famous poker players moneymaker 
Name Chris Moneymaker
Age 36 (Born 1975 Nashville Tennessee USA)
Residence Nashville Tennessee USA
Earnings $3 Million + 

Chris Moneymaker rose to fame in the poker world when he won the 2003 WSOP main event for $2.5+ million. Chris Moneymaker drew attention to online poker when it was revealed that he won entry to the WSOP $10,000 buy in event from a online poker online $40 satellite. This amazing feat of turning $40 into $2.5 million caught the attention of vast numbers of amateur poker players who dreamed of becoming the next Moneymaker. The publicity put a major boom on the online poker scene which saw its numbers explode and consequently produced growth in the WSOP which peaked at the 2006 event paying out a grand prize of $12 million. The numbers of entries and prize money have since dropped down somewhat due to the antics of the US gov effectively banning online poker in the USA. But the Main Event 2011 first prize was still around $8 million which is still a huge payday surpassing most sporting events . Check out Chris Moneymaker in action in the video clips below.
chris moneymaker winner of the wsop 2003
chris moneymaker winner of the wsop 2003