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Chris Moneymaker Net Worth

Chris Moneymaker Net Worth is
$16 Million

Chris Moneymaker Biography

Chris Moneymaker was born on the 21st November 1975, in Nashville, Tennessee USA, and is a professional poker player. In 2003, he became world champion of the World Series of Poker. He has won the Main Event of the WSOP, and became the winner of $2.5 million. Currently, he is part of a group of poker professionals sponsored by PokerStars called Team PokerStars. He plays online under the pseudonym Money800. He has been playing poker professionally since 2003.

How rich is the professional poker player? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of Chris Moneymaker’s net worth is as much as $16 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016. Poker winnings is the main source of Moneymaker’s wealth.

Chris Moneymaker Net Worth $16 Million

To begin with, Chris was educated at Farragut High School in Knoxville, Tennessee, then Moneymaker graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Master’s degree in accounting, after which he worked as an accountant in Tennessee.

Chris Moneymaker rose to fame when he won a seat in the main event of the 2003 WSOP to play a promotion tournament online; afterwards, he was invited to take part in the main event. However, Moneymaker had no money for flights and accommodation in Las Vegas, so he borrowed money from his father and a friend, promising a portion of any winnings from the tournament in return, which turned out to be a much larger amount than any of them could imagine. In the tournament, Chris managed to conquer all 838 competitor, and eventually he won the Main Event at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, his first live tournament. The prize was worth $2.5 million, and in addition to this, Chris received the status of a poker superstar. His net worth rose considerably.

Among other poker achievements Chris Moneymaker won the second place at the World Poker Tour’s 2004 Shooting Stars tournament, where he won $200,000 as well as the sixth place in the World Championship of Online Poker 2005 winning $10,300. Additionally, he won No Limit Hold tournament, from which he took over $139,000. At the beginning of 2010, his poker winnings surpassed $3 million – the largest part $2,532,040 of course, comes from the WSOP. In the World Series of Poker 2011, Moneymaker defeated Sam Farha.

Since the beginning of 2016, Moneymaker has been playing as Team Manager of the Las Vegas Money Makers in the Global Poker League. Overall, playing poker has added huge sums to the total size of Chris Moneymaker’s net worth.

It should be said that Chris Moneymaker has written his autobiography entitled “How An Amateur Poker Player Turned $40 into $2.5 Million at the World Series of Poker” (2005). In 2015, his second book “A True Story” was released.

Finally, in the personal life of the professional poker player, he has married twice. He has a daughter with his first wife whom he divorced in 2004 as she couldn’t live the type of life he was leading. In 2005, he married Christina Wren. The two reside in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Quick Facts

Full NameChris Moneymaker
Net Worth$16 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 21, 1975
Place Of BirthNashville, Tennessee USA
ProfessionPoker player
EducationFarragut High School, University of Tennessee
NationalityAmerican
SpouseChristina Wren (m. 2005-)
NicknamesChristopher Bryan Moneymaker
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/cmoneymaker
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/cmoneym21/
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Moneymaker
Awards2003 World Series of Poker (WSOP), World Championship of Online Poker (2005)
NominationsThe "Moneymaker Effect" ( All In Magazine, 2005)
MoviesPoker for Dummies
TV ShowsNational Heads-Up Poker Championship, No Limit Hold tournament, World Championship of Online Poker (2008), "2011 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure" Main Event


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Won the 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event, earning him $2.5 million. This was Moneymaker's first time in a live poker tournament. There were 839 players in the 2003 WSOP Main Event.


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Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
National Heads-Up Poker Championship2011TV Series
Rounders: Champion Poker Tips1998Video shortProfessional Poker Player
Rounders: Inside Professional Poker1998Video shortProfessional Poker Player

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pokerography2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Shark Cage2015TV SeriesHimself
2010 World Series of Poker2010TV SeriesHimself
2009 World Series of Poker2009TV SeriesHimself
All In: The Poker Movie2009DocumentaryHimself
National Heads-Up Poker Championship2008TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Deal2008/IHimself
£50 Says You'll Watch This2007TV Series documentary 2007
Poker After Dark2007TV SeriesHimself
No Limit: A Search for the American Dream on the Poker Tournament Trail2006DocumentaryHimself
National Heads-Up Poker Championship2006TV SeriesHimself
Poker Superstars III2006TV SeriesHimself
Poker Superstars II2005TV SeriesHimself
Poker for Dummies2004Video documentary
World Poker Tour2004TV SeriesHimself - Poker Player
Poker Kings2004DocumentaryHimself
TV total2004TV SeriesHimself
Winning Texas Hold 'Em2004Video documentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2003TV SeriesHimself
World Series of Poker2003TV SeriesHimself (2003)
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