Guy Laliberté is the 52-year-old Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Canada’s famous Cirque du Soleil circus troupe. Originally a street performer, Laliberté currently owns 95 percent of the company. According to Forbes Magazine, his net worth is $1.5 billion, making him the 654th richest man in the world.
His most notable tournament success came in the form of a fourth-place finish in the 2007 World Poker Tour Championship for $696,220. He became Canada’s first private explorer and the first to engage in a Poetic Social Mission in space. He is also the founder of the One Drop Foundation, a philanthropic foundation to fight poverty in the world by giving everyone access to water and, of course, the beneficiary in this great event.
Laliberté was the man behind this event from the get go and has done extremely well to find his way to the final table. Not only did he work extremely hard to make the Big One for One Drop happen successfully, but Laliberté buckled down and was all business at the tables for the past two days. For both, he's now reaping the benefits. He'll enter the final table third in chips with 21.7 million.