Last updated on May 17th, 2022 at 01:35 pm
Facts About Ronnie O'Sullivan
|Celebrated Name||Ronnie O'Sullivan|
|Age||47 Years Old|
|Nick Name||The Rocket|
|Birth Name||Ronnie Antonio O'Sullivan|
|Place Of Birth||Wordsley, West Midlands|
|Famous For||Famous as an English professional snooker player|
|Best Known For||Known for being the current world champion and world number one|
|Net Worth||$14 million|
|Daughter||Taylor-Ann Magnus, and Lily|
Ronnie O'Sullivan is an English professional snooker player who is best known for being the current world champion and world number one. He became the oldest world champion in snooker history in 2022 after winning his seventh world title. He is widely regarded as one of the sport's most brilliant and accomplished players, having won the World Snooker Championship seven times, a modern-era record he shares with Stephen Hendry. Ronnie turned professional in 1992 at the age of 16 after winning the IBSF World Under-21 Snooker Championship and Junior Pot Black as an amateur. He also holds the record for winning 39 ranking titles, the most by any player.
Besides, he is active on the social media platform with around 552k followers on his verified Instagram account: @ronnie and has over 530k followers on his verified Twitter account: @ronnieo147
What is Ronnie O'Sullivan famous For?
- Famous as an English professional snooker player
- Known for being the current world champion and world number one
Where is Ronnie O'Sullivan From?
Ronnie O'Sullivan was born on December 5, 1975, in Wordsley, West Midlands, England. His birth name is Ronald Antonio O'Sullivan. He holds an English nationality. His ethnicity is White while Sagittarius is his zodiac sign.
Ronnie was born as the son of Ronald John(father) and Maria O'Sullivan(mother). His mother, who is originally from Sicily, ran a string of sex shops in the Soho area of London. He has a younger sister, Danielle. He spent his initial childhood days in his mom's hometown in Agrigento. He then was raised in the Manor Road area of Chigwell, Essex. His cousin, Maria Catalano is also a snooker player who has been number one in the women's game.
His father was condemned to life in prison for murder in 1992 and served 18 years before being released in 2010. Later in 1996, his mother received a one-year sentence for tax evasion. Ronnie was interested in playing snooker from a young age and began playing snooker at the age of 7. He then started competing as an amateur and won his first club tournament at the age of 9.
When he was 13, he won the British Under-16 Championship. He also became the youngest player ever to make his first competitive maximum break after competing in the 1991 English Amateur Championship at the age of 15 years and 98 days. Later the same year, he went on to win the IBSF World Under-21 Snooker Championship and Junior Pot Black.
Ronnie O'Sullivan Career Timeline
- Ronnie O'Sullivan turned professional in 1992 at the age of 16.
- He competed in the 76 qualifying matches, winning 74 of them.
- He then became the third-youngest player to compete in a World Championship by making his Crucible debut on April 18, 1993.
- He is also the youngest ever winner of a ranking tournament after winning the 1993 UK Championship seven days before his 18th birthday.
- He won the 1995 Masters at the age of 19 years and 69 days, becoming the youngest Masters champion in history.
- Ronnie made his first maximum break in professional competition at the 1997 World Championship; with a time of 5 minutes and 8 seconds, it is still the fastest competitive maximum break in snooker history, and it is a Guinness World Record.
- In the same year, he won his second UK title at the 1997 UK Championship.
- He was deprived of his title and prize money when a post-match drug test revealed signs of cannabis in his system after winning the Irish Masters in 1998. He later admitted to abusing narcotics and alcohol frequently throughout his early career, which led to stints at the Priory Hospital for rehabilitation.
- He won his first World final in 2001 after defeating John Higgins and reached no.2 in the world rankings.
- In the same year, he won his third UK title. Following his victory, he reached the world no.1 for the first time in the 2002/2003 season.
- He ranked no.1 for the next two seasons following his second world title victory in 2004 under his coach and mentor, Ray Reardon.
- He won his third Masters title and his fourth UK Championship, his first ranking title in almost three years in 2007.
- In the year 2008, he won his third world title and he held the world number one ranking for the next two seasons.
- He won his fourth World Championship in 2012.
- In 2014, he won his fifth Masters title after defeating the defending champion, Mark Selby at the 2014 Masters' finals. In the quarterfinals, he set a new record for the most points without reply in professional competition, with 556 against Ricky Walden.
- He won his fifth UK Championship in 2014.
- He surpassed Hendry's record for the most career centuries after making his 776th-century break in professional competition, at the 2015 Masters.
- Ronnie won consecutive Masters in 2016 and 2017 for a record seven Masters titles.
