Dan Bilzerian - Biography

Last Modified: Aug 27, 2022

Dan Bilzerian
Nick Name: Blitz, Instagram King, Instagram's Playboy King
Profession: Gambler, Actor, Businessman
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $200 million

Personal Details

Born on : December 7, 1980 (age 43)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Dan Brandon Bilzerian
Birth Place: Tampa, Florida, USA
Horoscope: Sagittarius
Father's Name: Paul Bilzerian
Mother's Name: Terri Steffen
Siblings: 2

Adam Bilzerian (brother)
Nelson Bilzerian (brother)

High School: Tampa Preparatory school
University: University of Florida
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Armenian, Canadian, Norwegian, German)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.76 meter (5 feet 9 inch)
Weight: 89 kg (196.21 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Green
Shoe Size: 9 US
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: 17.7 inch
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Dan Bilzerian?

The American businessman is well known for his lavish lifestyle and is often dubbed as King of Instagram. How much do you know about him?

Dan Bilzerian – Age, Parents, Siblings

Dan Bilzerian was born as Dan Brandon Bilzerian to parents Paul Bilzerian and Terri Steffen. His date of birth is December 7, 1980, and was born in Tampa, Florida, United States. 

He has two siblings- brothers Adam Bilzerian and Nelson Bilzerian. Adam is also a poker player like Dan.

Source: Instagram (Dan Bilzerian with a family member)

Education, Ethnicity

Bilzerian studied at Tampa Preparatory school. Later he graduated from the University of Florida with a major in Business and Criminology.

His ethnicity is Armenian, Canadian, Norwegian, and German.

Dan Bilzerian – Girlfriends, Lifestyle, Wife, Children

Bilzerian is also known for his playboy lifestyle which he has achieved without living in the Playboy mansion. He has been known to date a series of women and is mostly surrounded by glamorous girls and loves their company.

His most famed relationship was with Alana Kari for about a year from 2012 to 2013. He then dated Andreea Balboa from 2013 to 2014. He was also rumored to be in a relationship with the Instagram model Claire Abbott.

In 2017, he got into a relationship with Sofia Bevarly.

Source: Instagram (Dan Bilzerian with Sofia Bevarly)

As of now, he might be single and enjoying his playboy lifestyle without committing to a single woman.

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Dan Bilzerian – Career

Poker Face

Dan Bilzerian is a poker player (a gambler) by profession. In 2009, he played in the World Series of Poker Main Event and came in 180th place.

With the stakes that high, Bilzerian in November 2013 boasted an unconfirmed win. He had claimed that he had won $10.8 million from a single night of playing poker. The next year in 2014, he made claims that he had won $50 million throughout the year!

Bilzerian had also added that he “does not play against professionals anymore and the most he's ever lost in a single session is $3.6 million".


In addition to being a gambler, he is also an actor. He has made appearances in Olympus Has Fallen, Lone Survivor, Cat Run 2, The Other Woman, and Equalizer.

In 2014, he sued the producers of Lone Ranger stating that he had loaned the producers $1 million in exchange for an 8-minute screen time and 80-minute dialogue. But when the film was released, his role was reduced to 1 minute and just 1 line. His demands were $1.2 million including loan money and a 20% penalty.

Presidential run

In June 2015, Dan Bilzerian announced that he would run for the presidency in the 2016 election. 6 months later in December 2015, he decided to stop his presidential run.

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Dan Bilzerian – Health, Legal issues

Due to Bilzerian’s heavy partying lifestyle and drug abuse, he has had 3 heart attacks, all before the age of 32. 

In November 2011, he along with 10 others was asked to pay back the winnings in poker games against Bradley Ruderman. Ruderman was sentenced to prison because of his criminal past and needed the money to pay back the victims Bradley had stolen hard-partying.

And in August 2014, Bilzerian was banned from a Miami nightclub for kicking model Vanessa Castano in the face during a fight. Vanessa did file a lawsuit against Dan Bilzerian asking him for US$1 million to settle the suit. If the suit was not settled, the trial would cost him more in damages, depending upon his income.

Source: Instagram (Dan Bilzerian)

The same year in December, Bilzerian was embroiled in a legal matter with Janice Griffith, a pornographic actress. As a part of the photo shoot by Hustler magazine, he had thrown her off the roof and into the pool, hitting the edge which broke her leg. 

The then 18-year-old Janice then asked Bilzerian to pay $85,000 for her injuries, which was rejected. She then decided to file a lawsuit against both Bilzerian and Hustler magazine.

In the same month of December, he was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on suspicion of bomb-making. 

The police department released a statement, "Bilzerian has been charged with violating a law making it a crime to possess an explosive or incendiary device with the intent to manufacture it."

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Dan Bilzerian – Controversy

In the 2017 Las Vegas Shooting, Dan Bilzerian was present and had filmed himself multiple times which he uploaded to Instagram. The first video showed him describing the shooting and fleeing to safety.

And in the second video, he stated that he "had to go grab a gun. I'm f---ing headed back."

In the last 2 videos, he recorded himself going back home stating "I don't think there's much I can do."

His actions were praised by some while others were critical of him for running away and filming. Later other videos of Bilzerian emerged which showed him searching a police car, asking police for a gun, and when he was refused the gun, he was seen running back towards the shooter.

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Dan Bilzerian – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth is estimated at $200 million while the figure for his annual salary is not known.

Dan Bilzerian – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Dan Bilzerian is active with millions of followers.

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