John Parrott is the former English Snooker player. He is best known for his victory in World Snooker Championship in 1991. John also won the UK Championship title in 1991 and became one of the five players to win both championships in the same calendar year. He was the recipient of an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 1996.
Married Life; Daughter Criticises John's Hairstyle
The father of two is married to a lady named Karen Parrot. From the marriage, he has a 21-year-old daughter, Ellie and 24-year-old son, Josh.
John often travels with his wife. His better half accompanied him when he won the World Snooker Championship in 1991. Twitter user Snooker Memories shared a throwback picture of John with his partner during the winning moment of World Snooker Championship in 1991 on 28 December 2014.
John Parrott with wife, Karen Parrot on 28 December 2014 (Photo: Snooker Memories' Twitter)
He has a daughter, and in an interview with Telegraph in April 2004, he revealed that his daughter,m Ellie who was then seven years old commented about his mullet hair. He mentioned that he showed his daughter an old photograph of him to which his daughter asked that why did he wear a hat. Then John explained that Darling, that's my hair.
John's Family: Parent’s Divorced, Idolizes His Father
John’s parents parted ways when he was four years old. His uncle and aunt raised him before he returned to live with his father, Alan Parrott. His father always treated him as a brother.
In 1978, his father, Alan came to the house with six-foot snooker table of worth £25. His father always encouraged him to commence his dreams into reality. His dad was also present during his winning triumph in 1991.
His father worked day and night to fulfill the financial security of his family. His dad died of a stroke; he first suffered from the attack in 1989. However, John looks on the positive side of his father’s death. He is glad that his dad saw him win the world champion, marry Karen, and also see his children.
What Is John Parrott’s Net Worth?
John has earned a net worth of $4.92 million from his professional career in snooker from 1993 to 2010. He received a significant portion of his earnings after he won eight significant tournaments including, European Open (1989, 1990, 1996), Dubai Duty-Free Classic (1991, 1992), UK Championship (1991), International Open (1994), and Thailand Classic (1995).
John retired at the age of 46 after crashing out of the world championship qualifiers on March 2010. The former snooker player is entitled to a handsome salary as studio expert on snooker for BBC Sport since 2010.
The snooker champion was born on 11 May 1964 in Liverpool, Merseyside as per wiki. The player stands the tall height of 1.86 m (6’ 1 ½”) and belongs to a white ethnic group. His birth sign is Taurus.
John was replaced by the Tornado Tony Dragon in the premiere stage production named Snooker Legends back in 2011 following a family illness. The news of his replacement was announced by the Snooker Legends on their Facebook page on 8 June 2011.