Dan Bilzerian- Wiki, Biography, Height, Weight, Net Worth, Age, Girlfriend, Hometown, Controversies, Facts, Family, Parents, Home, Lifestyle, Bio
Daniel Brandon Bilzerian is an Armenian-American poker player, businessman, and social media influencer, who is known for showing his lavish lifestyle on his social media. Dan Bilzerian was born on 7 December 1980 in Tampa, Florida. Dan Bilzerian’s zodiac sign is Sagitarius. Bilzerian is also known as the King of Instagram and has a lifestyle as controversial as it seems exciting to everyone. He is a playboy and constantly boasts about his approximately 32 million followers on Instagram.
Dan grew up in Tampa, Florida in an 11-bedroom mansion, which was half the size of Buckingham Palace. His house had its indoor basketball court, batting cage, lake-front views, water slide, swimming pool, and imported volcanic rock mountain. His father owned a robotics company.
After his father was in prison serving his sentence, Dan Bilzerian got expelled from High School for two years in a row. Dan moved to Utah with his family after that. He, then, resumed High School in Utah. But, it was just a few weeks before his high school graduation was about to complete that he was again expelled from the High School for possessing a machine gun. That gun was actually his father’s gun from Vietnam War, which he took along with him to the school. Moreover, Dan Bilzerian was asked to leave Utah forever and never go back after this incident.
On carrying a gun to school, Dan said:
I was so proud of the damn thing, I was showing everybody.”
Dan Bilzerian then attended the US Naval Academy under the care of drill instructors. After that, Dan went under SEAL training for almost 502 days and two-hell weeks. He was injured during the first week and broke his leg badly. After his second attempt, Dan dropped out over a safety violation. In an interview, Dan Bilzerian said that he hated the military but completed the SEAL training.
I was so over the whole thing, like to me in my mind, okay I’ve liked check this box. You know I did SEAL training. I finished this. To me, it was like okay, I climbed Mount Everest. You know? I’ve done what I came to do.” – Dan Bilzerian
I was supposed to let my legs heal,” he said, recalling being re-assigned back to regular duty after finishing the infamous “Hell Week.”
Because they didn’t let my legs heal, when I went to Okinawa, I got off the boat and went into medical and I asked them to look at my legs.”
He then claims he ran two miles to aggravate the injuries,
I ran for like, two miles and just destroyed them even more,” he said. “Just because I was just so sick of the f*cking military.”
I did 510 days of SEAL training, I finished the whole program twice,” he said.
I was two days to graduation,” he said. “I did the whole thing and I did the whole thing two times.”
According to SOFREP, an investigation was held and it revealed that Bilzerian was in fact “in BUD/S 229, 238, and 239 before being dropped from training with class 239 for a safety violation on the shooting range.”
Dan Bilzerian claims to have studied for four years at the University of Florida and has done his majors in Business and Criminology. However, it is not clear whether he has graduated or not. So, it is assumed that he never completed his graduation.
According to Dan Bilzerian,
Some weeks I was making, like, $90,000,” he has explained, “so I’m looking at these professors, thinking, what am I doing here?”
Height- 5’9″ (in feet inches)
Eye Color – Green
Hair Color- Black
Daniel Brandon Bilzerian was born in Tampa, Florida. His father is the corporate takeover specialist, Paul Bilzerian, and Terri Steffen. He is the brother of a fellow poker player, Adam Bilzerian. Daniel Brandon Bilzerian’s father worked as a corporate raider on Wall Street, who has provided both his sons the trust funds. Dan Bilzerian is of Armenian descent from his father’s side, and his forefathers came to the US in the early 20th century.
Dan Bilzerian is known for being in a relationship with multiple women at a time. His relationship with them doesn’t last much longer. Dan Bilzerian was in a long 3-year relationship with lifestyle blogger and model, Jessa Hilton. He was also in a relationship with Sofia Bevarly (model), Corin Jamie-Lee Clark (model), Katie Bell, Chloe Othen (model), Tawny Jordan (ring girl and model), and many other models.
Dan Bilzerian commenced his career in gambling while he was still in the navy. He started playing poker when he was in the first year of his graduation from the University of Florida. In one of his interviews, when asked about his passion for Poker, he said:
I used to beat the shit out of my roommate and force him to sign on to his poker act at 2 am and ritually busted it before sunrise. Then every morning end up writing him a check for the lost sum and berate him for letting him play. After pissing away my college drinking money I was forced to play a little tighter and am now a winning player.”
