If you spend time on Instagram and other social networks, then you probably know who is Dan Bilzerian. There is no doubt that he is one of the best known social media celebrities and he is usually called “The King of Instagram“. He is regularly documenting his extraordinary lifestyle on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Dan Bilzerian wants to make sure that the whole world sees him surrounded by naked models or shooting guns in a desert. But, who is actually Dan Bilzerian? Why is he so popular and what is his real profession?
Dan Bilzerian is a professional poker player and socialite who comes from America. He is regular on the high-stakes poker scene and he is playing private games with rich and famous people. For only one night Dan Bilzerian spends more than it is a yearly salary of most people. It is important to mention that Dan Bilzerian has played in the games in which the minimum buy-in was a million of dollars. It is estimated that the net worth of Dan Bilzerian is 150 million dollars. When you have read all that, we are sure that you would like to find out more about Dan Bilzerian and his amazing life.
In this article you will have the opportunity to find out many things about Dan Bilzerian, his early life and his career development. We will also tell you some interesting facts about this popular poker player and we will tell you how to find him on social networks.
Dan Bilzerian was born on December 7, 1980 in Tampa, Florida. When he was a child, he lived in a huge mansion with his family – father Paul, mother Terri and brother Adam. Dan Bilzerian’s father is a corporate takeover specialist. He made a great fortune in the 80s and it is usually said that he was born to be a corporate raider. He owned a robotics company and other investments, so he was busy most of the time. Even though Paul Bilzerian was a successful corporate raider, he spent 13 months in prison because he was convicted of fraud. When Paul Bilzerian was in prison, Dan Bilzerian was expelled from two schools in only one year.
As we have already said, Dan Bilzerian’s family was rich, so it helped later Dan Bilzerian in his career. He had money to begin with, so it was easy for him to invest and to make a fortune. Of course, he couldn’t make money without his talent, but there is no doubt that his father’s wealth was very useful and important for Dan Bilzerian’s career.
It is known that Dan Bilzerian is of Armenian descent and it is believed that the half of the Bilzerian family was killed during the Armenian Genocide. Dan Blizerian’s brother Adam is also a poker player.
It happened that Dan Bilzerian brought a machine gun of his dad in school, so then Dan was asked to leave the state of Utah. That’s when Dan Bilzerian decided to join the Navy SEAL. Unfortunately, Dan Bilzerian has been dropped from the program only 2 days before he graduated. He spent 510 days in the Navy.
After that he spent 4 years at the University of Florida, where he was studying business and criminology. However, Dan Bilzerian left the college when he was already in a good financial situation, so he dedicated himself to funding start up companies. At that period started the gambling career and the fame of Dan Bilzerian.
As we have already said, Dan Bilzerian is a poker player, but he is also known as an international playboy. He has recently become a Hollywood actor as well.
Even though he earned all his fortune by gambling, it was very difficult in the beginning. In the first year of gambling Dan Bilzerian had to sell his loved guns. But, when he returned to poker tables, he started to make a fortune. He made $10 000 first and then he flew to Vegas and won amazing $200 000.
He is a ruthless gambler whose bets are the main talk in the gambling world. It is interesting that Dan Bilzerian wins almost any wager. In one wager in the Las Vegas Speedway he has won 385 000 dollars. Dan Bilzerian was driving a A/C Cobra and beat a Ferari 458, which was one of the fastest cars in the world.
He was only 27 years old when he entered the high-stake tournaments. In 2009 Dan Bilzerian was in the 180th place in the World Series of Poker and he won $36 000. However, Dan Bilzerian was disappointed with this result.
Due to his charm and turbulent lifestyle, Dan Bilzerian got a lot of screen time. He entered the nosebleed games, which are the highest stake poker games. Dan Bilzerian was playing nosebleed games with Tobey Maguire, Mark Wahlberg and many other superstars. He started to win millions of dollars by playing poker and he started to enjoy his fame.
In 2010 Bluff Magazine has chosen Dan Bilzerian as the funniest poker player on Twitter. In 2011 Dan Bilzerian defended Alex Rodriguez, who was accused of illegally gambling. Dan Bilzerian said that Alex Rodriguez was not present when the alleged gambling event occurred. In 2013 Dan Bilzerian won in poker competitions over $10 800 000.
