Top 10 Richest Snooker Players Ever

10. Peter Ebdon 

Peter Ebdon

At number 10 on our list is Peter Ebdon, a man who you might not expect to be one of the richest snooker players ever. While playing, Ebdon won a grand total of £3,583,752. His estimated wealth now is £5.5 million ($7.2 million).

09. Mark Williams

Mark Williams

Mark Williams is a part of the famous Class of 92, which also includes John Higgins and Ronnie O’Sullivan. He’s won 22 ranking titles and is one of three players to win the Triple Crown in one season, which he did in 2002-03, and has won the World Championship three times, plus the Masters and UK Championship twice each. At the time of writing, Williams has won £6,899,914 in prize money throughout his career. 

08. John Parrott

John Parrott 

John Parrott is perhaps as well-known for being a pundit and TV personality as he is for being a snooker player. He won nine ranking tournaments throughout his career and rose to be as high as number two in the world. His biggest achievement was winning the World Championship and UK Championship in the same season. He’s now worth about £8.3 million ($10.8 million). 

07. John Higgins

John Higgins

Another of the great generation of players who started in the early 90s, John Higgins is regarded as one of the best players of all time. He has 30 ranking titles, including four World Championships, three UK Championships and two Masters. “The Wizard of Wishaw” has also been world number one on many occasions Overall, Higgins has won £9,088,269 in prize money and this is also his approximate wealth. 

06. Ronnie O’Sullivan

Ronnie O’Sullivan

Ronnie O’Sullivan is regarded by many as the greatest snooker player to have ever picked up a cue. “The Rocket” has won a record seven Masters titles, as well as seven UK Championships, which is another record. Overall, O’Sullivan has won £12,184,134 in prize money throughout his career, plus he’s earned a considerable sum from sponsorships. 

05. Cliff Thorburn

Cliff Thorburn

Canadian Cliff Thorburn was a hugely successful player throughout the 1980s. He only won two ranking titles in his career, however one of these was the 1980 World Championship. He’s earned a considerable amount since retiring, however, and his personal fortune is now estimated to be around £11 million ($14.3 million). 

04. Jimmy White

Jimmy White

Jimmy White is perhaps the most popular snooker player of all time. “The Whirlwind” won 10 ranking tournaments throughout his career, including the UK Championship. He has also won the Masters once, however, has never won the World Championship, despite reaching the final six times. Over the course of White’s career, he won £4,835,404 in prize money, however his personal fortune is thought to be approximately £13.8 million ($18 million).

03. Dennis Taylor

Dennis Taylor

In third place on our list of the richest snooker players is Dennis Taylor, who is best known for his amazing World Championship victory in 1985, beating Steve Davis in perhaps the most exciting finale to a snooker match ever broadcast.  He is now thought to be worth about £16.6 million ($21.6 million). 

02. Stephen Hendry

Stephen Hendry

In second place is Stephen Hendry, the man who dominated snooker throughout the 1990s. He won six Masters titles, including five in a row, as well as seven World Championships and five UK Championships. He was ranked number one in the world for over eight years. Throughout the course of his career, Hendry has won £8,761,581 in prize money. 

01. Steve Davis

Steve Davi

Steve Davis, who was world number one for seven consecutive seasons during the 1980s, scoops the top spot in our list of the richest snooker players ever. In his career he managed to win 28 ranking titles, including six World Championships and six UK Championships. In his career, which lasted until 2016, Davis won about £5.5 million.