In 2009 the least money a tournament winner has received is $648,000 and the most is $1,710,000 at The Players. Check related link for winnings list.
Phil Ivey is currently on top of the leaderboard of most earning poker players from tournament winnings. He has won 8 WSOP Bracelets, 1 WPT title, has made over 54 tournament cashes & 32 tournament final tables. His winnings as of 2010 reach well over 13,800,000 USD. (Thirteen million, eight-hundred thousand dollars)
Ultimate Tournament of Champions winner Brad Rutter won 2,000.000 dollars more to add to use career winning. Ken Jennings won a half million in that tournament for total career winnings of $3,022,700, but less than the over 3 and a quarter million career winnings by Brad Rutter
$ 1,350,000 was the announced prize money for first place in the 2010 Masters Golf Tournament.
The winner of the 2009 Masters (Angel Cabrera) received $1,350,000.
Tiger Woods won $330,667 at the 2011 Master's Tournament.
$1,440,000 was the first prize for the winner of the Master's Golf Tournament, Bubba Watson.
The money of the Sam Westings Estate
25million plus race winnings
On the regular season, Ken Jennings with 2.5 million dollars (he also broke the single day winnings record with 75,000,it was 52,000.00), unless you count the tournament of champions in which case it will be brad rutter with 3.2 million