Michael van Gerwen is a professional dart player from the Netherlands and currently competes in Professional Darts Corporation(PDC) as well as BDO World Dart Championships. He has won PDC 3 times in his career won in 2014, 2017 and 2019. Besides, he has won World Matchplay 2 times, World Grand Prix 5 times and Grand Slams of Darts 3 times.
Experts considered him as the best dart player in the world as of 2021 even before Phil Taylor and Gary Anderson. Though he is currently ranked as the number 3 dart player of the world, he ruled the world of Darts from 2014 to 2021. No other players were able to break his continuous streak until Gerwyn Price won it in 2021.
Michael van Gerwen, also known as MvG was born on 25 April 1989, in Boxtel, Netherlands, and his birth sign is Taurus. He is also known by his nickname The Green Machine.
His father's name is Henri van Gerwin and his mother's name is Wilma van Gerwen. There is no further information regarding his parent's profession and more family background.
But the 2016 Grand Slam winner grew up along with his three other siblings named Kevin van Gerwen, Samantha van Gerwen, and Peggy van Gerwen. Also, he has not much shared about his brothers and sister's information.
Gerwen was a sports-loving person since his childhood and even tried different sports before going professionally on the dart. In fact, at the age of 12 years old, he even played football in the defender position.
It was in 2013 when he started playing professionally in 2002. After just 4 years of starting, he won his first major tournament, the 2006 World Masters.
The Dutch dart player, Michael van is also the youngest player to win World Masters and Masters of Darts at just the age of 17. It was in 2013, he became the winner of the PDC World Championships for the first time.
As of 2021, Michael van Gerwen is just 32 years old and possesses a height of 6 feet 1 inch. He has an average weight of 85 kg.
With a white face, his most distinctive feature is his bald head.
Michael van Gerwen has an estimated net worth of $6 million approximately. It includes all his properties, assets, houses, and cars. His primary source of income is his profession of participating in different dart competitions and the prizes money that comes with it.
Besides, the 2014 World Championship winner also earns a hefty amount from his sponsorship partners and brands deals. He is one of the top-paid dart players in the world.
As per the sources, the prize money for winning the PDC World Championships is around 500,000 pounds. And he alone has won those competitions 3 times in 6 years.
Additionally, there is also massive money as prizes for the dart competitions. He has won more than 12 competitions altogether. That would make his darts earnings money of more than $3 million.
He lives a lavish lifestyle with his family in his hometown, Vlijmen in the Netherlands. He frequently shares his photos of visiting different places and enjoying vacations along with his friends.
His other source of income is from the sponsorship deals with major brands. Recently, sources claim that Michael and Winmau signed a partnership deal for a new product. He announced saying,
“It’s phenomenal to sign with Winmau,” He added, "Im one hundred per cent sure I’m going to switch darts, I’m not 100 per cent sure which ones yet, but I’m close."
Winmau is a Welsh company that manufactures dartboards and other dart equipment.
Machineseeker, a leading marketplace for used machinery also announced that they were proud to sponsor Michael. They said,
"Machineseeker.com is proud to announce that we are the official shirt sponsor of the three-time world champion in darts, Michael van Gerwen."
He is fond of cars and luxury items and won several cars. He likes to flex his cars on his social media too.
The 2020 World Championship winner, Michael is currently living a happily married life with his wife Daphne van Gerwen. The couple has been together for more than 8 years. They dated for a few years before tying their knot in 2014. It was the same year, he won his first-ever PDC Championship.
Though information about their wedding venue and the exact date is not revealed they had a happy marriage ceremony in the presence of their close friends and relatives. Before, they met in a local place in Netherland and started dating immediately.
Michael's wife Daphne's original name is Daphne Govers. She has been with her husband for more than 8 years.30
She is also very active on her Instagram where she shares photos of her daily life with Michael and their children. Her Insta id is @daphnevangerwen and has more than 25,000 followers.
The Gerwen family is proud parents of their children Zoe and Mike Gerwen. Zoe is their eldest daughter while Mike is their youngest son.
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His first child, Zoe Gerwen was born on August 6, 2017. Michael's youngest son Mike was born in April of 2020. So as of now, he is just 1 year old. On his birth, Mike's pop posted,
The Green Machine uses Instagram with the Insta id @mvg180 with more than 291,000 followers.
His most posts on Insta are about his profession and time with family.