Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth

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Phil Hellmuth
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United States
GPI Rank
420
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total poker live earnings
$29,965,105

Biography

Phil Hellmuth, Jr. is an American poker player, widely regarded as one of the best poker players in history. Hellmuth has won a record 17 World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets, including the 1989 WSOP Main Event.

In 2007, he was inducted into the WSOP Hall of Fame. During his career, Hellmuth has acquired the nickname ‘The Poker Brat’ for his often expletive-filled rants about bad beats and his opponents dubious plays against him.

The poker legend, considered by many to be the greatest tournament poker player ever, won his 17th bracelet at the 2023 WSOP when he took down Event #72: Super Turbo Bounty for $803,818 plus bounties.

Hellmuth is a polarizing character due to his incessant trash talk, huge self-belief, and his often unorthodox playing style. However, there is no denying the Poker Brats ability; you do not win 17 WSOP bracelets without knowing your way around a poker tournament.

Never one to do things by halves, Hellmuths first WSOP bracelet came in 1989 when he took down the $10,000 Main Event. The then 24-year-old Hellmuth became the youngest-ever winner of the WSOP Main Event, a record he held until Peter Eastgate (22) won in 2008.

Hellmuth has since gone on to win 16 additional bracelets and is the only player in history to have won at least one WSOP bracelet in every decade from the 1980s to the 2020s.

Phil Hellmuth Background

Hellmuth resides in Palo Alto, California, but was born in Madison, Wisconsin. He attended Madison West High School before studying at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Hellmuth drooped out of college after three years and became a full-time poker player when he moved across the country to Las Vegas. Initially, things didn’t go so well for the future Poker Hall of Famer, but he stuck with it, believed in his game, and would go on to have a legendary poker career.

Hellmuth and his wife, Katherine (Kathy), who is a psychiatrist at Stanford University, have two sons, Phillip III and Nicholas.

Phil Hellmuth at the World Series of Poker (WSOP)

Although Hellmuth has competed on the biggest stage worldwide, it is his amazing results at the World Series of Poker, the most prestigious poker series in the world, that he is best-known for. He is rapidly approaching 200 WSOP cashes and has, of course, 17 bracelets.

Hellmuth won the 1989 WSOP Main Event after defeating Johnny Chan heads-up. Chan is another poker legend, who currently owns ten WSOP bracelets. Hellmuth was only 24-years-old when he won the WSOP Main Event, making him the youngest-ever champion. He held that record until 2008 when Denmarks Peter Eastgate won pokers biggest prize, aged 22-years-old.

WSOP Main Event Winners 1980-89

YEAR ENTRIES CHAMPION COUNTRY PRIZE
1989 178 Phil Hellmuth United States $755,000
1988 167 Johnny Chan United States $700,000
1987 152 Johnny Chan United States $625,000
1986 141 Berry Johnston United States $570,000
1985 140 Bill Smith United States $700,000
1984 132 Jack Keller United States $660,000
1983 108 Tom McEvoy United States $540,000
1982 104 Jack Straus United States $520,000
1981 75 Stu Ungar United States $375,000
1980 73 Stu Ungar United States $385,000

The Poker Brat proved his Main Event victory was not a flash in the pan by winning his second bracelet in 1992, doing so in the $5,000 Limit Holdem event. The following year saw Hellmuth secure three more bracelets, to become only the second player in history to win a trio of bracelets at a single series; Walter “Puggy” Pearson achieved this in 1973. Amazingly, Hellmuths three bracelets came on three consecutive days.

WSOP victories kept coming Hellmuths way, and he locked in his tenth bracelet in 2006 when he won the $1,000 No-Limit Holdem with rebuys tournament. That tenth bracelet tied Hellmuth with Johnny Chan and Doyle Brunson.

A year later, Hellmuth became the only player in history to win 11 bracelets after triumphing in the $1,500 No-Limit Holdem event.

Hellmuth had to wait four years for his next bracelet. He won the $2,500 Seven-Card Razz event in 2012 for his first bracelet in a non-holdem event. The same year, Hellmuth became the first player in history to win both the WSOP Main Event and the WSOP Europe Main Event, which netted him his 13th piece of poker jewelry.

