Dan Bilzerian Net Worth: Real Estate, Mansions & Yacht

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Dan Bilzerian is an Armenian-American poker player, businessman, and social media influencer and is best known for his lavish lifestyle and glitzy Instagram photos.

Bilzerian is known for his wealth, which he shows off on Instagram. As of May 2024, Bilzerian ranks eighth on the list of richest gamblers in the world, with a net worth of a staggering $200 million.

However, he is not just about show-offs; he also believes in giving back to society.

According to the sources, the Bilzerian brothers hosted a charity poker tournament for the Children of Armenia Fund which occurred on February 11, 2023, where poker players from across the country came together in Las Vegas.

Dan Bilzerian Attending An Event
Dan Bilzerian (Source: People)

If you are an Instagram user, you have undoubtedly come across the name Daniel Brandon Bilzerian a.k.a. Dan Bilzerian.

Dan is an internet sensation, a poker player, living out every man’s wildest fantasies. He is busy leading his lavish life, and there is no news of him playing poker as of late, but no official news has been released of him retiring from poker.

How did he come into all this money game? Is poker-playing his primary income source? There’s much more to Dan than just poker.

He has a wide range of assets and investment deals; a self-proclaimed venture capitalist enjoys life with money, women, and booze. Let’s find out more about his income and financial status.

But let’s take a quick peek at his quick facts.

Quick Facts

Full Name Daniel Brandon Bilzerian
Known As Dan Bilzerian
Birthdate December 7, 1980
Birthplace Tampa, Florida, United States
Age 43 Years Old
Nickname Biltz
Father’s Name Paul Bilzerian
Mother’s Name Terri Steffen
Sibling A Brother
Brother’s Name Adam Bilzerian (Also A Poker Player)
Education University Of Florida
Citizenship United States (1980–Present)
Armenia (2018–Present)
Profession Actor
Amateur Poker Player
Social Media Influencer
Businessman
Net Worth $200 Million
Business Ignite Co
Social Media  Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Last Update
May 2024

Early Life, Childhood, & Family

Daniel Brandon Bilzerian was born on December 7, 1980, to his father, Paul Bilzerian, and his mother, Terri Steffen, in Tampa, Florida.

He is also half Armenian through his father, who was a corporate raider on Wall Street and availed a trust fund for his sons.

You know now how Dan Bilzerian gets half of his net worth from. Moreover, he is not the only one into poker; his brother Adam Bilzerian is also one of the renowned poker players.

In the Army

Dan Bilzerian joined the Navy, followed by basic SEAL training, which is now prominent for the execution of Osama Bin Laden. But, he did not graduate as a working military member.

He must have gotten the military interests from his father, Paul, who received a bronze star for his service in Vietnam.

Dan Bilzerian Using Tanks
Dan Bilzerian Using Tanks (Source: Instagram)

Dan had intentions of becoming a part of the SEAL special forces unit when he first chose to join the military.

The training was for 24 weeks and aimed to strengthen the physical and mental stamina of the trainees.

Unfortunately, Dan suffered from a broken leg which extended his training for a period of a year and a half. 

Because of his injured leg, he failed to make it through SEAL training and was discharged honorably, providing him with a disability allowance as a veteran worth $6,000 per month.

Education & Poker Career

After his return from training, Dan Bilzerian studied at the University of Florida for four years, majoring in Business and Criminology. Similarly, he would make time to learn poker simultaneously.

While continuing his study, Dan sometimes ran short of money at some point, so he had to sell guns.

Which was not enough, followed by finding poker as an alternative. He got so good at it that the Bliz made $90k per week.

Eventually, he dropped out of college to continue his career as a professional poker player. Dan Bilzerian’s net worth is what it is today due to his involvement in high stake games.

Not only known as a player but also an investor, Dan made a hefty sum from ‘Victory Poker.’

In the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event, Bilzerian was placed 180th.

Buff magazine voted Dan one of the funniest poker players on Twitter in 2010.

In 2011, he was one of the poker players sued by the estate of Bradley Ruderman over winnings from poker games, which were paid with funds from an illegal Ponzi scheme.

The former baseball shortstop Alex Rodriguez was defended by Bilzerian publicaly against accusations that he had gambled illegally. Bilzerian stepped in by claiming that A-Rod was absent when the alleged gambling event occurred.

On November 2013, the Instagram sensation played ‘Heads Up No-Limit Hold’Em’ while staking $5k to $10k per game.

The King of Instagram claimed an unconfirmed victory of $10.8 million on a single night of playing poker.

