Dan Bilzerian: The True Story Of Instagram Playboy Millionaire
Dan Bilzerian is a social media star, king of Instagram, and has a huge following on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and an impressive bank account to march. How does he make his money?
Dan has gained a huge following due to his lavish lifestyle. He has over 32 million followers on Instagram.
Read along to know more about Dan Bilzerian and why he no longer posts as often as he used to do.
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DAN BILZERIAN’S EARLY LIFE
Daniel(Dan) Brandon Bilzerian was born on 7th December 1980 in Florida, USA, to Paul Bilzerian and Terri Steffen. Dan’s father was a well-known Armenian-American businessman and venture capitalist, having invested large stock in diverse companies.
His father graduated from Harvard Business school and immediately founded his robotics company. The robotics company thrived, and he would earn up to an eight-figure salary.
Unfortunately, his father was convicted of fraud and went bankrupt as he had to pay a fine of $1.5 million. In addition to the prison fine, Paul served 13 months of his 4-year prison sentence. However, his previous assets of wealth contributed to the wealth of his children as he provided trust funds to his sons at an early age.
Dan attributes his wealth to a trust fund from his father, a corporate raider on wall street, and his professional poker career and CBD company. His Instagram is proof of the extravagant lifestyle he lives as he flaunts his cars, guns, and house. Dan is a bachelor, and his Instagram page is proof of how much he is enjoying it as he posts himself surrounded by many ladies as they enjoy themselves.
DAN BILZERIAN’S EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
Dan Bilzerian studied at the Gaither High School in Florida, USA, where he grew up. Bilzerian decided to join the military school at the US Navy Seal in 1999 under the seal division. However, he dropped out of the Navy SEAL due to fractures in his leg. He also suffered two heart attacks and a pulmonary embolism. If not for the speedy medical attention, he would have been no more.
After dropping out of the Navy SEAL training, Dan joined the University of Florida to study Business and Criminology. Not much is available on whether he completed the course.
DAN BILZERIAN’S ACTING CAREER.
The popular Instagram playboy has featured in many popular TV shows and movies, taking both big roles and minute roles. Dan has been privileged enough to act alongside great actors such as Denzel Washington.
His acting career began coming to fruition in 2013 when he acted in his first movie called Lone Survivor, a war and action movie where he played SCPO Daniel Healy.
In 2014, Dan Bilzerian was featured in The Equalizer, a drama movie as Teddy’s guy, in Cat Run 2, a comedy movie, as Cordray, and in The Other Woman, a psychological thriller as the handsome man at the bar.
In 2015, Dan Bilzerian featured in Extraction, an action movie, as Higgins.
The latest movie that Dan Bilzerian has featured in is War Dogs movie, a comedy-drama film in which he acted as himself.
Dan Bilzerian has also featured in a tv show called Risk Takers: Reality Show which was first aired in 2016 and is ongoing today.
Dan Bilzerian is also a talented executive producer. In 2017, he produced an animated cartoon new television series called Blitz Real Hollywood Stories. In the Series, which was produced in the US, Dan shares true-life stories of his life journey in an animated form as he shares the lessons learned.
DAN BILZERIAN’S POKER CAREER
Dan is a professional poker player who has been playing since his childhood. He used to play with his brother, Adam Bilzerian, who is also a fellow poker player. The two used to compete, and it is quite clear that Dan is the better one as he has made it big time!
Dan is the co-founder of Victory Poker and a GGPoker ambassador, bets up to 8 digits which is millions, on a single high-stakes poker game, and has won millions of money on those cash games. His winning mindset is what has separated him from the rest of the poker players in the poker community, making him the best. For example, he was once able to turn $750 into $187,000 on a single high cash stake game.
In 2008, Dan Bilzerian competed in the World Series of Poker Main Event. He was able to finish in 180th place earning $36,626. He has competed against renowned poker players like Phil Ivey and Joe Cada and won them.
Similarly, in 2010, Dan was voted one of the world’s funniest poker players by Bluff Magazine. Again, the poll was carried out on Twitter, and his fans voted for him.
Dan Bilzerian announced a heads-up poker match with Alec Gores, a billionaire venture capitalist from Israel. They once competed against each other in Molly’s Game, the biggest and most exclusive poker game in Hollywood hosted by Molly Bloom, where Dan Bilzerian claimed to have won $40 million. They will be playing for $100 million($50 million each) in Las Vegas.
IGNITE- DAN BILZERIAN’S COMPANY
Dan Bilzerian founded Ignite International Brands Ltd in 1985. Ignite is a public company in Toronto, Canada. The company specializes in selling electronic cigarettes, CBD oils, water bottles, vodka, and other products.
In 2020, Ignite was affected by Covid-19 and incurred a loss of up to $70million, which negatively impacted Dan Bilzerian’s net worth. However, Dan Bilzerian’s business is starting to pick up thanks to strategies like cutting costs and issuing shares to the public, which have been strategies that have increased revenue for the company.
DAN BILZERIAN’S RACING CAREER
In 2011, Dan Bilzerian participated in the Las Vegas Motor speed war drag race. In the race, he competed with his 1967 AC Cobra. Dan beat Tom Goldstein and was awarded $385,000. The race statistics show that he could complete the race in 10.74 seconds at an average speed of 133 miles per hour, while his competitor, Tom Goldstein, finished the race in 11.54 seconds with an average speed of 122 miles per hour.
