Martin Adams snubbed the PDC but has net worth larger than Michael van Gerwen

Martin Adams is one of darts' most high profile players to have snubbed the PDC, but he still has a higher net worth than Michael van Gerwen.

Adams has a glistening list of achievements: from three BDO World Championship wins to Open wins across Europe.

When the PDC (then the WDC) was created in 1993, all players that left to join were banned from playing county darts.

Adams opted to stay, and he was named England captain – a position he held until 2013.

And in his career outside of the PDC, Adams has raked in an estimated net worth of $13million (£9million).

A vast majority of Adams' earnings will have come through prize money, especially from his eight BDO Major triumphs.

On top of that, Adams has 71 Open titles that he was won on these shores and on the continent in competitions such as the Denmark Open and the Swiss Open.

Adams' career has spanned over three decades, having initially joined the BDO and the WDF in 1988.

He was initially sponsored by Lloyds bank before turning professional, and his earnings eclipse that of Van Gerwen who is estimated to have a net worth of $6million (£4.5million).

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Wolfie, as he is also known, has briefly played in the PDC.

The 65-year-old participated in the televised events between 2000 and 2001, even making it to the World Matchplay finals in 2001.

However, when the PDC changed their participation rules, Adams once again chose the BDO.

Adams didn't make another appearance in the PDC until 2015, after turning down invitations to the Grand Slam, and the PDC saying he would no longer be eligible for invitations into the tournament in future.

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