Michael van Gerwen: Career, Lifestyle & Net Worth

Michael “MVG” Van Gerwen is a professional darts player; furthermore, he is a former world number one.

In addition, MVG, as he is called, is also a three-time PDC World Champion (2014, 2017, and 2019).

Michael is a born winner with incredible capabilities and consistency in performance. Moreover, Van Gerwen was a teenage sensation who broke multiple records growing up.

Additionally, Michael, with his dominating displays, has been dominating the dart game since 2013.

Michael in a darts tournament
Michael in a darts tournament

Likewise, Van Gerwen is reportedly the youngest player ever to win a major title.

Moreover, he holds the record for the youngest player ever to win the World Masters, aged just 17.

From wins to struggles, we will give you detailed information about the famous dart player. But first, let us look at some quick facts about Michael van Gerwen.

Quick Facts

Full Name Michael van Gerwen
Nickname MVG, Might Mike
Date of birth 25 April 1989
Religion Christianity
Nationality Dutch
Ethnicity White
Age 32 Years Old
Zodiac sign Taurus
Hometown Vlijmen, Netherlands
Place of birth Boxtel, Netherlands
Laterality Right-handed
Darts 23g Winmau
Walk-on music Seven Nation Army” sang by The White Stripes
Hobbies Acting, Watching movies, Taking his dog on a walk
Food Habit Non – Vegetarian
Sex Male
Father’s name Henri van Gerwen
Mother’s name Wilma van Gerwen
Siblings Three (Samantha van Gerwen, Kevin van Gerwen, Peggy van Gerwen)
Profession Professional darts player
Current world ranking Three
Active Since 2002
Sponsors Truck Scout 24, Machineseeker, dartshop.tv and Keuken Concurrent.
Height 5 ft 9in (175 cm)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Chest size 32″
Biceps size 15″
Waist size 32″
Shoe size 8.5 (US)
Eye color Grey
Marital status Married
Wife Daphne Govers (m. 2014)
Children Two (Zoë van Gerwen, Mike van Gerwen)
Net worth $6 million
Social Media FacebookInstagramTwitter, Website
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Last Update September, 2021

Michael van Gerwen: Early Life, Family, and Education

The darts legend Van Gerwen was born near Boxtel, which is in the Netherlands, on 25 April 1989.

Likewise, he was born to his father, Henri van Gerwen and mother, Wilma van Gerwen.

Furthermore, Van Gerwen has three siblings named Samantha van Gerwen, Kevin van Gerwen, and Peggy van Gerwen.

Michael has been interested in sports since he was a child; furthermore, Mark played football as a defender when he was 12.

However, he became attached to darts at 13 and became the first runner-up of the Primus Masters Youth event.

Likewise, Michael’s career began as he started winning the youth titles such as the German Open, German Gold Cup, and Norway Open.

A young Michael Van Gerwen
A young Michael Van Gerwen

The dart player also won Northern Ireland Open, Swedish Open, and the Dutch National Youth Championship.

Moreover, Michael won all of these tournaments in 2005. Furthermore, MVG defended the Dutch National Youth Championship in 2006 also.

Additionally, Mike also won Norway, and Northern Ireland Opens during his excellent spell of 2006.

Likewise, before Michael chose to be a professional darts player, he was a tiler.

Furthermore, there is no accurate information about the educational qualification of Michael, but who cares when you are a former world number one darts player!

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Michael van Gerwen: Age, Height, and Weight

The professional darts player is currently 32 Years Old.

Moreover, Michael is 5 feet 9 inches and weighs about 85 kilograms. Likewise, Mike has 32 inches of the chest, 15 inches of Biceps, and 32 inches of Waist.

In addition, the dart player Michael van Gerwen wears 8.5 US size shoes.

Michael van Gerwen: Career

Van Gerwen, starting his career early, had a heavy advantage over other opponents.

Likewise, the child prodigy Michael had already won many Open titles and risen to the BDO/WDF World Rankings, amazingly before his 18th birthday.

Moreover, Michael lost to Martin Adams during the semi-finals of the Bavaria World Darts Trophy, although he set a high record of 170.

Likewise, he had improved at the 2006 Winmau World Masters as he won it and became the youngest ever champion.

Additionally, the dart payer won it when he was 17 years and 174 days.

Furthermore, Michael turned professional on the night of the 2007 BDO World Championship final.

PDC Career

Michael’s career start was average as he was ranked 88; furthermore, he made his PDC debut on 20 January, in the Stan James Players Championships.

Likewise, Mike beat a 13-time champion, Phil Taylor, on the opening night of the Masters of Darts tournament in 2007.