Dan claimed, having won $50 million throughout the year, hedoesn’t play against professionals anymore, and the most he’s ever lost in a single session is $3.6 million.”

A Bona Fide Pro

Yes, the money-spending and lavish lifestyle are ever-present in Bilzerian’s life, but what is more evident is his flair for business.

He isn’t willing to lose money and not expect to get it back. Dan even bet his lawyer $400k when he participated in a drag race, one of the dubious claims of staking.

Although Bilzerian’s love for money is immense, he is willing to turn down offers that don’t seem lucrative enough for him.

For instance, an unnamed Facebook co-owner offered $100k if Dan shaved his beard, but he isn’t into it, declining the offer upfront.

Similarly, Dan’s life is a pure gamble of madness. He holds high-stakes poker games with BILLIONAIRES.

Poker may be his main gig, but his side hustle includes working as an actor, business ventures, influencer, and stuntman in films like Olympus Has Fallen, The Other Woman, Equalizer, and Lone Survivor.

A well-recognized internet celebrity, Dan has mouth-watering earnings from his social media. In particular, fans can see him boasting about his income and lifestyle on Instagram.

Houses & Cars

Dan Bilzerian sponsors players and hosts tournaments; as such, the return he receives overshadows what he spends.

Talking about his lifestyle, the bearded macho man lives in Hollywood Hills with Leonardo DiCaprio as his neighbor. The house overlooks Los Angeles.

The mansion has an infinity pool, a separate poker room, a bar of his own, and a movie room with a high-definition sound system.

Similarly, the house stands over a large acre that even homes a custom-made Brabus truck purchased for a jaw-dropping sum of $760k.

With a chrome 1965 Shelby Cobra and a Lamborghini Aventador, Dan also owns two pet goats named Zeus and Beatrice.

It’s safe to say Bilzerian’s goats live a much more lavish life. Not just that, but they get to sleep under a $700 blanket.

Dan Bilzerian With Models
Dan Bilzerian With Models (Source: Instagram)

Furthermore, the King of Instagram owns several houses in Los Angeles, La Jolla, and San Diego occupying a vast land with exquisite views.

Also a travel freak, Dan often rents out his condominiums and houses while exploring the world. 

Dan has loaded weaponry lying at his house. Hence, people visiting the house are advised by security not to touch the weapons under any circumstances.

Besides, he has a fantastic glass collection, and all the items are worth good money. His Buck Glassfish and Goat skull chandelier are especially famous. 

To follow that, the poker player has built a room capable of storing thousands of firearms. Dan often takes Instagram to boast his collections by showing his skills at a gun range or just out and about in any open space.

Business

Apart from these, Bilzerian even established a company called Ignite International Brands Ltd., which includes a range of products such as electronic cigarettes, CBD oils, water bottles, and vodka, many other products.

In January 2019, the public company in Toronto, Canada, commenced its business under the BILZF ticker. It was reported that in 2019, the company lost over $50 million, mainly on marketing and office rental expenses.

Dan’s brainchild company aims to change the way people perceive the use of marijuana. Similarly, Dan hires models to promote Ignite products. Ignite has emerged as a result of Bilzerian’s love for cannabis.

Talking about his business, on January 17, 2023, Dan Bilzerian explained what to expect from Ignites disposable vape products.

He said that Ignite’s premium quality disposable vapes are designed similarly suitable for both beginners and experienced vapers.

Furthermore, he has revealed that he made millions from cryptocurrency after taking wise advice from a friend.

He said he found himself swimming in the digital cash pond after a friend advised him.

Lavish Lifestyle

The King of Instagram threw a wild $500k party and showed off his insane lifestyle, according to the sources released on 31 January 2023.

He showed off his private jets, yachts, luxurious mansions in Vegas and LA, and a lot of guns while always surrounded by s**** models wearing bikinis or nothing at all.

Dan Bilzerian Playing Chess
Dan Bilzerian Playing Chess (Source: Instagram)

Moreover, in one of the Jackass alumn Steve-O’s podcasts, Dan revealed nobody liked the pictures of him surfing on social media.

While Steve-O and his co-hosts agreed wholeheartedly, he shared the story in much humor, how the friend insisted he surfs. 

His friend was shocked after discovering that Dan had never surfed before.

Dan expressed his experience of conquering nature as he was at 50 mph down the face of a beast, which he posted on his social media, and was sad to see nobody liked the feed as much as other posts. 

Bongs

Dan, a cannabis-obsessed individual, is certain to own bongs. He has demonstrated his love for it even on his social media.

