Snooker is often counted among those sports which provide the highest pay in the world. Almost all the professional and richest players who have taken up the game have acquired an impressive net worth due to the handsome prize money earned throughout their careers.
Below are the names of the richest snooker players in the world who have taken the sport to the next level.
Steve Davis – $33.7 million
Born in London in 1957, 63-year-old Steve Davis is the richest snooker player globally. He has won almost every achievement and title in the sport. These milestones have allowed him to become the most successful in his profession, with a net worth of $33.6 million.
Stephen Hendry-$32.4 million
Also known as the Golden Boy, Stephen Gordon Henry is a Scottish snooker player born in January 1969. He became a professional at the tender age of 16 and won the world championship title in 1990, at 21 years. This achievement has made him the youngest person to score the title ever.
Dennis Taylor-$23.2 million
Born in January 1949, the retired Irish legend holds his place as one of the famed players in the world. He is known for winning the world championship in 1985, in which he turned the tables from a 0-8 defeat against Steve Davis to 18-17 during the finals. In addition to this, Dennis also has two ranking events to his name, including the World Championship.
Jimmy White-$19.4 million
Known as the People’s Champion, James Warren White is an English senior snooker player from London, United Kingdom. He became interested in the game in his early years and would often practice at the local hall rather than attending school. His dedication and perseverance helped him become a two-time winner of the British Open and World Cup.
Cliff Thornburn-$15.5 million
Nicknamed the “Grinder,” Cliff is a Canadian snooker player born in 1948, famous for winning the title in 1980. He developed an interest in the sport during his teenage and moved to the UK in his early 20s to take up the game professionally. After defeating Alex Higgins, he became the first-ever non-British individual to have won the World Championship in 1980.
Ronnie Sullivan-$14.2 million
Born in 1975, Ronnie Sullivan is often counted as the most successful snooker player of his time. After showing interest in the game in his younger days, he began his professional innings as a player in 1992. He has won the most amount of world titles since 2000 and currently holds a net worth of $14.2 million.
John Parrott-$11.6 million
John Parrott made quite a name for himself during the 1980s and 1990s by winning the UK Championship and World Championship in the same year. His net worth stands at $11.6 Million, which he has solely amassed by working on TV and through the game.
John Higgins-$11.2 million
John Higgins is a Scottish professional player who started playing in 1992 and has more than 31 ranking titles to his name. Apart from this, Higgins also scored three consecutive world championship finals between 2017-2019. His current estimated net worth is $11.2 Million.
Willie Thorne-$10.3 million
Willie Joseph Thorne was a former snooker player who died on 17th June 2020. The English sportsman won the UK championship against Steve Davis in 1985, which gained him loads of fame. In addition to his professional innings, he also served as a Snooker commentator for BBC after retirement.
Mark Williams-$9 million
Mark Williams is a Snooker player who has three World Championship Titles to his name. During his innings, he has been nicknamed “the Welsh Potting Machine” due to his single-ball long potting ability.