Dan not only competed in drag races but also rode a bike. He took a bet with Bill Perkins that he could ride from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, approximately 300 miles, in less than 48 hours. True to his word, Dan managed to complete the ride in 33 hours with no medical assistance and won the bet. Bill Perkins gave him $600,000 for winning.
Sources reveal that Dan is trained for free to race by professional bike racer Lance Armstrong in exchange for $25000. The $25000 goes into charity as Lance Armstrong has a charity organization called the Livestrong foundation for children and adults fighting cancer.
DAN BILZERIAN’S CHARITY PROJECTS
Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Thanks to his philanthropic nature, Dan Bilzerian has spread his wealth through many charitable projects.
In addition to the contribution to the Livestrong foundation by Lance Armstrong, Dan Bilzerian started a project which he named “ The Robin Hood Project. “ Through his project, he donates huge amounts of money, up to $10,000 per person, to people in dire need of financial assistance. People living with disabilities have highly benefited from his project.
One of the earliest beneficiaries of his project was a woman who could use the donation to get a better quality wheelchair to ease her movements wherever she went.
I know you may be asking, why $10,000? Dan Bilzerian donates that amount of money per person because any amount higher than that will be taxed by the US Government, which he tries to avoid.
In 2015, Dan hosted a poker tournament in which all proceeds from the event were to raise money for medical research to do with the brain. The tournament took place in his home in Las Vegas, where he charged an entrance fee of $1000. Prominent Celebrities such as Ludacris, Vin Diesel, and many more turned up for the event. By the end of the event, Dan Bilzerian was able to raise and donate $100,000 towards the research.
DAN BILZERIAN’S BREAK FROM SOCIAL MEDIA
Bilzerian posted that he took a break from social media, and you can see fewer activities on his account, saying he feels like he conquered this ”video game” kind of life and was tired of playing it.
WHAT IS DAN BILZERIAN’S NET WORTH (2022)?
According to Wealth Gorilla, Dan Bilzerian’s net worth as of 2022 is $200 million.
His total wealth is from the trust funds from his father, Paul Bilzerian, and money from his poker career and businesses. That is why he can comfortably afford a lavish lifestyle and a house in Hollywood Hills
Dan Bilzerian is also a venture capitalist like his father was.
DAN BILZERIAN’S GUNS AND VEGAS SHOOTING CONTROVERSIES.
From a young age, Dan Bilzerian has been a lover of guns. When in primary school, he once carried a machine gun to school, and even though he had no intentions of firing the gun, he was expelled and had to finish his senior year from home and didn’t graduate from school as his classmates did.
Today, Dan Bilzerian owns over 100 different guns, and he says that laws concerning the possession of guns should be eased as guns are a form of self-defense. He has a special room in his mansion to store and display his guns.
Despite his fearless display on Instagram, Dan was filmed running away from a Las Vegas shooting where a woman was shot dead. This caused his Instagram followers to wonder in disbelief if he was a trained Navy seal.
DAN BILZERIAN’S RELATIONSHIPS
Dan has not committed to anyone, despite Instagram fame and the girls he has been posting. He does not have a wife but has had girlfriends including Hailey Grice, Hannah Palmer, Sofia Beverly, Suelyn Medeiros, Morgan Hultgren, Katie Bell, Lauren Blake, Desiree Schlotz, and Leidy Amelia.
Dan Bilzerian is not married and does not have any kids.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT DAN BILZERIAN
What is Dan Bilzerian’s age?
Dan Bilzerian was born on 7th December 1980, a true Sagittarius. Dan Bilzerian will turn 42 years old in 2022.
Is Dan Bilzerian vegan?
No, Dan is neither a vegan nor is he a vegetarian. Dan Bilzerian likes his meat just fine.
The playboy gambler is passionate about fitness and wellness. This is evident as he loves doing workouts and eating healthily. A vegetable will rarely miss on the side of his plate.
Why was Dan banned from a Miami nightclub?
The social media star was banned after kicking model Vanessa Castano after an argument tainting his social media stardom image.
Was Dan Bilzerian a Navy SEAL?
He is a former US Navy SEAL Trainee. He, however, dropped out of the training due to fractures on his leg as he broke it, and it would hinder him from practicing in the military.
What is Dan Bilzerian’s height?
Dan is 5 feet 9 and a half inches tall, approximately 1.76 meters.
Where is Dan Bilzerian today?
Dan Bilzerian lives in Las Vegas as of 2022 in a mansion worth $8.5 million. He no longer lives in the apartments he has flaunted in the previous years on social media. He used to pay rent equivalent to $200,000 per month.
How many cars does Dan Bilzerian own?
Dan Bilzerian has a grand collection of sports cars, including the 1965 AC Cobra, which he used to race in 2011 against Tom Goldstein. He also has a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster and a Bentley Flying Spur, among many others.
What happened to Dan Bilzerian’s Book- The Setup?
Dan chose to write his autobiography after he felt the memoir written by the Simon and Schuster Gallery was not good enough. He finished writing his autobiography in June 2020. In his book, he talks about his life from childhood to where he is now.