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Of tegelzetter to multimillionaire

World champion darts Michael van Gerwen has already earned 8 million

Of tegelzetter to multimillionaire

Michael ‘Mighty Mike’ van Gerwen has for the third time to the world champion darts are crowned. There can be giggly about to be made – sport or not – but the Dutchman throws also financially in the rose.

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Michael van Gerwen was given a world cup premium of 556.000 euros. belga

World champion darts Michael van Gerwen has already earned 8 million

Of tegelzetter to multimillionaire

Michael ‘Mighty Mike’ van Gerwen has for the third time to the world champion darts are crowned. There can be giggly about to be made – sport or not – but the Dutchman throws also financially in the rose.

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Hans Jacobs

Brussels With a third world championship darts on the bag may Michael van Gerwen a little rest in the Philippines with his family. He takes a premium of more than 556.000 euros from London. A cakewalk in comparison with what in his career he has already earned. In the order of merit, the verdienerslijst of the werelddartsbond PDC that the prize money of the tournaments of the last two years add up, is Van Gerwen at the top, with around 1.8 million euros. In his career, took the 29-year-old Dutchman nearly 7.4 million euros. He is the bestverdienende darts player in the world. Only 14 times world champion Phil Taylor did ever better, but he stopped at the beginning of last year.

That amount is not bad for the former tegelzetter, who as a thirteen year old with darts began because it was too cold to play football. The Dutch business magazine Quote estimated at the beginning of last year, that he has 8,5 million euros was worth, and a year earlier he was in their top one hundred of self-made millionaires. Van Gerwen further solidifies his talent, after all, also outside the dartszaal. He has been for several years a few personal sponsors. With a keukenbedrijf, a paint manufacturer, a car company with a contract with dartshop.tv and with commercials. For example, if you with the green sweater, his trademark, on the street want to walk, will cost you a grand total 53,95 euro. For a signed photo or a personalized set of three arrow counts, respectively 23 and 48,95 euro down.

And there are indeed lovers, because Van Gerwen is immensely popular. So invited the Dutch national football team him out for an afternoon of darts during an internship.

Phone call with prime minister

“Why would I Won’t Mark call? Is he more than I? He is a minister-president, but I am world champion’

Michael van Gerwen

World champion darts

The netherlands is known for its style: not afraid to use his emotions to show, the heart on the tongue and straightforward. Now take his perspraatje after his title in London. Suddenly he got a mobile phone handed over, because prime minister Mark Rutte him wanted to congratulate. “Thank You Mark. I talk to you soon. Doeg’, as he closed the phone call. “Why would I be him, not Mark call?’, responded Van Gerwen on a request of the Dutch broadcaster NOS. “Is he more than I? He is a minister-president, but I am a world champion. And his name is also Mark. I’ve seen him before spoken and it is a fine man to talk to.’

Typical Van Gerwen. Correction: typical Sir Van Gerwen, because at the beginning of this year he became the youngest knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau. The world champion has been for a while a dream house with swimming pool. How that looks, is well documented. Van Gerwen gives his life price for the tv cameras. Or he post pictures of his family, on holiday in Ibiza, during a boottripje or a night out in Dubai … To your heart’s content, he can travel, one of his hobbies. Because Van Gerwen throws not only touch, he is also a financial and critical hits.

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