Ronnie O'Sullivan - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 14, 2022

Ronnie O'Sullivan
Nick Name: The Rocket, The Essex Exocet, The Magician
Profession: Snooker player, Pool player, Author
Best Known For: Snooker World Championships
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $14 million

Personal Details

Born on : December 5, 1975 (age 48)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Ronald Antonio O'Sullivan
Birth Place: Wordsley, West Midlands, England
Horoscope: Sagittarius
Father's Name: Ronald John O'Sullivan Sr.
Mother's Name: Maria O'Sullivan
Siblings: 1


High School: Wanstead High School
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (English, Italian)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Girlfriend Name: Laila Rouass (engaged)
Children: 3

Taylor-Ann Magnus (daughter)
Lily (daughter)
Ronnie (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.83 meter (6 feet 0 inch)
Weight: 85 kg (187.39 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Ronnie O'Sullivan?

Ronnie O'Sullivan is a snooker player, author by profession, and American by nationality. He has won five World Championships, seven Masters titles, and seven UK Championships.

Ronnie O'Sullivan – Age, Parents, Siblings

Ronnie O'Sullivan’s birth took place on 5 December 1975 in Wordsley, West Midlands, England. He was born as Ronald Antonio O'Sullivan to his father Ronald John O'Sullivan Sr. and his mother Maria O'Sullivan (née Catalano). His parents ran a string of sex shops in Soho.

In 1992, his father was jailed after stabbing father-of-two Bruce Bryan. He was released 18 years later. Other info on his family, siblings, and education is scarce.

He attended Wanstead High School and has a sister. But more info about his family, siblings, education, and childhood is not known. 

Source: mirror (Ronnie O'Sullivan with his mother, sister, and son)

Education, Ethnicity

His educational history is not clear as well. His ethnicity includes English and Italian.

Ronnie O'Sullivan – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Ronnie O'Sullivan was in a relationship with Sally Magnus. He and his girlfriend welcomed daughter Taylor-Ann Magnus in 1996. After their two-year affair ended, O'Sullivan went on to date Jo Langley after meeting at Narcotics Anonymous. From this relationship, he has two children, daughter Lily was born in 2006, and son Ronnie was born in 2007.

In February  2013, it was reported that he and Laila Rouass, actress and former Strictly Come Dancing contestant and gotten engaged. The two had begun dating in early 2012. 

As of 2019, their current relationship status is not known as they have not updated their wedding plans. In 2018, O'Sullivan and his soon-to-be wife were reported to be still engaged. They split briefly in February 2022, before reuniting again in May 2022.

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Source: Getty Images (Ronnie O'Sullivan, Laila Rouass in 2016)

Ronnie O'Sullivan – Career

O'Sullivan began his professional career in 1992, having played snooker since the age of 7. That year he won 74 of his 76 qualifying matches and was named the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association's (WPBSA) Young Player of the Year for 1993.

In the 1993/1994 season, he reached the second round of the World Championship but lost to John Parrott. He did, however, gain the title of WPBSA's Player of the Year for 1994.

Over the course of his career, Ronnie O'Sullivan has won five World Championships, seven Masters titles, and seven UK Championships, setting a record total of 19 titles in Triple Crown tournaments.

Aside from his career as a snooker player, he has worked as a pundit for Eurosport's snooker coverage and has written crime novels and autobiographies. He even has starred in the miniseries Ronnie O'Sullivan's American Hustle,  on an episode of Top Gear (2004), etc.

Source: Irish Mirror (Ronnie O'Sullivan)

Ronnie O'Sullivan – Awards, Controversy

He was awarded Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours.

However, due to his unpredictable temperament and struggles with alcohol, drugs, and depression, Ronnie O'Sullivan remains a controversial figure. He is also known to have threatened to retire, taken prolonged breaks, etc.

In the 1995/1996 season, he assaulted Mike Ganley, an assistant press officer, and was suspended for two years with a £20,000 fine but was allowed to continue competing at the event.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of O'Sullivan is estimated to be around $14 million while the figure on his annual salary is under review.

Ronnie O'Sullivan – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Ronnie O'Sullivan is active on social media sites including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. He also has an official website -

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