Many people are curious about Phil Ivey's net worth, as he is one of the world's top poker players. Ivey is relatively young, but has been playing in high stakes tournaments for over a decade. He grew up in New Jersey, and got a fake ID when he was eighteen years old in order to go to Atlantic City to play poker. Phil Ivey won his first World Series of Poker title when he was just 23 years old, in a tournament against seasoned players Amarillo Slim and Phil Hellmuth.
Since then, Phil Ivey has earned one World Poker Tour championship, six World Series of Poker bracelets, and a number of other awards. In 2008, Ivey earned a place on the list of the top ten earners in the poker world. It is estimated that he has how won over thirteen million dollars playing poker. But, what is most interesting to learn is that the bulk of Phil Ivey's net worth does not come from tournaments. A lot of tournament winnings are lost to both buy in costs and taxes. Most pro poker players derive their networth from related ventures, instead.
In addition to his poker tournament winnings, Phil Ivey derives a great deal of his net worth from the website Full Tilt Poker, where he is a featured player. Recent documents associated with a lawsuit assessed the networth of the site at over $100 million. Poker fans can watch him play, or even play against him on this site if they feel like trying their luck or, more likely, increasing Phil Ivey's net worth.
Phil Ivey now lives in Las Vegas with his wife. He can regularly be seen at the $4000/$8000 tables in the Bellagio.