Moneymaker attended Farragut High School
Moneymaker attended Farragut High School in Knoxville, Tennessee, and later earned a master's degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee. Moneymaker has been married twice. He and his first wife divorced in 2004; as he would say in an interview for a 10-year retrospective on the 2003 WSOP Main Event, The main reason was me wanting to be a traveling texas hold'em poker pro. She didn't sign up for that life. She was married to a stay-at-home accountant who was not traveling the world, gone all the time, and gambling a lot of money. And it was a choice I had to make. I tried to be good, stay at my job, and be that accountant, but in all honesty I didn't want to. With his first wife, Moneymaker "has a daughter, Ashley, born three months before"
he won the WSOP main event.
he won the WSOP main event.  He married his current wife, Christina Wren, in Las Vegas in April 2005. They currently reside in Nashville, Tennessee. CareerAfter receiving his master's degree, Moneymaker worked as a comptroller. He was also a part-time employee at a local restaurant. World Series of Online Hold'em PokerMoneymaker was working as an accountant when he won a seat into the main event of the 2003 World Series of Online Hold'em Poker through a US$39 satellite tournament at the Online Hold'em PokerStars online online hold'em poker card room.