La Salle College HS & Arcadia University grad Joe McKeehen: Math student turned World Series of Poker champion worth millions

Joe McKeehen, a 2009 graduate of La Salle College High School and a 2013 graduate of Arcadia University, was recently featured in an article by betting website NNN titled “Joe McKeehen: A Champion in the World of Poker”.

The self-taught guru studied mathematics at Arcadia, which “later became a crucial element in his poker career, enabling him to make precise calculations and strategic decisions during gameplay,” the article said. It continues: “McKeehen’s analytical mind, strategic gameplay, and consistent success in poker tournaments have solidified his position as one of the top players in the world.”

According to the World Series of Poker, his career earnings total $11,550,392 and his net worth has been estimated to be $5 million.

Keenen launched his professional poker career just after his senior year at Arcadia. That year, he made his first significant breakthrough by finishing second in the World Series of Poker Circuit Event in Atlantic City. His biggest career milestone came in 2015 when he won $7.68 million at the World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas.

In April 2016, McKeehen appeared on a Season 4 episode of “Poker Night in America” on CBS Sports.

For 6ABC’s coverage from 2015, you can watch the video below:

In 2010, McKeehan won the world championship Risk Annual Classic in the board game Risk.

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