Daniel Brandon Bilzerian, an American poker player, businessman, and social media influencer, was born on December 7th, 1980.
Paul Bilzerian, a corporate takeover expert, and Terri Steffen welcomed their son Bilzerian into the world on December 7, 1980 in Tampa, Florida. He is Adam Bilzerian’s brother, another poker player. By way of his father, he is half Armenian. His father was a Wall Street business raider who gave both of his boys trust monies.
Although it’s unknown if he actually received a degree, Bilzerian claims to have attended the University of Florida for four years while studying in both business and criminology.
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In 2014, Bilzerian filed a lawsuit against the Lone Survivor movie’s creators. His lawsuit claimed that he invested $1 million in the movie in exchange for at least 80 words of dialogue and eight minutes of screen time, but his part was ultimately cut to just one line and less than a minute.
He filed a lawsuit and asked for $1.2 million, or the initial investment plus 20%. Later, the lawsuit was dismissed, and Bilzerian reportedly made $1.5 million from the movie’s success.
During a fight in August 2014, model Vanessa Castano was kicked in the face by Bilzerian, who was later barred from a Miami nightclub. Assaulting Bilzerian’s female partner, Castano and another woman, according to Bilzerian.
Castano declared: “Two of the girls seated at the table next to me were fighting. I attempted to separate them when they began to shove one another. Dan then kicked me in the face after pushing me off the banquette and causing me to fall.” Later, Castano sued Bilzerian for her damages after suffering them.
According to another report, Castano has asked Bilzerian for US$1 million to settle the case because a jury could award him higher punitive damages based on his income.
In 2014, Bilzerian and pornstar Janice Griffith were parties to a legal dispute. In April 2014, Griffith was a subject of a photo shoot with Bilzerian for Hustler magazine in which Bilzerian threw her off a roof and into a swimming pool.
Griffith hit the edge of the pool after falling short of it and breaking her foot. The 18-year-request old’s for $85,000 from Bilzerian for compensation for her injuries was denied. She brought legal action against Hustler and Bilzerian in December 2014.
The lawyer for Bilzerian said that Bilzerian was not at fault because Hustler had engaged him for the event and had given Griffith a contract for it. In January 2015, Hustler’s lawyers asserted that the toss was a “act of God” and that Griffith’s injuries were not the publisher’s fault.
Bilzerian was taken into custody at the Los Angeles International Airport on December 9, 2014, on unrelated bomb-making accusations. Bilzerian has been charged with breaking the law that makes it illegal to possess an explosive or incendiary device with the intent to manufacture it, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Bilzerian was apprehended on a fugitive warrant from Nevada and was booked at the LAPD’s Pacific Division around 10 pm.
Charges against him were later dismissed, and he was freed from LAPD custody the same day. He was still due in court in Clark County, Nevada, in January 2015. Bilzerian was fined $17,231.50 in February 2015 after entering a no contest plea to a misdemeanor charge of “negligently neglecting to extinguish a fire in the open.”
Former Ignite CEO Curtis Heffernan filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Bilzerian in July 2020. Heffernan stated that his dismissal was a result of his criticism of Bilzerian’s misuse of corporate finances to support his extravagant lifestyle.
On March 9, 2011, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Bilzerian competed against Tom Goldstein in a race for a $385,000 bet, winning. Bilzerian was driving a 1967 AC Cobra, and Goldstein was operating a Ferrari 458 Italia.
Bilzerian reportedly had two heart attacks prior to the age of 32 as a result of his drug abuse. In 2014, Bilzerian divided his time between residences in the Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas.
In 2018, he relocated to Bel Air. Bilzerian traveled to Armenia on August 28, 2018, along with his father Paul, brother Adam, and other family members, to take the oaths necessary to become citizens of that country and enlist in its armed forces. He also traveled to the Republic of Artsakh, where he went to a shooting range and engaged in live fire.
Due to the disputed status of Artsakh, the government of Azerbaijan sent a note of protest to the United States regarding these actions and called U.S. Chargé d’Affaires William Gill to take a formal note of protest addressed to the U.S. Department of State.
Bilzerian was placed on the international wanted list and had an arrest warrant issued for him by a court in Baku. Two years later, Bilzerian and other family members gave the Armenia Fund $250,000 to aid Armenia and Artsakh in their fight against Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict of 2020. Azerbaijan’s decision to attack the Armenian people, he added, left him “very disappointed.”