While there are many successful roulette players, it is difficult to determine an exact ranking as their identities and earnings in the game may not always be publicly known. Additionally, roulette is largely a game of chance, and long-term winning is difficult to achieve. However, here is a list of some notable roulette players who have achieved significant success:
1. Joseph Jagger: A British engineer who in 1873 famously exploited a bias in the roulette wheels at Monte Carlo, winning millions.
2. Gonzalo Garcia-Pelayo: A Spanish music producer who used his expertise in wheel bias analysis to win millions in the 1990s.
3. Charles Wells: Known as “The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo,” Wells had a legendary run of wins in the late 19th century, earning over one million francs.
4. Ashley Revell: A British gambler who sold all his possessions in 2004 and bet his entire net worth ($135,300) on a single spin, doubling his money.
5. Sir Sean Connery: The famous actor had a memorable winning streak in 1963 at a casino in Italy, where he reportedly placed a series of successful bets on number 17.
6. Chris Boyd: A professional gambler who, in 2004, wagered $220,000 on the number 17 in a Las Vegas casino and walked away with $4 million.
7. Richard Jarecki: An American physician who took advantage of wheel imperfections in the 1960s and 1970s, winning millions in European casinos.
8. Charles DeVille Wells: Often mistaken for Charles Wells, the Englishman who broke the bank, Wells was a Frenchman who successfully played roulette in the early 20th century.
9. Edward Thorp: Although more famous for his blackjack strategies, Thorp also developed a system to beat roulette in the 1960s.
10. Billy Walters: While primarily known as a successful sports bettor, Walters has also had substantial success in roulette, reportedly winning large sums of money in Atlantic City casinos.
Please note that the information provided is based on available accounts and may not be comprehensive or entirely accurate.