When Dan Bilzerian was in the second year of his graduation, he went broke. So, he had to sell his guns for $750 to continue his passion for playing poker. Dan continued playing poker and turned those $750 into $10000. He then purchased a one-way ticket to Las Vegas and again turned that $10000 into $187000 playing Poker. He soon got the attention of all those high-stakes pokers, when he was around 27 years old. Dan Bilzerian never left his passion for Poker and continued it by participating in the World Series of Poker with his sibling, Adam. He managed to grab the 108th place in the competition and won $36000. Dan mentioned in one of his interviews with a magazine regarding this event saying:
I wanted to kill myself.”
Dan Bilzerian managed to grab the attention of a few sponsors after this event. He was able to sign a sponsorship deal with Victory Poker, which introduced him to his first public stunts, where he betted $400000 on a drag race with his lawyer. He had to swim at midnight through a lake that was filled with alligators. Dan Bilzerian shared that he had won huge amounts in the Poker and the maximum that he has won was $10.8 million. The maximum he lost in Poker was $3.6 million on three different occasions. Dan doesn’t play the professionals anymore, which he mentioned in one of his interviews. Although Dan joined GGPoker as a brand ambassador in 2020. GGPoker is an online poker room.
After playing Poker for years, Dan Bilzerian started his global lifestyle company, Ignite International Brands Ltd. where he deals in CBD oils, beverages, water bottles, electronic cigarettes, and apparel. His company is based in Los Angeles, California. Dan Bilzerian expanded his company in the UK and Mexico. Later, he even expanded to Canada and the Middle East. The company was rumored to lose approximately $50 million in 2019. It was claimed that the money went majorly into the office rental expenses and marketing of his business.
Dan Bilzerian made his debut in movies in 2013 with the movie, Olympus Has Fallen. He played the role of a Stunt Performer in the movie. After that, Dan was seen in Lone Survivor as SCPO Daniel R. Healy (2013). He has also appeared in multiple other movies, including The Other Woman (2014), Cat Run 2 (2014), The Equalizer (2014), Extraction (2015), and War Dogs (2015).
|2013||Olympus Has Fallen||Uncredited|
|2013||Lone Survivor||SCPO Daniel R. Healy||Uncredited|
|2014||The Other Woman||Handsome Man at Bar||Uncredited|
|2014||The Equalizer||Teddy’s Guy|
|2014||Cat Run 2||Cordray|
|2016||War Dogs||Himself||Uncredited cameo|
Suing the Producers of Lone Survivor – His Debut Movie!
Dan Bilzerian sued the producers of his debut movie, Lone Survivor. The reason behind this is that Dan Bilzerian had invested almost $1 million in the movie and in return, he wanted 8 minutes of the screen time and just 80-word dialogue, which was not justified for the money he invested in the movie. He just got a minute of the screen time in the final movie. Hence, Dan Bilzerian filed the case against the producers and demands $1.2 million which included his original investment and 20% on that. The lawsuit was dropped in the end. However, Dan Bilzerian managed to generate $1.5 million from the movie’s success at the box office.
Regarding this controversy, Dan Bilzerian said in an interview:
The producers begged me to put the million dollars into Lone Survivor as they couldn’t meet their budget, and had I not done so, the movie prob wouldn’t have gotten made. I requested to play Dan Healey as he was the guy who pulled my friend Laz Cor off the chopper and took his place.” He died trying to save Marcus, and they weren’t even going to mention him in the movie. He died not because he was ordered to, but because he demanded to go. I met with Dan’s mother, visited his memorial, and the family was happy he was represented in the movie, after all he gave his life, I think a cameo is the least they could do for him. The producers and directors promised me eight minutes of screen time, and for Dan to have a memorable role in the movie, this was not honored, so they will be sued for a breach of contract.”
Throwing Pornographic Actress Janice Griffith Off the Roof Of a House Into the Pool
In April 2014, Dan was caught in another controversy when he kicked pornographic actress Janice Griffith off the roof of a house into a pool. She hit the edge of the pool and broke her foot. She demanded $85000 for all her injuries from Dan. Janice filed a lawsuit against him in December 2014 to which Dan’s attorney said:
It shows facts your client always omits: She was under contract to Hustler and agreed with Hustler’s request that she be photographed while being thrown off the roof. I always thought that this kind of thing was Photoshopped instead. Perhaps Hustler’s editorial standards would not permit it. Perhaps she insists on doing all her own stunts. I really do not know.
In all events, she agreed. Very few people I know would make that choice. But there it is. And chronologically, she’s an adult competent to make it. Hustler and your client asked Mr. Bilzerian to be the thrower, and we can all agree that was the better end of the deal.