Gun Room

Bilzerian owns a massive collection of guns. He has 97 guns and a loaded gun on display in every room of his residence in Hollywood Hills.

Clothes & Shoes

Bilzerian is indeed a style icon. He is always seen well dressed and classy. You can purchase his clothes, shoes, and other apparel on the website of Ignite.

Moreover, his brand Ignite and its logo are quite popular among admirers.

Cat

Bilzerian is a cat person. His cat Smushball is a doll face Persian cat who is well-spoiled by his crazily rich owner. Dan loves Smushball dearly, who is the light of his life.

Smushball seems to be the only constant in Dan’s life, as everyone has witnessed his always-changing females on Instagram.

Private Jet

Dan Bilzerian owns a Gulfstream G-IV private jet. The luxury jet with registration N701DB is painted as per his choice with a request to the authority.

Dan Bilzerian And Steve Aoki In Front of Private Jet
Steve Aoki and Dan Bilzerian In Front of Private Jet (Source: TheTravel)

Often, David Goggins accompanies his trips on the jet.

Endorsements & Charity

Dan Bilzerian has a whooping net worth of $200 million as of May 2024.

Apart from being a glorified playboy, the poker player has a soft corner for financially thrashed people.

Dan rented out his Hollywood Hills mansion for Steve Aoki’s gig, which benefited the charity fund he was sponsoring.

Added to these, Bilz organizes poker parties inviting several A-List celebrities, and after the conclusion of the party, funds raised go directly to a non-profit charity.

People like him, and some don’t, but he is an internet sensation who knows the value of money and even understands that a small gesture will be paid forward.

The King of Instagram, with over 33.4 million Instagram followers, isn’t stopping anytime soon. Dan Bilzerian’s net worth is only increasing daily, and one can only wonder how he does it.

Drugs & Heart Attacks

Bilzerian was into drugs and has also talked about it openly. He lives an utterly lavish life, which often brings him into a risky position.

The King of Instagram was very near to death after he consumed drugs rampantly at a party.

He discussed taking six times the recommended dose of V****a, excessive c**a**e, and weed and drinking for four days straight with a sleep of about an hour.

Any person would suffer hazardous consequences with a lifestyle as brutal as his. He underwent two heart attacks.

The doctor claimed that there was no issue with his heart and that the drugs were to be blamed for his deteriorating health. According to a source, he was 25 when he went through this on 1 October 2017.

Dan claimed that the doctor was Conard Murray, infamous for being charged with involuntary manslaughter over the death of Michael Jackson as he had administered the singer with a lethal dose of propofol.

Fortunately, from that day, Dan has focused on leading a good life. 

Diet

Dan Bilzerian has a stunning body weighing almost 187 pounds. His diet is highly responsible for his fitness.

He consumes an omelet with four egg whites and two whole eggs, toast oatmeal with fruits, a scoop of protein powder, and juice in his breakfast.

His pre-workout meal consists of pre-workout shakes and dry fruits. Likewise, he consumes protein shakes, chicken, rice, and veggies as his post-workout food.

His lunch consists of salmon, rice, and veggies. Similarly, his evening meal is filled with protein and dry fruits.

He eats chicken or turkey, rice, and veggies for his dinner. Moreover, he consumes supplements and multivitamins to attain his fitness goal.

Controversies

Money and fame will surely attract challenges, and when you are as rich as Dan, you are sure to attract some to your name.

In 2014, Bilzerian sued the Lone Survivor film producer and demanded $1.2 million, which was the original investment plus 20 percent, as he stated that he invested $1 million for at least eight minutes of screen time and 80 words of dialogue.

However, in just one line, Dan’s role was reduced to less than a minute. The lawsuit was later withdrawn, as Bilzerian earned $1.5 million in revenue due to the film’s commercial success.

He was also involved in the brawl in the Miami nightclub; according to Vanessa Castano, when she went to separate two women fighting at the club, she was pushed by Dan and kicked in the face.

She filed a lawsuit and asked for $1 million to settle the suit foreseeing the chances of punitive damages based on his income if the suit went to trial. Moreover, the police said Dan did not kick, and the case was dropped.

In 2014, Bilzerian was again in trouble for his act with Janice Griffith, who was set for a photo shoot with him sponsored by the Hustler magazine. He threw the model off the roof into a pool, and she broke her foot as she hit the pool’s edge.

She asked $85,000 for her injuries, which was rejected. In December, she filed a lawsuit against him and the magazine company. However, his lawyer claimed it was an “act of God” and said it was not his fault.

