Jay Farber is an American amateur poker player best known for being the runner-up in the 2013 WSOP Main Event.
Farber has continued to play poker enthusiastically since then. Farber's poker wins have included twelve WSOP cashes and an eighth-place finish in a WPT DeepStack Main Event. As an amateur poker player, Jay Farber's net worth and family life are largely private.
In total, he has $5,612,403 in live cashes, mostly from his Main Event run.
Jay Farber Background
Jay Farber, originally from Doylestown, Pennsylvania, went to UC Santa Barbara to study business. After moving to Vegas in the hopes of becoming a professional poker player, he ended up working as a nightclub promoter instead.
"It's funny, I kind of fell out with poker," he told PokerNews in 2013 as he waited to play in the final nine of the WSOP Main Event.
Despite his WSOP success, Farber still describes himself as a retired poker player in his X bio.
Jay Farber Poker History
After attempting to play poker professionally, Jay Farber went amateur playing poker occasionally but putting most of his focus elsewhere. In 2012, Farber saved up to enter the WSOP Main Event, but busted without cashing.
The next year went a little more successfully with Farber's WSOP winnings hitting $5,174,357 for second place in the Main Event.
Since then, he has regularly cashed in WSOP events, including a final third-place in the 2018 WSOP $1,500 No Limit Hold'em Bounty.
Jay Farber Top Five Biggest Cashes
|July 2013||WSOP $10,000 Main Event||2nd||-||$5,174,357|
|July 2018||CPPT $5,225 DeepStack Championship Poker Series||5th||-||$134,083|
|June 2018||WSOP $1,500 No Limit Hold'em Bounty||3rd||-||$121,932|
|March 2019||WPT Venetian $3,500 Main Event||8th||-||$52,790|
|July 2019||WSOP $10,000 Main Event||339th||-||$38,240|
Wealth - What is Jay Farbers’s Net Worth?
Jay Farber's net worth is necessarily an estimate as his tax returns are not public. However, with a degree in business, we can assume that his net worth has not significantly decreased after his WSOP success.
His $5 million cash would have been around $3.5 million after tax. If invested to match inflation that amount would be worth around $4.5 million in 2023.
That is probably a sensible starting estimate for Jay Farber's net worth.
Jay Farber Frequently Asked Questions—FAQs
Did Jay Farber win the WSOP Main Event?
No. However, he came close, taking second place in the 2013 WSOP Main Event.
Does Jay Farber have X (formerly known as Twitter)?
Yes. Jay Farber can be followed on X as @JayFarber.
Is Jay Farber a professional poker player?
No. Jay Farber describes himself as a "retired" poker player. He does continue to play WSOP events regularly though and has $5,612,403 in live cashes.