Read More: You Won’t Believe How Much Phil Hellmuth Won During the 2021 WSOP

In 2023, Hellmuth won his 17th bracelet in the wee hours of the morning when he took down the $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty for $803,818. He outlasted a frenzied final table that included 10-time bracelet winner Phil Ivey.

Phil Hellmuth’s WSOP Bracelet Wins

Year Event Prize
1989 $10,000 WSOP Main Event $755,000
1992 Event #8: $5,000 Limit Hold’em $188,000
1993 Event #7: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em $173,000
1993 Event #8: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em $161,400
1993 Event #9: $5,000 Limit Hold’em $138,000
1997 Event #15: $3,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em $204,000
2001 Event #3: $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em $316,550
2003 Event #12: $2,500 Limit Hold’em $171,400
2003 Event #32: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em $410,860
2006 Event #34: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em $631,863
2007 Event #15: $1,500 No Limit Hold’em $637,250
2012 Event #18: $2,500 Seven Card Razz $182,793
2012 WSOPE 10,000 Main Event 1,022,376 ($1,333,841)
2015 Event #17: $10,000 Razz Championship $271,105
2018 Event #71: $5,000 No Limit Holdem $485,082
2021 Event #31: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw $84,851
2023 Event #72: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty $803,818

Phil Hellmuth and the World Poker Tour (WPT)

It is not only the WSOP where Hellmuth shines because he has some impressive statistics relating to his play in World Poker Tour (WPT) tournaments. Almost 20 in-the-money finishes and five final table appearances have seen Hellmuth win almost $1.6 million on the WPT. He came close to winning a WPT title at the 2017 WPT Legends of Poker, but lost heads-up to Artur Papazyan and had to make do with a runner-up finish.

Phil Hellmuth’s Top 5 WPT Results

Year Event Place Prize
2017 WPT Legends of Poker 2nd $364,370
2003 WPT World Finals 3rd $281,700
2008 WPT L.A. Poker Classic 6th $229,820
2010 WPT World Championship 7th $152,856
2007 WPT World Championship 18th $123,760

Phil Hellmuth Net Worth

According to celebritynetworth.com, Phil Hellmuth has a net worth of $20 million. Phil Hellmuth has earned his money primarily through his poker tournament winnings, sponsorships, and various business ventures. When Phil Hellmuth won a record-breaking 17th World Series of Poker bracelet in July 2023, that took Phil’s recorded poker career winnings close to $30 million.

PhilHellmuth Sponsorship

The now-defunct Ultimate Bet used to sponsor Hellmuth. He was an early investor in the site and a minority owner but cut ties after the Ultimate Bet/Absolute Poker scandal broke. Hellmuth has also been involved in various business ventures related to poker, including clothing lines and endorsement deals with poker-related companies.

Phil Hellmuth FAQs

Who is Phil Hellmuth?Phil Hellmuth, whose full name is Phillip Jerome Hellmuth Jr., is a professional poker player hailing from Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

What age is Phil Hellmuth?Phil Hellmuth was born on July 16, 1964.

What is Phil Hellmuth’s Nickname?Phil Hellmuth is often referred to as the “Poker Brat” because of his emotional outbursts and behavior at the poker table.

How did Phil Hellmuth become famous in poker?Phil Hellmuth Became famous in the poker world by winning the 1989 WSOP Main Event at the age of 24, becoming the youngest Main Event champion at that time.

How many WSOP bracelets has Phil Hellmuth won?As of 2023, Phil Hellmuth had won 17 WSOP bracelets, which is a record for the most bracelets won in WSOP history.

Is Phil Hellmuth the greatest poker player of all time?Defining who is the great poker player of all time is a subjective matter, but Phil Hellmuth is widely regarded as one of the best poker players of all time, with his record number of WSOP bracelet wins supporting that.

Has Phil Hellmuth written any poker books?Yes, Phil Hellmuth has authored several poker books, including “Play Poker Like the Pros” and “Poker Brat: Phil Hellmuth’s Autobiography.”

