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Guy Laliberte

Guy Laliberte
Total Live Earnings: $2,530,886
Nationality:
Canada Canada
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Biography

Guy Laliberte is a Canadian billionaire businessman and keen poker player. He is best known for founding the Cirque Du Soleil, but by 2020 had sold all of his shares in the company. According to The Hendon Mob he has $2.5 million in total earnings.

Big One for One Drop

In 2007, Laliberte set up the One Drop initiative to support worldwide access to clean water.

As part of this initiative, he partnered with the WSOP to create the $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop in 2011 which was simultaneously the largest buy-in event and the most significant charity initiative in poker history.

Laliberte himself cashed in the original $1 million event with a fifth-place finish worth $1,834,666

YearBuy-inEntriesWinnerPrize
2012$1,000,00048Antonio Esfandiari$18,346,673
2013$100,000166Anthony Gregg$4,830,619
2014$1,000,00042Dan Colman$15,306,668
2015$100,000135Jonathan Duhamel$3,989,985
2016$1,000,000183Fedor Holz$4,981,775
2016€ 1,000,00028Elton Tsang$12,248,912
2017$100,000130Doug Polk$3,686,865
2018$1,000,00027Justin Bonomo$10,000,000

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Event Place Prize
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 55: $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop
5 $1,834,666

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