Rick Salomon

@Poker Player, Life Achievements and Family

Rick Salomon is one of the most famous and renowned American poker players

Jan 24, 1969

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Personal Details

  • Birthday: January 24, 1969
  • Nationality: American
  • Famous: Poker Player, Miscellaneous
  • City/State: New Jersey
  • Spouses: Pamela Anderson, Shannen Doherty
  • Known as: Rick
  • Childrens: Hunter Daily Salomon, Tyson Daily Salomon

Rick Salomon born at

Neptune Township, New Jersey

Birth Place

Rick Salomon was born as Richard Allan Salomon on February 24, 1969 in Neptune Township, New Jersey. His father, Robert Jess Salomon, was former executive Vice President of Warner Bros. Not much other than this is known of his childhood, early life or education.

Childhood & Early Life

While most of us struggle to bridge a gap between our passion and our career, there are a lucky few who have managed to change their passion into their profession and Rick Salomon clearly falls in the latter list. Having a passion for poker, in 2003, Salomon started his career by owning an online gambling site. Quite an unconventional career to pursue, Salomon, however, did not budge away from his choice and stuck to it. Life changed him a complete 360 degrees when he won a huge 2.8 million cash prize in World Series of Poker Big One for One Drop. Suddenly, Salomon became the man of the hour. His victory garnered him much limelight, fame and recognition. After the phenomenal victory at the World Series, Salomon became the talk of the town for his high profile link-ups. He was reportedly in a relationship with Paris Hilton which involved lot of controversy and scandal. Movie offers also came along as Salomon appeared in movies, such as ‘My Sister’s Keeper’, ‘Whose Your Caddy?’ and ‘Alpha Dog’. In addition to gambling, Salomon works as an independent film producer.

The Meteoric Rise To Stardom

Rick Salomon’s relationship with entrepreneur, socialite and television personality Paris Hilton remained the talk of the town. The two reportedly made a sex tape which eventually got leaked. Acting immediately, Salomon filed a lawsuit against the company which was distributing the material and against Hilton’s family, accusing the latter of spoiling his reputation by stating that Hilton was underage when the tape was made. The lawsuit was worth $10 million. Later, Hilton sued the company that released the tape, Kahatani Ltd., for $30 million for violation of privacy and emotional distress. In April 2004, Salomon began distributing the tape himself through adult-film company Red Light District Video under the title ‘1 Night in Paris’. In July 2004, Salomon finally dropped his lawsuit against the Hilton family after Paris Hilton's privacy lawsuit was thrown out of court. It is alleged that Hilton wanted a share in the profits availed from the tape. Salomon reportedly paid Hilton $400,000 and also a percentage of the tape’s sale profit.

Controversy & Scandals