The World Series of Poker is considered the most competitive Poker events worldwide and always has the best players in the world who battle for the WSOP bracelet. Winning that bracelet is a dream for many, yet some have made it a habit of winning them consistently and earning crazy amounts of money. Here are the top 20 All-time WSOP top earners:
1. Antonio Esfandiari ($21,917,218) – Antonio is a three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, which includes a big win in the ‘Big one for one drop’ in 2012, a $1,000,000 buy-in tournament. Esfandiari won that tournament and got an amazing prize-winning amount of $18,346,673, which has kept him in the number one spot in the all-time WSOP money list.
2. Daniel Negreanu ($18,558,686) – Daniel is a six-time WSOP bracelet winner and has been awarded the WSOP player of the year award in 2004. He has won many tournaments and has his eyes set on getting the top spot on this list soon.
3. Daniel Colman ($17,413,655) – Daniel Colman is best known for his maiden WSOP bracelet win, where he won the ‘Big one for one Drop’ by beating Daniel Negreanu and won a staggering $15,306,668 by that game. It was the second-biggest payout in WSOP history.
4. Phill Hellmuth Jr ($14,946,233) – Phill Hellmuth holds the record for most WSOP Bracelet wins with 15 in his pocket already. He has also won the main event in 1989 and 2012.
5. Jonathan Duhamel ($14,647,089) – Jonathan is a Canadian poker player who has 3 WSOP bracelets to his name. He has also won the main event at the 2010 World Series of poker, making him grab the list’s 5th spot.
6. Justin Bonomo ($13,927,513) – Justin has three WSOP bracelets on him and gathered attention when he won his third won in the $1,000,000 ‘Big One for One Drop’ No-limit Hold’em and won a massive $10,000,000.
7. Joseph Cada ($13,609,478) – Best known as the winner of the 2009 Main Event of the World Series of Poker, the American poker player has 4 WSOP bracelets to his name.
8. Elton Tsang ($12,411,124) – An entrepreneur, an investor in IT, and a poker player who managed to get into the top 10 of the all-time WSOP money list. His biggest achievement in Poker was when he won the No-limit Hold’em Monte Carlo Extravaganza and won $12,000,000.
9. Jamie Gold ($12,199,023) – Another multi-talented person who is an American television producer, a talent agent, and a poker player who won the 2006 Main Event of the World Series of Poker and now divides his time to his endeavors.
10. Martin Jacobsen ($12,144,012) – Jacobsen won the 2004 World Series of Poker Main Event for $10,000,000 and is on the list because of this amazing achievement.
11. Fedor Holz ($11,917,249) – Fedor focuses mainly on high roller tournaments. He has two WSOP bracelets on him. He won his first bracelet in 2016, which got him around $5,000,000.
12. Sam Trickett ($11,694,374) – The English player is known for coming second against Antonio Esfandiari in the Big One for One drop and winning $10,000,000 as prize money.
13. Joseph McKeehan ($10,498,277) – The American poker player has three WSOP bracelets on him, and his biggest winning came in 2015 when he won the World Series of Poker and won almost $7.6 Million.
14. Hossein Ensan ($10,299,221) – Hossein’s highlight came in 2019 when he won the Main Event in the World Series of Poker for prize money of $10,000,000.
15. Gregory Merson ($10,187,638) – Gregory is known for winning the 2012 WSOP main event for $8.5 Million and, in the same year, won another WSOP bracelet in the $10,000 Six handed No-limit Hold’em World Championship. He was also given the 2012 WSOP player of the year award.
16. Dan Smith ($9,917,764) – Dan has won many titles in his career, the big ones being the World Poker Tour title and a Championship event at the Aussie Millions.
17. Dario Sammartino ($9,850,189) – The Italian poker star is known for finishing as a runner up in the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event and winning a $6 Million prize money.
18. Ryan Reiss ($9,645,525) – Ryan Reiss is mostly known for his 2013 World Series of Poker win, where he got around $8.3 Million. He also won the World Poker Tour title in April 2017.
19. John Cynn ($9,520,306) – John Cynn is an American professional poker player who won the 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event and got a prize-winning of $8,800,000.
20. Peter Eastgate ($9,430,506) – The Danish poker star is known for his 2008 World Series of Poker. He won an impressive $9,119,517 and became the youngest player to win the tournament at that time, only to surpass Joe Cada the next year.