In an interview on Short Stacked Radio on Wednesday, Jerry Yang told the interviewer that his autobiography, All in: From Refugee Camp to Poker Champ, could be set for the big screen.
"I'm very excited and I'm praying, I'm really praying right now," said Yang, "We have a scheduled meeting already. My father and I will fly out and meet with this particular (film) company. This is my third meeting with them by the way, so hopefully we'll be able to put something together that is agreeable with both sides."
All in: From Refugee Camp to Poker Champ
Yang's autobiography is about the time he and his family spent at a refugee camp in Thailand, where they lived for four years. He lost a brother and a sister there before the U.S. government gave his family the green light to set up residence in the United States.
After several years in the US, Yang graduated from Loma Linda University with master's degree in health psychology and began working right away. When Yang wasn't busy working or spending time with his family, he played poker and did well in some poker tournaments. His big breakthrough came in 2007 when he entered a $225 satellite and won entry to the WSOP Main Event, which he won and became a multi millionaire.