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Poker Leaderboard: WSOP All-Time Earnings

by Erik Fast |  Published: Dec 29, 2021


With the 2021 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas wrapped up, it is time to take a look at the top 10 leaderboard ranking all-time WSOP earnings.

Antonio Esfandiari remains in first place thanks to his 2012 Big One For One Drop win, despite not recording a single cash at this year’s series. Daniel Negreanu closed the gap on ‘The Magician’ considerably, however, with a big performance over the past two months.

Negreanu cashed 18 times in bracelet events, accruing more than $1.4 million to bring his lifetime total at the series to more than $20.2 million. ‘Kid Poker’ had plenty of deep runs, including three final-table finishes. He saved the best for last, though, making back-to-back third-place showings in a pair of $50,000 buy-in high roller events. The 47-year-old six-time bracelet winner and Poker Hall of Famer earned $519,764 in the pot-limit Omaha high roller, and another $661,041 just a day later in the no-limit hold’em version of the event.

Joining Negreanu in adding seven figures to his totals was all-time bracelet leader Phil Hellmuth. He set the record for the most final tables made in a single series with seven, including winning his record-furthering 16th bracelet.

Hellmuth made it down to heads-up three times overall, finishing as the runner-up twice. One of those runner-up finishes saw him just outlast Negreanu in the $50,000 pot-limit Omaha event, which was eventually won by Jeremy Ausmus. All told, the 57-year-old Poker Hall of Famer cashed for more than $1.2 million throughout the series.

Along with Esfandiari, Jonathan Duhamel, Joe Cada, Elton Tsang, and Daniel Colman did not record a cash at the 2021 WSOP this fall. Fifth-ranked Justin Bonomo only made one score at the series, but he made it count with a runner-up showing in a $50,000 buy-in no-limit high roller for a $700,228 payday.

Fedor Holz also logged a single score, finishing 10th in the $100,000 high roller for $167,869. 2014 world champion Martin Jacobson, who is one of four main event winners on this list, added $61,302 in total earnings across eight cashes to take over the tenth-place spot from 2006 champion Jamie Gold. ♠

Rank Player WSOP Earnings
1 Antonio Esfandiari $21,917,460
2 Daniel Negreanu $20,246,250
3 Dan Colman $17,413,780
4 Phil Hellmuth $16,294,980
5 Justin Bonomo $14,827,250
6 Jonathan Duhamel $14,644,200
7 Joe Cada $13,614,450
8 Fedor Holz $13,170,330
9 Elton Tsang $12,388,310
10 Martin Jacobson $12,211,490