Gary Anderson

by Jack Ol 12 Sep,2018
Gary Anderson
Personal Info
Facts
  • Father Gordon Anderson
  • Birth Name Gary Anderson
  • Net Worth $2.5 million
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Birth Country Musselburgh, Scotland
  • Married to Rachel
  • Famous Name The Flying Scotsman
  • Children Yes
  • Divorce Yes
  • Nationality Scottish

Gary Anderson is a Scottish professional darts player who is a two-time back-to-back PDC World Champion. He is also the former BDO and WDF world number one. Known for his heavy scoring with smooth throws, he has been given the nickname The Flying Scotsman.

Gary Anderson is part of the Dunvegan Enterprises Team alongside Michael Smith, Ian White, Chris Dobey, Chris Quantock, and Adam Hunt. He is an 11-time major winner with some of his career highlights including winning the International Darts League in 2007, the World Darts Trophy in 2007, the Zuiderduin Masters in 2007 and 2008, the Premier League in 2011 and 2015.

Gary Anderson Net Worth in 2022

Gary Anderson currently has an estimated net worth of $6 million in 2022. He is the winner of various major darts tournament and has a good revenue through tournament winnings. He reportedly made $1,374,243 in career earnings from the year 2016 to 2018.

His total earnings is reported to be more than £4,118,772. He is one of the highest-earning darts players alongside Michael van Gerwan and Phil Taylor.

Anderson is also endorsed by various darts company all of which have further helped to increase his financial standings. With the various source of income, his net worth looks to be on the rise that is until he decides to stop playing.

Why did Gary Anderson Divorce his First Wife? Has he married again?

Gary Anderson was previously married to Rosemary. He decided to leave his hometown of Musselburgh to move to Eyemouth, Berwickshire after meeting his ex-wife Rosemary. He had two sons Ryan and Joel of his marriage with Rosemary. Joel lives with his ex-wife Rosemary in Eyemouth.

Anderson no longer lives in Eyemouth and his current residence is in Burnham on Sea, Somerset where he lives with his current wife Rachel. He also has two children with Rachel, a son Tai born in 2014 and a new daughter born in October 2017.

There is no information about his past affairs and girlfriend. 

Family Tragedy

Gary faced tragedy one after another as he had to cope with his brother and father's death one after another. His brother Stewart died from a heart attack in September 2011, at the age of 35. Not even close to a year of his brother's death, his father also passed away in March 2012.

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Early Life

Gary Anderson was born on 22 December 1970 in Musselburgh, Scotland. His father was Gordon Anderson and he grew up together with his younger brother Stewart Anderson. There are no details about his mother.

Anderson's career as a Darts player began with him entering in British Darts Organisation events. In 2001, he won the second tournament he entered claiming the Welsh Open with a defeat of John Walton. He qualified for the following year's World Championship for the first time and he would suffer a first-round defeat to Stefan Nagy

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Gary Anderson's Career

Gary Anderson entered various major tournaments from 2003 to 2008. He won the International Darts League and World Darts Trophy back-to-back in 2007 winning over players like Wayne Mardle, Roland Scholten, Mervyn King, James Wade, Adrian Lewis, Mark Webster, John Part, Peter Manley, Andy Hamilton, and Phil Taylor.

Anderson also won the BDO British Open in 2007 and finished 2007 as the WDF World number 1. The following year, he won the German Open, Welsh Open, and BDO International Grand Prix titles. He set a world record score of 502 points to win the Dutch Pentathlon in 2008. He became the WDF world number 2 behind Scott Waites in 2008.

Gary Anderson represented Scotland at three WDF World Cups, four WDF Europe Cups and five Six Nations Cups between 200 and 2008. He played for thirty-two matches for Scotland and won twenty-two of them. Anderson qualified for the 2011 World Championship as the number 11 seed. He ended the competition in the top four and earned himself a place in the 2011 Premier League which he went on to win making his first PDC championship.

Anderson had to wait till the year 2015 to win another Premier League title. He won the Players Championships finals in the 2014 and the UK Open and World Matchplay in 2018. The total major titles that he has won 11 total major titles over the course of his career to date. He has faced flip or flops in his career a couple of times but has stood strong overcoming them.

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