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Poker Leaderboard: All-Time Money List

by Erik Fast |  Published: May 15, 2024

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Rank Player Earnings
1 Justin Bonomo $65,537,214
2 Bryn Kenney $65,448,407
3 Stephen Chidwick $57,644,311
4 Jason Koon $56,250,445
5 Mikita Badziakouski $55,265,551
6 Dan Smith $54,833,056
7 Daniel Negreanu $51,718,387
8 Isaac Haxton $49,633,983
9 David Peters $48,948,220
10 Erik Seidel $47,515,285

In mid-June of 2021, there were just two poker players who had surpassed the $50 million mark on the all-time tournament earnings leaderboard: Bryn Kenney and Justin Bonomo. In fact, at that point, Daniel Negreanu was the only other player with more than $40 million. A lot has changed in the 1,038 days that have passed since our last update on this prestigious list. There are now 16 players with more than $40 million in career cashes, and seven who have blown by $50 million.

Several players from both of those elite groups added to their totals in significant ways in recent weeks. Stephen Chidwick cashed for $597,850 across four in-the-money finishes at the U.S. Poker Open, growing his tally to more than $57.6 million in the process. His largest win saw him take down the $25,200 buy-in finale for $429,000.

The two-time Card Player Player of the Year award winner now has 44 recorded tournament victories across 422 in-the-money finishes, which means that he’s managed to come away with one title for every 10 times that he’s cashed over his career. He has 11 seven-figure scores to his name, with his largest being the $5,380,200 he earned as the fourth-place finisher in the largest buy-in tournament ever held: the 2019 Triton Million £1,050,000 charity invitational.

Dan Smith added $365,200 across two final-table finishes at the USPO, including winning one of the $10,100 buy-in events for $235,200. The bracelet winner and World Poker Tour champion now sits in sixth place on the all-time money list with more than $54.8 million and is just $432,495 behind fifth-ranked Mikita Badziakouski.

Poker Hall of Famers Daniel Negreanu and Erik Seidel beefed up their already outstanding résumés with success at the PokerGO studio this spring. Negreanu, a six-time bracelet winner and two-time WPT champion, cashed for $179,700 during the USPO. He now has more than $51.7 million in total scores to his name. Seidel cashed for $255,400, including taking down the kickoff event of the festival. He rounds out the top ten at over $47.5 million. ♠