Gambling is the game of sheer luck for many people and, for the others, it’s just something tricky that requires the correct moves and decisions at the in every step. Mike Sexton is one of the other types of people who have been living as a professional poker player and commentator. He is not just an average person in the field of Poker and has even been inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame. He is also the winner of the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions.
Career Shift in Gambling:
In the early days, his career consisted the job of a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne division. As the troop had been back from the Vietnam, he didn’t get an experience of in field action and taught ballroom dancing. After a client of his had convinced him to become a salesman, he became one and continued for two years.
During his college days, he used to frequently indulged in gambling and played contract bridge. It came back to him once again in his life which he would choose as a career. Along with coaching the Little League baseball teams, he frequented the tournaments.
How Much is Mike’s Net Worth?
He soon realized that he could make more money playing poker than being a salesman. It has served him well as he now has an estimated net worth of $10 million dollars. After moving to Nevada to become a full-time player, he has been participating in many competitions and winning many.
The first major success in the career was during the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions in 2006 which he won and earning $1 million. He continued to prosper further cashing in millions, and again in 2016, he won the World Poker Tour Montreal Main Event bringing in more than 317k dollars.
Personal Life and Relationships Status:
He has indeed made the mark in the field of professional poker games. He is the genius behind the table that throws cards on him and places the best bet to win. However, it seems that it’s not the same when it comes to relationships.
He has been married for three times now. Like many other men same as him, the poker played some role in his wife letting him go. He has confessed that it’s not easy living with a gambler. So the main reason behind his separation with his life partners in his involvement with poker.
He had to wait until the age of sixty to have his own children. His happiness was evident in his eyes when he became a father for the first time in 2008. After two years of marriage with his third wife, Karen Sexton, he welcomed the newest member of his family. As of now, he has separated from his wife and is probably single.
Mike Sexton currently aged 69 was born on 22nd September 1947. He was born in Shelbyville, Indiana and grew up there before moving to Nevada to begin a professional career in Poker. He graduated from the Ohio State University in public recreation and was a gymnast during those days. The American National belongs to white ethnicity. He also has an excellent physique and proper height.