PDC Millionaires – Six Players Who Claimed Major £ Millions.

The earning power of dart players has soared in recent years. Gone are the days of the top players, or even the second rank, having to scratch around to supplement their darts earnings in order to pay the bills or even carry on playing.

JAMES WADE & ROB CROSS Winners of darting millions. PIC LAWRENCE LUSTIG:

Today players in the PDC top 32 are winning over £50k a year. Add in a few exhibitions, and good sponsorship deals and very healthy living can be earned without claiming multiple titles or shining on the TV.

Premium Dart Data (@premiumdartdata) recently pointed out that six players have earned over £1,000,000 from just 6 PDC major events (WC, WM, WGP, Open, GSoD & PCFs) :

  • Phil Taylor – £4,434,000
  • MVG – £3,539,500
  • G Anderson – £1,959,740
  • Adrian Lewis – £1,567,250
  • J Wade – £1,525,750
  • Raymond Van Barneveld – £1,395,750

Darts World looked a little further and these guys are not the only ones to have claimed £million + in prize money. Counting 1975 as a decent starting point, and going right up to the present day, almost twenty players have claimed at least 1,000,000 during their career:

Thanks to dartsdatabase.com

Rank Player Country Prize
1 Phil Taylor England £7,634,754
2 Michael van Gerwen Netherlands £7,426,167
3 Gary Anderson Scotland £3,850,772
4 Raymond van Barneveld Netherlands £3,452,378
5 James Wade England £3,232,143
6 Adrian Lewis England £2,982,634
7 Peter Wright Scotland £2,527,638
8 Simon Whitlock Australia £1,998,249
9 Dave Chisnall England £1,711,665
10 Mervyn King England £1,620,858
11 Michael Smith England £1,437,685
12 Terry Jenkins England £1,348,883
13 Robert Thornton Scotland £1,294,126
14 Mensur Suljovic Austria £1,219,367
15 Rob Cross England £1,188,600
16 Daryl Gurney Northern Ireland £1,090,450
17 Andy Hamilton England £1,078,794
18 Ian White England £1,034,058
19 Steve Beaton England £1,008,055

It is remarkable that MVG will pass Taylor’s career prize money within the next twelve months. As well as showing Micheal’s remarkable talent it also shows how the earning power has increased in the last few years.

Last player to reach the £1miilion mark! Pic: PDC

Perhaps the most noteworthy contrast in the table is both Daryl Gurney and Rob Cross earning over £1million in a very few years. Meanwhile, Steve Beaton has just reached the million mark after a career spanning a mere 35 years!

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