We have already mentioned that Dan Bilzerian is not only a poker player, but also an actor and stuntman. In Olympus Has Fallen he starred Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman. Most popular films in which Dan Bilzerian had a role in 2014 are: Lone Survivor, The Equalizer and The Other Woman. In all these films Dan Bilzerian was starring famous actors, such as Denzel Washington, Cameron Diaz, Mark Wahlberg, Kate Upton and many others.
In 2014 Dan Bilzerian accused the producers of the film Lone Survivor because his role was reduced in only one minute and the deal was different. Dan Bilzerian loaned the production of the film 1 million dollars in exchange for minimum 8 minutes in the film and 80 words of dialogue. In his lawsuit Dan Bilzerian demands 1.2 million dollars.
Dan Bilzerian has two homes – one in Hollywood Hills, California and the other in Las Vegas, Nevada. He actually divides his time between these two homes. It is known that his lifestyle is very lavish and he is also using drugs. Because of all that, Dan Bilzerian had three heart attacks before the age of 32.
There were many unexpected and uncomfortable situations in the life of Dan Bilzerian. It is known that in summer 2014 Dan Bilzerian was banned from a nightclub in Miami because he kicked a model Vanessa Castano in the face. It was a fight in the nightclub and Vanessa Castano and another woman attacked a girl who was with Dan Bilzerian, that’s his explanation of that night. However, Vanessa Castano has a different story. She says that she only tried to separate people who were fighting and then Dan Bilzerian kicked her in the face. Vanessa Castano accused Dan Bilzerian of the attack and she filed a lawsuit against him. Also, there is an interesting fact that Vanessa Castano asked Dan Bilzerian to give her 1 million dollars in order to avoid trial.
In Decembar 2014 there was another legal matter in Dan Bilzerian’s life. Actually, he threw the pornographic actress Janice Griffith from the roof into a pool and it was a part of photoshot scenario for a magazine. But, there was an accident. Janice Griffith was hitting the edge of the pool and she broke her foot. Because of that Janice Griffith, who was only 18 years old then, accused Dan Bilzerian of the injuries that she had got and she asked 85 million dollars from him. But, it was rejected, so she filed a lawsuit against both Bilzerian and Hustler, who had hired her for this photoshot. It was concluded that Hustler was responsible for Janice Griffith and Dan Bilzerian was only hired for that event, so he is not guilty. Fortunately, Dan Bilzerian was free of any accusations of this pornographic actress.
There was also another uncomfortable situation that happened to Dan Bilzerian in December 2014. Actually, he was arrested at the international airport in Los Angeles because it was announced that he had an explosive device and that he wanted to manufacture it.
Now you may be wondering how Dan Bilzerian spends his free time. He is doing extreme sports and he also trains MMA, scuba diving, racing cars and mountain biking.
Dan Bilzerian is not married and he has posted on social networks that it is not smart to have only one woman for the rest of your life. He is usually surrounded by young supermodels and he enjoys their company. That’s why his relationships don’t last too long. He was in a relationship with Jessa Hinton, who is a supermodel, but she couldn’t stand prostitutes and drugs in Dan Bilzerian’s life.
Today Dan Bilzerian lives in the Hollywood Hills and his neighbors are celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio. Dan Bilzerian usually organizes parties in his house and he is publishing all that on social media. Dan Bilzerian has a lot of cars and he has a big garage in his house. He lives with two goats and a cat and it is interesting that these pets have their own blankets and each of them costs about 700 dollars. It is also important to mention that Dan Bilzerian has another house in Los Angeles, which is also very luxurious.
Full name: Dan Brandon Bilzerian
Nick name: Blitz
Screen name: The King of Instagram, Instagram’s Playboy King
Date of birth: December 7, 1980
Birth place: Tampa, Florida
Residence: Hollywood Hills, California, U.S.
