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Antonio Esfandiari Net Worth

Antonio Esfandiari Net Worth is
$20 Million

Antonio Esfandiari Biography

Antonio Esfandiari was born as Amir Esfandiary on the 8th December 1978 in Tehran, Iran. He is best known all over the world by his stage name “The Magician” – for being a former professional magician, who plays poker professionally, winning two World Poker Tour (WPT) and three World Series of Poker (WSOP) events. He is also recognized as the author of the poker strategy game “The Magician’s Secrets for Winning Tournaments” on iOS. His career began in the late 1990s.

Have you ever wondered how rich is Antonio Esfandiari, as of early 2016? Sources estimate that the overall size of Antonio’s net worth is over $20 million, with the main sources of this amount of money being, of course, his career in the entertainment industry as a magician, and a poker player. Another source is coming from his appearances in several films.

Antonio Esfandiari Net Worth $20 Million

Antonio Esfandiari attended an elementary school in India. He was raised with his younger brother Pasha, who is a professional poker player as well. When Antonio was nine years old, he moved with the family to San Jose, California, where he continued his education and graduated from Del Mar High School. At the age of 16, he started earning money, as he began to work as a waiter in a restaurant, where he saw for the first time card tricks performed by the bartender. He was fascinated and decided to start learning the art of magic. Thus, right after graduation, Antonio started his professional career as a magician, performing amazing card tricks at the same restaurant, and thanks to his talents his net worth started rising.

At the time when Antonio was performing as a magician, he was invited by his friend to play the poker game named Texas Hold ‘em, and this had a big influence on Antonio starting to play poker and participate in poker tournaments. At the beginning, he competed in small tournaments and cash games. Thanks to that, by the year 2000, he had enough money to enter his first world tournament World Series of Poker $10,000 buy-in. Although he lost it all there, he has never regretted it, and made the decision to practice more.

To speak of his career on the better side, his first victory came in 2004, when he won at the L.A. Poker Classic, and a money pot of near $1.4 million, considerably increasing his net worth. In the same year, he won his first World Series Of Poker Bracelet in pot-limit Texas Hold ‘em. His next success was the third season of the Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament, in which he finished second, but also participated in the previous season, but without notable success: in fact, he finished last.

Furthermore, in 2008, Antonio was a competitor at the 2008 PokerStars.com EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo, where he finished 8th, earning as much as $266,004, adding to his net worth. The next year, Antonio`s net worth increased when he finished 24th in the World Series Of Poker Main Event, on the 8th day of the tournament, which gave him $352,832. In 2010, Antonio secured his second career victory at the WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World, earning more than $870,000. However, he set the record of the biggest cash prize in poker history with $18,346,673, at the Big One for One Drop in 2012.

Overall, Antonio Esfandiari has earned more than $25 million from poker tournaments, making him the 14th player on the Global Poker Index.

In recent years, thanks to the increase in his popularity, Antonio was able to land a few acting roles, which have also added to his overall wealth; he was cast in the film “Freelancers” (2012), alongside Robert De Niro and 50 Cent, and he was also a part of the seventh season of the TV series “Entourage”.

When it comes to Antonio Esfandiari’s personal life, in the media there is little information, except the fact that he is married and their current residence is in San Francisco, California.

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Quick Facts

Full NameAntonio Esfandiari
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 8, 1978,
Place Of BirthTehran, Iran
ProfessionProfessional Poker Player, Actor, Illusionist,
EducationDel Mar High School
NationalityAmerican,
ParentsBijan Esfandiari
SiblingsPasha Esfandiari
NicknamesAmir Esfandiari , Antonio "The Magician" Esfandiari , The Magician
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/AntonioEsfandiari
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/MagicAntonio
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Esfandiari
Movieswww.movie4k.to/movies-cast-Antonio+Esfandiari.html
TV ShowsNational Heads-Up Poker Championship, High Stakes Poker, I Bet You, Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament, World Series of Poker 2003


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Son of Bijan Esfandiari.
2Grandson of Malak Esfandiari.
32004 WSOP bracelet winner.
4Won the 2004 L.A. Poker Classic while holding the best starting hand in Texas Hold 'Em, Pocket Aces.
5Won the World Poker Tour (2003)'s L.A. Poker Classic at the Commerce Casino in 2004. Earning him $1,399,135.
6Is an actual magician.


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cat Run 22014Third Guard
Runner Runner2013Poker Players
The Baytown Outlaws2012Mailman
Freelancers2012Undercover Detective #2
Setup2011/ICard Shark
The Grand2007Poker Pro

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2009 World Series of Poker2009TV SeriesHimself
All In: The Poker Movie2009DocumentaryHimself
Broke: The New American Dream2009DocumentaryHimself
National Heads-Up Poker Championship2008TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Poker After Dark2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
Deal2008/IHimself
The Great British Poker Tour2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
Lucky You2007Himself
I Bet You2007TV SeriesHimself - Host (2007)
National Heads-Up Poker Championship2006TV SeriesHimself
Poker Superstars III2006TV SeriesHimself
High Stakes Poker2006TV SeriesHimself
World Poker Tour2004-2005TV SeriesHimself - poker pro / Himself - Poker Player / Himself
Beyond the Felt2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Poker Superstars II2005TV SeriesHimself
Good Luck2016Documentary post-productionHimself
Poker Night in America2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Shark Cage2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
KidPoker2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Pokerography2015TV Series documentaryHimself
WPT Alpha82014-2015TV SeriesHimself
Post Oak Bluff2015DocumentaryHimself
Post Oak Bluff: The Politics of Poker2015DocumentaryHimself
Underground Poker2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
2010 World Series of Poker2010TV SeriesHimself
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