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Phillip Jerome Hellmuth Jr., commonly known as Phil Hellmuth, is a famous American poker player, as well as an actor. Ranked at #96 on the leaderboard called the “Global Poker Index”, Phil Hellmuth rose to prominence in 1989, when he competed in the World Series of Poker Main Event, and won against a former champion Johnny Cash. For his win against Cash, Hellmuth was given his first WSOP bracelet, alongside $755,000 money prize. He earned his second bracelet three years later, in 1992, and added a sum of $168,000 to his total wealth. Overall, during his career, Phil Hellmuth has been able to secure 13 bracelets, the most recent one being in 2012 for which he received more than €1 million. Aside from these achievements, Hellmuth was inducted into the WSOP’s Hall of Fame in 2007.

Phil Hellmuth Net Worth $20 Million

Throughout his career, Phil Hellmuth has become known not only for his victories, but also for his short-fused temperament and negative attitude. Hellmuth became infamous for insulting another poker player during the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event, as well as for his controversial behavior during numerous other matches.

In addition to participating in poker events, Hellmuth took part in he “High Stakes Poker” television program, and collaborated with “Oasys Mobile” in order to make an application called “Texas Hold’em by Phil Hellmuth”. Currently, Hellmuth also serves as a coach on a television show entitled “Best Damn Poker Show”.

A well-known poker player, how rich is Phil Hellmuth? Sources state that Phil Hellmuth’s net worth is estimated to be $20 million, most of which has come from his poker career, as well as other ventures mentioned previously.

Phil Hellmuth was born in 1964, in Madison, Wisconsin, but he moved to live in California with his wife in 1992. Ever since his successful match against Johnny Cash in 1989, Hellmuth has been regarded as one of the best poker players in history. It is estimated that up to date, Hellmuth has managed to accumulate approximately $18.2 million in winnings during various tournaments. Aside from attending WSOP events, Hellmuth competed in National Heads-Up Poker Championship, which he won in 2005. In addition to that, Hellmuth has been actively partaking in the “Poker After Dark” television series, which is currently presented by Leeann Tweeden. Since 2006, Hellmuth has been commentating on the “Celebrity Poker Showdown” game show, which has already featured such celebrities as Ben Affleck, Tom Green, Lauren Graham, Kathy Griffin, and Dennis Rodman among many others.

Even though Phil Hellmuth has excelled as a professional poker player, he has also become a published writer. Up to date, Hellmuth has released several books, including “Phil Hellmuth’s Texas Hold ‘Em”, “The Greatest Poker Hands Ever Played” and “Play Poker like the Pros”. Additionally, Hellmuth has launched a series of poker videos, where he teaches how to play poker. Some of his most known video series are “Phil Hellmuth’s Million Dollar Poker System” and “Ultimate White to Black Belt Course”.

A popular poker player, Phil Hellmuth has an estimated net worth of $20 million.

Quick Facts

Birth date: July 16, 1964
Birth place: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Height:6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Profession:Professional Poker Player, Actor
Education:University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Katherine Sanborn (m. 1990)
Children:Philip Hellmuth III, Nicholas Hellmuth
Books:Phil Hellmuth’s Texas Hold ‘Em, The Greatest Poker Hands Ever Played, Play Poker like the Pros

Interesting Facts

1Won the National Heads-Up Poker Championship (2005).
2Was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2007.
3Attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wisconson for three years before dropping out.
4Won the 1989 World Championship bracelet in the World Series of Poker (No Limit Texas Hold'em).
5Won bracelets at World Series of Poker in Limit Hold'em (1992, 1993, 2003), No Limit Hold'em (1993, 1993, 2001, 2003, 2007), Pot Limit Hold'em (1997) and No Limit Hold'em with Rebuys (2006).


1Arrogant, temperamental behavior at the table.
2Towering height.





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Post Oak Bluff: The Politics of Poker2015Documentary post-productionHimself
World Poker Tour2004-2013TV SeriesHimself - Commentator / Himself - Poker Player / Himself
Storage Wars2011TV SeriesHimself
2010 World Series of Poker2010TV SeriesHimself
National Heads-Up Poker Championship2010TV SeriesHimself (2010)
2009 World Series of Poker2009TV SeriesHimself
Poker After Dark2007-2009TV SeriesHimself
All In: The Poker Movie2009DocumentaryHimself
The Apprentice2009TV SeriesHimself - Poker Champion
National Heads-Up Poker Championship2009TV SeriesHimself (2009) European Open IV2008TV SeriesHimself - Commentator / Himself
Premier League Poker2007-2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Commentator
National Heads-Up Poker Championship2008TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Best Damn Poker Show2008TV SeriesHimself
High Stakes Poker2007TV SeriesHimself
Poker Den: The Big Game2007TV SeriesHimself
Lucky You2007Himself (as Phil Hellmuth)
£50 Says You'll Watch This2007TV Series documentary 2007
No Limit: A Search for the American Dream on the Poker Tournament Trail2006DocumentaryHimself
Bill Fillmaff's Secret System2006VideoHimself
Celebrity Poker Showdown2006TV SeriesHimself
National Heads-Up Poker Championship2006TV SeriesHimself
Poker Superstars III2006TV SeriesHimself
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Poker Kings2004DocumentaryHimself
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