Chamath Palihapitiya


Total WSOP & Circuit Earnings: $138,701  

WSOP Bracelets: 0
WSOP Cashes: 3
WSOP Earnings: $138,701

Circuit Rings: 0
Circuit Cashes: 0
Circuit Earnings: $0

Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Resides: Palo Alto, California

• Part of Facebook's original executive team. Retired in 2011 after serving as Vice President of Facebook's Growth, Mobile & International divisions.
• Spent 5 years at AOL, responsible for AIM & ICQ
• Worked for Silicon Valley Venture Capital Firm, The Mayfield Fund prior to joining Facebook.
• Began his career as a derivatives trader.
• Left finance to work for internet music companies Winamp and Spinner.com.
• Graduated with first class honors from the University of Waterloo with an Electrical Engineering degree.
• Grew up in Canada and learned to play poker from his boss in 2000.
Tournament data:
Event Date Place Winnings
43rd Annual World Series of Poker
Event #50: No-Limit Hold'em
$5,000 buy-in
6/28/2012 11th $53,728
2011 42nd Annual World Series of Poker
Event #58: No-Limit Hold'em Championship
$10,000 buy-in
7/7/2011 101st $54,851
2011 42nd Annual World Series of Poker
Event #32: No-Limit Hold'em
$1,500 buy-in
6/18/2011 15th $30,122

 

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