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Facts of Phil Hellmuth

Full NamePhillip J. Hellmuth Jr.
First NamePhillip
Middle NameJ.
Last NameHellmuth Jr.
Birth NamePhillip J. Hellmuth Jr.
Other NamePoker Brat,The John McEnroe of Poker
ProfessionPoker player
Birth CityMadison, Wisconsin
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NamePhil Hellmuth Sr.
Mother NameLynn Hellmuth
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseKatherine Sanborn
No Of Children2
AwardsInducted in WSOP's Poker Hall of Fame in 2007
EducationMadison West High School, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Height201 cm
Weight95 kg
Networth$20 M
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Date of BirthJuly 16,1964
Age55 years
Married DateMarch 31,1990

What Is Poker Champion Phil Hellmuth's Net Worth?

The American-born professional poker player, Phil Hellmuth made his career breakthrough with victory in the 1989 World Series of Poker (WSOP). Till date, Hellmuth has won 15 World Series of Poker bracelets, recording total career earnings of $22,850,000.

As of September 2019, the 2007 WSOP's Poker Hall of Fame inductee owns the net worth of $20 million.

Well, the winner of 2012 World Series of Poker Europe records 57 final tables & 136 money finishes in WSOP. In addition to that, Hellmuth also competes in Word Poker Tour, finishing at 5 final tables though is yet to win any title.

Has 15 World Series Of Poker Bracelets: Career Earnings & Achievements

Ever since Phil Hellmuth made his first-ever money finish placing 33rd at $1,500 Seven Card Stud Split in 1988 World Series of Poker, the poker player has grabbed a massive sum & fame.

Till date, the poker veteran has won 15 WSOP Bracelets; his overall career earnings record $22.85 million.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Phil has an estimated net worth of $20 million as of September 2019

Back in 2018, the Wisconsin born had a fortune of $16 million, ranking #4 among Richest Poker Players, while Erik Seidel ($40 million) topped the list.

American professional poker player Phil Hellmuth owns $20 million fortune
American professional poker player Phil Hellmuth owns $20 million fortune
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Hellmuth's career as poker player began to shine up after he won the main events in 1989 World Series of Poker against the 2-time defending champion Johnny Chan & became the youngest player to win so.

Another, major achievement of the American poker is the victory in the main event of the 2012 World Series of Poker Europe.

In the World Series Of Poker tournaments, he has finished in 57 final tables & a total of 136 money-finishes, while in the World Poker Tour (WPT), Hellmuth has 5 Final tables & 16 money finishes.

In 2017, Phil Hellmuth ranked #5 in the SOP All Time Money List, with career earnings of $14 million. The Top-4 poker personalities in the list were Antonio Esfandiari, Daniel Colman, Daniel Negreanu and Jonathan Duhamel.

Professional poker player Hellmuth won his 15th Bracelet in 2018 World Series of Poker
Professional poker player Hellmuth won his 15th Bracelet in 2018 World Series of Poker
Source: ESPN

Moreover, he became the second player in WSOP history to win 3 Bracelets in a single tournament at 1993 World Series Of Poker; the first player was Walter Pearson who won in 1973.

In addition to that, the American professional poker got inducted in WSOP's Poker Hall of Fame in 2007.

Earnings From Poker Career

As reported, from World Poker Tour tournaments, the professional poker accumulated $1,456,065 in total.

Here is the list of Phil's income from the Poker Series Tournaments (WSOP):

2018$5,000 No Limit Hold'em$485,082
2015$10,000 Seven-Card Razz$271,105
2012€10,450 No Limit Hold'em Main Event€1,022,376
2012$2,500 Seven-Card Razz$182,793
2007$1,500 No Limit Hold'em$637,254
2006$1,000 No Limit Hold'em with rebuys$631,863
2003$3,000 No Limit Hold'em$410,860
2003$2,500 Limit Hold'em$171,400
2001$2,000 No Limit Hold'em$316,550
1997$3,000 Pot Limit Hold'em$204,000
1993$5,000 Limit Hold'em$138,000
1993$2,500 No Limit Hold'em$173,000
1993$1,500 No Limit Hold'em$161,400
1992$5,000 Limit Hold'em$168,000
1989$10,000 No Limit Hold'em World Championship$755,000

