How much does Peter Wright earn as a darts professional?
As PDC World Champion 2020, Peter Wright is one of the best dart players in the world. With his crazy and unusual hairstyles and the associated outfits, the Scot is one of the crowd’s favorites and inspires the masses in Germany as well. He has been playing at a consistently high level for years and has become an integral part of the top 10 in the world rankings. Snakebite could already get one in his career Darts prize money of 4.11 million euros earn. In addition, there is also high sponsorship money and the big money from the dart exhibitions, where the players are paid as crowd pullers for show tournaments. The cherished Peter Wright’s net worth is € 4.5 million.
The career of “Snakebite” Peter Wright
Peter Wright started playing darts at the age of 13. He played in local English leagues for a long time before joining PDC member in 2004 would. But the big breakthrough should be a few years away. Due to the good performance in 2009, Snakebite qualified for the PDC World Championship for the first time, but was eliminated in the first round against Michael van Gerwen. Since this year he has been represented at every Darts World Cup.
First titles and high prize money
The Scot won his first PDC title in 2012 at the Players Championship series in Ireland. The following year he won another title and played his way to the final in the 2014 Darts World Cup, where he lost again to Michael van Gerwen. However, he stroked £ 100,000 in prize money one.
In 2013 Peter wanted to end his darts career due to the financial situation. After the World Cup final in 2014 (prize money: 100,000 pounds), however, the great career should really take off. He won other small PDC titles in the following years before his first in 2017 Major title at the UK Open (Prize money: 70,000 pounds) in the final against Gerwyn Price. (In 2015 & 2016 he was already in the final).
At the PDC World Series, Peter Wright was able to secure the “German Darts Masters 2017” (prize money: 20,000 pounds) and the following year the “Melbourne Darts Masters” (prize money: 20,000 pounds). In 2019 he won the World Cup of Darts (prize money: 35,000 pounds) and again the German Darts Masters, where he prevailed in the final against the German Gabriel Clemens (prize money: 20,000 pounds).
Darts world champion 2020
At the Darts World Cup 2020, Snakebite made it to the final for the second time in his career. After 2014 he played again for the cup against Michael van Gerwen and this time should emerge as the winner. He received a staggering £ 500,000 in prize money.
The year 2020 also got off to a very strong start with the victory in “The Masters” (prize money: 60,000 pounds). Due to Corona, numerous darts tournaments were canceled and so only two more smaller wins on the PDC Pro Tour could be booked in 2020. At the Darts World Cup in 2021, the 3rd round against Gabriel Clemens was over.
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