Michael Matusow was born on the 30th April 1968, in Los Angeles, California USA, and is an American professional poker player, better known by his nickname “The Mouth”. During his professional career, he has won four World Series of Poker bracelets, 13 final tables and 32 money finishes in tournaments. He is also known for hosting such poker podcasts as “The Circuit”, and “The Mouthpiece”. His career has been active since the early 1990s.
So, have you ever wondered just how rich Mike Matusow is, as of late 2016? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of Mike’s net worth amounts to $8 million. Needless to say, he has earned most of his income during his successful career as a professional poker player. Additionally, another source is coming from his career as the host of several poker podcasts.
Mike Matusow Net Worth $8 Million
Mike Matusow was raised in Los Angeles. Even at a young age he was a passionate competitor, enjoying and excelling at activities such as pool, building race cars, and bowling. Information about his parents and education is unknown to the media.
Mike first discovered his passion for poker when he started playing video poker in the Maxim Casino at the age of 18. Although he had never played poker before, it wasn’t long before he started visiting the casinos regularly, to the extent that his shoulder and arms began to suffer from repetitive strain injury as a result of his rabid dedication. However, at the beginning he wasn’t too successful, and he occasionally stole money from his mother’s purse, and even attended Gamblers Anonymous meeting to cope with his problem. All of this changed when he met a rounder named Steve Samaroff in 1989, who introduced him to Texas hold’em poker.
Soon Mike became much more serious about a professional engagement to poker. He started working as a poker dealer at Sans Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, which enabled him to observe other players and pick up on various tips and strategies. Furthermore, his work as a poker dealer helped him accumulate enough knowledge and experience to start competing in professional poker tournaments. His net worth began to rise.
Subsequently, Mike earned his first big income at the 1998 World Series of Poker, when he paid part of Scotty Nguyen’s entrance fee, who later went on to win and subsequently gave him $333,333 in return for his stake, adding a considerable amount to his net worth.
A year later, Mike defeated Alex Brenes and won the $3,500 No Limit Hold’em event which earned him his first World Series of Poker bracelet. In 2000, he won some more World Series of Poker cashes before his highly successful run at the 2001 Main Event. He finished sixth and earned approximately $240,000. He followed this success by winning his second bracelet in 2002 and making another deep run in the 2005 Main Event, all of which earned him over $1 million. He eventually went on to win his third and fourth bracelet in 2008 and in 2013, while cashing multiple other times along the way, increasing further his net worth.
Besides his success at the World Series of Poker, Matusow has also competed and cashed in at many other events, some of which included World Poker Tour, the National Heads-up Poker Championship, the Aruba Classic and the Wynn Classic. Additional to this, he has also competed in High Stakes Poker and Poker After Dark, winning once. As a member of Team Full Tilt, he can be regularly found playing a variety of games and competitions on Full Tilt Poker. His net worth is certainly rising.
Beside his involvement in poker tournaments, Mike also hosted Card Player’s poker radio podcast “The Circuit” and is currently the host of Card Player’s online video segment “The Mouthpiece”. In 2009 he published his autobiography entitled “Check Raising the Devil”, which also increased his net worth by a large margin.
Regarding his personal life, Mike Matusow is single, and his current residence is in Henderson, Nevada.
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