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Dan Bilzerian Net Worth 2020 Latest Estimates

Known as the Instagram King, Blitz, or Instagram Playboy King, Dan Bilzerian has become famous as a poker player. Famously bragging that he earned over $10 million in one night playing poker, he rose to fame through Instagram. His life, though, could have gone drastically different had he managed to finish the Navy SEAL training. Undoubtedly, he wouldn’t have ended as rich as he is now if that happened.

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Early Life

Dan Bilzerian was born on December 7, 1980, in Tampa, Florida. He is the older son of Paul Alec Bilzerian, an Armenian-American businessman specialized in a corporate takeover. Paul’s career ended in 1989 when he was sentenced to a prison sentence and a heavy fine for nine counts including conspiracy, making false statements, and securities law violations. His troubles with the law continued after he served his sentence and he eventually declared bankruptcy. For his younger son Adam, that was a turning point. Angered by the government’s action, he abandoned his life-long dream of becoming an Army Green Beret. Instead, he became a professional poker player, a decision that will have a profound effect on his younger brother’s life.

In 2000, Dan Bilzerian started his first of several attempts to finish Navy SEAL training. He was eventually dropped. The reason his instructors gave was a “safety violation on the shooting range.” There are numerous rumors floating around what that really means, but the fact remains that Blitz failed BUD/S course about halfway through. This turned out to be a fortunate turn of events for him.

Career

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Following his Navy SEAL failure, Dan enrolled at the University of Florida, seeking a major in Business and Criminology. By the time he finished, his older brother Adam started his professional poker career. Two of them played in the 2009 World Series of Poker. Adam came in 47th, with total winnings of $138,568. Dan fared worse, finishing in 180th place. Next year, Bluff magazine organized a Twitter vote to see who was the funniest poker player and Dan won. This brought him a lot of media attention, which he managed to exploit fully. While his poker winnings can’t really be certified, since he soon after stopped playing against professional players, Dan has made several controversial statements regarding how much money he earned from poker. In one statement, he claimed that he earned $10.4 million in a single night. In a Howard Stern interview, he also said that he made more than 450 million in one year from poker alone. Since these numbers can’t be confirmed without peeking into his tax returns, they shouldn’t be taken into account when estimating Dan Bilzerian net worth. What we know for sure is that he won $385,000 in a race against Tom Goldstein. They raced in a quarter-mile race and Bilzerian won in his 1967 Shelby Cobra against Goldstein’s Ferrari 458 Italia.

In 2014, Dan got embroiled in a legal fight with the producers of the movie Lone Survivor. He claimed that he loaned them $1 million for the film. In exchange, they agreed to give him a role with at least eight minutes of onscreen time and 50 words. Eventually, he withdrew the lawsuit, since he made about $1.5 million from the movie ticket sales.

One of the incidents he is best known for involved a photoshoot organized by Hustler with him and porn actress Janice Griffith. Dan was supposed to throw her off the roof into a pool, but he missed and she landed on the ground, breaking her foot. Both Dan and Hustler refused to compensate her.

That wasn’t the first time Dan ended in court sued by a woman. In 2014 he was accused by a model Vanessa Castano that he kicked her in a face during a fight in a Miami night club. The club eventually banned Dan for life and Castano wanted $1 million for damages. The video of the event features Dan wearing heavy combat boots during the incident. He later claimed that Vanesa attacked a girl he was with, but even if he was defending her, kicking a girl in a face can’t be justified.

Net Worth

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In 2015, Bilzerian announced his candidacy for the President of the United States. He dropped out of the race just a few months later and instead announced his support for the Republican candidate Donald Trump.

Dan came under heavy criticism after the Las Vegas shooting in 2017. At first, he ran away from the Strip. Later, he released another Instagram video claiming he went to get a gun and came back. Many didn’t believe them, including Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer who said that Dan’s actions were “disgusting”.

His shenanigans have brought him a massive Instagram following, with more than 40 million followers, which he used to profit from various sponsors. However, a majority of his wealth comes from a trust fund set up by his father. Both Dan and Adam got one. Currently, Dan Bilzerian net worth in 2020 is estimated at $150 million, although that is hard to confirm.

Playboy’s Legacy: Hottest Models of all time

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Since the playboy magazine stopped printing due to coronavirus disruption, we have decided to remind you about some of the hottest models who have posed for this magazine.

1. Lindsay Lohan

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America had mixed feelings when it was announced that Lindsay would be posing for Playboy. However, her tribute to Marilyn Monroe looked simply stunning.

