Originally Posted by rhombus
Do these lists include all time Tournament $$$$ as they are abit pointless when you include the $100K and $1million Buyins. I thought there was a money list that didnt include 50K buyins +
Effectively a guy could win $30 million playing the big buyins but spend $40 Million, hardly a reflection of true ability, just that he has more $$$ than sense
Yeah, there's a different list for that: http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/ranking/5/
And it looks very different. For example, Antonio Esfandiari drops from 2nd place to 81st because $18.3 million of his total is the $1m buying Big One for One Drop (and it's public knowledge that he was pieced out in that event, so he didn't get to keep anywhere near that much, even before tax).
Here's the top 10 for open events with buyins over $50K excluded. You'll notice it's still distorted to some extent by single large wins from the WSOP Main Event (Gold, Jacobson, Duhamel).
Daniel Negreanu $ 17,876,202
2nd United States Phil Hellmuth Jr $ 14,627,205
3rd United States Michael Mizrachi $ 14,310,512
Martin Jacobson $ 13,924,829
5th United States Phil Ivey $ 13,697,204
6th Indonesia John Juanda $ 13,481,632
7th United States Jamie Gold $ 12,421,188
8th United States Erik Seidel $ 12,210,305
9th Canada Jonathan Duhamel $ 12,149,054
10th United States Scotty Nguyen $ 11,639,918