The All-time Female money list is composed of the top 25 female poker players in the world. These are the very best female poker players, based purely on the amount of money each has won in live poker tournament winnings, according to The Hendon Mob.

There have been some instrumental and iconic female poker players in the game’s history. The likes of Jennifer Tilly, Vanessa Selbst and Liv Boeree are some of the most notable names in all of poker, but have they made the list and who are the best female poker players in the world?

Player Country Sponsor Total Winnings
1st
Vanessa Selbst United States
Vanessa Selbst
United States
United States
$11,906,247
2nd
Kathy Liebert United States
Kathy Liebert
United States
United States
$6,831,570
3rd
Kristen Bicknell Canada
Kristen Bicknell
Canada
Canada
$5,848,928
4th
Maria Ho United States
Maria Ho
United States
United States
$4,496,043
5th
Annie Duke United States
Annie Duke
United States
United States
$4,270,548
6th
Annette Obrestad Norway
Annette Obrestad
Norway
Norway
$3,942,232
7th
Liv Boeree United Kingdom
Liv Boeree
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
$3,861,838
8th
Vanessa Rousso United States
Vanessa Rousso
United States
United States
$3,554,327
9th
Loni Hui United States
Loni Hui
United States
United States
$3,544,280
10th
Maria Lampropulos Argentina
Maria Lampropulos
Argentina
Argentina
$3,518,209
11th
Kitty Kuo Taiwan
Kitty Kuo
Taiwan
Taiwan
Natural8 $2,841,551
12th
Jen Harman United States
Jen Harman
United States
United States
$2,795,348
13th
Victoria Coren Mitchell United Kingdom
Victoria Coren Mitchell
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
$2,504,767
14th
Ebony Kenney United States
Ebony Kenney
United States
United States
$2,356,027
15th
Xuan Liu Canada
Xuan Liu
Canada
Canada
$2,206,241
16th
Ana Marquez Spain
Ana Marquez
Spain
Spain
$2,029,693
17th
Sandra Naujoks Germany
Sandra Naujoks
Germany
Germany
$1,789,239
18th
Leo Margets Spain
Leo Margets
Spain
Spain
$1,763,310
19th
Barbara Enright United States
Barbara Enright
United States
United States
$1,744,888
20th
Clonie Gowen United States
Clonie Gowen
United States
United States
$1,639,064
21st
Mimi Tran United States
Mimi Tran
United States
United States
$1,627,369
22nd
Allyn Shulman United States
Allyn Shulman
United States
United States
$1,595,802
23rd
Cherish Andrews United States
Cherish Andrews
United States
United States
$1,555,591
24th
Lucille Cailly France
Lucille Cailly
France
France
$1,547,204
25th
Gaelle Baumann France
Gaelle Baumann
France
France
$1,431,592

What is the All-time Female Money List?

The all-time female money list ranks the largest winning female poker players in history, and lists the top 25. Any money won in cash games and any format other than live tournaments, which means online poker tournaments are also not counted in this list.

So, the All-time female money list shows the women that have cumulatively won the most amount of money in live tournament history, according to The Hendon Mob.

Who is the best female poker player in live poker tournament history?

Vanessa Selbst

Vanessa Selbst is the best female poker player to date in live poker tournament history - based on tournament winnings. The American became the first female poker player to reach $10 million in live tournament winnings, cementing her place in poker history and helping to elevate her name as one of the most recognisable in the game. In 2018, she claimed to be retired from poker, but has since played several tournaments - albeit smaller than her usual high stakes buyins.

Among a whole host of successes over an illustrious career, Selbst has had three standout wins that were especially significant, where she won $1,000,000+. The first was in 2010 at the Partouche Poker Tour in Cannes, where she won the No-Limit Hold’em Main Event and turned €8,500 into €1.3 million.

Three years later, she won $1million+ again, this time at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure High Roller. Once again, Selbst won the tournament and turned $25,000 into over $1.4million.

The final $1million score came in 2015. Selbst bought into the $100,000 Super High Roller Celebrity Shootout in Las Vegas and won it, pocketing $1million.

Who are the most popular female poker players?

The most popular and well known female poker players are the likes of Liv Boeree, Vanessa Selbst and Jennifer Tilly. Boeree, Maria Ho and Annie Duke are just a handful of women considered to be up there with some of the best poker players of all time, often competing at the highest stakes in the most challenging fields.

Other players, such as Shana Hiatt and Kara Scott, are known in the poker industry as more than just players. Hiatt was a former hostess and face of many distinguished poker brands, including Poker After Dark and the World Poker Tour, while Scott is a prominent broadcasting figure in the World Series of Poker TV series.

Many famous names have also tried their hands at poker, and been successful too. Jennifer Tilly was a world-famous actress, starring in an array of blockbuster films before taking a seat at the poker table. Victoria Coren Mitchell is another well-skilled female player, whose fame began to grow due to her successful writing career - before she started playing poker.

All-time Female Money List FAQs

Do women play with men in poker?

Yes, women and men play and compete against one another at the tables in poker. However, there is a noticeable disparity in the number of females playing compared to males. To counter this and encourage and elevate the women’s game, many poker tours and series will often host women-only events, but women can and do play against men in poker.

How can I find out who the best female poker players are in the world?

To find out who are the best female poker players in the world, simply visit our PokerNews Poker Players section. In this part of our website, you can see the updated list of the top 25 poker players in different categories, including the best online players, the best players according to the Global Poker Index (GPI) and, of course, the best female poker players.

How are the poker player lists ranked?

The poker players in the top 25 for all-time money lists, including the best female poker players list, are ranked based on the money they’ve won playing poker tournaments. The GPI list is the only one where money is not directly used to rank players. Instead, that uses the points attributed to each player (based on recent results) by the GPI.