About This Luminary
Professional Poker Player
Phil Hellmuth is one of the greatest players to ever play the game, winning an unprecedented 13 World Series of Poker (WSOP) championship bracelets. His latest win came in October 2012, when he took the coveted WSOP Europe title in Cannes, France. In 1989, at age 24, Phil became the youngest player to win the WSOP Main Event by defeating two-time defending champion, Johnny Chan. Phil's live tournament winnings exceed $17,400,000, and he was elected into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2007. While known as the "Poker Brat" for his colorful and competitive personality, Phil is also recognized for his generous philanthropy, having chaired and emceed poker charity events that have raised over $20 million.
Phil Hellmuth Supports
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation is a charitable, tax-exempt organization benefiting The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Philanthropic support from donors sustains vital programs that are not reimbursed through insurance; funds pediatric healthcare, research and clinical education; and drives the Hospital's growth. Demand for services offered by Children's Hospital continues to increase. The costs for research and care are also on the rise, while federal funding and Medicaid are in sharp decline. As a non-profit, Children's Hospital relies on donations to make a difference in the lives of children today, research better treatments for the future, help families that cannot afford healthcare, and provide quality of life programs and services.
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