Who is Mark Selby?
Mark Anthony Selby is a snooker player who was born on June 19, 1983, in Leicester. He started playing pool and snooker at the age of eight.
Unfortunately, Selby lost his father to cancer when he was 16. After his father’s death, Mark lived with Alan Perkins, a family friend, and snooker coach, who inspired him to concentrate on snooker.
Selby left school with no qualifications and joined the professional tour only two months later.
Who is Mark Selby’s wife Vikki Layton?
Mark Selby’s wife is Vikki Layton, a former Irish international pool player from Ipswich. They got engaged in 2010 and married a year later in Mexico. They celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary in 2022.
After winning the Crucible championship in 2016, Selby paid an emotional tribute to his wife and father-in-law Terry. They have a daughter named Sofia Maria, born in 2014.
Mark Selby’s snooker accomplishments
Selby has had a successful career, winning four World Championships, two Masters titles, and four UK Championships.
He has won the China Open twice and the German Masters three times. Mark held the number-one ranking for over four years and has been the runner-up in several major tournaments.
Mark Selby’s net worth
Mark Selby‘s net worth is estimated to be $12 million according to Celebrity Net Worth, which is approximately £9.6million.
In 2022, Mark Selby was appointed as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his contributions to snooker and charity.