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Phil Hellmuth Net Worth

Phil Hellmuth Net Worth is
$20 Million

Phil Hellmuth Biography

Phillip Jerome Hellmuth Jr. was born on 16 July 1964, in Madison, Wisconsin, and is a poker player as well as a commentator, author and actor, currently ranked in the top 100 on the leader-board called the “Global Poker Index”.

So just how rich is Phil Hellmuth, as of late 2017? Sources state that Phil’s net worth is estimated to be over $20 million, most of which has come from his poker career, which began in the late 1980s, and through which he has actually won over $18 million in prize money.

Phil Hellmuth Net Worth $20 Million

Phil was educated at Madison West High School, and after matriculating moved on to the University of Wisconsin–Madison, but after three years dropped out to become a full-time poker player. Phil Hellmuth rose to prominence in 1989, when he competed in the World Series of Poker Main Event, and won against a former champion Johnny Cash. For his win against Cash, Hellmuth was given his first WSOP bracelet, along with $755,000 money prize. He earned his second bracelet three years later in 1992, and also added a sum of $168,000 to his total wealth. Overall, during his career, Phil Hellmuth has been able to secure 13 bracelets, a significant one being in 2012 for which he received more than €1 million. Most recently he won the Seven-Card Razz in 2015, and prize money of over $271,000. Ever since his successful match against Johnny Cash, Hellmuth has been regarded as one of the best poker players in history, and aside from attending WSOP events, Hellmuth has competed in National Heads-Up Poker Championship, which he won in 2005. In recognition of these achievements, Hellmuth was inducted into the WSOP’s Hall of Fame in 2007.

In addition, Hellmuth has been actively partaking in the “Poker After Dark” television series, which is currently presented by Leeann Tweeden. Since 2006, Hellmuth has also been commentating on the “Celebrity Poker Showdown” game show, which has  featured such celebrities as Ben Affleck, Tom Green, Lauren Graham, Kathy Griffin, and Dennis Rodman among many others.

Even though Phil Hellmuth has excelled as a professional poker player, he has also become a published writer. Up to date, Hellmuth has released several books, including “Phil Hellmuth’s Texas Hold ‘Em”, “The Greatest Poker Hands Ever Played” and “Play Poker like the Pros”. Additionally, Hellmuth has launched a series of poker videos, on which he teaches the principles of how to play poker. His best known video series are “Phil Hellmuth’s Million Dollar Poker System” and “Ultimate White to Black Belt Course”.

In his personal life, Phil married Stanford University psychiatrist Katherine Sanborn in 1990, and since 1992 they’ve lived in Palo Alto, California; they have two sons.

Throughout his career, Phil Hellmuth has become known not only for his victories, but also for his short-fused temperament and negative attitude. Hellmuth became infamous for insulting another poker player during the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event, as well as for his controversial behavior during numerous other matches.

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Quick Facts

Full NamePhil Hellmuth
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 16, 1964
Place Of BirthMadison, Wisconsin, United States
Height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
ProfessionProfessional Poker Player, Actor
EducationUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
NationalityAmerican
SpouseKatherine Sanborn (m. 1990)
ChildrenPhilip Hellmuth III, Nicholas Hellmuth
ParentsLynn Hellmuth, Phil Hellmuth Sr.
NicknamesPhillip J. Hellmuth Jr. , Phillip Hellmuth , Phil Hellmuth Jr. , The John McEnroe of Poker , Phillip Jerome Hellmuth, Jr. , Poker Brat , The Bad Boy of Poker
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/philhellmuthfanclub
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/phil_hellmuth
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Hellmuth
AwardsNational Heads-Up Poker Championship (2005), World Championship bracelet in the World Series of Poker (1989, No Limit Texas Hold'em), World Series of Poker (Limit Hold'em, No Limit Hold'em, Pot Limit Hold'em, No Limit Hold'em with Rebuys)
NominationsPoker Hall of Fame (2007)
MoviesPoker Nights (2017), Poker After Dark (2007), No Limit: A Search for the American Dream on the Poker Tournament Trail (2006), The Final Table (2016), Shark Out of Water (2008), Lucky You (2007)
TV ShowsTouch (2012), National Heads-Up Poker Championship (2011), The Ultimate Bet Aruba Poker Classic (2006, TV movie)


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Won the National Heads-Up Poker Championship (2005).
2Was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2007.
3Attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wisconson for three years before dropping out.
4Won the 1989 World Championship bracelet in the World Series of Poker (No Limit Texas Hold'em).
5Won bracelets at World Series of Poker in Limit Hold'em (1992, 1993, 2003), No Limit Hold'em (1993, 1993, 2001, 2003, 2007), Pot Limit Hold'em (1997) and No Limit Hold'em with Rebuys (2006).


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Arrogant, temperamental behavior at the table.
2Towering height.


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Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Touch2012TV SeriesBlack Cap
National Heads-Up Poker Championship2011TV Series
Shark Out of Water2008ShortPlayer #3 (as Phil Hellmuth)
The Grand2007Poker Pro
The Ultimate Bet Aruba Poker Classic2006TV MovieHost
Rounders: Champion Poker Tips1998Video shortProfessional Poker Player

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Final Table2016TV SeriesHimself
Poker Night in America2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
KidPoker2015TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Phil Hellmuth)
World Series of Poker2015TV SeriesHimself
Pokerography2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Post Oak Bluff2015DocumentaryHimself
Post Oak Bluff: The Politics of Poker2015DocumentaryHimself
World Poker Tour2004-2013TV SeriesHimself - Commentator / Himself - Poker Player / Himself
Storage Wars2011TV SeriesHimself
The PokerStars.Net Big Game2010-2011TV SeriesHimself
2010 World Series of Poker2010TV SeriesHimself
National Heads-Up Poker Championship2010TV SeriesHimself (2010)
2009 World Series of Poker2009TV SeriesHimself
Poker After Dark2007-2009TV SeriesHimself
All In: The Poker Movie2009DocumentaryHimself
The Apprentice2009TV SeriesHimself - Poker Champion
National Heads-Up Poker Championship2009TV SeriesHimself (2009)
Partypoker.com European Open IV2008TV SeriesHimself - Commentator / Himself
Premier League Poker2007-2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Commentator
National Heads-Up Poker Championship2008TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Best Damn Poker Show2008TV SeriesHimself
High Stakes Poker2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
Poker Den: The Big Game2007TV SeriesHimself
Lucky You2007Himself (as Phil Hellmuth)
£50 Says You'll Watch This2007TV Series documentary 2007
A Jester's Tale2006Himself
No Limit: A Search for the American Dream on the Poker Tournament Trail2006DocumentaryHimself
Bill Fillmaff's Secret System2006VideoHimself
Celebrity Poker Showdown2006TV SeriesHimself
National Heads-Up Poker Championship2006TV SeriesHimself
Poker Superstars III2006TV SeriesHimself
National Heads-Up Poker Championship2005TV SeriesHimself
Beyond the Felt2005TV Series documentaryPro Poker Player
Tilt2005TV SeriesHimself
Poker Kings2004DocumentaryHimself
Late Night Poker1999TV SeriesHimself
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