How much did Daniel Negreanu earn in 2021 playing poker tournaments?

Daniel Negreanu won in 2021 nothing more and nothing less than the sum of $600,000. The GGPokerpoker room player shared his balance of the previous year with his Twitter followers:


Its return on investment has been around 22.5% over the past year. We can note a remarkable profit of $3.2 million which contrasts with costs of almost $2.6 million.

Daniel Negreanu is one of the few pros who openly reports his poker winnings and losses each year. If you only look at the poker player winnings shown in the tournament statistics, you get a very false picture of how much poker tournament players actually win or lose. If you look at Daniel Negreanu’s prize money alone, for example, it will show a total of almost $29 million earned for the years 2013 to 2021. However, this is offset by ticket costs of more than $17 million.

These are his gross and net winnings in all years since 2013, it should be noted that Negreanu did not participate in any live tournaments in 2020.

YearNet incomeGross profit
2015$ 952,920$2,482,489


Negreanu was asked about the fact that his earnings in 2021 were comparatively low. To which the Canadian responded: “I play in high entry events against tougher fields and they didn’t exist in quantity years ago. In 2004 I cashed $4.5 million and spent less than $250k on entries.”.

When it comes to the figures disclosed by Negreanu, it should be noted that they refer only to poker tournaments. The winnings or losses from cash games where Negreanu was less successful this year are not shown here. He lost his heads-up against Phil Hellmuth and his match against Doug Polk. Together, these two games alone probably cost him about $1.6 million.

Since 2013, Daniel Negreanu has announced his net balance at the end of the year. So has been the evolution of Negreanu’s total gross and net profits since 2013:

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