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American Pool Star ‘Black Widow’ Jeanette Lee Battling Against Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer: Insights On Her Net Worth, Career, Earnings & Ex-Husband


Nicknamed the Black Widow, Jeanette Lee is an American professional pool player, entertainer, public speaker, and philanthropist. She was one of the most successful billiards, ranked as the world’s No.1 female pool player.

The Black Widow is known for her black slinky outfits and steely composure at the billiard table.

She has won more than 30 titles, including national and international titles and achievements, including a gold medal for the United States in the World Games in 2001, and won the Billiard Congress of American Hall of Fame in 2013.

Does Jeanette Lee Has A Cancer?

Yes, Jeanette Lee has been diagnosed with Stage Four ovarian cancer and has just a few months to live in the beautiful world.

Her fans wished her to fight against this disease as she had fought against an opponent at the billiards table.

At the age of 13, she was suffered from scoliosis and has steel rods implanted in her back. Her Scoliosis started getting worst over the years, which directly impact her game. Due to her worst condition, she had to step away from playing the pool.

As per, the news was revealed after a GoFundMe online fundraiser was created for the campaign pool star, where Lee’s agent Tom George confirmed the news.

Lee said in a statement, ‘ I intend to bring the same resolve I brought to the billiards table to this fight. Adding ‘Never give up.’ I owe it to my three young daughters to do exactly that.’

She has undergone 19 surgeries to fight against the disease and has already started chemotherapy to fight against cancer.

How Much Does Jeanette Lee Worth and Her Career Earnings?

Jeanette Lee has an estimated net worth of $7 million. She has earned a fortune of wealth from her professional career as a professional pool player.

Additionally, she has added a decent sum of earnings through brand endorsements, sponsorship, and promotions.

Jeanette Lee is one of the most popular female billiards players in the world. Lee started her professional pool career in 1989 when she was 18 and became a worldwide superstar after ESPN regularly broadcast her nine-ball tournament championships.

Due to her hard work and dedication towards her games, she became the No.1 best female pool player in the world during the 1990s and crowned the Women’s Professional Billiard Association (WPBA) Sportsperson of the Year Award in 1998.

Jeanette was three times runner-up at the World Nine-Ball Championships (women’s) from 1993 to 1996. She has won the ladies’ $25,000 winner-take-all Tournament of Champions twice in 1999 and 2003.

It was a proud moment for her and her country that she won the Gold Medal for the United States at the 2001 World Games in Akita, Japan. In 2001, she challenged a Filipino pool player named Efren Reyes to a race-to-13 exhibition match at a nine-ball pool in Manila, Philippines. Unfortunately, the challenger lost the game with a massive margin of 4-13.

As per her ex-husband speaks to, Jeanette made career earnings up to $650,000 in 2007, and her husband also expects her to make almost $1 million from her market deals in the future.

The International Skins Billiard Champion, Lee, has also owned a local franchise of the American Poolplayers Association in Tampa. Likewise, the local franchise and the associated organization have also organized different leagues in local bars, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, her income source was also affected.

Jeanette Lee played with a Jacoby Custom Cue made by Dave Jacoby in Wisconsin, worth around $3,500.

What Are The Titles And Achievements That Jeanette Lee Has Owned?

The 2004 and 2007 years became one of the most remarkable and successful careers for her pool career, which has won different titles and achievements, including WPBA Florida Classic Hard Rock Casino Champion, Women’s Trick Shot World Champion, International Trick Shot Champion, Empress Cup Champion, World Team Cup Champion, Skins Billiards Champion, and International Skins Billiard Championship.

She was ranked as one of the most powerful people in sports by Billiards Digest in 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007. Additionally, Pool & Billiard Magazine even ranked her at 4th position on the list by Fans as Top 20 Favorite Players.

During her professional career, she has won more than 30 titles throughout her career.

Who Is Jeanette Lee Ex-Husband?

Jeanette Lee is a single mother of one son and three daughters, namely Cheyenne Lee,16, Chloe Lee,11, and Savannah Lee,10. She fostered a son who is an adult before adopting a daughter.

Later, Jeanette has a daughter through surrogacy, and less than a year later, she became pregnant with another daughter.

She previously married the life partner of her field. Her ex-husband named is George Breedlove, who is also a professional pool player.


Jeanette Lee with her husband and a baby(©

The ex-partner tied their wedding knot in 1996. Their marriage wasn’t last long and did not work out as expected, and she raised her children on her own.

But Lee’s GoFundMe page defines her as a single mom, but the exact information is not provided in the media when the couple divorced.

Who is Jeanette Lee? Age & Height

Jeanette Lee was born on 9 July 1971 in Brooklyn, New York, the United States of America. She is currently 50-years-old and has a Zodiac sign of Cancer. She belongs to the Asian ethnic group and has faith in the Christianity religion.

Jeanette is popularly known by her nickname, The Black Widow, which is given to her by friends, and her Korean name is Lee Jin-Hee. Jeanette belongs to Korean descent as she was born to Korean parents.

The 50-years-old Jeanette stands at the height of 5 feet 8 inches or 1.73 m and weighs around 128 lbs.