His name is Dan Bilzerian and he is known as one of the wildest and craziest poker players in the game today. The son of wealthy corporate takeover guru Paul Bilzerian. Bilzerian enlisted in the Navy in 1999 and first went into BUD/S after completing boot camp and Quartermaster school. Bilzerian completed 2 hell weeks and all but 2 days of Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training before being rolled all the way back to the beginning of second phase for a safety violation on the firing range. He was then administratively dropped a few weeks before graduation for a personality conflict with an instructor. Dan first became well known after the lid was blown on Hollywood poker games involving Tobey Maguire, Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon. Bilzerian was interviewed about his participation in these high stakes poker games and even called Maguire a “cheap bitch.”
The poker playboy has also gained notoriety for having three heart attacks and bragging about his use of steroids. With all of this being said, the latest chapter in his wild life is pretty easy to believe.
While playing at the Aria poker room recently, Bilzerian tweeted a picture of $2.5 million worth of chips (see below). He added the following message that explained what happened to the money: