|Celebrated Name:||Efren Reyes|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Efren Manalang Reyes|
|Age:||69 years old|
|Birth Date:||26 August 1954|
|Birth Place:||Angeles, Philippines|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Susan Reyes|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Frennie Reyes and Rose Reyes, Chelo Reyes)|
|Is Efren Reyes Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Pool Player, Actor|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$3 million|
|Last Updated:||December 2023|
Efren Reyes is a renowned professional pool player from the Philippines who has won more than 80 international titles. He was the first player to win world championships in two different disciplines in the pool. Reyes is a four-time World Eight-ball Champion, a two-time World Cup champion, a 13-time Derby City Classic winner, and a three-time US Open winner.
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Early Life & Biography
Efren Manalang Reyes was born on 26 August 1945 in Mexico, Pampanga, Philippines. He moved to Manila at the age of four. Later, he started working as a Billiards attendant at his uncle’s billiards hall, and there he learned various cue sports. At that time, he was not that tall, so he used to stand on the Coca-Cola cases while playing. At night he used to sleep on the pool table.
He is popularly known by his nickname, The Magician and Bata. He was also known as “Efrey” by his colleagues.
Reyes married his long-time girlfriend, Susan Reyes. The couple has three children, one son Frennie Reyes and two daughters Rose Reyes and Chelo Reyes. He likes to keep his personal life away from the limelight and lives happily with his wife and children in Mexico.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 26 August 1954, Efren Reyes is 69 years old as of today’s date 7th December 2023. His height is 1.80 m tall, and his weight is 73 kg.
Efren Reyes started playing billiards in the 1960s and very quickly established himself as a winner, which provided him the opportunity to compete in significant events and tournaments. In 1978, he was part of the team Philippines that competed in the RP-Japan Pocket Billiards Tournament.
In 1983, Reyes defeated Pepito Dacer in the finals of Philippine Professional Pocket Billiards Championships. He went to the United States in the 1980s to compete at an international level. He soon started winning several tournaments in Europe, U.S., and Asia. By the mid-1990s, Reyes became one of the elite players of the Philippines.
He rose to fame when he became the first non-American to win the US Open Nine Ball Championship in 1994. Two years later, he faced his rival Earl Strickland in the Color of Money event. Reyes won the final match by 120-117 and was awarded the prize money of US$100,000.
In 1999, Reyes won the first WPA World Nine-ball Championship to be broadcasted on television. In 2001, he won the International Billiard Tournament organized in Tokyo, Japan. The tournament consists of more than 700 professional players, and prize money of ¥20M was awarded to the winner. The following year, he defeated Mika Immonen to win the $50K winner-take-all International Challenge of Champions.
In 2004, Reyes became the first-ever WPA World Eight Ball Champion and also became the first player in the WPA history to win world championships in two different disciplines.
In 2005, he defeated Mike “The Mouth” Sigel to win the IPT King of the Hill 8-Ball Shootout. The following year, he represented his country and won the inaugural World Cup of Pool. In 2010, he won his fifth title in the 12th annual Derby City Classic and became the most successful player in the tournament’s history.
Awards & Achievements
Efren Reyes has won several awards in his illustrious career. In 1995, he was named the Player of the Year by the Billiards Digest Magazine. The following year, he was ranked number one on the U.S.’s Pro Billiards Tour.
In 2003, Reyes became the first Asian to be inducted into the Billiard Congress of America’s Hall of Fame. Along with several greatest athletes of the Philippines, such as Allan Caidic, Yubob Saminiano, and Jen Sasaluya, he was appointed Philippine Sports Ambassador at the 2005 Southeast Asian Games. He was also ranked number two in the list of “Fans’ Top 20 Favorite Players” by the Pool & Billiard Magazine.
Some other prestigious awards and honors include Philippine Legion of Honor, Philippine Order of Lakandula, Outstanding Filipino Awardee of the Jaycees, Philippine Sportswriters Association Sportsman of the Year 1999, 2001 and 2006, and One Pocket Hall of Fame (2004).
Net Worth & Salary of Efren Reyes in 2023
As of December 2023, Efren Reyes has an estimated net worth of more than $3 million. He has made this huge wealth through his successful career as a professional pool player.
In 1997, he took home the largest single event purse in pool history of $100k by defeating Earl Strickland in 1997. He won several championships, including 2014 Smokin’ Aces One-Pocket Shootout, 2011 US Open One Pocket Championship, 2005 IPT King of the Hill Eight-Ball Shootout, and others.
Reyes has also featured in many television shows and movies like Pakners, Nineball, Magpakailanman, and many more. He endorses many brands, which also helps in increasing his net worth significantly.
Efren Reyes is considered one of the greatest pool players of all time. He has won almost all the major pool championships and events across the globe and is regarded as an inspiration for the upcoming pool players.