Top 5 Richest Gamblers in the world

Sheldon Adelson

Sheldon Adelson

Net Worth: $36.5 Billion

Birth Place of Gambler: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Marital Status of Gambler: Married (Miriam Ochsorn)
Nationality of Gambler: United States
Date of Birth or Gambler: August 4, 1933

Americas casino giant magnate, Sheldon Gary Adelson has a net worth of $36.5 billion starting from January 2014. He is currently the 8th wealthiest American and he is the 16th wealthiest person in the whole world, Adelson enormously increased his net worth upon the initial public offering of Las Vegas Sands in December 2004. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corp. The bigger parent company of Venetian Macao Limited which runs The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and the Sands Expo and the Convention Center. Adelson fortune is up by $7 billion since 2010, as his strong position in the crazy casino Asian markets by pushing stock of Las Vegas Sands roughly 50% to a recent $48 (Shares have once traded as low as $1.50 in 2009.) Through his majority-owned major Sands China, Adelson has 3 resorts in Macau.

The original source of Mr Adelson’s wealth and current investments was a computer trade show COMDEX, which he and his partners developed for the computer  industry the first show was in the year 1979. He then sold it to the Japan’s Softbank for $862 million in 1995 and later built two Casino Hotels, for $1.5 billion Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and the 1.2-million-square-foot Sands Convention Center in 1997 in Las Vegas. He also opened up the $1.9 billion Palazzo resort in 2008.

 

Andrew Black 

Andrew Black

Net Worth: $187.5 Million

Source of Riches: Gambling
Nationality of gambler: United Kingdom (North Ireland)

Black, 47, he is a former professional gambler doing online betting exchange in 2000 with former partner Ed Wray (qv). The London based business came up on the stock exchange market in October last year and it is worth just over £1 billion. Black’s stake is worth £105 million, to which we add £20 million for the past share sales and other assets he has acquired. This is not bad for a man who didn’t have a job until he became 26 years.

 

Nigel Page and Justine Laycock

Nigel Page and Justine Laycock

Net Worth: $84 Million

Source of Riches: Lottery
Nationality of gamblers: United Kingdom

Nigel Page, 44, and Laycock, 42, have become Britain’s biggest lottery winners in February 2010,when the couple won £56m with a EuroMillions lucky dip ticket that Page bought online. They have sworn to look after their family members and close friends.

Page was running his own property agency company before he won the lottery, while Laycock was a representative for an estate agent. They have moved into an eco-friendly £4 million mansion and they also left their £400,000 house to their cleaner.

 

Ray Bitar

Ray BitarNet Worth: $40 Million

Source of Riches: Gambling, And Other Businesses
Nationality of Gambler: American

 

American businessman Raymond Bitar, CEO of Tiltware and one of the original founders of an online gambling poker site called Full Tilt Poker, Mr Bitar has an estimated net worth of $40 million. He founded Full Tilt Poker with  his partners Chris Ferguson and Howard Lederer, who are also famous American poker players. Ray was formally an impartialities trader in Los Angeles, where Chris Ferguson was one of his client list. They became good friends and Ferguson introduced him to Howard Lederer and several partners to launch their Full Tilt Poker project. Since the passage of the Illegitimate Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006, Tiltware renamed itself to “Pocket Kings” and relocated to Ireland gamblers. Full Tilt Poker is the second most-popular online poker site, this site has operated since 2004 until 2011 when it unfortunately shut down by the U.S. Justice Department which has accused the company of bank fraud,  money laundering and illegal gambling. The company has denied the charge claims. The FBI have charged Mr Bita with illegal gambling, bank fraud, and money laundering offenses this faces up to 145 years in prison if convicted of all the charges.

 

Jonathan Duhamel

Jonathan DuhamelNet Worth: $32 Million

Source of Riches: Professional Poker player
Nationality of gambler: Canada
Date of Birth of the Gambler: August 24, 1987

 

 

The Canadian professional poker player, he is best known as the winner of the Main Event on the 2010 World Series of Poker (WSOP), Jonathan Duhamel has an estimated net worth of $32 million. Mr Duhamel has earned his net worth through all  his poker tournament winnings and is the winner of the Main Event at the World Series of Poker in 2010. He is also known as the first Canadian to ever win a gold bracelet for the Main Event. Starting on 2010, his live tournament winnings surpasses $9,000,000, that is the vast majority of which comes from his $8.9 million first place prize at the 2010 Main Event.

Highest ITM Main Event finish: Winner, 2010 (US$8,944,310)

World Series of Poker Records: Bracelet: 1 , Money finishes: 3

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