2. Drew Barrymore

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The stunner was only 19 years old when she posed for Playboy, but she’d already experienced the rock-star life. And not the good kind since she was doing coke as a pre-teen.

3. Madonna

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Before she became “Madonna,” she was just a woman in need of cash. When she started the film career in 1985, her old nude pictures were released in the magazine. The star refused to apologize for that and graced the cover of this iconic issue.

4. Aubrey O’Day

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Aubrey O’Day prooved that she deserves a solo career. While the drama surrounding Danity Kane’s breakup was happening, she stripped it all off for Hugh Hefner.

5. Sharon Stone

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In 1990, just two years before she showed off everything in Basic Instinct, Sharone’s career began after she appeared in Total Recall.  Stone brought more attention to the film since it was released at the same time as the release of the July 1990 Playboy issue.

6. Denise Richards

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In 2004, Denise was still dating Charlie Sheen, and she had just given birth to their daughter a few months before. She proved that women could look amazing after childbirth.

7. Naomi Campbell

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One of the top models of the decade looked incredible in Playboy’s 1999 issue.

Judy Norton Taylor – The life and career

Judy Norton was born on the 29th January in 1958 and she is currently 61 years old. She was born in Santa Monica, CA, the USA. Her father’s name was Harry and her mother’s name was Constance.

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Scientology

We should also mention that she was among the pioneers among the actors who started to believe in Scientology teachings and to practice it. The first time she started to get acquainted with this religious belief was when she was only 13. Furthermore, she was even appointed as a minister in the church of the mentioned belief.

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Marriage

It should be also mentioned that she married for the first time when she was very young, she was only 19 when she decided to marry Douglas Taylor in 1978. However, this marriage did not last long and it ended in 1978 when the couple decided to get divorced. It should be also added that’s he was married for the second time and this time it was to Lynn Hughes, who was a football player. Like the previous one, this marriage did not last long, and it ended up in divorce. Judy decided to marry for the third time in 1991 and this time she got married to Randy Apostle on the 8th April this year. The couple was happy for some time and they even got a baby son together. On the other hand, the things between the spouses were not going well and they decided to get divorced in 2001 the fourth time. In 2002 she decided to get married was to Robert Graves, and the couple tied the knot on the 11th August, and Judy is still married to him.

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Theaters

She was very active in theaters and she also used to have some of them together with her husband Randy Apostle. She had chain theaters in Alberta, Edmonton, and Calgary in Canada.

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Playboy

It should be also added that she decided to be photographed for Playboy without any clothes, she finally did this in 1985 when her nude photos were available in the August edition of this magazine.

Things she does

She is a very versatile person and she does a lot of other things apart from acting. It should be mentioned that Judy Norton Taylor used to participate in horse jumping and even in skydiving. She used to be a very active amateur tennis player and she also used to ski a lot. She also started and pursued a career in singing and she even released a CD in August 2016 under the title Reflections. Apart from being an actress she also directs and writes.

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Actress

She devoted herself to acting from her earliest age. From the beginnings of her career, she has been considered to be a child actress and she remained to be seen like one even when she was 19 and even during her twenties.

Films

She has a lot of roles during her career, and some of the films she acted in are:

– Hotel (1967)
– Valentine (1979)
– A Twist of Faith (1999)
– Off Season (2001)
– Hansel and Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft (2013)
– Blood Is Thicker (2013)
– Broken: A Musical (2015)
– The Sparrows: Nesting (2016)
– Finding Harmony (2017)

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Apart from being active in films, she also pursued a career on TV. She had numerous TV appearances and some of them include:

– Felony Squad (1968)
– The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971)
– The Waltons (1972–1981)
– Battle of the Network Stars (1979)
– Kraft Salutes Disneyland’s 25th Anniversary (1980)
– Battle of the Network Stars (1980)
– Battle of the Network Stars (1981)
– The Love Boat (1982)
– A Wedding on Waltons Mountain (1982)
– Mother’s Day on Waltons Mountain (1982)
– A Day for Thanks on Waltons Mountain (1982)
– Circus of the Stars (1983)
– Circus of the Stars (1984)
– A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion (1993)
– A Walton Wedding (1995)
– The Lost Daughter (1997)
– A Walton Easter (1997)
– Millennium (1997)
– Stargate SG-1 (1998)
– The Inspectors (1998)
– Cold Squad (1999)
– Beggars and Choosers (1999–2000)
– Ed (2000)
– Hollywood Off-Ramp (2000)

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Brandi Brandt – The Playmate Who Made It

Early Childhood

Brandi Brandt was born as Brandi Angela Brandt on the 2nd November in 1968 in Santa Clara, CA, the USA. Her father’s name is Howard Brandt, and he used to be a drummer in the USA based band that was called American Girls. It should also be noted that her mother was involved in music as well. One of the most critical moments in her childhood happened when she was 12 and when she met John Lovitz. It should also be noted that the two of them became very close friends.

