Snooker star Yan Bingtao lives in normal English terraced house despite £900k earnings

January 18, 2022
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Yan Bingtao might be enjoying the high life of snooker, fastly rising to become one of the world’s hottest prospects, but away from the table, he lives a much more modest environment.

Since turning professional, Yan has earned £905,901, while he netted a handsome sum of £250,000 from his Masters success.

But despite this, in a video from World Snooker Tour, a YouTube channel with 243K subscribers, it was revealed that the Chinese player lives in a quiet normal terraced house in a suburb of England with his girlfriend and cat.

The 20-year-old recently won a major title, the 2021 Masters in Milton Keynes, after beating John Higgins 10-8 in Sunday's final.

The youngster fell behind 5-3 and 7-5 but suddenly brought it back, putting himself into a 8-7 lead before going on to win to snub his opponent of claiming his third title.



Bingtao with his girlfriend
Bingtao lives the modest life

Yan, the youngest Masters champion in 26 years, was just a year senior of Ronnie O'Sullivan was when he won his first tournament in 1995.

The world number 11 said after making his debut: "I am very excited," he said. "I have imagined how I would celebrate but I am very calm, even though in the last few frames I was not playing very well. But I did not give up."

Higgins said to BBC Sport: "It is a great achievement winning it at such a young age.

"I have played him the last few years. He has not much to learn in the tactical department and he is scoring as well now.

"He was fantastic. He has such an incredible all-round game.

"He could be a world champion without a shadow of a doubt, so China is very lucky to have Yan."

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Bingtao
Bingtao won last year's Masters

Meanwhile, O'Sullivan said that he’s sure there will be more trophies to come Yan’s way.

"Bingtao winning this tournament, the way he’s come through is fantastic,’ the Rocket told Eurosport.

"Not just to see a new winner but someone that you think he’s going to go on and win a lot more.

"It’s like when (Stephen) Hendry come along, them type of players, John Higgins, Mark Williams, you thought, “this could go on for a while.”

"To do it young and in the manner he does, it’s been a fantastic tournament.

"And he’s done it the hard way, he’s had the hardest draw you could possibly get."



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