Who is Dan Bilzerian, why is he famous

Now we’re back with a new person to get to know, or at least wonder what’s making him famous. If you’re unfamiliar with Dan Bilzerian, you may want to stick around with us here to know more about him. Dan has a large following on Instagram with about 33.5 million and is called King of Instagram for some reason. Well, he has a hefty amount in his bank account as he continues to live a lavish lifestyle. Dan has been a carefree individual who likes adventure based on what he posts on social media. He likes to explore new things and actually turns out to be pretty good at them. But, seriously, who is Dan Bilzerian, and why is he famous?

Who is Dan Bilzerian?

Daniel Brandon Bilzerian happens to be a social media star, born on December 7th, 1980 In Florida, USA. His name may sound familiar because of his father, Paul Bilzerian, a known businessman and venture capitalist. Although unfortunate events happened to his father and his company, he has trust funds ready for his children at an early age. That is probably the reason why Dan grew up in wealth.

  • There is not much news about his educational background, but he studied at the University of Florida while majoring in Business and Criminology. An IMDB report says that “he left college after achieving significant financial success”. Dan started focusing on investing in startup companies then. He may have the wealth as he grew up, but he does know how to handle it properly too.
Dan Bilzerian company IGNITE
Image Courtesy of IGNITE
  • He has a company named IGNITE which is based in Toronto, Canada. This hugely made an impact on his raised net worth. Although the pandemic may have affected his business, it continues to better again up today. IGNITE specializes in products such as electronic cigarettes, CBD oils, water bottles, vodka, and such.

Why is he famous?

Dan Bilzerian regularly plays poker, mostly private games with rich and famous people (that we probably wouldn’t know of because these are.. private). Dan has been actively participating in the high-stakes poker scene, and probably each game could cost millions of dollars. He’s not only known in the poker world but is the talk of the town in the gambling world as well.

Dan Bilzerian poker
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  • You may have seen Bilzerian in some TV shows and movies. He started acting in 2013 as a police officer in the Lone Survivor, an action and war film. From then on, he bagged roles in new releases like The Equalizer, Cat Run 2, Extraction, and a reality show titled Risk Takers. He produces too, like in 2017, he released Blitz Real Hollywood Stories. He talked about his life adventures in an animated form and shared all the lessons he has learned in life.

Drag racing and lifestyle

  • Going back to gambling, he even joined drag races which mean car racing. Why do you think that made him famous? In the history of drag racing, it is believed that the highest stake made is $400,000 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The news made it to Top Speed even way back in 2011, mind you, that was only one of the “friendly” bets he made.

  • If it isn’t his acting, racing, or poker career that took him to fame, maybe just his extravagant way of living, and maybe the reason people call him the King of Instagram too. If you take a look at his Instagram account, you’ll see how he’s living a life of wealth. He has the cars, guns, and a bachelor getting all the ladies he wants.
Who is Dan Bilzerian
Image Courtesy of @danbilzerian via Instagram
  • He’s not yet married, nor does not have any kids. Dan began “The Robin Hood Project” in which he donates a huge amount of money that could cater to at least $10,000 per person who needs financial assistance. Persons with disabilities benefitted from Dan’s project and he obviously knows how taxes work in the US. If the amount exceeds $10,000, he will be taxed by the US Government.


If not for any of the above, maybe you may have heard of him because of a few controversies he was dragged to. Well, for example, he loved guns so much at an early age, so he brought a machine gun to school, maybe just to flex to really harm anyone, and this caused his expulsion. He finished his senior year from home, by the way.

  • Back in 2017 at a country music festival, Dan was seen running away in a news clip. Unfortunately, there was an open fire shooting, and a woman was found dead (probably near where he was). Well, despite the strong image, people mocked how the trained Navy SEAL just ran off the scene. He didn’t shoot anyone, don’t worry, he just ran away.
  • Also, there’s the controversy about the Miami Nightclub banning Dan from their premises. The reason is that he kicked the model Vanessa Castano after a heated argument, which stirred social media people’s dismay with his actions.

Well, that’s all we know about Dan. Tell us how you knew him below.

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