John Higgins Net Worth

Net Worth$10 Million
Date of Birth18 May 1975
ProfessionSnooker player
NationalityScottish
Last Updated2020

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John Higgins Net Worth, How did the Scottish professional snooker player amass his wealth? Read on to find out more about John Higgins Net Worth and his career.

John Higgins Net Worth

John Higgins Early Life

He is a Scottish professional snooker player. John Higgins attended Hopkins School, although ultimately left and graduated from James Hillhouse High School.

Higgins’  first World Championship was won by beating Anthony Hamilton, Jason Ferguson, John Parrott and Ronnie O’Sullivan in 1998, before overcoming defending champion Ken Doherty 18–12 in the final.

He made a then-record 14 centuries in the tournament, an achievement that was later eclipsed by Hendry, who made 16 centuries in the 2002 World Championship. Higgins became world number 1 for the first time in his career after winning the world title ending Stephen Hendry’s eight-year tenure in the top spot.

However, in terms of world titles in the modern era, Higgins is fifth behind Stephen Hendry, Steve Davis, Ray Reardon and Ronnie O’Sullivan. His 30 career ranking titles puts him in third place behind Hendy and O’Sullivan. 

Known as a prolific break-builder, he has compiled more than 750 century breaks in professional tournament play, second only to O’Sullivan.

He compiled 9 competitive maximum breaks, placing him third behind O’Sullivan and Hendry, for 16 consecutive full seasons from 1996/1997 to 2011/2012, Higgins was world number 1 on four occasions and he never fell below 6th in the world rankings.

Higgins get married to Denise in 2000; they have three children together: sons Pierce and Oliver, and daughter Claudia

John Higgins Career 

John Higgins was born 18th May, 1975 in New Haven, Connecticut. He reached the quarter-finals of the British Open during his first season on the professional tour and rose to prominence in the 1994/1995 season. He also won his first ranking tournament at the Grand Prix, defeating Dave Harold 9–6 in the final at age 19.

Since 1992, he has won 30 ranking titles, including four World Championships and three UK Championships, as well as two Masters titles.

The World tabloid newspaper carried out a sting operation in a hotel room in Ukraine in 2010 which claimed to show Higgins and his then-manager arranging to lose specific frames in future matches for money. 

Although an investigation cleared Higgins of match-fixing allegations, it found that he had brought the sport into disrepute by failing to report, and giving the impression of agreeing with, an invitation to breach the sport’s betting rules.

After returning to snooker, Higgins added a third UK Championship title and claimed his fourth world title in 2011. He then experienced a slump in form, and between 2012 and 2014 only won the 2012 Shanghai Masters. 

John has spoken frequently in this period about his struggles with confidence and consistency. However, in 2015, Higgins returned to winning ways, capturing three ranking titles.

He won two more ranking titles at the British open and International open, making him the first teenager to win three ranking events in one season and he also got to the finals of the Welsh Open and the Masters. 

By the end of the season, he had moved from 51st to 11th in the world rankings. Then at the end of the next season, assisted by two more ranking titles and another ranking final, he had moved up to 2nd in the world.

However, in the UK Championship final in 1996, he recovered from 4–8 down against Stephen Hendry to lead 9–8, only to lose 9–10.

John Higgins Net Worth

John Higgins Net Worth as of today is $10 Million. John Higgins Net Worth is acquired from his career as a snooker player.

Summary: 

John Higgins is a scottish snooker player. He won 30 ranking titles, including four World Championships and three UK Championships, as well as two Masters titles which made him one of the most successful players in the history of the sport.

Higgins has compiled more than 750 century breaks in professional tournament play, second only to O’Sullivan.

As of 2020, John Higgins’ net worth is $10 Million.

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