What Is Antonio Esfandiaris Net Worth? A Look At His Winnings, Houses, Tournament Success & More
But all of his achievements pale in comparison to winning the “Big One for One Drop” event in 2012, which won him a record $18.3 million. It instantly catapulted him to becoming one of the leading names in the industry, instantly recognizable. Despite his busy professional schedule, which requires a great deal of travel to poker tournaments and endorsement engagements, Esfandiari still has a hunger to learn. He recently started taking lessons in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a mixed martial art combat sport made famous by Royce Gracie, who won the 1993 Ultimate Fighting Championship.
He once again changed his name, this time to “Antonio” to fit the part of a magician. While he could avoid the air raids in the U.S., he couldn’t restore the value of the Iranian Rial, which plummeted after Ayatollah Khomeini rose to power. When Esfandiari was born, 1,000 Iranian Rials was worth about $14 in the U.S. By the time he was six, the same 1,000 Rials was worth about $1.05.
One of the original online poker celebrities, Grospellier currently sits 47th on the All-Time Money List. With two WSOP bracelets and a WPT Championship victory in 2008, ‘ElkY’ has amassed more than $14 million in live earnings. However, with just one person making it into the Hall of Fame each year, Grospellier may be a long shot to get inducted in 2021. At the moment of writing this, “The Magician’s” live tournament winnings stand at close to $28 million, which suggests that the Antonio Esfandiari net worth should be around $20,000,000 at least.
A bank robbery suspect fatally shot by police had told his girlfriend earlier in the day that he was going to “do something to get police to shoot him,” Las Vegas police said during a briefing Monday. The victim, who was not hit by bullets, hid while the woman fled in a ride share with his cash, laptops, shoes and jewelry, the Sheriff’s Office said. The pair told police that one person who had access to the residence was Silva. The Executive Tour Director for the World Poker Tour, Savage is the most well-known TD in the game today. Nominated as a builder, Savage has been integral to the Tournament Directors Association helping shape the way that tournaments are played today. Esfandiari currently sits at 15th in the all-time money list, with earnings of $27.8 million.
It was in this televised event that Esfandiari gave a memorable performance by tormenting Phil Hellmuth at the final table before knocking him out and claiming the 3rd place prize of $44,000. Antonio Esfandiari is one of the most entertaining and successful professional poker players on the tournament circuit. Since 2004, when he won his first WPT title and a World Series of Poker bracelet, he has proven time and again that he is a force to be reckoned with on the green felt.
Aside from being a master illusionist and professional poker player who has career earnings of over $4,500,000 as of June 2011, Esfandiari is also very family oriented. After attending Antonio’s poker camp, Paul won a satellite seat into the 2005 WSOP Main Event. He went on to cash in 371st place – better than Antonio, who at the time, had never finished in the championship event. Antonio believes and engages bankroll management and he is of high opinion that other poker players and young millionaires should practice the same.