, and there’s probably more to come from this poker legend.