Currently ranked the number one pool player in the world, Shane Van Boening is an American professional pool player. Shane Van Boening was recognized as the number one pool player in the world rankings published by the Matchroom Pool, a sporting events promotion company, and also in the WPA Ranking which the World Pool-Billiard Association publishes.
Boening has won more than 100 professional titles in his entire career. He is also well respected and loved by people for his attitude in his profession. He is also well-appreciated by his fans for being a model for many by not using alcohol.
About Shane Van Boening
Shane Van Boening was born in Rapid City, Dakota, USA on July 14, 1983. He was born into a family with a rich and successful history in the sport of pool. Starting from his grandparents, Boeing’s grandfather, Gary Bloomberg was a trick-shot artist, and his grandmother, Jeanne Bloomberg was a VNEA national champion.
The history also transferred down to his mother Timi Bloomberg who used to be a BCA national champion. Boening’s aunt Gari Jo Bloomberg was also an expert in the game and she was also a three-time VNEA champion.
Boening was exposed to the passion and the successful history of his family at the game and he also decided to go down the same path. Boening struggled with bullying as a child and had a hearing impairment from an early age.
Despite all the negative events that affected his life, Shane was able to push through and become the best at what he did.
Professional Career As A Pool Player
The 39-year-old world champion started his professional pool career in 2006 when he was just 23 years old. In his game at the International Pool Tour qualifier in 2006, Shane faced off against Vilmos Foldes, who was a Hungarian player, and defeated him in the match.
The year was a good start for Shame as he was able to earn a sum of $5,000 for breaking and running six consecutive racks. Shane was also able to lift the title of VNEA national amateur eight-ball player three times.
The year 2007 saw the defeat of Boening in the final game of the BCA Open Nine-ball Championship, where he lost to the Filipino player Dennis Orcollol. The year 2007 was one of the most notable and successful years in the career of Boening.
He was able to defeat the undefeated contestant Johnny Archer in the finals of the Reno Open 9-Ball Championship, which became the first pro title won by Shane. He was described as the player of the year by many.
The career of Boeing followed a steady growth and as a result of his unmatched talent, he was named the payer of the year for multiple years like 2007,2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and also 2018.
In 2020, Boening was awarded the title of ‘Player of the Decade’ for the 2010s by Billiards Digest Magazine. The latest addition to his list of prestigious championships that he won was the 2022 WPAWorld Nine-ball Championship.
Shane Van Boening – Net Worth
According to reports that are available, the net worth of the payer is estimated to be around $1.5 million. A major share of his income comes from his absolutely successful career.
Personal Life And Relationships
Despite being the center of inspiration and the icon for his fans all over the world, Boening is someone who likes to maintain the privacy of his personal life. Boening had a hearing impairment right from his childhood and he has also been bullied by others when he was a kid. Shane did not let his disabilities stop him from pursuing his dreams and with hard work, he is one of the most successful players in his field today.
Boening has an Instagram account with around 24.5k followers as of December 022. The number of posts in the account is comparatively less with a number of 78 posts, which tells how much he values his privacy and is not ready to share it.
Due to the same reason, any details about his past or present relationships are unavailable as of now but we promise to update you with the latest news if anything comes up.