The famous American professional poker player, the estimated John Juanda Net Worth stands at $4.4 Million. His father was a gambler himself and often warned him about the dangers of gambling. However, Juanda did not follow his advice and turned to gambling right in his elementary school though it was illegal in Indonesia. He used to shoot marbles for money while in school. During his high school, he had been a track star for 200-meter sprints to 500 meters races.
John Juanda Net Worth-UPDATED 2018
In 1990, Juanda arrived in the United States and enrolled at the Oklahoma State University. It was during his 11-hour flight to the US that he was introduced to the game of poker through a friend. When not working or attending a class, Juanda was involved in polishing his poker skills in local casinos. He graduated with a bachelor degree in Marketing and Management. He also got MBA degree from the Seattle University. Juanda worked with equity trading and sales until 1996 when he had accumulated sufficient bankroll for full-time poker playing. He decided to pursue a full-time career in poker in 1996. Three years after this, he succeeded to the final table at the first two events during the World Series of Poker. In 2001 and 2002, Juanda won four World Series of Poker titles and also a World Poker Open Championship title. He was the Player of the Year for ‘Card Player Magazine’ tournament in both the years. In 2004, he also won the Professional Poker Tour Event at the Foxwoods Casino located in Connecticut.
Major Achievements and Tournaments
- In 2005, John Juanda, after winning the tournament of the Monte Carlo Millions Consolation, he earned about $500,000. He came sixth in the main event and second at another event ‘The FullTiltPoker.Net Invitational Live from Monte Carlo’.
- In 2006, Juanda won the first prize at the Crown Australian Poker Championship defeating Tony Bloom, Phil Ivey, Mike Sexton, Jeff Lisandro and others, winning $732,901.
- He also won the World Series of Poker Europe No Limit Holdem Main Event and earned $1,580,096.
- Soon after, he finished as the runners-up position at the European Poker Tour Showdown, a high roller event, earning $598,770.
Juanda’s achievements include the five WSOP bracelets he has won and other poker titles in his name. These include:
- Triple Draw Lowball Ace to Five (2002) with a prize money of $49,620
- Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Split (2003) for $130,200
- Pot Limit Omaha (2003) with a prize of $203,840
- No Limit Hold’Em Main Event (2008) with a prize $1,539,250
- 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship (2011) for $367,170
Though John Juanda has made it to the six World Poker Tour final tables, he has never earned a WPT title. However, John dominated the world of professional poker during his career from 1999 to 2011, earning prize money of $4,702,392 from WSOP events. His live tournament winnings amount to over $16,000,000. His 54 cashes rank him at 8th position for all time WSOP cashes. John Juanda was elected to be inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2015. He was a part of the prestigious Team Full Tilt and played some of the highest state poker games on live TV.
In recent years, John Juanda decided to quit the professional poker career to lead a quiet and peaceful life in Japan. He has some property in Nevada. He can be found playing High Stake games with poker players like Sam Simon, Ben Affleck, Tobey Maguire and others. Though aggressive at poker tables, John is said to be a calm person. He has a kind nature and plans to become a doctor in his homeland to help those in need. The Tenth Richest Professional Poker Player in the world and the richest in the country of Indonesia, John Juanda possesses unique flexibility in various fields of life including athletics and business. He often makes people forget about his skills and success as a poker player. If you’ve liked our content, please do share it with friends on Facebook and Pin it on Pinterest to spread the word.