Moreover, Van Gerwen ended his losing streak by beating fellow countryman Vincent van der Voort in the final of the Players Championship on 11 April 2009.

Additionally, Mike won £6,000 as he won the finals.

In 2012, MVG was named Young Player of the Year of PDC for his incredible win of four PDC Unicorn Youth Tour events and his World Championship run.

Likewise, in the same year, Mike won the second UK Open qualifier of the season.

Furthermore, Gerwen won his third title of the year after he won the 11th Players Championship.

2012 was a fantastic year for Michael as he won his first PDC major title at the World Grand Prix.

Furthermore, he won a £100,000 prize, and he rose to the eighth position in world listing, overtaking Raymond van Barneveld as the most-rated Dutchman.

Moreover, Michael van Gerwen won his eighth title of 2012, at the 20th and final Players Championship.

Most importantly, Van Gerwen was awarded the Young Player of the Year, Fans’ Player, and the PDPA Player of the Year at the PDC awards in 2013.

Furthermore, Michael faced a heavy and surprising defeat in his first World Cup of Darts, as he partnered with Raymond van Barneveld.

Likewise, he overcame the heavy defeat after winning his first tournament of 2013 at the first UK Open Qualifier of the year.

Additionally, Michael replaced James Wade as the world’s number three after his incredible victory.

Furthermore, Michael went on a winning streak of 15 matches in European Tour events. 

Starting of the Glory Years

In 2014, he won the ProTour Player of the Year, PDC Player of the Year at the Annual Awards, and Fans’ Player of the Year.

Likewise, MVG won the Premier League by beating Mervyn King.

Furthermore, Van Gerwen won his 20th title on the PDC tour, winning the second Players Championship. 

Moreover, Mike finished the Premier League table at the top position for a second time, winning 11 of 16 games.

Additionally, MVGs second major title of 2014 was at the World Grand Prix.

After a week, he beat Wade again to claim the 18th Players Championship.

In, 2015 Michael won the Masters by defeating Raymond van Barneveld. Likewise, he won 30 out of 31 games played as Mike won the German Darts Championship.

Additionally, Terry Jenkins ended Michael’s 31 consecutive game-winning streak.

Furthermore, Mike won his first UK Open title and set his highest televised average record of 114.91.

Likewise, after his second European Tour event in a row, MVG became the second player to won £1 million prize money on the PDC Order of Merit.

Additionally, Mike won the Dubai Darts Masters, and it was his third title.

Most importantly, Michael dominated Justin Pipe 6-0 and won the Dutch Darts Masters, maintaining his unbeaten record in European Tour events.

But Michael and Raymond van Barneveld were knocked out of the World Cup in a doubles match again.

Furthermore, in 2015’s last tournament, the World Series of Darts Finals, MVG won Peter Wright by 11–10.

Ranking Number 1

In 2016, Michael lost in the inaugural Champions League of Darts to Phil Taylor but recovered by beating Gary Anderson by winning the World Grand Prix final.

Likewise, MVG also set a record in that match of 100.29, as the dart player won 5–2.

Furthermore, in 2016, Michael became a legend as he went to win six of the ten European Tour events, two World Series tournaments, and five Players Championships.

Wait! Michael didn’t stop there. He also won the European Championship, the World Series of Darts, and the Players Championship Finals.

Additionally, Mike also amazingly retained his Grand Slam crown that year.

As a result of this complete domination, he won 25 titles and £1.5 million in 2016; further, keeping a match success rate of 91%.

Likewise, following his best year of darts, in 2017, he got his number one ranking with over £1 million prize money.

MIchael Van Gerwen with the World Darts Championship trophy
Michael Van Gerwen with the World Darts Championship trophy

Furthermore, he went to win his third consecutive Masters’s title. Despite performing well at the UK Open, he had to forfeit because of his back injury.

Moreover, after Mike came back, he topped the 2017 Premier League without a single loss. 

Likewise, Michael was able to win his first World Cup as the Netherlands has secured the first title since 2014.

Despite all the losses, MVG got into the spotlight as he won his 4th European Championship title.

Further in 2018, he won the World Grand Prix title but failed to retain some titles, such as the European Championship, World Series Finals, and Grand Slam.

Despite the losses, Michael managed to win 13 titles in 2018.

Slowing Down

In 2019, Michael won the PDC World Darts Championship. Furthermore, MVG was disrespected as people threw the beer at him during the walk-on.

Michael never stopped; he won the 2019 Masters, making this his fifth consecutive Masters title.

Likewise, after two weeks, he won the Players Championship 1 and 3, breaking Phil Taylor’s ProTour title record.

2020 went silent because of the COVID, but he won the UK Open for the third time before that.

