Country of Origin: United States
Greg Raymer is a former corporate patent attorney from Stonington, Connecticut. He turned a $160 online satellite victory into $5 million after winning the 2004 World Series of Poker championship event. Raymer was born in 1964 in Minot, North Dakota. He attended the University of Minnesota law school, where he earned his degree in 1992.
He began gambling on blackjack in the mid-1990s at casinos in the Midwest, and soon realized he could make better money playing poker. He's nicknamed "Fossilman" for his collection of fossils, which he uses as card protectors while playing poker. He sealed his professional status by placing 25th in the 2005 WSOP main event, earning $304,680. Despite being a celebrity, the spokesman for PokerStars has a reputation for being an affable player and is a fan-favorite.