This American actor named Dan Bilzerian has a net worth of $200 million. He’s also a venture capitalist and a gambler at the same time.
Dan became famous because of his social media accounts. He’s actively posting on Instagram and currently has 30 million followers as an influencer. There he posts photos and videos about his luxurious life.
Full Name: Dan Brandon Bilzeran
Age: 40 years old
Date of Birth: Dec. 7, 1980
Profession: Actor, Businessman, Amateur Poker Player, and Social Media Influencer
Nationality: American, Armenian
Dan’s Early Life
His full name is Dan Brandon Bilzerian. He was born on December 7, 1980, in Tampa Bay, Florida.
His father was Paul Bilzerian. Dan’s father is of Armenian descent. Dan’s mother was Terri Steffen. And, he has a brother named Adan who’s also a poker player.
Paul Bilzerian, the father, was already earning $40 million in his 30’s. It was a self-made fortune. While his father was at the height of this great income, their family lived at a large abode in Tampa. Enormously, it had 10 bedrooms inside a 28,000 square-meter mansion.
In 1988, Paul had a misfortune with taxes and security. It was indicated that his earning was fraudulent. Dan was still as young as eight years old at that time. Their biggest mansion was foreclosed in 2016.
Paul was relocated to the Caribbean to escape from being arrested. Before he was accused of the serious crime, Paul already had set up a trust fund for his sons, Dan and Adam.
In today’s time, Dan is living a luxurious life which can be a potentially ill-gotten wealth from his father’s alleged tax and security frauds in the past.
In 1999, Dan joined the Navy. He went to a SEAL training in 2000, completed it in two helly weeks. Unfortunately, he was kicked out of the program before his graduation because of having a disagreement with one of the administrators.
It was reported that the agreement involved a violation of gun range safety. Afterward, Dan enrolled at the University of Florida where he graduated in Criminology and Business.
Dan started his career in poker in 2009. His remarkable success was finishing 180th in the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event. His winnings were a total of $36,000.
Now he’s already a reputable professional poker player. It may not be as grand as it seems during sanctioned events but he claims to be winning millions, or tens of millions, in private events.
In a particular legendary event, Dan was said to have won $12.8 million. $10.8 million of it was because he played at a single game heads-up, no-limit hold’em, and at stakes worth $5,000 – $10,000.
After he won, he rode a private jet going to Mexico to celebrate. In 2014, he claimed to have won $50 million playing poker.
But it doesn’t mean this man doesn’t lose. He lost a total of $3 million on at least three different events.
Dan was named “Funniest Poker Player on Twitter” by Bluff Magazine. He’s also the co-founder of Victory Poker.
Dan is known for appearing in the films “Olympus Has Fallen”, “Lone Survivor”, “The Other Woman”, “Extraction”, “The Equalizer”, “Cat Run 2”, and “War Dogs”.
Lone Survivor Legal Issue
Dan sued the producers of Lone Survivor. He complained that he loaned the company $1 million in exchange for 8 minutes of screen time and dialogues with 80 words. However, in the final version of the film, he ended up appearing less than a minute with just a quick line of dialogue.
Dan worked hand in hand with his lawsuit. They sought $1.2 million, 20% of his original loan amount. He earned so much publicity because of this issue. And reportedly, he made $1.5 million on his investment since the film also succeeded.
It was in a nightclub in Miami when Dan had an altercation with a model. He kicked Vanessa Castano and stated that she was attacking her girlfriend. Castano sued Dan for $1 million dollars for her injuries.
Later after the nightclub issue, Dan had to throw off a pornographic actress, named Janice Griffith, through the roof to a pool as part of a photoshoot for Hustler.
Unluckily, things went wrong when Janice fell short, hitting her foot on the edge of the pool, was left broken. She filed a lawsuit against Hustler and Bilzerian, asking Dan for $85,000. Dan rejected this.
In December, Bilzerian was arrested at LAX Airport on bomb-making charges. But, he was released on the same day. He was fined $17,231. He didn’t contest a charge of
“Negligently failing to extinguish a fire in the open”.
Dan Bilzerian was dubbed a Playboy King of Instagram. He’s been notorious because of his Instagram posts, both photos, and videos. His lifestyle became so insane that he has to undergo heart attacks three times before the age of 32!
Blizerian was featured on Joe Rogan’s podcast. He shared about his poker career and current lifestyle. The podcast was played on Youtube.
In June 2015, Dan Bilzerian announced to run for the presidency in the United States. However, he didn’t and endorsed Donald Trump in 2016 instead.
Dan, along with his brother Adam and father Paul, flew to Armenia to obtain their Armenian citizenship. He visited a shooting range and fired weapons.
Because of that, the Azerbaijan government sent a note to protest to the U.S. Department of State. Baku court issued an arrest for Dan. His name was highly stained and put him on the International Wanted List.
Dan lived for a long while in the Hollywood Hills, Bel Air, and Las Vegas. His primary residence is in Las Vegas, Nevada to avoid tax issues.
In 2014, he bought a five-bedroom house in Summerlin South worth $4.1 million. He sold it in 2017 for $5.1 million. With that, he purchased a new home for $10 million.
In the year 2018, Dan rented an enormous four-story Bel Air mansion with 12 bedrooms. He rented it for $50,000 per month. On top of these, he had been spending $39,000 to rent his home in Hollywood Hills.
He aims to make his Bel Air mansion feel like a nightclub with a two-lane bowling alley, a wine cellar, a movie theatre, a sports room, and five bars.
Dan Bilzerian Total Net Worth
Dan first caught our eyes in 2013. His estimated net worth as researched was $50 million until 2020 came. His net worth is now $200 million.
2013 – $50 million
2014 – $100 million
2015 – $120 million
2016 – $150 million
2017 – $170 million
2018 – $180 million
He sure is a rich and happy man, with all of these being said.