About Doyle Brunson
It has been calculated that the total size of Doyle Brunson net worth today reaches 75 million dollars, thanks to his successful career as a poker player. He has become professional in playing this game and it also made him one of the most prominent names in poker. The poker player was born in 1933 in Longworth, Texas. He has been playing poker professionally for more than 50 years already and thus, this has been the main source of Doyle Brunson net worth, as well.
He was raised in a town with a very small population as only 100 people lived there. When he was young, he was also playing basketball and was titled as an All-State Texas basketball player. After high school, he enrolled to Hardin-Simmons University. Doyle Brunson was about to join the Minneapolis Lakers when he suffered a knee injury, which prevented to continue his career in basketball. Thus, he decided to shift his focus and improve his skills in playing poker.
When he graduated from college, he appeared in his first game in poker and earned one month’s salary in his first game. Thus, he then considered seriously giving up his job in the sales industry and focusing on his career as a professional poker player. He teamed up with his friends and won many games. After that, they all traveled to Las Vegas, where they lost everything. After that, Doyle Brunson decided to play poker individually and this career has added up a lot to the overall estimate of Doyle Brunson net worth.
Almost every year as an individual poker player, Doyle Brunson has appeared in the World Series of Poker. Doyle Brunson in his career has won ten WSOP bracelets and two WSOP Championships. In 1978, he published a book about poker called “Super/System”, which is a guide on how to play poker. Thus the sales of this book have also increased the total sum of Doyle Brunson net worth. In the middle of the 2000s, an edited version of the book was published, called “Super/System 2”, and contributions by other poker players were made in it, including Chip Reese, David Sklansky and Bobby Baldwin.
Doyle Brunson has had some legal troubles, too, as he was investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission, however, the investigation was dropped in 2007. In 1962, Doyle Brunson got married to his wife Louise, with whom he has two kids, however, their daughter passed away when she was 18 years old because of overdosing drugs.