Raymond Van Barneveld who is popularly known in his professional field as Barney is a talented Dutch professional darts player who is really famous for accurate focus and strength of sight. He is a diabetic patient and is suffering severely from vision complication.

He really struggled from the root level. He was a simple postman who hardly had enough money with him to make his family live a stable life. Ones upon a time he used to earn only $ 1000 for a whole month and soon after he got hold of the prestigious world cup, he started receiving a cheque of nearly $ 40,000 each and every month.

Raymond’s net worth is estimated somewhere around $ 2.5 million.

Early life

Raymond Van Barneveld was born on 20th April, 1967 at The Hague, Netherlands. He was interested in participating in the Darts championships from his early childhood days but couldn’t manage to be in the professional in the initial days of his career due to lack of financial assistance.

He started off being a postman earning only $1000. There no such information about Raymond’s early childhood days. There is no much information available about his early academic career and high school days. Raymond’s nickname is Barney and he is known by that name in his professional arena. Barney is proficient is using his right hand from his early childhood and he was famous as the right handed darts player who preferred to listen to the music Eye of the Tiger by the talented artist Survivor.

One interesting fact about Raymond s that he being a left hander player prefers to use his right hand only while striking the strokes.


Raymond is a successful man today and has been loaded with achievements and prestigious awards. Today he is considered one of the richest Dart players in the world. He is a Dutch by nationality who plays Dart in the international professional level. Presently he is associated with the Professional Darts Cooperation that is quite organization among Dart player.

He has made a commendable achievement and crossed all the difficult hurdles to win the World Cup Championship for consecutive five times effortlessly. He believes in hard work and has declared in one of his interviews that there is no substitute for patience and sincerity.

He moved on to participate in the UK Open for twice and was declared the winner. He started with his career with a brilliant note. He participated in the Las Vegas Classic where he was the only winner. Soon he was inspired to participate in the traditional championship “Premier League Darts” and the great championship of Grand Slam of Dart game. Raymond was successful enough to grab the champion trophy of the International Darts League and won the World Master championship for consecutive two times. There is record of his winning the Dart Singles and moving on to win the WDF World Cup Singles. He was placed in the top most position and was recognized by the entire association as the most talented professional Dart player.

He has excelled in his Dart career flawlessly and has made a huge amount of money from the various championships. He was only seventeen years of age when he participated in the famous Rotterdam Open. He moved on to join the International Dart Circuit and then never had to look back for finding ways to prosper with his Darts career.

The 51 years old Darts player had also appeared for a charity single with his selected fellow companions that includes the band of the Chas Hodges “Got my Tickets for the Darts”. The charity single was sold vigorously through the famous platform iTunes and all the collected money was donated to the Havens House Children Hospice. By making the donation he portrayed his philanthropist approach towards life and his intense interest in helping people around him.

He won the PDC World Cup of Darts for two times, this was perhaps his greatest achievement. Being considered as the richest professional Darts player he has earned about a heavy amount of $ 4 million as the prize money from the championships. He is even famous for signing contracts with the well known   brands earns heavily from the endorsement dealing.

Personal life

In the year 1995, Barney got married to his long time dedicated girl-friend Sylvia. The couple soon becomes proud parents of two daughters who were named Patty and Daisy and the sisters also have an elder brother named Mike. Mike was Raymond’s first child. The couple presently resides in The Hague, Netherlands.

Quick summary:

Full Name: Raymond Van Barneveld.

Date of Birth: 20th April, 1967

Birth Place: The Hague, Netherlands

Age: 51 Years Old

Profession: Professional Darts Player.

Height:   6.2 Feet / 1.89 m.

Weight:  NA.

Net worth: $ 2.5 million.