Brandon Steven

Brandon Steven

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Brandon Steven is renowned as an entrepreneur, businessman, capital investor, and poker player. Brandon Steven is the owner of several award-winning car dealerships within the Wichita area. Moreover, he is the co-owner of two hockey teams, all of which play within the ECHL.

Early Life

Brandon Steven was born on July 25, 1973, in Wichita, Kansas. He holds an American nationality. Steven is the son of teacher Rebecca Steven and entrepreneur Rodney Steven Sr. His father owned in Wichita 15 washes the chain Little Joe’s Car Wash, a plumbing company, and a shop for ski equipment. He also has two brothers and a sister. He is 47 years old as of 2020.

Steven started selling used cars at the age of 17. Regarding his educational background, he attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois with his brother Rodney. There he received a bachelor’s degree in marketing in 1995. Steven had a variety of jobs during college, including buying and selling used cars, t-shirts, and candy.

Career and Professional Life

Steven founded Brandon Steven Motors in 1996 in Wichita. Together with his brother Rodney, he opened the Genesis Health Club, the second gym in Wichita. In 1997 they co-founded Steven Enterprises, LLC. Steven then focused on his used-car business. In 2004 he bought his first dealership for Subarus. In 2007 he bought a car dealership in Augusta for Ford. Steven has been working with a Suzuki franchise since 2009. With Super Car Guys he also opened a shop for used super sports cars.

In 2008, Steven acquired a minority stake in Eddy’s Toyota, and in 2011 he bought a majority stake. Steven added Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram to the dealer in April 2014. In April 2015, Steven bought both a Chevrolet and Cadillac dealer and a Volvo dealer in Wichita. Another store was added in July 2016 with the purchase of Lee’s Summit Mazda in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Steven has participated in prestigious live tournaments since 2006.

More about his career

In June 2007, Steven was at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) for the first time in the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas successfully. But died in a tournament variant No-Limit Hold’em the money. In the 2010 WSOP, he reached the Main Event on the eighth day of the tournament. Steven finished in tenth place for a prize of around 635,000 US dollars and retired just before the final table. mid-May 2013, he was sitting at the final table of the Main Event of the World Poker Tour in hotel Bellagio in Las Vegas, finishing fifth for over $ 220,000.

At the 2013 WSOP, Steven finished seventh in the High Roller for One Drop, the most expensive event on the tournament schedule with a buy-in of $ 111,111, for over $ 620,000. In July 2016 he placed at the tournament again in the money and received nearly $ 400,000 for his tenth place. In October 2016, Steven won the Aria Super High Roller at Aria Resort & Casino with a $ 648,000 prize. Because of Steven’s struggle, Eddy’s Toyota has received various top Toyota honors which do not come unless a dealership puts its customers first.

Brandon Steven

Caption: Brandon Steven playing poker (Source: PokerNews)

Net Worth

Brandon Steven is on the list of the 654th richest man in the whole world. He has an amazing net worth of $1.5 Billion, according to Forbes Magazine 2014. Also overall, Steven has made more than three million dollars playing poker in live tournaments. Steven did not make the net worth of $1.5 Billion in one day, in fact, he has struggled for his whole life to reach where he is now. For now, he is the winner of more than 3 tournaments earning more than $650,000 in 2010 and $1 million in successive years.  In World Series of Poker 2013, Steven earned more than $435,000 when twiddling with a woman named Beverly Lange.

Relationship Status

Brandon Steven is a happily married man and is also the father of six kids. Currently, he lives with his family in Wichita, KS. His wife’s name is Karen Steven. Moreover, the name of his kids is Lauren, Lainie, Lexi, Landry, Brandon Jr., and Leighton. It seems like he is having a very good time with his family. They often go traveling together. Apart from this, there is no further brief information regarding their love life history.

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Caption: Brandon Steven with his family (Source: Twitter)

Scandal

Brandon Steven was in court on June 18 and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of transmission of wagering information. Also, Steven accepted that he took action together with co-defendant Daven Flax in getting involved in illegal private poker games. According to the Office of the United States Attorney Stephen McAllister, participants were informed about the games through text messages. These messages also contained information about payments and therefore the collections of money. Steven was accused of concealing the player’s participation by hiding handwritten ledgers and digital records that details, among other things, gambling credits obligations, and earnings.

Gwen Birzer, a United States Magistrate Judge, punished Steven to 200 hours of community service and three years probation. While Stevens was not fined, his attorney revealed Steven had already paid almost $1.1 million to the U.S., marshal’s Office which they say were the proceeds from the crimes committed. No other charges concerning this illegal gambling case are going to be brought against Steven thanks to his guilty plea and cooperation with the investigation.

Body Measurement and Social Media

Regarding Brandon Steven’s physical appearance, he has a good height and a suitable body weight. However, there is no much information regarding his height, weight, body measurements, dress size, and shoe size. But from his pictures, we can see that he has a pair of brown eyes and brown hair. Similarly, he has a slim n slightly build body structure. Also, he looks healthy and fit.

Coming to social media, Steven is not very active on social media platforms. He uses Twitter and has his own YouTube channel. On his Twitter account, there are more than 3 K followers. He often shares post he captures during his working time with his staff and also having fun with his working team. On his YouTube channel, he was active some months ago and uploaded some simple and short videos and also videos related to poker.