John Juanda is a California local poker player who has made himself a nice little fortune playing the game of poker. Born in Indonesia Juando moved to America and currently lives in Marina del Rey California. Juanda Is currently the seventh highest earning professional poker player in the world with a total earning of over $10,300,000! A lot of this money is made up of his outstanding performances in the World Series of Poker and other high dollar live poker events. Since his arrival in 1990 Juanda has made an incredible deal of success and fortune for himself.
One of the largest portions of John Juanda’s great deal of money he has made playing poker has come from the World Series of Poker. Juanda holds four bracelets in the World Series of Poker and has placed in the money an incredible fifty-seven times! These times placing in the cash alone accounts for over $3,900,000 of his total poker earnings. While Juanda unfortunately does not hold and World Poker Tour titles, he has surely made an impression with his six final table appearances. He has placed in the money a total of sixteen times as well at the World Poker Tour. In total Juanda has had an amazing run at his many appearances at big money live poker events! He has also been on a few late night poker shows as well. You can see him from time to time gambling it up on these insane poker tv shows.
Oddly enough while he was born and raised in Indonesia and later moved to California, he is ethnically Chinese. When Juanda moved to the US he attended Oklahoma University and was an outstanding track superstar. He ran 200 meter sprints and 5,000 meter runs as well. For a good while Juanda made a living as a door to door bible salesman which just wasn’t cutting it and so his poker career began. In both 2001 and 2002 Juanda was declared by CardPlayer Magazine as player of the year. Juanda stated that he really appreciated the awards and was very proud to receive the awards. Along with these awards he has also made it a point to develop his cash game skills as well and has made a good addition to his bankroll from this in addition to his tournament earnings.
While John Juanda had quite a bit of a journey to make it to where he is now, the adventure has surely been much more than worth it for him. Starting in Indonesia, moving to California, and then moving to the top of the ladder in the poker world. With a very strong and intimidating bankroll of over $10,300,000 Juanda has really done something incredible. John Juanda is the seventh highest earning poker player in the whole entire world!