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Poker Leaderboard: Poker’s All-Time Money List (Career Tournament Earnings)

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Mar 08, 2023


It has been more than seven months since Card Player’s all-time tournament earnings leaderboard was highlighted. In that time, a lot has changed. Most notably, Justin Bonomo became the first player to surpass $60 million in earnings. The 37-year-old has banked more than $3 million since July, growing his lifetime total to $62,259,37.

Bonomo has already cashed for more than $1.2 million in 2023 alone, with a win in a $25,000 buy-in event and a sixth-place showing in the massive $250,000 buy-in high roller in the Bahamas. He has 10 career scores of seven figures or more, with six multi-million dollar cashes, including his $10 million victory in the 2018 Big One For One Drop for one of his three World Series of Poker gold bracelets.

Daniel Negreanu has also been one of the big movers in recent months, thanks in large part to his $3,312,000 win in the Super High Roller Bowl VII last October. That huge win, one of 21 cashes made since our last money list update, accounts for the majority of his more than $4 million in earnings accrued in that time span. He is now closing in on becoming the third player in history to surpass $50 million in earnings.

Three new players have surpassed the $40 million mark: Jason Koon, Dan Smith, and Mikita Badziakouski. All three have added to their lifetime totals considerably during that period, with Koon pocketing more than $2.5 million across seven scores, Smith cashing 17 times for $985,226, and Badziakouski increasing his number by nearly $2.8 million with 10 in-the-money showings.

The only player inside the top 10 with less than $40 million in career cashes is Germany’s Fedor Holz, who supplanted Phil Ivey to take the tenth-place spot thanks in part to his recent $1,014,400 score as the runner-up in a $100,000 buy-in event in the Bahamas. At 29 years old, he is the youngest player on this list, followed by Badziakouski who is 31. ♠

Rank Player Earnings
1 Justin Bonomo $62,259,371
2 Bryn Kenney $57,513,029
3 Daniel Negreanu $49,421,095
4 David Peters $45,288,570
5 Stephen Chidwick $44,933,005
6 Erik Seidel $43,575,208
7 Jason Koon $41,929,912
8 Mikita Badziakouski $40,635,375
9 Dan Smith $40,097,827
10 Fedor Holz $39,091,905