2014 is winding down and it’s a good time of the year to check out the top money earners of the year.  In a recent Sporting News article the top 10 earners are identified.  Here are some highlights from the article about the men who are the most successful this year.

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The number one money earner so far this year at just north of $21 million is Daniel Colman.  Colman, an online star, hit it big with this year’s Big One for One Drop when he beat out Daniel Negreanu, a win that ended up giving him $15,306,668.  He totaled more than $6 million from other events meaning, even if he’d lost the One Drop tournament, he still would be placing second on the list.

And speaking of second…

Second on the list features Daniel Negreanu, the former World #1 ranked player.  Negreanu has nabbed another successful season already with nine cash outs.  Starting his season out right in Australia with $492,000 and $1.1 million in winnings over a couple events, he’ll be headed back down under to finish up his season at the Main Event for the Asia-Pacific WSOP.

The Notable

Phil Ivey has been in the news a lot lately for negative reasons but he falls in at number six on the money earners list at $3,787,707.  A consistent earner throughout his professional playing days, Ivey won the $250,000 Melbourne Challenge, taking home $3,582,753, which was enough to put his career winning totals over $20 million.

The Number One

Falling in at ninth on the 2014 earners list is World #1 Dan Smith.  This last summer he was able to walk away with over $2 million after winning the Super High Roller event at the Bellagio.  Smith will be looking to end his season on a high note like he did last year after he took the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic home at the end of 2013.

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