What is Phil Hellmuth’s net worth?According to celebritynetworth.com, Phil Hellmuth has an estimated net worth of $20 million, primarily earned through his poker tournament winnings, sponsorships, and various business ventures.

Is Phil Hellmuth married?Yes, Phil Hellmuth is married. He is married to Katherine Sanborn, and they have been together for several years. The couple has children together.

Does Phil Hellmuth have children?Yes, Phil Hellmuth and Katherine Sanborn have two sons together. Their children’s names are Nicholas and Phillip III.

Is Phil Hellmuth on Twitter?Yes, Phil Hellmuth is active on social media platforms such as Twitter. He often shares updates about his poker career, family life, and other personal interests with his followers.

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2023 World Series of PokerEvent #60: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw 29th $4,266
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #54: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship 11th $29,478
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2023 World Series of PokerEvent #27: $1,500 Eight Game Mix 59th $3,234
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2022 World Series of PokerEvent #52: $2,500 Nine Game Mix 6-Handed 24th $7,096
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #38: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw Championship 9th $31,796
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2021 World Series of PokerEvent #7: $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed 18th $4,429
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2021 WSOP.com Online Bracelet EventsEvent #5: $1,000 NLH 8-Max 67th $2,011
2021 WSOP.com Online Bracelet EventsEvent #3: $500 NLH Turbo Deepstack 58th $1,368
2021 WSOP.com Online Bracelet EventsEvent #1: $500 NLH Big 500 Kick-Off 141st $862
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet EventsEvent #31: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Championship 133rd $2,424
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet EventsEvent #30: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Senior’s Event 67th $842
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet EventsEvent #25: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Summer Saver 216th $873
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet EventsEvent #21: $777 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed 114th $1,429
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet EventsEvent #20: $500 PLO 6-Handed 95th $921
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet EventsEvent #19: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 310th $733
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet EventsEvent #18: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed Turbo DeepStack 97th $1,782
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet EventsEvent #8: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout 109th $931
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet EventsEvent #4: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo 37th $1,963
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2019 World Series of Poker EuropeEvent #10: 25,500 Mixed Games Championship 2nd €238,509
2019 World Series of Poker EuropeEvent #7: 1,100 Turbo Bounty Hunter No-Limit Hold’em 40th €1,267
2019 World Series of Poker EuropeEvent #5: 2,500 8-Game Mix 3rd €31,058
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #89: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6th $94,899
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #84: The Closer - $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 193rd $3,500
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #78: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty 155th $1,416
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #82: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack 176th $3,244
2019 Wold Series of PokerEvent #53: $800 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack 67th $3,904
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #37: $800 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack 283rd $1,422
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #33: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw 59th $2,263
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #28: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em 16th $13,830
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #19: Millionaire Maker - $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 1242nd $2,324
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #23: $1,500 Eight Game Mix 59th $2,453
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #9: $600 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack 897th $874
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #75: $1,500 The Closer No-Limit Hold’em (30 minute levels) - $1 Million Guarantee 385th $2,321
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #71: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em (30 minute levels) 1st $485,082
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #53: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better 43rd $4,823
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #39: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout 17th $5,227
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #35: $1,500 Mixed Omaha 35th $5,252
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #21: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em MILLIONAIRE MAKER 715th $2,808
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #3: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em SHOOTOUT 21st $6,302
2018 US Poker OpenUSPO #04 $25,000 Mixed Game Championship 6th $67,500
2017 World Series of Poker EuropeEvent #3: 1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo Bounty Hunter 11th €2,554
