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How Billionaire Elon Musk Chose Poker Player Igor Kurganov to Give Away $5.7 Billion in Cash!

By 888poker
May 02, 2022

Discover how billionaire Elon Musk chose Igor Kurganov to navigate the distribution of $5.7 billion to deserving charities. Here’s how Igor did it.

Elon Musk had $5.7 billion to give away to deserving charities.

Intelligently, he realised that he could not navigate the big-money undertaking personally if he wanted the best outcome.

Brilliantly, he hired a poker player to do it for him. Most importantly, he pushed all-in on the right poker pro: Igor Kurganov!

  • He is an astute, high-stakes tournament specialist
  • He plays with a Zen-like sense of calmness
  • Igor has more than $18 million in winnings
  • His recent history of being a philanthropist is well documented

Kurganov was hired to figure out where Musk’s good-cause billions should land.

Along with his girlfriend and fellow poker pro, Liv Boeree, plus another pro, Phillip Gruissem, Kurganov co-founded Raising for Effective Giving. Launched during the 2014 World Series of Poker, this organisation engages in a form of charity known as “effective altruism:”

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