Phil Taylor

Player
United Kingdom
Leo

Phil Taylor Bio

Who is Phil Taylor

Phil Taylor is an English professional darts player, nicknamed The Power. He is widely regarded as the best darts player of all time. "The Power" nickname was given by Sky Sports production manager, Peter Judge, during the 1995 World Matchplay in Blackpool.

Early Life (Childhood)

Taylor was born to Doug and Liz Taylor on 13 August 1960 in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. He left school at the age of 16. He works as sheet metal worker. He used to earned £52 a week by making ceramic toilet roll handles,

Interesting Facts

As of 2015, Phil’s net worth is about £5 million ($7.9 million). His M.B.E. was annulled in May 2002 upon his conviction of assaulting two female fans. No darts player has a winning record in matches against him.

Personal Life

Taylor is married to Yvonne Taylor. They together have four children named Lisa Taylor; Chris Taylor; Kelly Taylor; and Natalie Taylor. They have one grandchild. He divorced Yvonne Taylor after twenty years of marriage.

Achievement

He won his first professional dart competition at the Canadian Open in 1988. Taylor was awarded the M.B.E. (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to sports in the 2000 Queen's New Years Honors List. He has won 214 professional tournaments which include 83 major titles and a record 16 World Championships. He has won the PDC Player of the Year award six times (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012).