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Occupation: Professional poker player, actor, venture capitalist
Filmography: Olympus Has Fallen (2013), Lone survivor (2013), The Other Woman (2014), The Equalizer (2014), Cat Run 2 (2014), Extraction (2015), War Dogs (2016).
Education: The Navy SEAL
University of Florida (business and criminology)
Personal Life and Family
Father name: Paul Bilzerian
Mother name: Terri Stefan
Brother name: Adam Bilzerian (poker player)
Marital status: Single
Ex girlfriends: Jessa Hinton, Andrea Bolbea
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Hobbies: Extreme sports, training MMA, mountain biking, scuba diving, racing cars. He has also his own collection of guns.
Pets: Two goats and a cat
Personal Look and Measurements
Height: 5 ft 9 in
Weight: 165 lbs (88.5 kg)
Body: Fair und bulky
Hair Color: Black
Eye color: Black
Chest size: 45 cm
Net Worth and Salary
Net worth: $ 150 Million (There is no doubt that the most of Dan Bilzerian’s wealth is coming from poker and other types of gambling. But, he has also made a lot of money by acting and getting sponsorship deals.)
We have already mentioned that Dan Bilzerian is very active on social networks. He is publishing his everyday life on social networks. He has millions of followers and he got sponsorship deals. At this moment Dan Bilzerian has about 1.35 million followers on Twitter and about 17.4 million followers on Instagram. It is considered that he has also about 10 million fans on Facebook.
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danbilzerian/ (@danbilzerian)
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanBilzerian (@DanBilzerian)
Snapchat: https://www.snapdex.com/DanBilzerian (@dbilzerian) It is known that the previous name of Dan Bilzerian on Snapchat was @danbilzerian111.
Interesting Facts about Dan Bilzerian
There are many interesting facts and events in the life of Dan Bilzerian. He proclaimed himself Bill Gates of poker playing, which really has sense. It happened once that he won 10.8 million dollars in only one night. It is also considered that he has earned more than 50 million dollars by playing poker alone. However, Dan Bilzerian said that it is not everything in having money. There is something more in feeling absolutely free and able to do whatever you want.
There are many other interesting facts about Dan Bilzerian. Did you know that this amazing poker player owns 97 guns? But, he was arrested when he was found with a machine gun in his car on school property.
We have already mentioned that Dan Bilzerian had 3 heart attacks before 32 and 2 of them were before he was 30. The first heart attack was caused by 5 days of partying, gambling, snowboarding, sex, cocaine and consumption of Viagra. When he was in a hospital, he was treated by the doctor who was also treating Michael Jackson at that time. After 12 hours, while he was still in the hospital, Dan Bilzerian had another heart attack but he survived. Two weeks after that he went home and he was fit again.
We have already mentioned that Dan Bilzerian has two goats. Actually, he invested about 2000 dollars in his friend who is also a poker player, so when this friend won the competition, he gave Dan Bilzerian 1 million dollars and also a goat in return. Soon after that Dan Bilzerian has bought another goat and now he is a proud owner of two beautiful goats.
It is interesting that in June 2015 he announced that he wanted to be the President of the U.S. However, he gave up from being a president and he approved Donald Tramp. Dan Bilzerian had the opportunity to meet Donald Trump at the Trump Tower.
Another interesting fact about Dan Bilzerian is that one of the fans has offered 100 000 dollars to Dan Bilzerian to shave his beard, but Dan refused that.
You have seen in this article who Dan Bilzerian is and how he has earned his wealth. Not only is he a high-stake poker player, but he is also an actor and a social media star. He became very popular through social networks because he is sharing his life with his fans almost every day.
As we have said, Dan Bilzerian comes from a rich family, which helped him a lot in his career. He had the money to invest and he had luck to make a great fortune. Now he lives in Hollywood Hills, but he has also a huge mansion in Las Vegas.
Dan Bilzerian is not married because he prefers enjoying in young supermodels and crazy lifestyle. That’s why he is usually called the social media playboy. Dan Bilzerian enjoys partying and luxurious purchases, so his lifestyle is very turbulent and lavish. With his net worth of $150 million, there is no doubt that Dan Bilzerian is one of the richest people in the world.