Problematic neighborhood

On the top of all this, it should be added that she had a somewhat tricky childhood since she was raised in a very problematic neighborhood which was very poor and there was a lot of alcohol and drugs present on the streets of it. This surrounding has surely left a mark on her, and she also started to use alcohol and drugs at a very early age. Regarding the drugs, she used cocaine and cannabis.

Love life

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Some of her relationships are very well-known, and we should point out that her first marriage took place when she was 22 and when she decided to marry Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna Jr. This man has been mostly known under his alias Nikki Sixx, and he was also famous for being the bassist in Mötley Crüe. On top of all this, he was one of the co-founders of the band. During their marriage and time together, they were considered to be one of the hottest and most beautiful couples in Hollywood. Unfortunately, after seven years of mutual life, they decided to get separated and filed for divorce. They finalized their divorced in 1996 and thus officially became single that year.

Children

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During Brandi’s marriage with Nikki Sixx, they got three children. Their first child was born on the 25th of January in 1991, and it was a boy. They decided to name their son Gunner Nicholas Sixx. After a while, she got pregnant again, and she brought their second child on this world on the 14th of April in 1994. This time it was a daughter, and they decided to name her Storm Brieann Sixx. One year passed only when she gave birth to their child on the 23rd of May 1995. This time they got a boy again and decided to name him Decker Nilsson Sixx.

Modeling Career

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She was noticed from an early age, and she started to work as a model when she was just 18. Her first success and many people consider that this is her most significant professional achievement, is the appearance in the Playboy magazine. We should point out that she was chosen as the Playmate of the Month for October in 1987. We should also add that this was not her first appearance in this magazine since she even made it be on the covers of the Playboy Magazine in 1989 when she was photographed for the August edition. This was not her last appearance in the Playboy magazine. Namely, we all remember that she also appeared in this magazine in 1990 in the edition that was issued in March, and this edition is very interesting since she was on the photographs together with the current USA president, i.e. with Donald Trump.

Film career

When she saw that she could make it as a model, she decided to pursue a career in the film industry. Her first appearance on films was in 2000 when she had a role in a movie called Playboy: The Party Continues. The same year, she also took part in acting in the film called Playboy: Playmate Profile Video Collection. We should also point out that she also had a role in a 2001 film called Ticker. Apart from films. She was also known for having the character in Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV, a film which was aired in 2000.

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TV appearances

She also had some cameo appearances in different sitcoms. The most popular of these appearances took place in the sitcom called Married with Children and her role in the sitcom was Desperately Seeking Miss October. This appearance was the first broadcast on the 5th November 1989. We should also mention that she was acting alongside Ed O’Neill and David Garrison in that episode. Ed was, of course, Al Bundy while David was playing the role of Steve Rhoades, a friend who was visiting. We should also point out that she had a role in a video called Love in the Elevator when she played the operator of the elevator at the very beginning of the movie.

Controversies

During her entire lifetime, she was followed by numerous controversies. First of all, she has been in relationships with some famous and fashionable people of that time, such as Jon Lovitz, Taime Down and Rusty Setser. Apart from these, during her stay at the Playboy mansion, she was also involved with Hugh Hefner. This is not the end. She was also in the relationship with Tracii Guns and Riki Rachtman. One of the most significant controversies and rumors was that she was having an affair with Tommy Lee, who was a colleague with her husband in Mötley Crüe.

The worst period in her life was surely when she was together with Rusty Setser, who is known to be a motorcycle stuntman. During that time she had huge problems with the abuse of drugs and her partner was also accused of drug trafficking. He was the one who encouraged Brandi to take drugs, and he was the one paying for their life. It is also known that Rusty tried to smuggle drugs in Australia, but he was denied access in that country. He then sent Brandi to import drugs, i.e. cocaine into this country. However, she was busted after a while ago. It should be noted that he was sentenced to six years of prison time in 2014 and she was right for parole in November 2016.