What is Tony Bloom net worth?
|Full name||Anthony Grant Bloom|
|Net Worth||$1.3 Billion|
|Date of Birth||20 March 1970|
Tony Bloom net worth 2022: Anthony Grant Bloom is a British professional sports bettor, poker player, entrepreneur and owner/chairman of Premier League football club Brighton & Hove Albion and Belgian First Division B team Royale Union Saint-Gilloise. Tony Bloom net worth is currently $1.3 billion.
Tony Bloom net worth
Bloom accumulated wealth through developing online gambling and gaming websites, and through property and start-up investments.
Poker and betting
Bloom has been a sports bettor and property investor, nicknamed The Lizard.
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Bloom appeared in the Late Night Poker television series and also has a final table appearance on the World Poker Tour. He also made back-to-back final table appearances in the first two Poker Million events. His first major win came in January 2004 when he won the Australasian Poker Championship in Melbourne, collecting a first prize of around A$420,000 ($320,000, £180,000).
Bloom won the £5,000 No Limit Hold’em VC Poker Cup Final in London on 5 August 2005 and won the £200,000 ($351,401) first prize.
He also had a fourth-place finish in the 2005 World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions. He was a member of the winning British team in the Poker Nations Cup.
As of 2008, his total live tournament winnings exceed $1,500,000. Bloom won A$600,000 for his second-place finish in the High Rollers Challenge, event 8 of the Australian Poker Millions tournament held in Melbourne in Jan 2009.
Bloom fell short of the million pound grand prize in the Poker Million IX event held in London on 10 December 2010. He finished second behind Gus Hansen.
Since 2009, Bloom has been the chairman of Brighton & Hove Albion, who are currently a Premier League club, having gained promotion in the 2016–17 season after 34 years out of the top flight of English football.
He succeeded Dick Knight after securing a 75% shareholding in the club and investing £93 million in the development of the club’s new ground, Falmer Stadium.
Since the stadium has been built, it has received numerous extensions in spectator capacity and has received funding to ensure that it is “Premier League ready” by installing floodlights, amongst other minor features.
Bloom was a longtime fan of Brighton and his family has had a long association with the club: his uncle Ray is a director and his grandfather, Harry, was vice-chairman during the 1970s.
On becoming chairman, Bloom appointed former Uruguay international Gus Poyet as manager, and together they led the team to promotion from Football League One as champions in 2011, the season before Brighton moved into their new home – the Falmer Stadium.
Brighton went one step further in the 2016–17 season under Hughton’s management and Bloom’s ownership, finishing 2nd in the Championship and gaining promotion to the Premier League for the first time in the club’s history.
Bloom backed Hughton in the following transfer window, breaking several record transfer fees to improve the squad, readying Brighton’s first Premier League season. On 13 May 2019, immediately after the end of the season, with the club ending at the 17th position and thus securing its top-tier status for the coming season, Bloom released a statement to the effect that “it was time for a change” and sacked Hughton, replacing him with Championship’s Swansea coach Graham Potter.
In 2018, Bloom completed the takeover of Belgian second division club Union SG.