About Phil Hellmuth
Phillip Jerome Hellmuth Jr., o simply Phil Hellmuth, is a professional poker player form the United States. During his career Phil has won thirteen World Series of Poker bracelets, making him the most successful players in the world. Among the most important events in Hellmuth’s career are victories at the 1989 World Series of Poker and 2012 World Series of Poker Europe. Phillip is also one of the most prominent members of the Poker Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. Probably the most characteristic features of this player are his ambiguous “poker brat” personality and dark glasses. As for 2013, Phil Hellmuth net worth is estimated at $20 million, making him one of the wealthiest professional poker players in the world.
Phil was born in Wisconsin, in 1964. After graduating from high school he enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Hellmuth quit studying just one year before the day he was supposed to get a diploma, so he could dedicate all of his time for poker. Although at the time both his friend and family tried to talk him out of taking this step, the current Phil Hellmuth net worth proves that it was not such a bad decision.
Normally, professional poker players spend years practicing, before they achieve any major success. However, Phil’s professional breakthrough was just around the corner.
Hellmuth won the World Series of Poker in his mid-20s, earlier than any player before him. According to Hendam Mob Poker Database, this victory boosted Phil Hellmuth net worth by $755 thousand. In 1992 WSOP he won $5000 Limit Hold’em tournament and received a prize of $168 thousand. The following year was especially successful for Phil. He won three major tournaments: $1500 No Limit Hold’em, $2500 No Limit Hold’em and $5000 Limit Hold’em. These victories have increased his fortune by $161, $173 and $138 thousand dollars, respectively. During the following decade Hellmuth has won four World Series of Poker bracelets: he was victorious in 1997, 2001 and twice in 2003. His prize money over these years amounted to more than one million dollars.
In 2012 Phil won what was arguably the greatest tournament he has ever participated in. In World Series of Poker Europe he won 10450 Euro No Limit Hold’em Main Event. This victory increased Phil Hellmuth net worth by more than one million Euros. What about his personal life? Even the nosiest journalists did not manage to find out much detail about Phil’s family and his daily life. What is known for sure is that for many years Hellmuth has been married to Katherine Sanborn. His wife is a highly educated woman, currently working at Stanford University and specializing in the field of psychiatry. The couple has two sons, Nicholas and Phillip III.