2017 WSOP International Circuit King’s Casino RozvadovMain Event 56th €3,639
2017 Poker MastersEvent #2 $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em 4th $200,000
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #69: $1,500 Razz 6th $19,865
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #48: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship 9th $26,938
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #44: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. 47th $5,013
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #37: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em 249th $1,577
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #38: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship 16th $15,385
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #13: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw 18th $3,572
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #6: High Roller for One Drop - $111,111 No-Limit Hold’em 10th $312,006
2016 Super High Roller Bowl$300,000 Super High Roller Bowl 4th $1,600,000
2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific$2,200 Six-Max No-Limit Hold’em 4th 38,909 AUD
2014 World Series of PokerEvent 61: $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Championship 6th $46,885
2014 World Series of PokerEvent #49: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em 35th $18,318
2014 World Series of PokerEvent #47: $1,500 Ante-Only No-Limit Hold’em 30th $5,397
2014 World Series of PokerEvent #36: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball 18th $3,471
2014 World Series of PokerEvent #26: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 29th $9,877
2014 World Series of PokerEvent #15: $3,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em 8th $45,022
2014 World Series of PokerEvent #7: $1,500 Seven-Card Razz 2nd $74,848
2013 World Series of PokerEvent #39: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better 42nd $3,246
2013 World Series of PokerEvent #35: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 26th $11,915
2013 World Series of PokerEvent #16: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em 5th $54,024
2012 World Series of Poker EuropeEvent #7: 10,450 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event 1st €1,022,376
2012 World Series of Poker EuropeEvent #5: 10,450 Mixed Max - No-Limit Hold’em 12th €20,443
2012 World Series of Poker EuropeEvent #4: 3,250 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout 12th €5,428
2012 World Series of Poker EuropeEvent #1: 2,700 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em 24th €4,887
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 55: $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop 4th $2,645,333
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 32: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. 4th $134,056
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 18: $2,500 Seven Card Razz 1st $182,793
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 15: $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better 15th $11,637
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 8: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better 52nd $4,817
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 2: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 61st $7,204
2011 World Series of Poker EuropeEvent #1: 2,680 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em 7th €24,183
2011 World Series of PokerEvent #55: $50,000 Poker Player’s Championship 2nd $1,063,034
2011 World Series of PokerEvent #45: $1,000 No-Limit Holdem 28th $10,560
2011 World Series of PokerEvent #40: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed 36th $17,270
2011 World Series of PokerEvent #33: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship 2nd $273,233
2011 World Series of PokerEvent #16: $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship (No-Limit) 2nd $226,907
2010 World Series of PokerEvnt #55: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship 15th $39,906
2010 World Series of PokerEvent #41: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better 7th $30,633
2010 World Series of PokerEvent #17: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em 50th $14,517
2010 World Series of PokerEvent #8: $1,500 No-Limit Holdem 15th $25,472
2009 World Series of PokerEvent 57 - $10,000 World Championship No Limit Hold’em 436th $25,027
2009 World Series of PokerEvent 56 - $5,000 Six-handed No Limit Hold’em 24th $26,824
2009 World Series of PokerEvent 48 - $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo 8-or-better 14th $11,347
2009 World Series of PokerEvent 38 - $2,000 Limit Hold’em 17th $8,019
2009 World Series of PokerEvent 11 - $2,000 No Limit Hold’em 29th $12,761
2009 World Series of PokerEvent 34 - $1,500 No Limit Hold’em 113th $3,231
2009 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship$20,000 Heads-up Championship 6th $75,000
2008 World Series of Poker EuropeEvent 2 - 2,500 H.O.R.S.E. 12th £6,188
2008 World Series of Poker39th Annual World Series of Poker Main Event 45th $154,400
2008 World Series of PokerEvent 51 - $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. 3rd $93,168
2008 World Series of PokerEvent 47 - $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi/Low 33rd $2,895
2008 World Series of PokerEvent 32 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 71st $6,604
2008 World Series of PokerEvent 28 - $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha w/ Rebuys 8th $100,292
2007 World Series of PokerEvent 52 - $1,000 No Limit Holdem w/ rebuys 95th $4,840
2007 World Series of PokerEvent 45 - $5,000 No Limit Holdem 6 Handed 31st $13,344
2007 World Series of PokerEvent 34 - $3,000 Limit Holdem 25th $7,761
2007 World Series of PokerEvent 15 - $1,500 No Limit Holdem 1st $637,254
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