12th Jul 1985
Chris Moorman built his online bankroll from nothing to $7.5m, having originally come second in a freeroll for $70. He has been ranked number one online tournament player in the world in the PocketFives Rankings on numerous occasions and remains, as of January 2013, the highest-earning online tournament player ever.
Moorman took a while to transition his online success into the live arena, but his breakthrough year came in 2011. He placed seventh in the Aussie Millions Main Event and cashed in seven WSOP events, including two second places. His live tournament earnings for the year exceeded $2m.