|Real Name/Full Name
|Gustav Jacobsen Hansen
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|13 February 1947
|77 years old
|In Centimetres – 178 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
|In Kilograms – 64 Kg
In Pounds – 141 lbs.
|Father – N/A
Mother – N/A
|University of California Santa Cruz
|In a relationship
|Professional poker player
Gus Hansen is a professional poker player who hails from Denmark. In his professional career as a poker player, Gus has won several titles including the World Poker Tour title three times, Poker Superstar Invitational Tournament, Aussie Millions, and the WSOP bracelet. Some of the major events that he has participated in are the European Poker Tour, World Poker Tour, and the World Series of Poker.
Well, how well do you know about Gus Hansen? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Gus Hansen’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Gus Hansen to date.
Biography and Early Life
He was born Gustav Jacobsen Hansen in Copenhagen, Denmark on 13 February 1974. The names of his parents are not known to the public just like many other details about him. He is the oldest of the four children that his parents has and he has two brothers and a sister. After he was born his parents stayed for several years without getting another kid and he got siblings when he was a teenager. As a child his father taught him a lot about poker and motivated him to become who he is today. Before becoming a professional player he was a youth champion in tennis.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Gus Hansen in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Gus Hansen’s age is 77 years old as of today’s date 22nd February 2024 having been born on 13 February 1947. Though, he is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 141 lbs in Pound and 64 kg in Kilograms.
It is not indicated where Gus attained his early education from and also which high school he attended. After completing his studies in high school he went to the University of California Santa Cruz.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
On the personal life of Hansen, there is very little information to report because the guy is not very open on his private matters. Although he is single he is rumoured to be romantically involved with Caroline Wozniachi who is ranked number one female poker player. The pair has never come out to either deny or confirm the rumors.
Is Gus Hansen Gay?
Gustav is not gay. Although he is not married he has never been linked to being gay. He is rumoured to be dating a lady by the name of Caroline although there has never been any official statement from either of them.
Gus started playing poker professionally in 1997 and he has taken part in several tournaments both locally and internationally. During the 2004 WSOP Main Event he finished in position 150. In 2006 he participated in the Tournament Championship where he made it to the World Series of Poker but he lost.
He won $ 10,000 in 2007 during a championship in Texas where he finished in position 61 out of 6,358 players. The following year he won another $ 41,816 after finishing 160th out of 6,844 players. He became the very first player to win World Poker Tour tournament three times and also won the first WPT Bad Boys of Poker invitation event.
In April 2008 Gus won a total of $1,714,800 during the sixth season of the WPF Championship. He later emerged the winner at The London All-Star Challenge where he pocketed $102,000. He was the first winner of Poker After Dark on NBC where he pocketed $120,000.
He won his WSOP bracelet in 2010 and it was accompanied by a cash prize of $ 451,880. He also won several other prize money over the years and by the end of 2017, his winnings from live tournaments were more than 11 million dollars. In his career, it has not always been about winning all the times as he has lost on different occasions. He does not keep his losses as a secret and as of 2015, he was said to have lost more than $20 million.
Other than playing poker, Gus has been involved in other several online business adventures. He founded an online poker site called PokerChamps.com in 2003, selling it in 2005. Later in 2007 he launched another poker strategy website called ThePlayr.com but also sold it the following year. In 2009, he launched GusHansen TV, which is a free poker channel available online.
Apart from the millions of dollars that Gus has won on live tournaments through his career as a professional player, he has also won other accolades. He was inducted into the World Poker Tour Walk of Fame in 2004.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Gus Hansen in ’2024’
Gus Hansen became a professional poker player in 1997 and over the years he has accumulated a net value of $15 million as of 2024. This has come mostly from the cash prizes he has won in live tournaments and also other online business ventures that he has.
Many people associate poker with gambling and the story of Gustav Hansen proves that one can have a successful career as a poker player. Gustav had a career in tennis but he abandoned it to become a professional poker player. He has made millions through poker and he has beaten the odds to be ranked among the best.