Phil Ivey Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education and Career.
Phil Ivey Net Worth 2020 – Apart from being significantly younger than many of the top poker players in the world, Phil Ivey is talented enough to make any of his competitors nervous.
He has won ten World Series of Poker Bracelets, a World Poker Tour title, and 23 million dollars from live tournaments alone over the course of his career.
Phil Ivey Net Worth 2020
Phillip Dennis Ivey Jr. was born on February 1, 1977.
Ivey first began to develop his poker skills by playing against co-workers at a New Brunswick, New Jersey, telemarketing firm in the late 1990s. One of his nicknames, “No Home Jerome”, stems from the fake ID card he secured to play poker in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in his teenage years.
He was given the nickname “The Phenom” after winning three World Series of Poker bracelets in 2002. His other nickname is “the Tiger Woods of Poker”.
Ivey’s tournament accomplishments include winning three bracelets at the 2002 World Series of Poker, tying Phil Hellmuth Jr, Ted Forrest, and Puggy Pearson for most World Series tournament wins in a single year (Jeff Lisandro and George Danzer have since tied the record).
Phil Ivey is an eight time winner of the World Series of Poker, and has also won the World Poker Tour title. Ivey first became interested in online poker while working at a telemarketing firm, in New Jersey. He would play with his co-workers during breaks and after work.
To date Phil has earned over $19,500,000 in live tournaments. Ivey has won bracelets in the 2002 World Series of Poker, the Pot Limit Omaha, and was in the top 25 in the WSOP Main Event.
He beat out 147 players to win his sixth bracelet at the $2500 No-Limit Draw Lowball Event in 2009. He then won the $2500 in the ½ Seven Card Hi Lo-1/2 Omaha Hi/Lo Competition.
In 2010, he took his eighth bracelet at the $3000 H.O.R.S.E. Event. His luck changed for a while and he lost several times at the World Poker Tour, but later ended up with the first prize of $1,596,100 at the L.A. Poker Classic at the Commerce Casino.
He later moved on to the European Poker Masters, making it to the final table and winning seventh place with a cash prize of $12,538.
He has also appeared on the NBC television show, Poker After Dark, where he walked away with $120,000, at the Winner Take All “Earphones Please” Tournament, but was defeated by Don Cheadle in the “National Heads Up Poker Championship.”
He has also appeared on GSN’s High Stakes Poker. He played against Andy Beal, (a Texas Billionaire) in Limit Texas Hold’em, teaming up with other players that took turns playing against Andy Beal.
They are a team of professional poker players, known as “The Group.” After three days, Ivey won over $16 million. Ivey had a contract with the design team of Full Tilt Poker and filed a law suit claiming that they had breached that contract.
Ivey wanted out of his contract and a settlement of $150,000,000, but later withdrew his complaint.
Phil Ivey is a big fan of NBA’s Houston Rockets and L.A. Lakers, as well as the NFL’s Buffalo Bills. But cheering on his favorites teams is only one of Ivey’s hobbies. He also likes to partake in golf.
He finished third in the inaugural World Series of Golf. He also enjoys video games, and making a few side bets, in his spare time.
He has been known as “The Tiger Woods of Poker,” as well as, “No Home Jerome,” which was given to him in the early years of his poker playing.
2017 was a slow year for Ivey who missed all major international events in the West, focusing on Asia, and more specifically Hong Kong, in order to play the biggest games of this part of the world. He announced in an interview his return to the circuit for 2018.
Phil Ivey is an American professional poker player who has a net worth of $100 million.