Barry John was a renowned Welsh rugby union fly-half who made a significant impact during the amateur era of the sport in the 1960s and early 1970s. He was born on January 6, 1945, in Cefneithin, United Kingdom, and passed away on February 4, 2024, at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom, at the age of 79.
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Barry John Net Worth
Leveraging his successful career as a rugby league player, Barry John accumulated a substantial fortune, boasting an estimated net worth of $1.5 million at the time of his death.
Barry John Career
Barry John made his debut for Wales in 1966, marking the beginning of a successful partnership with scrumhalf Gareth Edwards in the national team, which thrived both for their country and the Lions.
In 23 of his international appearances for Wales and all five of his test matches for the Lions — one against South Africa in 1968 and four against New Zealand in ’71, where the touring team secured a series victory of 2-1 against the All Blacks — John was partnered by Edwards. The local journalists in New Zealand bestowed upon John the nickname “The King” during that tour.
Playing his club rugby for Llanelli and later Cardiff, Barry John retired from rugby at the age of 27. At the time of his retirement, he held the title of Wales’ highest points scorer, attributing his decision to the overwhelming pressure of fame and expectations.