About This Luminary
Professional Poker Player
You might say poker pro Jamie Gold has cards in his DNA. His mother was a keen poker player, and his grandfather was a gin rummy champion. He began his career as a talent agent for stars like Jimmy Fallon and Lucy Lui, but his recreational game turned serious under his mentor, Johnny Chan of World Series of Poker fame. Using his trademark aggressive betting style, Jamie got his big – no, make that huge – break in 2006, when he won a jaw-dropping $12 million prize and the 2006 World Series of Poker championship. Jamie, known as the “Poker Philanthropist,” now focuses most of his poker energy helping charities raise money through tournaments. To date, he has helped raise over $300 million for causes worldwide.
Jamie Gold Supports
Global Creative Forum
The Global Creative Forum (GCF) is a star-studded Hollywood event convened by the Humpty Dumpty Institute (HDI) that uses cultural diplomacy to advance US foreign policy goals and values by building bridges between the United Nations and the entertainment industry (film, television, music, internet and social media). The GCF’s summit, welcomes the most senior members of the United Nations to Los Angeles to interact with key decision makers in the entertainment industry to discuss world issues and how the Hollywood community can contribute to the solution of those challenges.