Poker is an engaging, mentally gruelling  and high-earning sport that is growing and gaining momentum throughout the world. With poker becoming an increasingly lucrative career path, we take a look at the top 10 poker players and their earnings.

  1. Daniel Colman (United States) $29 million

Daniel Colman made it into 10th spot after winning the second largest single poker payout in history, a whopping $15.3 million.

  1. Jason Koon (United States) $30 million

Jason Koon has made his name on the highest earners list with 20 live titles and an impressive resume of tournament wins. 

  1. Stephen Chidwick (England) $31.1 million

Stephen Chidwick began his live tournament career in 2008. As the only English player on the list, Chidwick is 1st on the English all-time poker player winners list and impressively comes in at 8th place with his $31.1 million fortune. 

  1. Fedor Holz (Germany) $32.6 million

Fedor Holz is the first German on the all time money list. At only 27 years old, Holz took part in his first tournament at 19 years old and has amassed his winning since.

  1. David Peters (United States) $ 33.1 million

David Peters has been a successful player in major poker tournaments since 2006. With 47 money finishes, it is no surprise that David Peters has made it onto the top 10 highest earning players list.

  1. Erik Seidel (United States) $35.7 million

As one of the oldest players on the list, Erik Seidel’s spectacular career has seen him inducted into the coveted Poker Hall of Fame. 

  1. Dan Smith (United States) $36.7 million

Dan Smith’s career took a turning point in 2012, winning multiple events and steadily increasing his prize earnings. In 2014 he was ranked 1st inthe world by the Globel Poker Index and his winning now exceeds $36.7 million. 

  1. Daniel Negreanu (Canada) $41.8 million

Another Poker Hall of Fame inductee, Daniel Negreanu has an impressive poker playing career, having won 6 World Series of Poker bracelets, 2 World Poker Tour championship titles and with over 175  money finishes, it is no wonder that Negreanu is coming in high on this list. 

  1. Justin Bonomo (United States) $45 million

Justin Bonomo jumped to 1st place on the all time money list by winning a staggering $10 million in the 2018 World Series of Poker $1 million Big One for One Drop. He manages an impressive ten wins in high-roller events in 2018 and has no signs of slowing down or getting his 1st place all time money winning title back. 

1.Bryn Kennedy (United States) $55 million 

Topping the all time money list, at 33, Bryn Kennedy’s impressive live tournament winnings have raked in over $55 million to date. 

These impressive top 10 poker players to date have given us a new respect and admiration for the beautiful game. Who is your favourite on the list?