You might have heard of Dan Bilzerian, the spoiled, rich brat who parties his life away, and is famous just because of that. And it’s safe to say that Bilzerian, who was born via Instagram, has had his fair share of highs and lows. Take a look at some interesting facts about this internet personality whose lifestyle will leave you feeling in awe, or envious as hell!
He is a professional poker player
Yes, that’s how this 34-year-old mostly earns his money. Bilzerian’s most noteworthy win was in 2009, when he participated in the World Series of Poker Main Event and won $36,626. Although he finished in the 180th place, he did gain attention, and a year later, was voted among the top funniest poker players, active on social media (Twitter), by Bluff Magazine. However, one should keep in mind his $150 million net worth also includes a hefty trust fund by his Wall Street corporate raider father.
He has had 3 heart attacks
Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Given his extremist partying ways and affinity for strong drugs, Bilzerian suffered not one or two, but three heart attacks before he turned 32! The grass may not always be greener on the other side.
He once funded a family
The guy has a good side too! In 2014, Bilzerian financially aided Brian and Nicole Hammond from Las Vegas, who are foster parents to an overwhelming six special needs children. What’s more, he got to know of their problems via YouTube.
He has had 5 run-ins with the law
One arrest and four lawsuits. Bilzerian has sued and been sued twice each. He was taken to court once when an adult film actress broke her leg when she was pushed off a roof by him (for a photoshoot). The second time he allegedly kicked model Vanessa Castano in the face. Even his lawsuits are interesting!
He owns two cats
Two female, doll face, Persian cats have more followers than you on Instagram. Little Penelope has 37,600 followers, and if you think that’s a lot, Smushball has a whopping 851,000 fans and a clothing line!! That’s more achievements than quite a few famous names.
He is also an actor
He hasn’t done too many roles or even major ones for that matter, but Bilzerian has appeared in Lone Survivor, The Other Woman, The Equalizer, and Cat Run 2. Additionally, he played the role of a stuntman in Olympus Has Fallen back in 2013. His upcoming movie, Extraction co-stars Bruce Willis and Kellan Lutz, and is slated for a limited release on December 18 this year.
He is running for President!
No, this is not a joke. The hardcore playboy is in the race to become America’s next President as an independent candidate. He announced this news earlier in June and although Bilzerian isn’t 35 yet, he will be by the day of the election. Also, his campaign flyer features him “riding a tortoise with a machine gun.”