Weapon Controversy

In December, Dan was arrested on a fugitive warrant from Nevada at Los Angeles International Airport on unrelated bomb-making charges. As the charges were dropped, he was released but was scheduled to be arraigned in January 2015 in Clark County, Nevada.

He was fined $17,231.50  for a misdemeanor charge of “negligently failing to extinguish a fire in the open.”

Also, the public criticized him for his behavior during the Las Vegas shooting on October 1, 2017, as he was seen shooting and fleeing to safety, posting videos of himself on Instagram.

Not only that, but in one of the videos, he also requested a police officer to let him use his guns while on the scene. In his final video, he said, “I don’t think there’s much I can do.”

Which brought him much criticism for acting insensitively at the unfortunate moment.

His Ignite president Heffernan sued Bilzerian for wrongful termination in July 2020.

Heffernan stated that he was fired for criticizing Bilzerian’s misappropriation of company funds for the lavish lifestyle.

Unsettled Wealth

Bilzerian boasts that his wealth is the outcome of a successful gambling career.

But many people disagree with him, including poker player Doug Polk. Some of his wealth was inherited from his father, corporate takeover specialist Paul Bilzerian.

When Paul was asked to pay over $30 million of his allegedly illegal profits to the SEC, he filed for bankruptcy in 1991 and then again in 2001 and did not pay.

Instead, he set up a trust fund for his two children which they were eligible to take over when they turned 30.

The 2001 bankruptcy judgment showed that, in 1997, Dan and Adam’s trust was worth $12 million in Cimetrix stock which was meant to be divided between two sons equally.

According to Curtis Heffernan, Forbes reported that many of his assets were rented by Ignite, the company that Bilzerian founded, and he served as CEO and majority shareholder.

Quotes

Here are some of Dan Bilzerian’s popular quotes:

  • “If a person bluffs a lot in poker, he just thinks everyone else is bluffing more often. People equate things to how they live.”
  • “If I wanna go to Vegas in the middle of the night, then that’s just what I’ll do.”
  • “Climbing the mountain is always more fun than sitting at the top. it’s just that you have to find different mountains to climb.”
  • “In poker, it’s tough. It’s tough to manage your money. Because you don’t know, you can go out and play great and still lose. You can get your money in with the best hand and still get unlucky.”
  • “Spent time this week in the mountains. It’s good to disconnect; all things important in the city are irrelevant here.”
  • “I don’t feel like the laws make it that much safer.”

  • “All the big cars, bitches, and bullshit in the world won’t make you as happy as having one good pal.”

Social Media Presence

Dan Bilzerian is mainly active on Instagram, but he is also available on Facebook and Twitter. He posts glitzy life there with models promoting his brand.

According to a report published on 6 February 2023, Dan Bilzerian was questioned by one of his Instagram followers, “How many times do you have a s** in a week?”

He filmed himself and responded to his question by saying, “I don’t know,I would say, on average, at least two times a day.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Twitter (@DanBilzerian): 1.5 million followers

Facebook (@Dan Bilzerian): 15 million followers

Popularity Graph

Dan Bilzerian is a poker player, businessman, and social media influencer. 

Dan Bilzerian Popularity Graph
Dan Bilzerian Popularity Graph (Source: Google)

The above graph shows Bilzerian’s popularity over the past twelve months. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

What kind of watch does Dan Bilzerian wear?

Dan Bilzerian is surely a huge fan of Audemars Piguet. He has showcased the stunning Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar watch at many events. Dan Bilzerian also wears a 45mm Richard Mille RM11-03 Automatic Flyback Chronograph in 18k rose gold with a titanium clasp and a skeleton dial. The watch has a yellow strap. Moreover, it has up to 55 hours of power reserve. It cost him an amount between $500,000–$800,000.

Does Dan Bilzerian have a new haircut?

The poker player recently changed his haircut to a “white trash” Mohawk. His hair is shaggy on top with shaved sides

Did Dan Bilzerian flee the Las Vegas shooting?

Yes, Dan was caught in one of the worst mass shootings in modern U.S. history in 2017. He claimed he saw a woman getting shot right in front of him. He posted a clip saying he would grab a gun on social media. However, another clip of him showed Bilzerian standing in front of the police lights, completely shocked.

What does Dan Bilzerian have to do with Donald Trump?

Dan Bilzerian was in Donald Trump‘s favor in the presidential election. They met at the Trump Tower around that time. Dan wrote this on his Instagram after the meeting: “In an age of pussified political correctness, you have to respect the people who remain unfiltered (Donald Trump).

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