|Career Winnings: $17,400,000||WSOP Cashes:
Phil Hellmuth, Jr. is the greatest poker player to ever play the game. His 2012 World Series of Poker win was his 13th career WSOP title. In addition to having amassed a record-setting 13 World Series of Poker championships, Hellmuth has set astonishing records for most World Series cashes (95) and most final tables (49). As expected, Hellmuth's net worth is staggering, due in part to his World Series of Poker wins and extensive list of main event finishes.
In 1989, a then 24-year-old Hellmuth became the youngest person ever to win the World Series of Poker Main Event by defeating two-time defending champion Johnny Chan. His record as the youngest champ stood for 19 years. In 1993, Hellmuth set another record by winning three bracelets in a single year, along with a second-place finish.
During the 2011 WSOP Phil shocked the poker world again by cashing in five events and making three final tables, earning a total of $1,591,004!
Whenever Hellmuth wins a WSOP championship bracelet, he gives it away to those closest to him. He has given bracelets to his mom, dad, wife, three sisters and brother, two sons, and some close friends. Every bracelet, that is, except the first one from 1989. He kept that one for himself.
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