Ronald Antonio O’Sullivan is an English professional snooker player born on 5 December 1975 in Wordsley, Essex. He started playing snooker when he was only at the age of 7. The extraordinary talent he possessed, made him a shining star since his childhood, and at age 9, he won his first local club tournament.
Having the highest skill in snooker, he managed to achieve an ultimate milestone, making his first-century break at age 10, in 1991. Moving ahead to record more victories, in the same year, he won two more titles the IBSF World Under-21 Snooker Championship and Junior Pot Black event. At age 13, he won the most important event of his career, the British under-16 Championship.
By the time he was at age 16, he has won 74 matches out of 76, having a record of 38 successive professional wins. In 1993, at age 18, he claimed another victory by winning the 1993 UK Championship, making an invincible world record, the youngest ever champion of a ranking competition. In 1995, he won one of the most prestigious tournaments, the Masters at age 19 and 65 days.
Ronnie O Sullivan Net Worth 2021
O’Sullivan is one of the richest snooker players in the current era. In his professional career which started in 1992, Ronald Antonio O’Sullivan was five times winner of the World Championships. Also, he remained the record, 7 times winner of UK Championships. He won back to back Masters in 2016 and 2017 for a record seven Masters Titles, giving him the honor to win a career Triple Crown tournaments with a record 19 titles.
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Ronnie O’Sullivan also has made a world record of having more than 1000 century breaks, which he acquired in the 2019 Players Championship event held in Preston. In 1997 World Championship, he made another world record of the fastest competitive maximum break, compiled in a time of 5 minutes and 8 seconds.
O’Sullivan personality is also notable for some controversial issues which cost his professional career. During the 1996 World Championship, he was fined £20,000 by Worlds Professional Billiards and Snooker Association WPBSA along with a ban for two years, for beating assistant press officer Michael Ganley. On another occasion, while he won the 1998 Irish Masters title, he was deprived of his title and prize money, after it was proved that he has used cannabis.
O’Sullivan is famously known for his quick and entertaining style of play. He wanted to amuse the audience with his fast game style, as they get bore watching slow gameplay. In his professional career, he managed to reach in 52 ranking tournament finals, winning 36 titles and remained runner-up in 16, whereas in non-ranking tournaments, he got 33 titles and remained runner-up in 17. Admiring his unbelievable natural talent, and holding World number one ranking on multiple occasions, he was bestowed Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2016. You can find his social media handle here.