Welsh snooker player Mark Williams is famous by his nickname, Welsh Potting Machine. Mark is the second oldest player to win the World Snooker Championship in 2018. The left-handed player has won 21 ranking tournaments that include the UK Championship twice in 1999 and 2002.
Mark's Married Life; Wife Inspired Him To Play
The 43-year-old snooker player is married to Joanne Williams since 2011. The married couple of six years is blessed with three kids.
Mark welcomed his first child, Connor in April 2004. He then became a father of his second baby, Kian in 2007. Mark and his wife, Joanne gave birth to their youngest son Joel in 2013.
Joanne has always been supportive of her husband whenever his professional career is concerned. Back in 2017, Mark was thinking to retire from the game of snooker. But his wife persuaded him to fight for the championship. In an interview with express.co.uk in May 2018, he revealed that his wife was not thrilled by his thought of retirement and said,
Last year I was seriously thinking of giving up, she said I can't sleep in the house 24 hours a day.
In the emotional interview, he also mentioned that he almost pulled out of UK Championship in 2017 as his better half was ill and receiving treatment. After such tremendous battle and come back, Mark celebrated his World Snooker Championship victory in May 2018 with his tearful spouse and three children.
Mark Williams with wife Joanne and their kids at World Snooker Championship on 7 May 2018 (Photo: Express.com)
Mark edged out defending champion John Higgins in Sheffield. His World Snooker Championship title in 2018 is his third as he previously won the title in 2000 and 2003.
How Much Is Mark Williams Net Worth?
Mark Williams has summoned the net worth of £3.5 million from his 25 years of snooker career. He mustered his earnings after winning the prize money of £425000 at the World Snooker Championship in 2018. The player added a fortune worth £80000 when he won German Masters in February 2018.
The snooker player bagged £270000 as the prize money after he won the World Snooker Championship in 2003.
Family Life; Father Encouraged Him To Play
Mark started playing snooker at a very early age. His father, Dilwyn Williams, who was a miner, always encouraged him to follow his passion.
The snooker ace scored his first century at the age of 13. He won his first junior event when he was 11, and it was then when Mark realized that he wanted to become a snooker player.
Mark Williams was born on 21 March 1975 in Cwm, Blaenau Gwent, the United Kingdom as per wiki. Mark stands at the height of 1.85 m (6’ 1”) and possesses white ethnicity. His birth sign is Aries.