Ronnie O’Sullivan’s has net worth more than Robertson and Williams

Snooker legend Ronnie O’Sullivan has gathered a huge wealth over his career which dwarfs that of his opponents at this month’s World Snooker Championship. The 47-year-old equalled Stephen Hendry’s record of seven world titles at Crucible last year and aims to hold the record outright with victory at this year’s tournament.

O’Sullivan won his first professional tournament at the age of 17 and is still winning major honours 30 years later. During his lengthy career the Rocket has won a record 39 ranking titles – including 21 Triple Crown titles.

Over his career the snooker legend has won over £8.5million in prize money contributing to an overall net worth believed to be around £11.27million ($14m), according to Celebrity Net Worth. O’Sullivan supplements his income from snooker tournaments with punditry work for Eurosport and sponsorship deals.

The snooker star won the Hong Kong Masters last year in front of a record snooker crowd of 9,000 spectators and as he reaches retirement aims to play more events in Asia to capitalise on his fame. He told The Mirror: “It’s all about priorities, I have always planned my year out well in advance. I cannot go to every tournament, I try to spread it about. I’d like to finish my career off in Asia because this is where snooker is more popular – like in China, Thailand and Hong Kong.

“My sponsors like to see me in Asia. When things (Covid restrictions) open up more I might play more in Asia and skip a few events in the UK. I cannot do them all.” O’Sullivan and his competitors at this month’s World Snooker Championship have picked up £5,000 just for competing at the prestigious event.

O’Sullivan meets Hossein Vafaei in the last-16 with the winner picking up £50,000 for reaching the quarter-final stage. Fellow competitor Neil Robertson swept his first-round opponent Wu Yize aside in the first round winning 10-3 and will also be bidding for a place in the last eight.

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World No 6 Robertson has won £562,000 in prize money over the last 12 months and has a net worth of around £7million, according to Idol Net Worth. Mark Williams is also in the last-16 draw after the three-time world champion beat Jimmy Robertson 10-5 in the first round.

Nicknamed The Welsh Potting Machine due to his single-ball long potting ability, Williams has a net worth of around £4.83million, according to sports money blog SPORTEKZ. Last year Williams admitted to taking a 13-hour flight to the Hong Kong Masters just to collect the £22,500 appearance fee.

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