Likewise, MVG also won the Players Championship Finals for the 6th time in 2020.

Despite being a legend at the game, Van Gerwen has yet to win a tournament in 2021.

Furthermore, Gerwen dropped to world number 2 after a series of losses. Likewise, Mike went on to lose the PC20 and the World Matchplay finals.

Although Michael van Gerwen went to top the Premier League, he lost to the eventual winner Jonny Clayton in the semi-finals.

Recently, Mike lost to Brendan Dolan in the third round of the Hungarian Darts Trophy. Likewise, MVG got eliminated after losing by 6-5 to Dolan.

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Michael van Gerwen: Wife and Children

Gerwen is such a motivated person with the guts to do everything he can. Likewise, the former world number one married his childhood sweetheart.

Furthermore, Michael married his longtime girlfriend, Daphne Govers, in August 2014.

They are fond of each other and display their love on social media. Mike and his wife have traveled to many places and enjoy their romantic time together.

Daphne gave birth to a beautiful girl three years after their marriage in August 2017. Likewise, their gorgeous daughter’s name is Zoë van Gerwen.

Michael spotted with his wife and child
Michael was spotted with his wife and child.

Furthermore, the famous couple gave birth to a baby boy recently in 2020.

Moreover, their son’s name is Mike van Gerwen just like the Michael’s nickname.

The family of four live together happily and supporting each other in all cases.

Michael van Gerwen: Net Worth

Gerwen has a pretty unique and recognizable career in the darts history.

Van Gerwen has won around $5 million through tournament wins only.

Michael “MVG” van Gerwen has an estimated net worth of $6 million.

Moreover, the dart player Michael also earns from the endorsement and sponsor deal.

Michael van Gerwen: Lifestyle and Vacation Spots

Van Gerwen is reportedly the wealthiest darts player.

Michael has built a house in Vlijmen, where he won 400 square meters of land, including a swimming pool, a lot of greenery, and a tennis court.

Additionally, MVG is a wise man who spends and invests his income at the right place and at the right time.

Michael owns many luxurious cars, such as the Rolls Royce Ghost car worth 337,617 Euros which he bought in 2020.

Likewise, MVG also has a BMW 740Li, which costs around 123,163 Euros; additionally, this car runs at 326 HP.

Moreover, recently the Dutch star has bought his dream car, the Dodge Ram 1500.

Moreover, Van Gerwen is one hell of an adventurer; he has been spotted in many travel destinations.

Van Gerwen went to Ibiza with his wife, and the couple was spotted having fun on the beach.

When Gerwen is not playing or competing, he is either spending time with his family or traveling.

Michael van Gerwen: Charity

Michael is a guy with a great heart. Likewise, Gerwen is active in various charity events and regularly donates clothes and money for the needy.

Furthermore, Gerwen donated to charity after winning the Premier League in 2018.

In addition, Van Gerwen donates 100 Pounds for every 180 he throws. Moreover, he has donated more than 7000 Euros to charity.

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Michael Van Gerwen: Awards and Achievements

  • World Grand Prix 
  • European Championship – (2014-2017)
  • Grand Slam of Darts – (2015-2017)
  • Champions League – 2019
  • World Matchplay – (2015-2016)
  • World Championship – 2014, 2017 & 2019
  • Premier League – 2013, (2016-2019)
  • The Masters – (2015-2019)

Michael Van Gerwen: Social Media presence

Firstly, Michael is active on Twitter with over 371.9K Followers.

Similarly, the darts player is also active on Facebook, with over 327K Followers.

In addition, he also has an Instagram account with over 275k followers.

Furthermore, Michael van Gerwen has his Website as well.

Michael Van Gerwen: Fun Facts

  • A documentary was made based on Michael’s life named “Mighty Mike.”
  • Likewise, Mighty Mike’s favorite football team is PSV Eindhoven, a team based in the Netherlands.
  • Michael holds the world record with a televised average of 123.40 in the 2016 Premier League.

Michael Van Gerwen: FAQs

Has the darting legend Michael Van Gerwen retired?

Yes, Mr. Michael indeed announced his retirement in 2017, but it didn’t last long.

As he has come out of retirement and won multiple tournaments since 2017.

Furthermore, he has pretty much slowed down but still is one of the legends.

What are the investments and endorsements of Michael Van Gerwen?

After Michael’s retirement, he invested in several renowned companies in the UK and Holland.

Likewise, he has been sponsored by many companies both in Holland and the UK.

Furthermore, some of MVG’s endorsement includes Tv, Keuken Concurrent, Leyland Trade, XQ Darts Max, and Van Mossel Automotive.

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