Here are the 9 reasons why Dan Bilzerian is the ultimate party animal, and parties better than you.
1. HE’S GOT THE MONEY
Dan Bilzerian has a net worth of roughly $150 million, and he’s not shy about spending it. According to the man himself, over $50 million of this comes from poker winnings. His most notable win was $10.8 million in one night (he celebrated by flying his private jet to Puerto Vallarta). He also bet $400,000 on a drag race with his lawyer, spends $35,000 per month on his Hollywood Hills mansion, and has even turned down an offer of $100,000 to shave his beard. Basically, he has all the money he could ask for, and is more than willing to spend it.
2. HE HAS NO FEAR OF CONSEQUENCES
In addition to being unbelievably rich, Bilzerian is also a total badass. No matter the repercussion or punishment, nothing seems to deter Dan from continuing to live his life the way he wants. There have been two instances where women have sued Bilzerian; the first incident stemmed from a stunt set up by Hustler where he threw a model off his roof into a pool (she panicked at the last second, affecting the toss and resulting in her missing the pool and breaking her foot), and the second issue arose when Dan allegedly kicked a women in the face while out celebrating his birthday at a night club in Miami. In addition, Dan was arrested last year for possessing bomb-making materials. However, he has been able to avoid jail time or any serious legal trouble for any of these alleged offenses.
His crazy lifestyle has also required him to overcome some serious health issues. At just 25 years old, Dan had two heart attacks, and more recently he suffered from a pulmonary embolism. Doctors credit these occurrences to Dan’s never-ending binge of poker, booze, drugs, and sex. After the last incident, Bilzerian checked himself out of the hospital early and tweeted,“Going for a run, Ill be a million dollars I don’t die.”
3. HE WANTS TO SHARE WITH OTHERS & TAKE CARE OF HIS FRIENDS
Although it may seem like Bilzerian is only focused on himself, he regularly donates money to charity and supports his friends. He started “The Robin Hood Project” in 2013, which gives back to the needy in installments of $10,000 at a time, thus to avoid American taxes. Additionally, a story came out about how Dan helped a woman who had lost all of her limbs make her home more accessible. Bilzerian also shares his wealth with friends; in 2013, he helped his friend and fellow poker player, Jay Farber buy-in to the WSOP Main Event with a $2,000 investment. Farber took second, which scored him $5.1 million (he gave Dan $1 million and a goat in return).
4. HE BELIEVES IN FULLY EXERCISING HIS RIGHT TO FREEDOM
Dan is a man who values his right to freedom. One right he is particularly fond of is the Second Amendment; he owns more than 100 guns. In an interview with Men’s Health, Dan said that freedom is the key to living like Dan Bilzerian. “Being able to be yourself, and being unapologetic about it. If there’s something I want to do, I’m not going to talk about it, I’ll just do it.”
Dan does whatever he wants. (photo c/o allinmag.com)
5. ANY AND EVERY GIRL HE INVITES WILL SHOW UP
The guy is unbelievably rich, in rock-solid shape, and throws the wildest parties one could imagine… So yes, ANY and EVERY girl he invites will show up. As a result, any guy that is allowed in will also attend because they know that there will be beautiful women, a plethora of alcohol and drugs, and plenty of other extravagances. One friend was quoted saying, “When you get to go to a party thrown by Dan Bilzerian, you don’t say no. After all it is for a good cause… especially when you’re promised giraffes, mermaids, fire-breathing schoolgirls, and a sprinkling of A-listers.”
6. HE IS TRYING TO COMPENSATE FOR HIS “ROUGH UPBRINGING”
Growing up in an eleven-bedroom mansion in Florida complete with its own indoor basketball court, swimming pool, and water slide really took its toll on Dan… No, but in reality Dan did have a lonely and stressful childhood; his father was often absent working on business deals, and eventually went to prison for stock and tax fraud. After his father was locked up, Dan began to show his own contempt for authority. He now credits his flashy lifestyle to the lack of attention he received as a kid. When you combine that lack of attention with the example set for him by his father, its no surprise that he is the way he is.
7. HE’S FAMOUS ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR THE PARTIES HE THROWS
It is likely that the only reason you know whom Dan Bilzerian is comes from the fact that you have seen or heard about the photos he posts on his Instagram account. He has 13.3 million followers, and keeps them entertained with numerous photos of his daily life. Many of these pictures display scenes from the outrageous parties that he throws, while others show different aspects of his crazy life. Now that he has gained such a following, there’s a sense of pressure to continue doing bigger, better and crazier things with each new party. Either way, taking a peek at his Instagram account is likely to leave you green with envy, and praying for a chance to attend one of Bilzerian’s legendary events.
No one parties like Blitz does. (photo c/o noato.com)
8. HE HAS EMBRACED HIS REPUTATION FOR BEING AN ASSHOLE
Dan told Bluff Magazine, “I feel that if you don’t have people hating on your lifestyle then you’re not doing it that well.” He loves that people hate him, and openly admits to being both an asshole and a badass. He constantly makes jokes out of what would be serious situations for anyone else (i.e. heart attacks, arrests, law suits, etc.), and seems to have zero respect for any type of authority whatsoever.
9. HE DOESN’T GIVE A SINGLE F*** ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK
If the rest of the article hasn’t made this point clear, Dan Bilzerian does not care at all about what you think, regardless of who or what you are. He is going to continue to do exactly what he pleases, and get away with it. Dan simply has enough money to get out of any trouble he might find himself in and enough of a following to continue his lifestyle for years to come.
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