Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth remains a household name among the lovers of poker games not only in America but in the world as a whole. This is because; he entered the field and learnt how to play his cards well. To Phil, the poker game is not just a game but a talent and a passion. This is evident by the look of the number of Poker Bracelets Phil hold today and the amount of money he has made from the same.

Quick Biography

Phil Hellmuth was born Phillip Jerome Hellmuth Jr. on 16 July 1964. Phil was born in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Phil is the son of Lynn Hellmuth, and Phil Hellmuth Sr. Phil had a troublesome teenager since he was not very good in school. He also had a problem relating to his other family members and friends.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Phillip Jerome Hellmuth Jr
Age: 56 years old
Birth Date: 16 July 1964
Birth Place: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Nationality: American
Religion: N/A
Parents: Lynn Hellmuth and Phil Hellmuth Sr.
Spouse: Katherine Sanborn (m. 1990)
Children: Nicholas Hellmuth, Philip Hellmuth III
Height: 2.01 m
Weight: 70 kg
Profession: Poker Player
Net Worth in 2020: $24 Million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Phil Hellmuth is currently 56 years old since he was born on the 16th of July in 1964.

Education, School/College University

The parents of Phil had very high expectations of the success of their firstborn son bearing in mind his dad Phillip Sr. was a dean in a University (University of Wisconsin). This was, however, not the case. When at Madison West High School, he was not very good with grades.

After graduating from high school, he was enrolled at the University of Wisconsin, where his father worked as a dean. However, he dropped out of school after three years.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

Phil is the firstborn son of Lynn Hellmuth (worked as a sculptor) and Phil Hellmuth Sr., who worked as a dean of students at the University of Wisconsin. Phil has four siblings Ann, David, Molly, and Kerry, and he was brought up in a devout Catholic family and is a White American. Although he hasn’t come out openly to declare his political stand, he has been seen severally criticizing Trump.

Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

When it comes to matters of the heart, Phil is a straight guy who has been able to manage his family and run his marriage positively. He has been married for almost 20 years now to his love Katherine Sanborn. The two got married on the 31st of March in 1990 and have remained together to date. They are also proud parents of two sons Phillip III and Nicholas.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Married
When did he get married? (married date): 1990
Does he have any relationship affair? No
Is Phil Hellmuth Gay? No
Wife/Spouse? (name): Katherine Sanborn (m. 1990)
Kids: Nicholas Hellmuth, Philip Hellmuth III

Professional Life and Career

His journey in Poker was inspired by his grandmother. Although he is praised as the best in the Poker game, he says his grandmother is extraordinary when it comes to the game. He started off when he was still a student. He indulged in different competitions and was able to raise $20,000 at the age of 21, which he used to move from Texas to Las Vegas.

All this money was, however, lost in different competitions, and he was therefore forced to work in the cornfields for a few months. He, however, managed to raise more money and was able to live a comfortable life in Nevada.

His first World Series of Poker tournament was in 1988, but he lost to Johnny Chan. In 1989 at the age of 24, he won the championship and defeated Chan. He kept this title until 2008 (18 years later) when he lost to Peter Eastgate (at 22 years old). He has won different tournaments, becoming the second person to win three bracelets in a single WSOP.

Awards & Nominations

Phil Hellmuth is a real force to reckon with when it comes to the world of poker games. He has won several championships since he joined the world of poker, and some of them include; Poker Hall of Fame (nominated in 2007). He was also won World collection of Poker 1 three times.

Phil Hellmuth Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2020

Phil Hellmuth Net Worth
Phil Hellmuth Net Worth

Phil’s net worth is enough to give a clear picture of how a good player Phil is. Currently, the net worth of Phil Hellmuth is approximated to be not less than $24 million as of October 2020. The main source of his income is his expertise in the poker game.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

Although Phil is good at his game and also family life, he has, however, found himself in a controversial situation. This was when he mocked his fellow players and ordered them to shut up when he is talking. Although they complied without questions, he couldn’t bear it when tables were turned, and he was ordered to do the same by Huck Seed. He protested and left the room.

The producers of the show, however, intervened, and he returned. Sometime later, this was termed as the biggest example of overreaction.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

His Facebook page has around 104K likes fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 280k followers. On Instagram account, he has around 72.5k followers while on YouTube, he has around 64k subscribers.

You should never rule out your child’s future by just looking at their academics and performance in school. Although Phil didn’t reach his parents’ expectations in school and was labeled the black sheep in the family, today, he is the most successful of them all.

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