In an interview at his Hollywood Hills, Calif., home, the 33-year-old says he is often asked about the original source of his money because his father, Paul Bilzerian, earned "hundreds of millions" as a corporate raider and has worked for decades to protect his assets from a Securities and Exchange Commission judgment. The younger Mr. Bilzerian says he received money from his father in a trust but declines to say how much or what role it had in kick-starting his career, gambling. That career has been lucrative, by his account: He says he earned $50 million playing poker in a recent stretch of 12 or 14 months...Now his antics with cars, guns and women wearing bikinis (or less) have helped him attract more than 4.5 million followers on Instagram. Many of his escapades are bawdy. In an April video that went viral, Mr. Bilzerian was seen throwing a naked porn actress off the roof of his home and into a pool, in a photo shoot for Hustler magazine. She was injured and threatened to sue, bringing a sarcastic reply from a lawyer for Mr. Bilzerian. Mr. Bilzerian has publicly recounted how he suffered a heart attack in his 20s after a five-day binge of sex, drugs and gambling. [WSJ, @danbilzerian (NSFW unless you work at Hustler)]
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