2003 World Series of Poker champion who turned heads with his amateur online poker background.
He earned a master's in accounting from the University of Tennessee and briefly worked as a comptroller.
In 2005, he authored his first book, Moneymaker: How an Amateur Poker Player Turned $40 into $2.5 Million at the World Series of Poker.
He married Christina Wren during a Las Vegas ceremony in 2005 and the couple had a daughter named Ashley.
He won the World Series of Poker title eight years after Dan Harrington accomplished the same feat.