Joseph "Joe" Cada is an American professional poker player from Shelby Charter Township, Michigan, best known as the winner of the Main Event at the 2009 World Series of Poker.
By winning the 6,494-entrant Main Event at the age of 21, Cada surpassed Peter Eastgate as the youngest champion ever. Cada had two previous WSOP in the money finishes, both in 2009. Cada had been a regular online poker player for several years prior to winning the live WSOP event. He is primarily an online poker player, with more than $500,000 in online tournament winnings at present. As of August 2014, his total live tournament winnings exceed $10,290,000. Cada became a representative of Team PokerStars in 2009 in the weeks prior to becoming World Champion. On June 18, 2012, he lost heads up in the 2,811-entrant $1,500 No Limit Texas hold 'em event at the 2012 World Series of Poker.
He is from a family of card enthusiasts although his parents disapproved of his chosen profession. His agent dubbed him "The Kid" and he has also taken on the role as a statesman of the profession in the media and political circles, where he is a proponent of legalization of gambling. [More at Wikipedia]
November 18th, 1987 in Shelby Charter Township, Michigan (Age 30)