Daniel Negreanu, a Canadian professional poker player, has amassed a net worth of sixty million dollars over the course of his career. Throughout his career, Negreanu has been awarded two world championship titles from the World Poker Tour and six bracelets from the World Series of Poker. In the year 2014, he was honored by being admitted into the Poker Hall of Fame as well as receiving distinction from the Global Poker Index as the top poker player of the decade. As of the time of this writing, Daniel Negreanu has amassed a total of $41 million in career winnings. A little under $7 million of that was won in the World Poker Tour, while $18.7 million of it was won at the World Series of Poker.
On July 26, 1974, Negreanu was born in the city of Toronto, in the province of Ontario. His parents, Constantin and Annie, fled Romania in search of a better life for Daniel and his elder brother, Mike, and made the decision to immigrate to the United States. Their grandfather worked as an electrician and also sold candies and chocolates. When Negreanu was a student at Pineway Public School in North York, Ontario, his principal complained to the school administration about his terrible manners and his disregard for the norms of the school.
When Daniel was a teenager, he taught himself how to play poker, which led to the development of his passion for gambling. He spent a lot of time in pool halls, which is where he picked up hustling, card playing, and sports betting. Negreanu left high school when he was just a few credits away from graduating in order to play poker on a full-time basis. He began competing against grownups in charity casinos and other types of gambling establishments. Not only was Daniel competing against people who were more than twice his age, but he was also winning, and by the time he was 21 years old, he had amassed enough money to move to Las Vegas. Daniel was successful in both of his endeavors.
Negreanu was not ready for the level of competition he encountered in Las Vegas, and as a result, he quickly lost all of his money, which compelled him to return to Toronto. Daniel, on the other hand, did not give up, and after spending dozens of hours playing and learning, he went back to Las Vegas and immediately started winning money.
At the World Poker Final held at Foxwoods in 1997, Negreanu earned $55,064 and was voted the tournament’s best all-around player. After that, Daniel participated in his first World Series of Poker tournament the next year, and he ended up winning $169,460 in the $2,000 Limit Hold ’em event. Negreanu won a bracelet at the World Series of Poker when he was just 21 years old, and he kept that record for the next six years.
Daniel continued to compete in poker tournaments both online and in the real world, gaining a reputation as one of the top players in both settings. A second World Series of Poker bracelet and a reward of $169,100 were awarded to him for his victory in 2004. In 2004, Negreanu was victorious in two World Poker Tour events, one of which was the $10,000 Borgata Poker Open, which resulted in winnings of $1,009,100, and the other of which was the $15,000 Five Diamond World Poker Classic, which resulted in winnings of $1,795,218. Both of these tournaments were held in the year 2004. In the given year, Daniel earned the title of Player of the Year at the World Series of Poker.
Negreanu was honored as Card Player Magazine’s Favorite Poker Player during the publication’s annual awards ceremony in 2006. In 2013, he once again won the title of WSOP Player of the Year, making him the only player in the history of the tournament to do it twice. Daniel was honored by being inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in Las Vegas in the year 2014. Negreanu revealed in 2019 that he would be leaving the online poker cardroom PokerStars, where he had been a member of Team PokerStars for 12 years and had won millions of dollars while playing poker online. During his time on PokerStars, Negreanu amassed a fortune.
Negreanu wed Lori Lin Weber in August of 2005, and the couple later split after two years of marriage. In 2018, Negreanu tied the knot with Amanda Leatherman, a former anchor for PokerNews. The ceremony took place in Palos Verdes, California.