Who is Daniel Negreanu and what is his net worth 2018? Daniel Negreanu is a professional poker player from Canada. He has won several titles in his career. At the Big One For One Drop 2014, he finished second in the tournament. He has won two WPT (World Poker Tour) championship titles and has won six WSOP (World Series of Poker) bracelets. Negreanu has won the WSOP bracelets in Asia Pacific, Las Vegas, and Europe. He is also a philanthropist and has made several appearances for various charities. His first WSOP bracelet came in 1998 at the ‘$2,000 Pot Limit Hold’em’. He also plays online poker.
Daniel Negreanu was born on July 26, 1974, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was born to parents Constantin Negreanu and Annie Negreanu. His parents emigrated from Romania, seven years before he was born. They initially wanted to relocate in the USA but settled up in Canada. He has a brother named Mike. He was an ambitious person from a very young and always wanted to get rich.
He went to Piney public middle school located in North York. When in school, he used to complain about his poor behaviour and the principal also threatened to expel him. At the age of 16, Negreanu used to play cards, bet on sports, and do hustling. He dropped out of high school and started playing in charity casinos. At 22, he left for Las Vegas and started to play as a professional poker player.
In 2005, Daniel Negreanu got married to Lori Lin Weber. The couple separated in 2007. He is a fan of the National Hockey League. In 2000, he became a vegetarian.
Negreanu’s first major success in professional poker was in 1997 when he won three tournaments. At the 1998 WSOP, Daniel Negreanu won his first cash in the event ‘$2,000 Pot Limit Hold’em’. He won a bracelet and $169,460 and also a winner in the history of WSOP to win a bracelet. In 2003, he competed in the ‘$2,000 S.H.O.E.’ and won his second bracelet.
A year later, his third bracelet came at ‘$2,000 Limit Hold’m’ event. In the same year, Daniel also won his first World Poker Tour Title by winning the ‘$10,000 Borgata Poker Open’. Following his win, he pocketed over $1.11 million in the tournament. In 2005, he became the spokesperson of ‘Poker Mountain’, online poker site. He used to play online poker with the name “KidPoker”.
He joined ‘Team PokerStars’ in 2007, which included many other poker stars including Chris Moneymaker. In 2008, he won his fourth bracelet at the ‘$2,000 Limit Hold’m’ event. The win made him earn $204,874. In 2013, he won two WSP bracelets by having won at ‘A$10,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event’ and ‘€25,600 High Roller No Limit Hold’em’.
In the same year, he also won the SCOOP (Spring Championship of Online Poker) title. In 2016, Daniel won the WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker) title.
In 2014, Daniel Negreanu was named as the ‘Best Poker Player of the Decade’ by Global Poker Index. He has been named WSOP Player twice in his career. He won the WPT Player of the Year in 2004-05. In 2014, he was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame. He was also named as the “Favorite Poker Player” at the Player of the Year Awards Gala in 2006.
Daniel Negreanu Net Worth
Negreanu has participated in several professional poker tournaments in his career. In doing so, he has gone on to amass good wealth. Daniel Negreanu’s net worth is an estimated $55 million. Part of this wealth also comes by appearing in films and by playing poker online.
He has appeared in television shows like ‘High Stakes Poker’, ‘Late Night Poker’, and ‘Poker After Dark’. He has also appeared in the movie ‘’ X-Men Origins: Wolverine’, ‘Lucky You’, and ‘The Grand’. He has written three books in his career. In poker, Negreanu has won over $33 million. He has won more than $1 million in 2013.
In July 2009, Negreanu got his green card from the United States. He has appeared in many charity events to raise money. He has his own blog and is a fan of the Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft.