In 1989, Phil Hellmuth Jr. became the youngest World Series of Poker champion in history. Today he is tied with legends Doyle "Texas Dolly" Brunson and Johnny "Orient Express" Chan for the most WSOP bracelets ever won. But that's not the only reason he's famous!
He's also quite famous-even infamous-for being boastful, egotistical, short tempered, and a sore loser. This behavior has earned him the nickname "Poker Brat." Away from the table, however, Phil Hellmuth is an accomplished businessman, an ambassador for the game, and seemingly a very nice guy. It's all part of a complicated persona that has helped make Phil a celebrity and one of the most prominent poker players on earth. His accomplishments both at and away from the table speak for themselves. Love him or hate him, this tell-it-like-it-is player is undeniably one of the most talented and respected people in the business.