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
Joined: May '08
Age: 33 (M)
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
Joined: Mar '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 39 (F)
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.
Joined: Feb '14
Age: 30 (M)
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 ?
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.
Joined: Oct '14
Age: 35 (M)
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.
Joined: May '13
Age: 26 (M)
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!
Joined: Apr '11
Age: 52 (M)
''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.
Joined: Jan '12
Age: 26 (M)
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
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).