DAN Bilzerian is a prominent internet personality, dubbed “The King of Instagram”.
He is renowned for his lavish lifestyle, and is regularly pictured with machine guns and a string of half-dressed women. But how’d he get so rich? We take a look.
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 entered 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.
What is his net worth?
Bilzerian is worth approximately $150million.
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.
How did he become the ‘King of Instagram’?
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 images of multiple semi-naked women draped over him, and 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.
His most recent post, from October 6 2018, shows the internet star watching the Conor McGregor UFC fight in bed with nine women.
In order pictures, he is seen getting his hair cut by topless women wearing bowties, driving his pick-up truck with a 20mm anti-tank gun in the back, and posing with his customised Gulfstream IV jet.
He is often dressed in a uniform of dark T-shirt, boots and cargo pants.
How is his health?
Bilzerian had two heart attacks before he turned 25.
He admits the strain on his heart was caused by excessive use of cocaine and Viagra, as well as binge drinking over four days.
Speaking to a magazine he said he took six times the recommended dose of Viagra, a lot of cocaine, weed and drank for four days straight with about an hour’s sleep.
This led to a pain in his shoulder, which he shrugged off and decided to do press-ups to relieve.
When that didn’t work and he started getting shortness of breath, he rang his mum and ended up at the hospital where doctors were allegedly reluctant to treat him.
They informed him he had suffered a heart attack, and following day had another one.
He claims he was treated at the time by Michael Jackson’s former doctor, Conrad Murray.
In 2011, he suffered a pulmonary embolism, caused by an overly ambitious schedule of poker, booze and sex while flying between Las Vegas and Hawaii without sleep.