Phil Ivey net worth Wiki, Height, Biography, Wife, Children And Early Life
Phil Ivey net worth
Phil Ivey Net Worth: Phil Ivey is an American professional poker player who has a net worth of $100 million. Phil Ivey was born in Riverside, California in 1976. When he was an infant, his family moved to Roselle, New Jersey. Phil Ivey is an eight-time World Series of Poker champion and also a World Poker Tour winner. Ivey first became interested in online poker while working for a telemarketing company in New Jersey. He would play with his colleagues during breaks and after get off work.
Phil has won over $19,500,000 in live tournaments to date. Ivey won the bracelet at the 2002 World Series of Poker, Pot Limit Omaha and finished in the top 25 in the WSOP Main Event. He beat 147 players in the 2009 $2500 No Limit Sweepstakes Lowball event to win his sixth bracelet. He then won $2,500 in a ½ seven-card Hi Lo-1/2 Omaha Hi/Lo tournament. In 2010, he won his eighth bracelet at the $3,000 HORSE event. His luck changed for a while, and he lost several times on the World Poker Tour before winning the $1,596,100 LA Poker Classic at the Commerce Casino.
He later played at the European Poker Masters, where he made the final table and finished seventh for $12,538. He also appeared on the NBC TV show Poker After Dark, leaving for $120,000 in the winner-take-all “Headphones Please” tournament, but was beaten by Don Cheadle in the “National Heads-Up Poker Championship.” He also appears on GSN’s High Stakes Poker. He played Andy Beal (Texan Billionaire) in Limit Hold’em and teamed up with other players who took turns playing Andy Beal. They are a team of professional poker players known as “The Group”. Three days later, Ivey had won more than $16 million. Ivey signed a contract with the design team at Full Tilt Poker and filed a lawsuit alleging they breached the contract. Ivey wanted to release his contract and pay a $150 million settlement, but later withdrew his complaint.
Phil Ivey is a big fan of the NBA’s Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers and the NFL’s Buffalo Bills. But cheering on his favorite team is just one of Ivey’s hobbies. He also likes to play golf. He finished third in the inaugural World Golf Series. He also enjoys video games and makes some side bets in his spare time. He was known as the “Tiger Woods of poker” and was awarded the “No Home Jerome” in his early days of poker.
Ivey also has a very philanthropic side, donating generously to Empower to Excel (for underprivileged children) and being the co-founder of the Budding Ivey Foundation (with his mother Pamela Simmons). The foundation is in memory of his grandfather, Leonard (Bud) Simmons, and aims to provide underprivileged children the opportunity to receive a good education. Ivey is also involved in programs to help the homeless.