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Barry Hearn

Snooker German Masters (DerHexer) 2015-02-08 05.jpg
German Masters 2015
Born 19 June 1948 (1948-06-19) (age 73)
Dagenham, Essex, England
Nationality English
Occupation Sports promoter
Years active 1973–2021
Organization Matchroom Sport
Known for Sports promotion (boxing, darts, football, snooker, table tennis)
Spouse(s) Susan Hearn
Children Eddie, Katie

Barry Maurice William Hearn OBE (born 19 June 1948) is an English sporting events promoter and the founder and President of promotions company Matchroom Sport.

Through Matchroom, Hearn is also involved in many sports including snooker, darts, pool, tenpin bowling, golf (see PGA EuroPro Tour), table tennis and fishing. Hearn is currently the chairman of the Professional Darts Corporation, and was also until July 2010 chairman of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA). He was also, until July 2014, the chairman of Leyton Orient F.C.

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