John Higgins net worth, ranking, wife, father, career winnings

John Higgins net worth, ranking, wife, father, career winnings

Snooker is a cue sport that gained its popularity in the early 19th century. Although it originated among the British army officers in India, it is now played by people in many countries. Some of these people take it as a hobby while others play professionally. John Higgins has made a career and great wealth from being a professional snooker player.

John Higgins
John Higgins of Scotland reacts during the Betfred World Snooker Championship Round Two match between Mark Williams of Wales and John Higgins of Scotland. Photo: George Wood
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John is a Scottish professional snooker player. He has attained so much success in his career since he turned professional in 1992. The player has won 31 ranking titles, including four World Championships and three UK championships.

John Higgins profile summary

  • Full name: John Higgins
  • Date of birth: 18th May 1975
  • Place of birth: Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
  • Age: 46 years (as of 2021)
  • Nationality: Scottish
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Marital status: Married
  • Spouse: Denise Higgins
  • Profession: Professional snooker
  • Net worth: $11 million

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John Higgins biography

The Scottish snooker was born on 18th May 1975 in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, in Scotland. How old is John Higgins? The professional player is 46 years old as of 2021. He is the son of John Higgins senior (father) and Josephine Higgins (mother). There is no publicly known information about his siblings.

John Higgins' dad died of a terminal illness, after which the player was appointed a patron of Strathclyde Hospital in Motherwell, where his dad was receiving treatment. The player has not publicly offered any information about his educational background and upbringing.

Career

John turned professional in 1992 after reaching the quarter-finals of the British Open. He rose to fame during the 1994 to 1995 season, when he was only 19 years old. He won his first ranking tournament at the Grand Prix by defeating Dave Harold 9-6.

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In 1998, John Higgins referee won his first World Championship by beating several players, including Anthony Hamilton, Jason Ferguson, Ronnie O'Sullivan and John Parrott. He also overcame the defending champion, Ken Doherty, 18-12 during the games' final.

John Higgins ranking and career winnings

The player got his highest ranking as the 1st rank in May to September 2010. John Higgins current ranking is 6th rank which he attained on 8th February 2021. His career winnings are £9,295,578, with his highest break being 147 for the 11 times while his century breaks are 822. Here are the highlights of the player's rankings:

Ranking finals

John Higgins
John waves to the crowd prior to the start of the match during the quarter-final between Ali Carter of England and John Higgins of Scotland. Photo: Alex Pantling
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  • 2016 - He won the Scottish Open Championship against Marco Fu, and the scores were 4-9.
  • 1994 - He played and won the Grand Prix championship against Dave Harold, and the scores were 9-6.
  • 1995 - He played and won the Welsh Open Championship against Steve Davis, and the scores were 3-9.
  • 1996 - He played and won the British Open Championship against Nigel Bond, and the scores were 8-9.
  • 1997 - John Higgins played and won the European Open championship against John Parrott, and the scores were 9-5.
  • 1998 - He was in the match and won the Scottish Open Championship against Ronnie O' Sullivan, and the scores were 5-9.
  • 1999 - Higgins was in the match and won the Grand Prix championship against Mark Williams, and the scores were 9-8.
  • 2000 - John was in the match and won the Welsh Open Championship against Stephen Lee, and the scores were 9-8.
  • 2001 - He was in the match and won the British Open Championship against Graeme Dott, and the scores were 9-6.
  • 2003 - He played and won the Irish Masters championship against Ronnie O' Sullivan, and the scores were 9-10.
  • 2004 - Higgins played and won the British Open Championship against Stephen Maguire, and the scores were 9-6.
  • 2007 - He played and won the World Snooker Championship against Mark Selby, and the scores were 18-13.
  • 2008 - Higgins played and won the Grand Prix championship against Ryan Day, and the scores were 9-7.
  • 2009 - He played and won the UK Championship against Ding Junhui, and the scores were 8-10.
  • 2010 - Higgins won the Welsh Open championship against Ali Carter, and the scores were 9-4.
  • 2011 - He played and won the Welsh Open Championship against Stephen Maguire, and the scores were 9-6.
  • 2012 - He played and won the Shanghai Masters against Judd Trump, and the Judd Trump vs John Higgins scores were 10-9.
  • 2013 - John played and won the Wuxi Classic against Neil Robertson, and the scores were 7-10.
  • 2015 - He played and won the Welsh Open championship, and the opponent was Ben Woollaston, and the scores were 9-3.
  • 2017 - Higgins played and won the Indian Open Championship against Anthony McGill, and the scores were 5-1.
  • 2018 - He played and won the China Championship against Mark Selby, and the scores were 9-10.
  • 2019 - Higgins played and won the World Snooker Championship against Judd Trump, and the scores were 9-18.

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Team finals ranking

  • 1996 - He played and won the World Cup with a Scottish team partner and Ireland opponent scoring 10-7.
  • 1999 - Higgins played and won the Nations Cup with a team partner from Scotland and the opponent from Wales, scoring 4-6.
  • 2001 - He played and won the Nations Cup against an Ireland opponent and Scottish partner, scoring 6-2.
  • 2015 - Higgins won the World Cup in which the team partner was Scotland, and the opponent was China B and scoring 1-4.
  • 2019 - He played and won the World Cup in which the team partner was Scotland, and the opponent was China B scoring 4-0.
John Higgins
John reacts during his match against Yan Bingtao in the Quater Final of the Betway UK Championship at The Barbican. Photo: George Wood
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Amateur finals ranking

1991 - He played and won the Mita/Sky World- Junior championship against Mark Williams, scoring 6-1.

John Higgins' wife and children

Who is John Higgins referee's wife? She is known as Denise. The duo tied the knot in 2000, but they have not offered any information about where and how they met.

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So far, the couple has been blessed with three lovely children. John Higgins' daughter is known as Claudia Higgins, while his sons are Pierce Higgins and Oliver Higgins.

In February 2010, the couple appeared on ITV's Mr and Mrs, where they reached the finals upon answering all their questions correctly. They donated $47,000 to a day hospice for cancer patients known as The Dalziel Center.

John Higgins net worth

The player has an estimated net worth of around $11 million. He has earned such a huge sum of money being one of the best snooker players. He lives a luxurious and lavish lifestyle. In addition, he owns several expensive things, such as a private yacht worth millions of dollars.

John Higgins is one of the finest and most promising snooker players. He has worked with full strength and endurance to become the best in this sector. Despite the few controversies surrounding him and his career, he has managed to stay on top of the game.

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