Jonathan Duhamel – Rising Poker Superstar
This Canadian talent is one of the top poker players in the current times and has won the 2010 WSOP, which earned him his one and only bracelet. He is the first Canadian to win the major event of the World Series of Poker and his total wins amount to around $15,585,996. Jonathan’s net worth is estimated to be around $30 million and considering the fact that he is only twenty-seven years old, he is the one to look out for. His biggest earning came from 2010 WSOP Main event by beating John Racener heads-up to win the title and winning $8,944,310.
Jonathan Duhamel’s rise to fame is a typical underdog story who was destined to achieve greatness. Born in a middle-class family in Canada, he was introduced to Poker by his classmates while studying at Uni. They soon playing on a regular basis at each other’s dorm rooms and he eventually became so passionate about playing poker that he decided to drop-off from University to pursue a career in gambling.
His first decent cash out was at the European Poker Tour’s No Limit Hold’em main event in 2008, where he took tenth place and received over $50,000 in prize money. Duhamel spent the next couple years building up his bankroll by playing at various casinos across Canada and this is where he claims to have met excellent players who helped him gain the necessary experience he needed to take his career to the next level. Duhamel is also an author, having written a poker strategy book called, “Final Table,” where he gives advice to players who are interested in competing in bigger tournaments. His book was published in 2012 and it’s a popular read for gambling enthusiasts today.