Who is Raymond van Barneveld and what is his net worth 2018? Raymond Van Barneveld AKA Barney is a Dutch professional darts player. Barney was born on 20 April 1967. He got married to Sylvia in 1995, he and his wife lives in The Hague, Netherlands. They both gave birth to three children, a son named Mike in 1989 and two daughters named Daisy and Patty in 1992 and 1994 respectively.
He began to participate in events in 1984 when he was only seventeen around Netherlands. In a documentary it is confirmed that Raymond Van Barneveld is a diabetes patient by himself and he also said that it is affecting his vision.
Barney made a dramatic start to life in Professional Darts Corporation by defeating Phil Taylor in UK Open, 2006 on his first television ranking event. Raymond Van Barneveld is a five time world champion, four times in BOD (British Darts Organisation) World Darts Championship and once in PDC (Professional Darts Championship) World Cup of Darts. To achieve this he was one if the only three in the entire history of darts. And also he is the first player to hit a nine dart in professional darts, he made this achievement in January 2009 PDC World Cup.
From January to June 2008 he’s ranked as worlds No. 1 darts player. Surprisingly Barney is a postman turned into a darts world champion, 16 years ago he used to deliver mails to every house in his home town The Hague for living. He also won World Matchplay Championship in 2010, UK Open in 2006,2007, World Grand Prix in 2008, 2009, Grand Slam Of Darts in 2012, Premier League in 2014 and The Masters in 2015. He has a massive record in BDO world championship, he appeared 18 times in finals with 15 wins and 3 runner ups.
Since 2014, Van Barneveld hasn’t won any major trophies but had some great victories and he’s also playing his best darts of his career but wasn’t wining matches..
Van Barneveld has endorsement deals with Brass Darts and Unicorn Darts company has signed a great endorsement deal with Raymond Van Barneveld for more than four years and also received six figure amount for endorsement deal with Unicorn Darts.
Net Worth of Raymond van Barneveld
Raymond Van Barneveld has a net worth of $6.2 million. He started playing darts when he was in seventeen years of age and playing for 3 decades, Raymond Van Barneveld was a postman earning just more than $1000 a month and struggled very much to look after his wife and three children, then all of a sudden he lifted a world cup and cheque of $40,000 per month.
Now Van Barneveld has signed a six figure endorsement deal with Unicorn Darts. He also signed a endorsement deal with Brass Darts company. In 2012 after The Premier League Van Barneveld along with the other seven players recorder a charity single, on may 18th it was exclusively released on iTunes and all the money proceeds will be donated to the Haven House Children’s Hospital
Over a career span of three decades, the Dutchman Raymond Van Barneveld has won 5 world championship titles and also other 27 major ranking events, the win-machine is a legendary player in the history of darts.