Like your client, the facts of the claim won’t, quite, fly. The tape shows the two carefully practicing this flight of fancy under Hustler’s direction, and your client expressly agreed to go ahead. In legal limbo, she assumed the risk.
But maybe I’m not creative enough. Maybe your client’s legal theory is that Mr. Bilzerian negligently violated the established standard of reasonable care for one who throws a porn actor off a roof into a pool during a photo shoot for an adult magazine. I’ll let that one sink in for a moment.
But there’s more. The tape shows that she did the one thing that she had been explicitly told in advance would stop her from making it to the pool: she grabbed Mr. Bilzerian’s shirt. Now I’m no physicist. And it won’t surprise you that I don’t have any relevant experience. So I don’t know the precise amount of thrust it takes to heave someone across to a pool a floor below. But I’m also not blind. And it is apparent that Mr. Bilzerian’s shirt did not reach out and grab her.”
Banned for Life from a Nightclub for kicking Model Vanessa Castano in the face
In 2014, Dan Bilzerian was banned for life from a Miami Nightclub for kicking model Vanessa Castano for kicking in the face over an argument. Dan Bilzerian was sued for $1million for her injuries and even warned Dan to be pulled into greater damages in case the suit went to trial.
Dan after this incident stated:
Actually 2 girls attacked a girl I was with to the point they gave her a black eye and threw her off the table and went after her, b/c they wanted to get closer to me.”
I know girls never fight over you b/c you’re a loser and everyone hates you, and nobody wants to f*** you, but how about you get you [sic] facts straight instead of publishing nonsense like your garbage website.”
To his statement, NikRichie posted on Instagram:
So instead of apologizing for kicking a woman in the face @danbilzerian justifies his actions with this statement he wrote on my Instagram (which he deleted shortly after posting). Judging from #DanBilzerian‘s written reaction he supports striking women. Totally the #RayRice of the internet and blames me for something he admits doing. What a loser. Glad I can show the world who this guy really is #womanbeater. And shame on the Miami Beach Police department for ignoring a serious crime.
The victim in an interview said:
There were two girls standing next to me at the table that were fighting. People started getting shoved and I tried to separate them. Then Dan pushed me both off the banquette and once I fell he kicked me in the face.
I wanted to file a police report and EMT checked my face I was bleeding from my eye but I felt fine and at that point I just wanted to go home. I really didn’t see how serious it was until I watched the video for myself. I’m lucky that the injuries weren’t worse.”
I did nothing to deserve that kick to head, I am gonna go ahead pursue legal action against him.”
Arrested for Possessing or Manufacturing Explosive Devices
On 9 December 2014, Dan Bilzerian was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on the charges of possessing or manufacturing explosive devices. Dan had brought the tractor-trailer cab on federal land somewhere near Las vegas and had put almost more than 90 pounds of an explosive powder mix inside the truck in a beverage cooler container. Dan then filed a rifle from a certain distance to cause an explosion. He was booked for this incident, however, got the bail the next day since the charges against him were dropped. Dan was fined $17231.50 later in 2015 for the same incident.
Filming Himself While Violating the Safety Standards in Las Vegas
Dan Bilzerian once again grabbed the attention when he was in Las Vegas on 1 October 2017 at the Las Vegas shooting. He filmed himself quite a few times and posted this whole series of videos filming himself on his Instagram handle. In his first video of the series, he was seen fleeing to safety, in the second one, he mentioned in his video “I had to go grab a gun. I’m f……ing headed back.” In some other videos, Dan Bilzerian was seen standing in front of the police car and asking them for a gun. Later, he was claimed to have helped a few injured people. However, he faced a lot of criticism from people during this event.
Violating the Law of Azerbaijan by Firing Weapons
Dan Bilzerian went to Armenia for issuing a passport of Armenian citizenship. While being on this trip to Armenia, he even visited the shooting range in Nagorno-Karabakh, where Dan Bilzerian was noticed firing weapons. The government of Azerbaijan witnessed all of this and declared it a violation of its laws. After this, they sent a note of protest to senior American diplomats over Dan’s actions stating:
“It was brought to the notice of the senior American diplomat that Bilzerian had violated the law of Azerbaijan on the state border and the country’s Migration Code as, without presenting relevant documents, bypassing our checkpoints, he entered the occupied territories of Azerbaijan,” said Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry spokesman Hikmet Hajiyev.
The note of protest also stated:
illegally acquired firearms and for provocative purposes demonstratively opened fire on the positions of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces.” “We also informed the American diplomat that this person was making insulting and immoral statements on camera affecting the dignity and moral values of the Azerbaijani people and contradicting the spirit of friendly relations between Azerbaijan and the United States,” the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry spokesman said.
