What Will I Learn?
|Name:||Dan Brandon Bilzerian|
|Nickname:||Blitz, Instagram Playboy King.|
|Birth Date:||December 7, 1980|
|Occupation:||Web Influencer, Entrepreneur|
|Net-Worth:||$150+ million (Estimated)|
Dan Bilzerian is probably one of the most provocative web influencers nowadays because of the opulent and mundane lifestyle he shows. With his 30+ million Instagram followers and with an accumulated net worth of $150+ million, he is one one of the wealthiest web celebrities on the planet.
He is the son of Paul Bilzerian and Terry Steffen, both corporate takeover specialists that grew up in a middle-class family before his father made it big in Wall Street. At first, Dan wanted to become a Navy Seal; thus, he enrolled in the program that unfortunately never managed to complete. He was eventually honorably discharged from the program because of some injuries he suffered. After his dropout, he enrolled in the University of Florida to study business & criminology, from which he subsequently graduated. 
His career started as a poker player, and, while he was enrolled in high school, he taught himself how to play the game along with the help of his brother Adam. He later advanced in his poker career by playing in the World Series of Poker ending up in 180th place. 
At the age of 26, he was already earning money, making college a non-essential path to follow for him. After that, he started his “Instagram thing” as he calls it, just to “get laid without talking.” Eventually, that thing became one of the most significant accounts ever-amassing more than 15 Million followers in less than five years, naming him the “King of Instagram.”
Once he became famous on Instagram, it wasn’t difficult for him to leverage his popularity to make even more money. Thanks to his influencer power, he is making money selling women’s clothing, marijuana (where legal) and vapes with his brand “Ignite”.
He also diversified his career by starting to act in various movies, including “Lone Survivor” where he appears for less than a minute, even though he was first granted a longer part. 
Tip #1: Do whatever it takes
His most noticeable attitude towards life is one where if he has a goal to reach, he’ll do whatever it takes to achieve that goal. It doesn’t matter if people are going to criticize him or if it is considered hard; if he wants it, he’ll make it happen somehow.
Tip #2: Be relentless
Sometimes we want to get from point A to point B, but that isn’t always easy, and we might encounter many roadblocks along the path. This doesn’t mean that you should be discouraged or that you should start second guessing yourself if what you want is there in front. Why should something stop you if you have a pure dream that you want to reach?
Tip #3: Be honest
One of his secrets to success with women is his honesty with them. He says that if women see you’re honest with them, even when you tell them the things that they don’t necessarily want to know, then you’ll build trust with them and have higher chances of sleeping with them and keeping them around you.
Tip #4: Set up your ideal life
Another strategy he adopts to keep women around him that are engaged and interested most of the times is by creating an environment where he is the ruler. He does that by throwing parties with low male-female ratios (1/10 according to him). For example, in parties where there are 30 of his friends he brings around 200-300 beautiful women that will be prompted to compete for the attention of all the males. When you create such environments where you are always the winner, there’s nothing you can do but win all the time.
Tip #5: Don’t be afraid of rejection
Finally, his last take on how to become successful is never to be fearful of rejection, not only with women but generally speaking in life. When you can make yourself vulnerable to rejection and expose yourself to it many times, then you’ll face your life with much more aggressiveness, fearlessness, and confidence, elements that will highly improve your chances of success in any area of it.
- “Shooting drones because it’s Sunday and this is America.”
- “If I wanna go to Vegas in the middle of the night, then that’s just what I’ll do.”
- “I only f**k 12s, unless I’m drunk, then maybe I f**k a 10.”
- “Don’t take yourself too seriously.”
- “I always tell girls the truth.”
- “Chasing money and girls is not what makes you happy.”
3 Lessons we can learn from his story
Lesson 1: Be Yourself
Even though many people hate Dan Bilzerian, he doesn’t stop being who he is or doing what he loves doing. He understands that being yourself is not only the best way to become successful but is also a way to live a rewarding life that is based on truth rather than on falsehood.
Lesson 2: Take risks
We can see that from the way Dan has conducted his life so far, risk-taking has been a considerable element contributing to his success. He had this risky attitude embedded in everything he did, from bringing weapons with him during high school, to do things that the majority of people wouldn’t dare do, like betting $6 million in a single coin flip. He translated this high-risk attitude in his business and personal life as well, making him one of the wealthiest web influencers on the planet.
Lesson 3: Break the rules
When Dan was young, he didn’t let the school system dictate what he had to do and neither let the Navy Seals stop him from manifesting his extravagant behavior. Sure, those things cost him exclusion both from school and the Navy Seals program, but he eventually managed to become successful precisely because of this behavior of his.
Dan Bilzerian is one of the most notorious web personalities in the entire world. A controversial character that is both hated and admired by many people at the same time, a fact that helped him rise above the masses and accumulate his fortune of more than $150 million.
- Bensinger Graham, (September 20, 2017) “Dan Bilzerian: Going through SEAL training twice”. Youtube.
- “Tournament Results – Official World Series of Poker Online” www.wsop.com
- Couch, Aaron (August 28, 2013) “Actor Sues ‘Lone Survivor’ Producers After Role Cut” The Hollywood Reporter.
- London Real (August 6, 2019) “WHY I HAVE SO MANY DIFFERENT GIRLS IN MY LIFE – Dan Bilzerian | London Real”. Youtube.
- London Real (August 7, 2019) “DAN BILZERIAN – PLEASURE IS NOT HAPPINESS: Thoughts on Women, Cannabis & Becoming President-Part ½”. Youtube