Winningest darts players according to prize money
Michael van Gerwen is the darts world No. 1 player and by the time his career finishes, the Dutchman could be considered the greatest player of all-time. Van Gerwen has a net worth of £4 million despite turning professional a little over 10 years ago. Darts fans can follow Van Gerwen and darts’ top players using free bet bonus promos when the big tournaments take place. According to reports, the average professional darts player earns around £53,000 a year. However, yearly earnings depend heavily on the prize money darts players win along with the sponsorships they receive.
While “Mighty Mike” is worth £4m, he has earned far more than that in prize money on the darts circuit. He has been successful, but is he the winningest darts player according to prize money?
5 – Adrian Lewis - £2.8m
Adrian Lewis has won over £2.8m in prize money during his near 15-year career. Now 33-years old, Lewis is a two-time World Championship winner. He also won the U.K. Open and European Championship.
4 – Raymond van Barneveld - £3.3m
Raymond van Barneveld started his professional darts career in 1984. The 51-year-old is heading toward retirement having amassed more than £3.3m in his long darts career. Van Barneveld has won all BDO major tournaments at least twice in his career. A phenomenal feat for the Dutchman.
3 – Gary Anderson - £3.3m
Gary Anderson is currently the No. 4 ranked darts player in the world. Anderson’s fantastic prize money winnings reflect his stature in the game. At 47, Anderson still has plenty of time left in his illustrious career. “The Flying Scotsman” started playing darts in 1996. Eleven years later, Anderson claimed his first of four BDO major victories. In fact, Anderson won three BDO majors in 2007 alone. Anderson is also a two-time PDC World Champion and the 2018 U.K. Open winner.
2 – Michael van Gerwen - £5.65m
an Gerwen is the world’s best darts player right now. With his signature shaved bald head and green shirt, Van Gerwen has dominated darts tournaments since starting his career in 2002. The Dutchman has won one BDO major tournament, which came in 2006. Since then, he has won nearly all of the PDC’s premier events including the World Championship, Grand Slam, Premier League, and Masters. Van Gerwen has the opportunity to be darts’ winningest player according to prize money. He is just 29-years old and should have a long career ahead of him.
1 – Phil Taylor - £7.6m
Darts legend Phil Taylor retired in 2018 having amassed more than £7.6m during his illustrious career. Taylor was a 14-time PDC World Championship events winner. He won 16 World Matchplay tournaments as well. Taylor started his career in 1986, but finally called it a day following the PDC World Championships 2018. Taylor is considered by many to be the greatest darts player of all-time. However, Van Gerwan’s youth means he could overtake Taylor in terms of wins and career prize winnings thanks to the amount of money in the sport today.
First Published 21/12/2018
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