- With his victory in 2017 and 2018, he won seven straight UK Championships, giving him a total of 19 victories in the Triple Crown Series, surpassing Hendry's tally of 18.
- He became the first player to make his 1,000th century break in professional competition in the last frame of the 2019 Players Championship final.
- He reached no.1 for the first time since May 2010 after winning his 36th ranking title at the 2019 Tour Championship.
- At the 2020 World Championship, he won his sixth world title.
- He made his 1,100th century break in professional play at the 2021 Tour Championship, and he also reached his 58th ranking final, shattering Hendry's record of 57 ranking final appearances.
- He lost five straight ranking finals in the 2020–21 season, but won his 38th ranking title in the 2021 World Grand Prix, ending a 16-month title drought.
- Ronnie became the oldest world champion in snooker history after winning his seventh world title at the age of 46 years and 148 days, surpassing Reardon, who was 45 years and 203 days when he won his last title in 1978.
- He set a new record of 74 Crucible wins, surpassing Hendry's record of 70.
- He has also won four Welsh Open titles, four Shanghai Masters titles, three Champion of Champions titles, and two China Open titles.
- Besides, he is also an author and has written three crime novels in collaboration with author Emlyn Rees: Framed (2016), Double Kiss (2017), and The Break (2018).
- He has also written two autobiographies: his first, Ronnie: The Autobiography of Ronnie O'Sullivan, was published in 2003; and his second, Running: The Autobiography, was published in 2013.
- Ronnie has also co-hosted the Midweek Matchzone show with Chris Hood on Brentwood radio station Phoenix FM in 2015 and 2016.
- He also starred in a miniseries "Ronnie O'Sullivan's American Hustle" touring the United States with broadcasting friend Matt Smith.
Who is Ronnie O'Sullivan dating?
Ronnie O'Sullivan is currently single. Previously, he was in a relationship with his then-fiance, Laila Rouass. Laila is a British actress who is best known for her role as Amber Gates in "Footballers' Wives". The couple started dating in 2012 and later got engaged in 2013. However, in February 2022, Laila announced on social media that they had ended their ten-year relationship.
Also, he has a daughter, Taylor-Ann Magnus from his two-year relationship with Sally Magnus. He also shares a son, Ronnie Jr, and a daughter, Lily with his ex-girlfriend, Jo Langley whom he met at Narcotics Anonymous. In October 2018, he became a grandfather after his first daughter, Taylor-Ann gave birth to a daughter.
Ronnie was awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list in 2016, for services to snooker. Being regarded as the greatest snooker player ever, Ronnie has identified Hendry as the greatest due to his domination of the sport.
He is also known for his perfectionism and for being highly self-critical even in victory. Besides, he is a close friend of English artist, entrepreneur, and art collector, Damien Hirst. He enjoys running and has achieved a personal best of 34 minutes and 54 seconds for 10 km races, which ranked him in the top 1,500 10 km runners in the UK in 2008. He enjoys cooking and appeared on the BBC's Saturday Kitchen in December 2014 and February 2021. He also enjoys motor racing and has appeared on season 4 of Top Gear. He is a supporter of Arsenal FC.
How much is Ronnie O'Sullivan's Net Worth?
Ronnie O'Sullivan has earned a handsome sum of money from his profession as a snooker player. Having turned professional at the age of 16, Ronnie has widely regarded as one of the sport's most brilliant and accomplished players, winning record 7 Masters, record 7 UK Championship titles, and a record 7 World Championship titles. His source of income is undoubtedly from his career as a snooker player. He also makes additional income from his endorsement deals with various renowned brands including 'RileyBCE' and 'Eurosport'. Ronnie has an estimated net worth of $14 million with all of his earnings as of 2022.
How tall is Ronnie O'Sullivan?
Ronnie O'Sullivan is a handsome man with a well-maintained athletic body physique in his mid-40s. He stands tall at the perfect height of 6ft(1.83m) and weighs around 78kg(172 lbs). He has a fair complexion with black hair and a pair of brown eyes.
Trivias About Ronnie O'Sullivan You Need To Know.
- Ronnie O'Sullivan gained the nickname "The Rocket" after winning a best-of-nine frame match in a record 43 minutes during his debut season as a professional.
- He turned professional at the age of 16.
- He has been involved with several video games, including his own Ronnie O'Sullivan's Snooker, World Snooker Championship 2007 in 2007, and Virtual Snooker in 1996.
- He has also coauthored a health and fitness book with nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert entitled Top of Your Game: Eating for Mind and Body. Published in 2019
- Eurosport signed an exclusive deal with O'Sullivan to make him its global ambassador for snooker, with the goal of driving the sport's international appeal in March 2014.