WSOP Champion Joe Hachem - $11 Million
Joe Hachem's tournament winnings exceed $11,800,000, making him the fourteenth highest ranked poker player in live tournament earnings in the world. Joe Hachem is a Lebanese Australian professional poker player known for winning the main event of the 2005 World Series of Poker. He was the first Australian to win the main event, which earned him $7.5 million, then a record for all-time biggest tournament prize. The next year, Hachem won his first World Poker Tour title at the Bellagio Casino's Five Diamonds Poker Classic, earning him $2.2 million and making him one of the only players in the world to win both a WSOP & WPT title.
Joe was visiting Phoenix, Arizona, when I got the call from Southwest Poker News (Now part of Ante Up Magazine) that they wanted me to interview him. The interview provided some great insight on the mentality of a champion.