Philip “Phil” Jerome Helmuth Jr is a professional American poker player who has a nett worth of $20 million. He was born on July 16, 1964, in Madison, Wisconsin. Better known as the Poker Brat, this millionaire made his fortune at the World Series of Poker.
This world-renowned Poker player stands at an outrageous 6’7 tall, and his personality is as big as his physical appearance. He’s been quoted as saying “If luck weren’t involved I guess I’d win every one” as well as “I have revolutionised the way to play Texas Hold ’em “living up to his nickname with his bratty quirks.
Hellmuth played his very first game of poker in the confines of a friend’s room and immediately became hooked. He then started playing high stakes local games mingling amongst doctors, professors and business people. As time passed, Phil built a substantial bankroll before heading to Las Vegas to become a professional poker player.
It was persistence that paid off in the long run, and he had his very first win at the tables with some low stake cash games after nine consecutive losses. His career skyrocketed after that, and when it comes to poker, it does not get any better than the World Series and here Phil Helmuth has dominated by winning a record-breaking 15 bracelets.
His most impressive feat was in 2018 in a game of No Limit Hold ’em where he won $485 082, not bad for a day’s work especially when he was contemplating sitting the game out.
Phil Helmuth is a true legend in the world of poker, but he is more than that. He also has a charitable side. He has raised over $240 million for numerous charity poker events, and his global work consists of fundraising galas for Ante Up For Africa, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Eva Longoria’s Eva’s Heroes and many more.