Prize Money Over The Years:

YearMoney Earned
2001$1.13 million
2003$1.16 million
2006$1.19 million
2008$1.35 million
2011$1.65 million
2012$4.27 million
2015$1.03 million
2016$1.67 million
2017$1.33 million

TV Appearances & Books

The regular face in the NBC's poker program Poker After Dark, Hellmuth made $120,000 in the first episode of Season 3 (2008)

Moreover, the Late Night Poker champion won another $120,000 in another episode of Poker After Dark.

Phil Hellmuth in the TV show Poker After Dark
Phil Hellmuth in the TV show Poker After Dark
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Formerly, the host of Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown, Phil has made numerous TV appearances as analyst & player in NBC, CBS, FOX, ESPN, and GSN.

In 2003, Phil Hellmuth is the writer of the New York best-selling book Play Poker Like The Pros. Some of his other famous books are Bad Beats and Lucky Draws, The Greatest Poker Hands ever Played and Poker Brat

Did you know? He won the 2000 Poker EM 7-Card Stud Main Event in Austria, that cashed him $106,250 following the victory over 437 players. 

Endorsements, Business Venture & Charity

The American poker champ also makes revenue aid through entrepreneurship. He owns a clothing company (, a real estate company, a casino games company, and a publishing company.

For now, Phil is yet to have any personal endorsements, though can acquire up a hefty sum if signs sponsorship.

Well, he is an avid user of Instagram and Twitter with over 74.1K followers and 281K followers respectively. Online sources cite that, Phil's Instagram can earn him $294 - $490 per sponsored post.

The American poker is active in charity works and often donated a massive sum to many non-profit organizations.

Phil Hellmuth has associations with Ante Up For Africa, Tiger Woods Foundation, ENOUGH Projects and many more, also supported by celebrities like Adam Sandler, Matt Damon, and Charles Barkley.

Assets Accumulation: House, Cars & Lifestyle

Currently, Phil Hellmuth lives in his house in Palo Alto, California with his wife Katherine Sanborn. The median house price in California is $549,900, accompanied by an insurance premium of $986 per year.

His residence boasting a luxurious space features a swimming pool in its compound.

Phil Hellmuth's house in Palo Alto, California
Phil Hellmuth's house in Palo Alto, California
Source: Virtual Globetrotting

With such massive fortune, the Poker champion lives a lavish lifestyle, making huge expenses on real estates, luxury & travels.

No doubt that Phil has a collection of expensive rides, though is low-key regarding his car collection. 

Back in 2007, the pro poker player got in a car accident as he crashed his race car in Las Vegas.

Phil Hellmuth's Age, Height, Family, Wife, Children & Relationship

Phil Hellmuth was born on July 16, 1964, in Madison, Wisconsin, the USA to Phil Hellmuth Sr. and Lynn Hellmuth. His birth name is Phillip J. Hellmuth Jr.

Phil Hellmuth and his father
Phil Hellmuth and his father
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Raised in Wisconsin, Hellmuth attended Madison West High School, though has to struggle with grades. Later, he went to University of Wisconsin-Madison but dropped-out & became a full-time poker player.

Phil holds American nationality and is of white ethnicity.

Age & Height

As of September 2019, Hellmuth is 55 years old and has a height of 6 ft. 7 inches (201 cm).

Phil Is Happily Married: Who Is His Wife?

Well, the American poker veteran enjoys blissful relationship with his wife Katherine Sanborn. The duo married on March 31, 1990, and is together ever since.

His wife Katherine is psychiatrist at Stanford University.

Together, Hellmuth and Saborn share 2 children together: both sons, Phillip III and Nicholas.

Updated On Tue Sep 17 2019 Published On Tue Sep 17 2019 By CRM