Top 10 Richest Darts Players

Top 10 Richest Dart Players

Around the world, devoted fans are drawn to the intense and energetic atmosphere of professional darts. For athletes who participate in tournaments hosted by the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC), a consistent income and salary are not guaranteed; rather, career earnings are driven by performance and corporate sponsorships earned on the world’s biggest stage. Read on to learn more about the richest dart players in the world.

Who Are the Richest Dart Players in the World?

  1. Phil Taylor
  2. Raymond van Barneveld
  3. Michael van Gerwen
  4. Gary Anderson
  5. Adrian Lewis
  6. Dave Chisnall
  7. Peter Wright
  8. James Wade
  9. Gerwyn Price
  10. Simon Whitlock

1. Phil Taylor

Phil “The Power” Taylor is the richest dart player of all time, with a net worth of $10 million. Taylor’s resume speaks for itself as he boasts a winning record against every other dart player and was recognized by BBC in 2015 as a Top 10 British Sportsmen of the last 35 years. Prior to his retirement following the 2018 World Championship, Taylor captured 85 major titles, 16 total World Championship titles, and achieved a run of eight straight World Championship triumphs from 1995 to 2002. In 1992, Taylor was also one of 16 professional players to break away from the World Darts Council to form the PDC, today’s leading entity for professional tournaments and organization. As darts continues to rise in popularity, Taylor’s competitors may surpass his overall wealth, but it will be very difficult to challenge his position as the most decorated dart player of all time.

2. Raymond van Barneveld

Raymond van Barneveld has sustained decades of dominance in professional darts, with a net worth of $6.14 million. Known as “Barney,” van Barneveld became the first athlete to throw a nine-darter in Premier League history in 2006 and is one of three players to capture five World Championships. In 2007, van Barneveld knocked off Phil Taylor in the World Championship match. Entering the match, Taylor rode a 21-match unbeaten streak at the World Championship and captured 11 of the previous 12 titles. After going down 0-3, van Barneveld stormed back to win 7-6 in sudden death and knocked off the heavy favorite. Despite a brief retirement in 2020, van Barneveld returned to the PDC tour and hopes to compete for another World Championship in the future.

3. Michael van Gerwen

Michael van Gerwen is the third wealthiest dart player in the world, having a net worth of $6 million that stems from PDC titles and sponsorships by Winmau Darts, Keuken Concurrent, and Leyland Trade. After bursting onto the scene to become the youngest player to win a major darts championship during the 2006 Masters, “Mighty Mike” now boasts three World Championship titles and has held the world’s top ranking for eight years. In his career, van Gerwen has captured 148 tournament titles and will continue to build on his dominance in the future.

4. Gary Anderson

Gary Anderson has a net worth of $5.34 million that he earned during his illustrious darts career. Interestingly, Anderson never threw a dart until the age of 24 but achieved rapid success once he began competing internationally. After joining the PDC in 2007, “The Flying Scotsman” has won 60 PDC titles and is sponsored by Unicorn Darts, Rix Motors, Car Finance 247, and Arthur McKay. Following World Championship titles in 2015 and 2016, Anderson became only the third player of all time to win back-to-back world championships.

5. Adrian Lewis

In 2011, Adrian Lewis became the youngest PDC World Champion and has a net worth of around $5 million. Better known as “Jackpot,” Lewis has won two World Championship titles, is the first player to defend a debut World Championship title, and is also the first player to finish a World Championship with a nine-darter. In total, Lewis has captured 28 total PDC titles and continues to compete passionately on the world stage.

6. Dave Chisnall

The sixth richest darts player is Dave Chisnall, who has a net worth of $4 million. “Chizzy” has yet to win a televised title but secured runner-up finishes at the Masters, World Grand Prix, and Players Championship Finals. Chisnall is sponsored by Harrows Darts and United Pallet Network and has made a name for himself as a consistent competitor on tour.

7. Peter Wright

Perhaps the sport’s most intriguing and eye-catching athlete, Peter Wright has a net worth of $3.3 million. Before each tournament, Wright’s wife changes the color of his signature mohawk to capture the immediate attention of the crowd and media. In his career, “Snakebite” has won World Championship victories in 2020 and 2022 and 44 total PDC titles. Wright is currently sponsored by Irvine Grenson Ltd, Red Dragon Darts, Medusa Hair Salon, and Desira Group. In the future, Wright will aim to capitalize on his recent success to continue moving up this list.

8. James Wade

Known as the sport’s best left-handed player, James Wade has a net worth of $3 million. While he has yet to win a World Championship title, “The Machine” has captured 38 total PDC titles after wins at the World Grand Prix, the UK Open, the World Series of Darts, the Masters, the Premier League, and the Champions League. During his career, Wade publicly spoke about his struggle with bipolar disorder in an attempt to assist others struggling with mental health issues. Today, Wade is sponsored by Unicorn Darts and Bipolar UK, a charity looking to support individuals with bipolar disorder.

9. Gerwyn Price

After transitioning from a career in professional rugby, Gerwyn Price joined the PDC Pro Tour in 2014 and has a net worth of between $1.23 million and $3 million. Nicknamed “The Iceman,” Price secured his first World Championship title in 2021 against Gary Anderson and is a native of Markham, Wales. After failing to repeat as World Champion in 2022 or 2023, Price revealed his plan to play professional rugby again and will look to balance a two-sport ambition in the future.

10. Simon Whitlock

Simon Whitlock prides himself on a victory at the 2012 European Championship and has a net worth of between $1 million and $5 million. Although he has yet to win a World Championship title, “The Wizard” was born in Hornsby, Australia, and helped guide his country to a World Cup title in 2022 against Wales. Whitlock has been scrutinized in the media for his use of a controversial arrow type that causes clear damage to the dart board.

Honorable Mentions

Michael Smith

Michael Smith has a net worth of $1.23 million. Michael “Bully Boy” Smith currently holds the number-one ranking and won his first World Championship in 2023. During the 2021 and 2022 seasons, Smith topped the PDC prize money list after earning $1.53 million over a two-year period. Be on the lookout for Smith to continue his run of dominance and enter the richest players list in the future.

Luke Humphries

Luke Humphries has a net worth of about $1.23 million. At age 27, Humphries ranks fifth on the PDC prize money list after earning $647,000 in 2021 and 2022. Nicknamed “Cool Hand Luke,” Humphries currently holds the fifth ranking in the world after bursting onto the PDC tour in 2017. Humphries is another name to watch out for in coming seasons on the PDC circuit.

FAQ

Who is the richest darts player in the world?

Phil Taylor is the richest darts player in the world, with a net worth of $10 million. One of the most decorated darts players of all time, “The Power” won 85 major titles and 16 World Championship titles, with tournament winnings and endorsements contributing to his wealth.