DAN Bilzerian has a life many men would dream of – partying with bikini-clad women, riding in private jets and mingling with the stars.
The playboy, nicknamed the ‘King of Instagram’, claims to have made his riches through poker. Here’s everything you need to know.
Who is Dan Bilzerian?
Dan Brandon Bilzerian was born on December 7, 1980 in Tampa, Florida.
He attended Tampa Preparatory school and later enrolled at the University of Florida, majoring in Business and Criminology.
Bilzerian has a brother named Adam.
They are of Armenian descent through their dad, corporate takeover specialist Paul Bilzerian, who set up trust funds for his sons.
Bilzerian earned his nickname from his 24.5million followers on social media.
He is known for his lavish and controversial lifestyle, the playboy is often seen hanging out with famous faces like Floyd Mayweather and DJ Steve Aoki.
His Instagram page is littered with images of multiple semi-naked women draped over him as he flashes his cash.
Bilzerian also showcases his love of guns, and posts videos and images of him with the weapons.
The social media feed documents an incredibly outrageous lifestyle, seemingly free of moral, financial or legal constraints.
He is seen as a man through whom millions vicariously live out their fantasies and is often dressed in a uniform of dark T-shirt, boots and cargo pants.
However, Dan has previously faced furious backlash over several posts on his Instagram, including a photo of a bikini-clad woman riding a 100-year-old endangered tortoise.
The playboy is believed to live in the Hollywood hills but also has houses in Los Angeles and San Diego which are said to be worth $100m (£63m).
Besides poker and managing his popular Instagram account, Dan has starred in some movies.
These include small roles in Olympus Has Fallen, where he was Gerard Butler’s stunt double, Lone Survivor, The Other Woman, and Equalizer.
He put a million dollars down on Lone Survivor, in exchange for eight minutes of screen time and 80 words.
He later sued, when his role was cut to one line with eight minutes screen time, but ended up dropping the case as he claimed he had made his money back in the end thanks to the success of the film.
What is his net worth?
Bilzerian is worth approximately $200million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.com
He accumulated his wealth from a trust fund and his poker winnings.
It is claimed that Bilzerian made $50million playing poker over 12-14 months.
Since becoming a professional poker player, he plays ultra-high-stakes private games – often with billionaires – that routinely include seven-figure bets.
Was Dan Bilzerian in the military?
Given his hench physique, it comes as no surprise that Dan started out in the Navy SEAL training program in 2000.
However, after several attempts, he did not graduate and was reportedly dropped from the program for a “safety violation on the shooting range.”
Despite being an American by birth, Bilzerian flew to Armenia with his brother Adam and dad Paul on August 28, 2018 to obtain Armenian citizenship and join the Armenian Armed Forces.