Rick Salomon

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Rick Salomon
Born (1969-01-24) January 24, 1969 (age 49)
OccupationFormer producer, poker player
Years active2003–present
Elizabeth Daily
(m. 1995; div. 2000)

Shannen Doherty
(m. 2002; annulled 2003)

Pamela Anderson
(m. 2007; annulled 2008)

(m. 2014; div. 2015)

Rick Salomon (born January 24, 1969) is an American poker player, mostly known for his relationships with various female celebrities, including Elizabeth Daily, Shannen Doherty, Paris Hilton, and Pamela Anderson. He is also known for winning $2.8 million in the 2014 and $2.84 million in the 2018 World Series of Poker's Big One for One Drop event.

Early life[edit]

Salomon was born and raised in Neptune Township, New Jersey.[1]


He has owned an online gambling site.[2]

On July 1, 2014, Salomon won $2.8 million in the World Series of Poker Big One for One Drop.[3]

On July 17, 2018, Salomon won $2.84 million in the World Series of Poker Big One for One Drop.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Sex tape[edit]

In 2003, a sex tape featuring Salomon and then-girlfriend Paris Hilton was leaked onto the Internet. Shortly afterward, Salomon filed a lawsuit against the company that distributed the tape, and against the Hilton family, whom he accused of tarnishing his reputation by suggesting that he had exploited Hilton.[5] Salomon further claimed in his $10 million suit that representatives of the Hiltons tried to discourage media outlets from playing excerpts of the tape by saying that Hilton was underage when the tape was made (which would have made showing the tape illegal), and were attempting to crush him to preserve the image they had created for her.[6] Hilton later sued the company that released the tape, Kahatani Ltd., for $30 million for violation of privacy and emotional distress.[7]

In April 2004, Salomon began distributing the tape himself through the adult film company Red Light District Video under the title 1 Night in Paris.[8] In July 2004, Salomon dropped his lawsuit against the Hilton family after Paris Hilton's privacy lawsuit was thrown out of court. Salomon and Red Light District Video agreed to pay Hilton $400,000 plus a percentage of the tape's sale profit.[9]


In 1995, Salomon married voice actress Elizabeth Daily. The couple had two daughters, Hunter and Tyson,[10] before divorcing in 2000.

In 2002, Salomon married actress Shannen Doherty. The marriage was annulled after nine months.[11]

On September 29, 2007, Salomon and actress Pamela Anderson applied for a marriage license in Las Vegas. Anderson had told talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres in September that she was engaged; she referred to her fiancé only as a poker player.[12] The couple were married on October 6, 2007 during a break between the 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. shows of "Hans Klok's The Beauty of Magic" at Planet Hollywood resort, where Anderson was starring as a magician's assistant.[13] Salomon and Anderson separated less than ten weeks later and, on December 14, Anderson filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences.[14] Two days later, Anderson and Salomon were seen shopping together. Anderson later posted a message on her website indicating that they were reconciling.[14] On December 28, 2007, Anderson's attorney filed a proof of service of summons in Los Angeles Superior Court regarding the divorce claim.[15] In February 2008, Anderson filed to have the marriage annulled citing fraud as the reasoning. The following month, Salomon also filed for an annulment citing fraud.[16] The marriage was annulled on March 24, 2008.[17]

In January 2014, Anderson announced she and Salomon had married at an unspecified date.[18]

Anderson again filed for divorce from Salomon on July 3, 2014,[citation needed] while Salomon filed for an annulment in Nevada on the grounds of fraud.[19] On April 29, 2015, her divorce was granted with a $1 million settlement.[20]


  1. ^ Garvey, Marianne; Niemietz, Brian; Coleman, Oli (July 3, 2014). "Rick Salomon, ex of Paris Hilton, Pamela Anderson and Shannen Doherty, scores in poker stud, too". Daily News. New York City. Retrieved March 18, 2015. ...the 46-year-old Neptune, N.J., native...
  2. ^ "Downloads are a girl's best friend". theage.com.au. 2004-07-10. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
  3. ^ "Home : Players : Rick Salomon". CardPlayer.com. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  4. ^ http://www.wsop.com/tournaments/updates/?rr=5&aid=2&grid=1487&tid=16478&dayof=6578. Retrieved July 17, 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ Hiatt, Brian (2003-11-18). "Shame Game". ew.com. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
  6. ^ The Smoking Gun Paris sex tape lawsuit
  7. ^ "Paris Hilton sues over Internet sex tape". cnn.com. 2004-02-09. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
  8. ^ Silverman, Stephen M. (2004-04-30). "X-Rated Paris Tape Goes to Home Video". people.com. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
  9. ^ Susman, Gary (2007-07-13). "'Simple' Math". ew.com. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
  10. ^ "Pam Anderson Weds Rick Salomon". US Magazine. 2007-10-07. Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2009-10-01. Among the guests were ... his daughters Hunter, 11, and Tyson, 9.
  11. ^ "Photo Special: Top 10 Celebrity Annulments > 7 of 11: Shannen & Rick". People.com. Retrieved 2014-01-12.
  12. ^ Anderson to marry Paris Hilton ex BBC News - 1 October 2007
  13. ^ People Magazine Pamela Anderson Weds Rick Salomon October 7, 2007
  14. ^ a b Nudd, Tim; Lee, Ken (2007-12-17). "Pamela Anderson Divorcing Rick Salomon?". people.com. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
  15. ^ Lee, Ken; Silverman, Stephen M. (2008-01-03). "Pamela Anderson Appears to Move Ahead with Divorce". people.com. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
  16. ^ "Rick Salomon Now Claims Fraud in Pam Anderson Marriage". people.com. 2008-03-21. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
  17. ^ Silverman, Stephen M. (2008-03-24). "Pam Anderson & Rick Salomon's Marriage Annulled". people.com. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
  18. ^ Fleeman, Mike (January 12, 2014). "Pamela Anderson Marries Rick Salomon a Second Time". People. Retrieved January 12, 2014.
  19. ^ "Pam Anderson -- Rick Salomon Made $40 Mil Last Year ... Playing Poker with ONE GUY!!!". TMZ.com. March 17, 2015. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  20. ^ http://www.tmz.com/2015/04/29/pam-anderson-rick-salomon-divorce-settled-pam-scores-1-mil/

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