Right after this incident and Dan Bilzerian’s visit to Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan launched a criminal case against him and a Court in Baku issued an arrest warrant for Dan and even put him on the international wanted list.
To this entire incident and controversy created, Dan Bilzerian thought that the arrest warrant was politically motivated.
They only issued the warrant for my arrest, and nobody else on the trip,” he said. “I think it’s because I am a public figure and they want to try to make an example out of me.”
Sued by Former Ignite President Curtis Heffernan
In July 2020, Dan Bilzerian was sued by the former Ignite president Curtis Heffernan for wrongful termination. Curtis sued the company claiming that he was fired in June because he refused to approve his bosses’ extravagant expenditures.
Heffernan even claims that he called Dan on expenses that included almost $15000 for a ping pong table, $40000 for a rock-climbing wall, and $130340 on a Bahamian photo shoot. he even claims in the lawsuit that Ignite told him to mischaracterize a loan from the government’s conronavirus aid program as income.
Interesting Facts About Dan Bilzerian
1. Dan Bilzerian is a famous poker player and social media influencer, who is famous by his nickname, King of Instagram. He has more than 32 million followers on his Instagram.
2. He is a huge lover of extreme sports, training in MMA. gymming, scuba diving, racing cars, jet-skiing, mountain biking, snowmobiling, and surfing.
3. Dan Bilzerian had two heart attacks before he was 32 because of his drug abuse. He was treated by Michael Jackson’s former doctor, Conrad Murray.
4. In 2015, Dan announced that he will be running for President of the United States in the elections that were to happen in 2016. Dan Bilzerian even started a campaign that ended up endorsing Donald Trump. He praised Trump for his unfiltered and politically inflammatory statements.
5. American rapper T-Pain released a song with Lil Yatchy (named after Dan Bilzerian) in October 2016.
6. Dan produced Blitz’s Real Hollywood Stories – an animated program in 2017.
7. He wanted to join the Armenian armed forces, for which, he traveled to Armenia with his father and brother on 28 August 2018.
8. Dan has a love for watches and owns multiple lavish watches. His watch collection has Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph that features a sandblasted titanium case, rubber strap, and, both a flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock as well as a chronograph complication. The watch costs around US$259,510, it’s amongst one of the most expensive watches Dan Bilzerian has in his watch collection. Another watch in his collection is Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Openworked. The price of this watch is US$235,000. These are just two from his collection. Dan has numerous watches in his collection.
9. He has an amazing or rather extraordinary collection of cars, including a Ferrari ‘Clown Car’ that costs millions of dollars, a 1965 Shelby Cobra 427, a Lamborghini Aventador, Mercedes Benz Brabus G63 AMG 6×6, 2018 Ferarri 812 Superfast, M35 Cargo Truck, Rolls Royce Ghost. Bentley Flying Spur, 1970 Toyota Land Cruiser, Polaris RZR 900, Gulfstream GIV N701DB.
10. Dan Bilzerian is fond of traveling, exploring new places, partying, and vacationing, to be specific.
11. He never shies away from flaunting money on his social media accounts.
12. Dan smokes and drinks and even shares pictures on social media.
13. He loves playing chess with his friends.
14. Dan gets his hair cut by bare-breasted women in bow ties.
15. He has a massive range of guns, at least one hundred guns, and considers having a gun like having an accessory.
My greatest fear is that someone will break in and I won’t be able to decide what gun to shoot them with.”
I got functional guns…guns for looks…hunting rifles…and everything in between.”
16. Jonathan Grotenstein, a poker player and senior All In magazine contributor revealed in one of the interviews with the magazine:
Before you walk in, his security guard takes you aside and warns you not to touch them, because they’re all chambered and loaded. You look at the guns, and you look at all these women coming and going… and it’s hard not to wonder how it’s all going to end.”
17. He even has two pet goats, called Beatrice and Zeus. Dan owns a cat, called Smushball.
18. Everyone in his family, including Dan, his mother, Terri, and his brother, Adam, has a near-genius-level IQ.
19. Dan Bilzerian had a lonely and stressful childhood. In an interview, he once accepted:
Basically I didn’t get a ton of attention as a kid.” I guess that’s why I’m such a flashy lunatic.”
20. Dan’s father told about him going to prison to Dan when he was just 10 years old while driving him to school one day.
21. He had to face ridicule from his classmates when his father was prisoned.
22. Dan has a love for every animal, and he spends time with them when he gets a chance.
23. Dan has got multiple tattoos, and here’s one of them on his neck.
24. He has met almost every Hollywood celebrity and partied with them.