Jean Balukas is a professional pool player from the United States. She is considered one of the best players in the world and has won numerous tournaments over the course of her career.
As of 2023, Jean Balukas' net worth is estimated to be $3 million.
|Source(s) of Fame
|Professional Pool Player
|Date of Birth
|June 28, 1959
|Place of Birth
|Brooklyn, New York, United States
Jean Balukas was born on June 28, 1959, in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Her father is Albert Balukas and her mother’s name is unknown to the public. She grew up with her four older brothers.
Jean Balukas was introduced to pool when she was just 4 years old in her childhood home. Her parents decided to buy the 9-foot pool table to keep her four brothers from playing pool outside of their home.
Jean Balukas started playing pool at the age of eight and quickly developed a talent for the game. By the time she was 15, she was already one of the top players in the country.
According to her, when she was younger, she almost never want to go to the pool hall and if she did go, she won’t play. She felt uncomfortable since, at that time, it is not normal for girls to play that kind of sport.
When she was just 9 years old, Jean Balukas competed in her first competition in the Billiard Congress of America U.S. She competed with the adults and won 5th place. In 1970 and 1971, she won 4th place and 3rd place.
When she got known because of the sport, she had television appearances with billiard stars and celebrities. She was also offered some brand endorsements and sponsorships.
Jean Balukas has won the U.S. Open category for seven years straight from 1972 through 1978. She collected world championship titles, more than a hundred professional competitions, first-place finishes with 38 majors, 16 first-place finishes in women’s professional tournaments. Jean has won numerous tournaments over the course of her career, including multiple World Championships.
In 1988, she became the first woman to ever compete and win in a men’s professional pool tournament. Jean Balukas then decided to stop playing in the same year while she was at the peak of her ability because of a dispute over her conduct in a match at the World Open Nine-ball Championship of that year.
Jean Balukas has been married once and got divorced. She didn’t disclose the name of her ex-husband in public but we know that she has four beautiful children with him.
Unfortunately, the 62-year-old American professional pool player doesn’t have any social media accounts and likes to keep her life private or away from the spotlight.
Jean Balukas is one of the most successful professional pool players in history. She has won numerous tournaments throughout her career and is considered one of the best players in the world. She has an estimated net worth $3 million.