Philip Douglas Taylor is a former professional darts player from England. He was known as “The Power” because he dominated darts for more than two decades, winning 214 professional tournaments, including a record 85 major titles and 16 World Championships. Taylor was named one of the top ten British athletes of the last 35 years by the BBC in 2015. He is the world’s wealthiest and most successful darts player. Phil Taylor and his wife, Yvonne, divorced in 2011 after 23 years of marriage. Learn more about Phil Taylor net worth, earnings, wife, daughters-son, and other details below:
Phil Taylor net worth, earnings, salary, and all the ways he makes his fortune
As a result of his darts playing talent and hard work, he has amassed a large sum of money and fame. The millionaire darts player has amassed a sizable fortune from game prize money, endorsements, and partnerships. Phil Taylor net worth is estimated to be $10 millions. He was known as “The Power” because he dominated darts for more than two decades, winning 214 professional tournaments, including a record 85 major titles and 16 World Championships. Taylor was named one of the top ten British athletes of the last 35 years by the BBC in 2015. He is the world’s wealthiest and most successful darts player.
He won the PDC Player of the Year title six times (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012) and was nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award twice (in 2006 and 2010), finishing second in the latter event, making him the only darts player to ever place in the top two. In 2011, he was inducted into the PDC Hall of Fame. After the 2018 World Championship, Taylor announced his retirement from professional darts. Phil only competed in the PDC World Championship in his final season of 2018, earning £170,000 in prize money. He had participated in nearly a dozen games the previous year and earned a comparable sum of £170,000.
His professional career and retirement
Phil began his professional career in 1987 and won his first tournament in 1988 at the Canadian Open. He won his first World Championship in 1990. Taylor won eight World Championships in a row from 1995 to 2002, 14 World Championship finals in a row from 1994 to 2007, and 21 World Championship finals in total, all of which are records. He was the world’s number one for a total of thirteen years, including eight years in a row from 2006 to 2013.
He was the first player to win 70 PDC Pro Tour events, which he held until Michael van Gerwen broke it in February 2019. Taylor has a total of 11 broadcast nine-dart finishes, which is a new record (and 22 overall). In addition, he was the first individual to hit two nine-dart finishes in a single match. Taylor competed in the British Darts Organization (BDO) events until 1993. He was one of 16 top players that broke away from the BDO to start their own organization, the World Darts Council, which is now known as the Professional Darts Corporation, in the wake of mounting dissatisfaction with the BDO (PDC).
He won the PDC Player of the Year title six times (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012) and was nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award twice (in 2006 and 2010), finishing second in the latter event, making him the only darts player to ever place in the top two. In 2011, he was inducted into the PDC Hall of Fame. After the 2018 World Championship, Taylor announced his retirement from professional darts.
When did Phil Taylor retire, and why did he do so?
Despite the fact that he was still in excellent form at the age of 57, Phil Taylor made the conscious decision to retire from the game. Prior to the 2018 World Championship, he announced his retirement. Phil claimed that his age was a major impediment, and that it was becoming increasingly difficult for him to put in his regular practice hours. He also stated that he was no longer comfortable in the spotlight and desired some peace and quiet as a reason for his retirement.
Awards and records
Taylor holds the world record for darts scoring. His three-darter average per match was the highest in the game’s history. Only Rob Cross has a winning record against him, having only met him in the World Championship final in 2018. Phil has a 56.67 percent winning percentage versus Michael van Gerwen, the player who has defeated him the most times. Taylor is the first darts player to win a prize money of more than £1 million.
Phil was named 2006 PDC Player of the Year at the inaugural PDC Awards Dinner held at the Dorchester Hotel in London’s Park Lane on January 9, 2007. In 2006, he was one of ten finalists for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, which was won by Zara Phillips.
Taylor was named 2007 Fans’ Player of the Year in a poll conducted on the Planet Darts website. In January 2008, he was presented with the award at the PDC Awards Dinner. Taylor was inducted into the Stoke-on-Trent Sporting Hall of Fame for the first time on January 7, 2010, after winning his fifteenth World Championship.
Who is Phil Taylor wife ? What caused Taylor and his wife, Yvonne, to divorce after 23 years of marriage?
Phil Taylor is currently unmarried, and no information about his relationships is available. He was married to Yvonne from the early 1980s until 2011, when their marriage ended in divorce. They have four children and have been married for almost two decades. The darts expert, who is 61 years old, stated:
‘Yvonne and I have enjoyed many happy years together. ‘We’ve got four lovely children and three beautiful grandchildren, and creating a happy and successful future for them remains our goal.’
Taylor’s years of tournament travel had forced them to ‘drift apart,’ and they have been living separate lives’ for a long time.
Phil Taylor daughters-son
Lisa, Chis, Kelly, and Natalie were Phil and Yvonne’s four children. In 2010, Yvonne began living apart and filed for divorce, bringing the blissful partnership to an end. Kelly and Natalie Taylor said that their 16-time world champion father has been ‘jetting around’ with celebrities instead of helping them out, and that they feel ‘neglected’ by him. Even though their father financially supports their older siblings Christopher, 30, and Lisa, 32, the sisters allege they have been compelled to collect state assistance.
Kelly, 26, is unemployed and lives in a hostel in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. She claims her father is aware of her situation but is doing nothing to help her.