Phil Hellmuth is one of the biggest names in poker - if not
the biggest. Perhaps best known for holding a record 13
World Series of Poker bracelets, but he also holds the records for
most World Series cashes (68) and for most final tables (41). His
record of youngest person to win the WSOP (at 24) also stood for
Hellmuth was born in Madison, Wisconsin and attended the
University there for three years before dropping out to pursue
poker full-time. He is considered a veteran of the game, and
as such has written 52 newspaper columns a year since 1998.
Entitled 'Hand of the Week', Phil's column offers poker lessons and
advice, and chronicles the most memorable poker hands and legendary
games. He has made numerous television appearances as a host as
well as a player, and boasts his own Poker Brat online clothing
Phil Hellmuth has a breathtaking net worth, with live tournament
winnings contributing nearly $11 million!
Hellmuth has earned the nickname "The Poker Brat" or simply "The
Brat" thanks to his often ungracious, whiny behaviour when things
don't go his way.
Interesting fact: With the exception of his first one, Phil
Hellmuth has given away every WSOP bracelet that he's won to family
members and close friends.