Molly Bloom, a famous poker queen, is an American entrepreneur, author, and speaker. She is the author of the 201 books entitled Molly’s Game.
Molly Bloom Personal Details
Stage Name: Molly Bloom
Full Name: Molly Bloom
Birthday: April 21, 1978
Place of Origin: Loveland, Colorado, U.S.
Height: 5 ft. 5 in.
Sexual Orientation: Straight Female
Profession: Entrepreneur, speaker, and author
Total Net Worth: $5 million
Molly Bloom’s Personal Life
Molly Bloom’s birth name is not known to many though in general she is known as Molly Bloom. She was born on April 21, 1978, in Loveland, Colorado, the United States to parents Char Bloom and Larry Bloom.
Molly’s mother, Char, is a professional fly-fisher, snowboard instructor, and owns a clothing line. Molly’s father, Larry, is a professor at Colorado State University and is also a clinical psychologist. Molly has two brothers, namely: Jordan Bloom and Jeremy Bloom.
Jordan Bloom works at Massachusetts General Hospital and is a cardiothoracic surgery fellow, while Jeremy Bloom is a professional football player of Philadelphia Eagles and also an Olympic skier.
Molly studied at the University of Colorado and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She also has athletic skills like her mother and brother. She is also a competitive skier and even ranked 3rd place in the Nor-Am Cup. Furthermore, she tried qualifying for the Olympics but got injured. Molly tripped on her back and that’s how she got injured.
As for romantic relationships, there’s no news about whom she is dating or in a relationship with. She might have encountered high profiles, but there was no confirmation whether she was linked with anybody.
Molly Bloom’s career
In 2004, Molly moved to Los Angeles and looked for a job. She got to work as a bartender and a waitress. She then landed a job as an executive secretary for a rich man. One day, Molly’s boss asked her to arrange a poker game event. Molly assisted by arranging the tables properly and making a playlist. In the poker game event, Molly encountered rich and influential people from actors, businessmen, to politicians and other very rich people. Molly studied the mechanics of the game and understood how it works.
In 2008, Molly started her company called ‘Molly Bloom Inc’. Then she started her own poker games tournaments. Knowing how the game works, Molly became the queen ruling the poker tables in Los Angeles. Her business grew quickly, and then she was checking the background of her clients.
She studied how these businessmen work and invest. She had many wealthy and famous clients such as Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio, Macaulay Culkin, Matt Damon, Alec Gores, Nelly, Alex Rodriguez, Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Phil Ivey, Rick Salomon, and Andy Beat. Later on, Molly started catering to rich businessmen from Wall Street. At first, her business was legit, then greed for easy money got the best of her.
In 2014, Molly Bloom published her book entitled ‘Molly’s Game’. She wrote in her memoir about her experiences. The book has been a bestseller for two years. Three years later, in 2017, her book was adapted for a screenplay. The film was written and directed by Aaron Sorkin and stars Jessica Chastain, Kevin Costner, Idris Elba, Jeremy Strong, Michael Cera, Chris O’Dowd, Bill Camp, Brian D’Arcy, and Joe Keery.
The film adaptation of Molly’s Game has earned several awards and nominations. The nominations are: Academy Awards for best screenplay, Alliance of Women Film Journalist for Best Adapted Screenplay, American Cinema Editors for Best Edited Feature Film- Dramatic, British Academy Film Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards for Best Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay, and 13 more nominations. The awards won are AARP’s Movies for Grownups Awards for Best Screenwriter, Denver International Film Festival for Career Achievement Award, Mill Valley Film Festival for Audience Favorite U.S. Cinema- Gold Award, Palm Springs International Film Festival for Chairman’s Award, and Zurich Film Festival for Career Achievement Award.
Molly Bloom’s arrest
Molly Bloom was under the observation of federal law. In 2011, one of her poker games located in Los Angeles was shut down. It was part of a bankruptcy investigation looking into the Ponzi scheme which is run by Bradly Ruderman. The Ponzi scheme is a form of fraud that tricks investors by paying profits to the early investors with money from new investors. Molly was accused of receiving an amount of $473,000 from Ruderman’s bank in which Molly denied this accusation. Later, it was found out through bank records showing money transfers to Molly’s account.
In April 2013, Molly was fined for operating a high-stakes poker game and was part of a $100 million money laundering. Molly was one of the 33 others charged and arrested. At that time, Molly was 34 years old when she faced a penalty of 10 years in prison, 6 sixes of supervision after release, a $200 special assessment, and a fine worth $1.5 million.
In 2014, Molly pleaded guilty to decreased charges. She was sentenced to 1 year of probation, 200 hours of community service, and a $1,000 fine.
Molly Bloom’s Total Net Worth
Molly Bloom has made millions through her poker events and is one of the biggest names when it comes to poker.
She has made her mark because her events were mostly attended by high-profile figures such as businessmen, actors, and others. She authored the book entitled Molly’s Game which was adapted to screenplay. The actress Jessica Chastain played Molly Bloom. The adaptation even got a nomination in the Academy Award in 2018 for the Best Adapted Screenplay category. She also owns a share of the hotel called Plaza Place which is situated in Los Angeles.
Even after her arrest and she lost an enormous amount of money, Molly Bloom still has a lot of liquid money.
Molly Bloom has an estimated net worth of $5 million.