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The Homeless Poker Millionaire

Tags: backpacker, Faraz Jaka, homeless, travelling
Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2015 by "T".
Money and fame can bring out the worst in people. Luckily, there are those who can handle both superbly in the poker world as we know it. Faraz Jaka is a living proof of that! Although he has won over eight million dollars playing poker tournaments, he recently decided to get rid of his home and started live out of his backpack. In addition, he began avoiding expensive hotels to get closer to the[...]   Read more » The Homeless Poker Millionaire

  22-Jan-15, 12:03   #1
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Robbo1990 
Joined: Dec '12
Location: New Zealand
Age: 26 (M)
Posts: 80
easy to do when you have millions to fall back on. but I do like this guy - quite unique poker player but to play so many poker games a year - don't know how you would have time to soak in the culture

     
  22-Jan-15, 14:57   #2
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pochui 

Joined: May '08
Location: Lithuania
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 8653
blah blah- the real story is simple... won millions, lost millions, borrowed more- lost it again, had to sell the house and backpack was the only thing that was left... needed some story to keep pride, so contacted stars pr team and since he generated more than $1 to them in the form of rake, pr team did their best and here we have a homeless poker millionaire

     
  22-Jan-15, 17:17   #3
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klash23 
Joined: Mar '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 38 (F)
Posts: 2243
He does not really the type of person I would describe as "homeless" but it sounds like he has a great life while wandering around the world playing poker when he wants to and without any of the worries or bills which comes with looking after a home.

     
  22-Jan-15, 17:52   #4
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Werewolf1992 
Joined: Jan '15
Location: Hungary
Age: 24 (M)
Posts: 999
I can't live like he,but is he likes it. Smile He is not like homeless, but it is true that he didn't have home. Or his home is the world. Smile Sorry for bad English.

     
  22-Jan-15, 18:21   #5
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Skpmorita 
Joined: Feb '14
Location: Tunisia
Age: 28 (M)
Posts: 2076
sorry if i offend anybody
all i see is attention seeker
so you have millions and travel to different countries to play tournaments
and you sleep in the street ?
is being homeless that means you get closer to the different cultures ?
can't you live in a house and learn about the countries you visit ?

     
  22-Jan-15, 19:30   #6
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bowie1984 

Joined: Apr '12
Location: Hungary
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 4685
No, he obviously has a home, just doesn't own a place to begin with. Guess what, I don't have a single friggin' flat or condo on my name, not even a tiny house nor an RV yet I have a home.
But backpacking in South-East Asia 4 a year would cost you around 10k or even less so it's not like he is living on the street.

     
  22-Jan-15, 23:06   #7
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leno1 
Joined: Oct '14
Location: Germany
Age: 34 (M)
Posts: 428
Starting a life out of ones backpack when being a poker player, that earned millions is an absolutely great thing. No one should ever say again, that poker players are not interesting persomalities. This example proofs the opposite.

     
  23-Jan-15, 09:40   #8
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doubletop777 
Joined: Mar '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 47 (M)
Posts: 5562
What a great thing to do and i am very envious of him. imagine being able to just get up and go anywhere in the world at the drop of a hat. Good luck to him and i hope he does really well

     
  23-Jan-15, 14:22   #9
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Heskor 
Joined: May '13
Location: Mauritius
Age: 25 (M)
Posts: 2659
Well at least we have somebody doing something crazy for once , it is like real life dram a yes, he will get back on his feet when he bust as he has cash but at least he is enjoying his life and doing something out of the ordinary this is what make history and good story, cheers thanks for the post would not have seen it if it were not for BRM!

So thanks, anyway have fun guys maybe one day we will all go on this one journey hehe and see our name here!

     
  23-Jan-15, 15:00   #10
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jasoncashton 
Joined: Sep '08
Location: Canada
Age: 40 (M)
Posts: 66
"the toilet" is his online name and he is also an online millionaire as well, google his name he is far from broke......

     
  24-Jan-15, 08:26   #11
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Sorin888 
Joined: Apr '11
Location: Romania
Age: 51 (M)
Posts: 2375
''Couch surfing millionaire'',made the mainstream media last week, but not for his achievements on the felt. It's the lifestyle Jaka leads away from the table and his perspective on money that piqued CNN's interest.

     
  25-Jan-15, 12:18   #12
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Milli_Teer 
Joined: Jan '15
Location: Germany
Age: 33 (M)
Posts: 3
It's a nice Idea. My respect.

     
  25-Jan-15, 13:36   #13
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mirexxx 
Joined: Sep '11
Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Age: 33 (M)
Posts: 2732
Beyond his wealth, it is a bit easier to embrace this lifestyle as a 29-year-old bachelor with no kids. It's extremely difficult to maintain this free-spirited mentality when you've settled down

     
  26-Jan-15, 13:58   #14
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raymonvdhaak 
Joined: Jun '13
Location: Netherlands
Age: 36 (M)
Posts: 257

The Homeless Poker Millionaire ??? homeless people wont have a computer and for sure no money Tongue Big Smile

     
  1-Feb-15, 09:50   #15
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vanhide 
Joined: Dec '14
Location: Germany
Age: 26 (F)
Posts: 1
ha ha

     
  2-Feb-15, 17:47   #16
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12umbre 
Joined: Jan '15
Location: Romania
Age: 30 (M)
Posts: 8
Thats a very,very nice life.its easy when u dont have a familly and that includes kides.if he avoid exoensive hotels he will not going to be poor.hes rich and young.have hes all live in front of him

     
  16-Feb-15, 00:16   #17
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luisexy69 

Joined: Jan '12
Location: Portugal
Age: 25 (M)
Posts: 405
His having a good time of in is life, is enjoying life at the fullish, for some people have money, is happines, others money is a way to do things that not can, and other money is just a material that is there but is not the first thing to use or to see, first came another things, like enjoy life, meditation, sport, family, childrens, and any more things that the world provides to you, he spoted a thing that make him happy, its ok.
GG for life

     
  16-Feb-15, 04:10   #18
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pinotte 
Joined: Jun '13
Location: Canada
Age: 73 (M)
Posts: 3499
Homeless but full of money and decided to live another way. Travelling around the world wit a back pack no problem.

He can pay wathever he wants they never said that he is sleeping in the street and not having any food.

Just a differend kind ov living if i was younger with is money and poker winning i would have no problem not having a house and live in hotel since you are always on the road. Smile Smile Smile

     
  16-Feb-15, 07:11   #19
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sergejcho 
Joined: Jun '13
Location: Macedonia, The former Yugoslav Republic of
Age: 63 (M)
Posts: 530
@The Homeless Poker Millionaire

Although he has won over eight million dollars playing poker tournaments ( congratulations for the winnings )
In addition, he began avoiding expensive hotels to get closer to the different cultures ( he doesnt need home, when you want to go around the world while playing poker , you dont need hhome to pay taxes etc).

     
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