Gabe Kaplan is not a new name in the entertainment world. He is not only a comedian, but also an actor and professional poker player. He is also known as the co-host and commentator in the film titled ‘High Stakes Poker that was aired on the Game Show Network. He has had successful time in acting as he has appeared on various shows. To know more about the net worth of Gabe Kaplan in 2018, read the following article.
Early Life & Biography
Kaplan was born in 1945 in Brooklyn, New York. He is a son to Charles Kaplan and Dorothy Kaplan. He loved playing baseball when he was young and even wished of becoming a professional player one day. There is no information yet about his education life. Both his parent are Jewish.
Very little is known about Kaplan, as his life is a mystery to the public. There is not information about his love life, but it known to many that he has a daughter who was born in 1990. Her name is Rachel Kaplan.
Career, Awards & Nomination
When he was young, his passion for baseball faded away and he decided to venture in his other interests. While working as a bellman in a hotel in New Jersey, he used to see comedians perform and that is when he got inspired.
He embarked into comedy and became a stand-up comedian in same hotel that he used to work. As time went by, it was evident that he loved what he was doing and even started touring around the country performing to people.
In 1973 and 1974, he recorded two albums namely ‘Holes,’ and ‘Mello Rolls.’ His breakthrough came through when he did ‘Welcome Back Kotter.’ He then did other albums as ‘His Up Your Nose’ was a success in his career.
His career as a poker player began in 1978 when he appeared at the World Series of Poker and Amarillos Slim’s Super Bowl of Poker where he won and became one of the best players. He played and defeated other players such as Kristy Gazes, Annie Duke, Howard Lederer, and many others. He has also served as a TV commentator for about five years.
Kaplan has achieved a lot in his career as a poker player. He has participated in many world poker games winning some of them. Although he has not received any nomination, he has garnered many fans as a stand-up comedian.
Net Worth & Earnings
His achievements has helped have an estimated net worth of $55 million. Gabriel Weston Kaplan has in some instances earned over $250 thousand after he participated in Texas hold ‘em event. He also earned more than $222 thousand after playing poker another poker event. Being a commentator, comedian and actor have contributed in his vast net worth.
Kaplan has proven that success can be achieved in more than one field. He is an inspiration to many people who want to venture in more than one career. He depicts that mindset and focus are the main things that we all need to have if we want to succeed in our fields.