Unless you are Masako Katsura, it might not be that easy to earn money in billiards. But first places in tournaments like the European or World Championships or regional cups can bring the winner on average up to $100,000. Second and third places can be around $20,000, $30,000, and $50,000.
First places in World Snooker tournaments bring the winner in the region of €1,000,000.
Typically prize money in pool tournaments ranges from – $50,000 to $150,000.
First places at Wimbledon or *Big Slam* tournaments: 1 000 000 – 3 000 000 $
The UEFA Champions League winning team receives around $50,000,000 and the World Cup winner receives $35,000,000. The World Cup finalist gets $27,500,000, the bronze medallist gets $24,000,000 and the loser of the third-place match gets $22,000,000.
First places earn winners in the region of 500,000 euros.
To give you an example, the champion fees for the Klitschko-Povetkin fight are: Klitschko $17,000,000, Povetkin $5,500,000.
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