In May, poker playboy Dan Bilzerian (pictured) made headlines for throwing a naked porn star off a roofinto a pool, only to have said porn star clip her foot and injure it, resulting in legal action. Now, Bilzerian is back in the news, this time after appearing on the “Howard Stern Show.” Never a dull moment.
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Bilzerian told Stern that he won $50 million playing poker in the last 12 months “and that the largest amount he has lost in a game was $3.6 million,” according to HollywoodLife. The site added, “Additionally, Dan said that gambling was the only thing that gave him a ‘rush’ after he left the military.” You can listen to his entire one-hour interview with Stern by clicking here.
Bilzerian explained to Stern, “I started at a time when people were just getting into poker and nobody knew how to play and the stakes weren’t super high. I was able to play at the highest level the whole time and when you play the biggest games, you’re playing with the rich guys and the really good poker players… I was lucky to play in good games and the learning curve wasn’t too steep.”
He had a 94 out of 99 on his military intelligence test and guessed that his net worth is somewhere around $100 million. He added that he owns a used G4 jet and overhauled the interior, although the plane is still a month away from being completed, so he is chartering in the meantime. We hate when that happens.
Bilzerian told Stern that he has 20 people working for him, including three assistants and three chefs. “I have them work 12-hour days and I have a house in LA and a house in Vegas, so I have to have one [chef] in Vegas and one in LA and one who covers,” Bilzerian said of his need for three cooks. “I eat a lot,” he commented, and added that he also parties a lot.
Last December, Bilzerian claimed that he won $10.8 million in one session of poker. He posted on Twitter at the time, “I played poker tonight with 13 million in front of me, heads up 5K/10K, damn what a rush.” Twelve hours following that post, Bilzerian Tweeted, “Won 10.8 million last night playing poker, headed to Puerto Vallarta to relax.”
In a thread on PocketFives, players reacted to Bilzerian’s nationally aired interview with the shock jock, with one PocketFiver saying, “He plays in games with rich businessmen and celebrities, right? I’m sure some of Macau guys have won similar amounts considering they are playing for multi-million dollar pots pretty frequently.”
One poster from the UK who listened to Stern’s interview weighed in, “I listened to the Howard Stern interview he did and he sounded pretty legit. I was quite shocked at how much I liked it. To be honest, he sounds like quite a clever dude.”