Daniel Brandon Bilzerian, the hero who born December 7, 1980 is an Armenian-American actor, internet personality, and gambler. Ilzerian was born on December 7, 1980 in Tampa, Florida, the son of corporate takeover specialist Paul Bilzerian and Terri Steffen. Brother of fellow poker player Adam Bilzerian. He is of Armenian descent through his father. His father was acorporate raider on Wall Street who set up trust funds for both of his sons to live off of. Bilzerian entered the Navy SEAL training program in 2000; however, after several attempts, he did not graduate. Bilzerian subsequently enrolled at the University of Florida, majoring in Business and Criminology
Before Life & Career History
He is best known for his lavish lifestyle, Bilzerian played in the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event, finishing in 180th place. In 2010, he was designated one of the funniest poker players on Twitter by Bluff magazine. In November 2011, Bilzerian, along with ten others counting actors Tobey Maguire,Nick Cassavetes, and Gabe Kaplan, were asked to pay back winnings that they had won in poker games against Ponzi schemeoperator Bradley Ruderman after Ruderman was sentenced to prison, to help pay back some of the victims Ruderman had stolen from over his criminal career. That same year, Bilzerian defended Alex Rodriguez publicly alongside accusations that he had gambled illegall, claiming that he was present when the alleged gaming event had taken place and Rodriguez was not present. In November 2013,Bilzerian posted an unconfirmed claim that he won $10.8 million from a single night of playing poker, and in 2014 he claimed to have won $50 million all the way through the year, adding that he “doesn’t play against professionals anymore and the most he’s ever lost in a single session is $3.6 million.” Bilzerian has featured on Joe Rogan’s podcast on social media platform Youtube explaining the run up to his poker career.
While Personal Life says
On March 9, 2011, Bilzerian raced and beat Tom Goldstein for a wager of $385,000 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, with Bilzerian racing a 1967 AC Cobra and Goldstein behind the wheel of a Ferrari 458 Italia. Due to his drug abuse, Bilzerian reportedly suffered two heart attacks before the age of 32.
In October 2016, American rapper T-Pain released a song named after Dan Bilzerian.
Sources reported he is the self-proclaimed ‘bill gates of poker’
He’s won over an astonishing 50 million dollars through poker playing alone, and with a notable win of 10.8 million dollars in a single night
He was arrested in his senior year
He was arrested in his senior year for having a machine gun in his car on school property. Heowns 97 guns and has a loaded gun on display in every room of his mansion in Hollywood Hills
He is an ex-navy seal
He was enlisted in the Navy for 4 years where he spent 510 days going through gruelling Navy SEAL training but a few weeks before graduation he got kicked out of the program after having a dispute with one of his administration officers which lead to him being honourably discharged. He then enrolled in the University of Florida where he majored in Business and Criminology.
He has had 2 heart attacks before the age of 30
This is no surprise considering how he lives his life to the fullest and seizes every moment. After 5 days of partying, snowboarding, gambling, crazy sex, sleep deprivation, consumption of cocaine and the introduction 200 milligrams of viagra, dan had his first heart attack on the 4th day and while he was in hospital he was treated by michael jackson’s doctor -conrad murray. 12 hours later, dan had his second heart attack in the hospital but luckily he survived and after 2 weeks of recovery.
He is always a supportive Friend
Dan once invested 2,000 dollars in his personal friend and fellow poker player, Jay Farber-nicknamed “Panda”, who finished second in the 2013 WSOP Main Event and scored 5.1 million dollars of which he gave Dan 1 million dollars and a goat in return for his 2,000 dollar investment. Dan said that he can’t just have one goat so he got a second and now he’s the proud owner of two goats which he says are “pretty awesome animals”
He’s a race car enthusiast
Dan once made a mind-blowing 400,000 dollar drag race wager against fellow enthusiast and Supreme Court Litigator, Tom Goldstein. Goldstein with his 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia and Dan with his ‘tricked out’ 1965 Shelby 427 Cobra went head to head in this high risk, one-of-a-kind quarter mile drag race.
He’s an actor and stuntman
Dan has become a recent actor and stuntman as well. Having roles in the 2013 movies “Lone Survivor” starring Mark Wahlberg and “Olympus Has Fallen” starring Gerard Butler where he doubled for Butler’s stunts. He also had roles in the 2014 movies “The Equalizer”starring Denzel Washington, “Cat Run 2” and “The Other Women”
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