• Tony Beets was born in Netherlands in 1959 and is a gold miner and reality TV star
• He moved to Canada in 1980 and started a dairy farm before hearing of the gold mining craze in Yukon
• He started his own gold-mining company in Dawson City and was cast in “Gold Rush” in its second season
• Tony has an estimated net worth of $5 million and an annual salary of $250,000
• He is married with four children, Monica, Mike, Bianca, and Kevin, who have all contributed to the family business

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Short Info

Date Of BirthDecember 15, 1959
SpouseMinnie Beets

Who is Tony Beets?

Tony Beets was born in Wijdenes, Netherlands on the 15th December 1959, and is a gold miner, best known to the world for appearing in the reality program “Gold Rush: Alaska” (2011-2018) aired on the Discovery channel, and its spin-offs “Gold Rush: South America” (2013), “Gold Rush: The Dirt” (2013-2016), and others. He is the owner of the Tamarack Mine and Paradise Hills.

Early Life, Parents, and Education

Born to English parents, Tony actually grew up in a small town of Burgwerd in the Friesland province. His father ran the family farm before a debilitating event left him incapable of doing his job, Tony assumed his position. He became a natural leader from an early age, which he only nurtured and continued into his adulthood.

The beginning of a Gold Mining Career

Although he was quite successful as a farmer in Netherlands, he wasn’t sure the future would be as successful, and he decided to move to Canada in 1980. He found a place for himself near Salmon Arm, where he started a dairy farm. However, just a couple of months later he heard of a new craze in Yukon, where miners could earn over $1,000 per week. He bought a ticket to the city of Whitehorse in Yukon, but was too early for a mining season, but he confirmed the story and decided to return to Yukon once the gold mining season begins. He sold machines needed for the dairy farm, and bought oil pipes which helped him in his gold mining career.

Rise to Prominence

A natural leader, Tony didn’t spend much time working for others; in 1984 he moved to Dawson City, where he started his own gold-mining company and hired others to work for him. It was sooner rather than later that Tony came into possession of the Tamarack Mines and later Paradise Hills. He has provided employment for a number of people, but also included his family, of which we will speak later. As Tony’s business improved, his wealth also soared and his popularity would reach new heights. With the success of his mining company, Tony was noticed by the producers of the reality program “Gold Rush”, which airs on the Discovery Channel since 2010, and was approached by the producers with an offer to join the show in its second season.

“Gold Rush”

After the success of the first season of the “Gold Rush”, the Raw TV producers decided for the new season of the show to follow gold mining operations in the Klondike, Yukon, Canada. Tony became a part of the show in its second season, and so far has featured in more than 100 episodes of the Award-winning reality series. In addition to “Gold Rush”, Tony has also appeared in its spinoffs, such as “Gold Rush: South America”, when Tony and several other cast members, also gold miners, ventured to Peru, Chile, and Guyana as well in search of gold mines. He was also a part of “Gold Rush: The Dirt” from 2013 until 2016. Tony has continued to run his gold mines, Taramack and Paradise Hill, and now awaits the next season of “Gold Rush” as he prepares for the new mining season. He will be implementing another mining technique in hope of better results.

Do You Know How Rich Successful Gold Miner, and Reality TV Star, Tony Beets Is?

Although he had a secure job in his native Netherlands, Tony wanted more out of life; he came to Canada and soon started his own business, which turned out to be a smart life and career move. as he is now one of the most renowned gold-miners. So, have you ever wondered how rich Tony Beets is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Beets’ net worth is as high as $5 million, while his annual earnings are estimated at $250,000.

Do You Know if Tony Beets is Married, Who His Wife is, His Children?

Even before Tony moved away from Netherland, he was married; his wife Minnie Beats was his neighbor in Netherland and the two started their relationship when Minnie was 20 years old – the two married and are still going strong. Minnie followed him to Canada and has held various jobs, before becoming a bookkeeper for her husband at his Paradise Hill mining company; they are now parents to four children, Monica, Mike, Bianca and Kevin, all of whom are involved in the family business in some way. However, the Beets family faced a tragedy in 1992, when their daughter Jasmine died in infancy.

Kevin Beets

Kevin was born in 1988 and is a gold miner, who runs the Paradise Hill mine operations; he has featured in the “Gold Rush” program with his father and other Beets family members. He has established his own net worth thanks to his successful career as a gold miner, which is estimated at $1 million, as of mid- 2018.

Monica Beets

Monica was born in 1993 and is a big part of the “Gold Rush” series; she has been involved in her father’s business since she was 14 years old. She has captured many hearts since her first appearance on TV, and has proven her gold-mining skills. She now serves as a supervisor at the Paradise Hill mine. Monica’s net worth is estimated at $10 million, as of mid- 2018.

Mike Beets and Bianca Beets

Mike and Bianca are no strangers to gold mining and have both contributed to the family business. Mike featured in more than 50 episodes of the popular reality show, but unfortunately, information in regards to Bianca have been omitted from the media.

Is Tony Beets on Social Media?

Tony can be found on social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook. On his official Facebook page, he has a fan base of more than 130,000 followers, with whom he has shared his most recent career enterprises, but also details from his personal life.  Tony can also be found on his official Twitter account, having almost 50,000 followers. Most of his posts concern his work, such as the announcement of the new season of “Gold Rush”, among many other tweets.

So, if you aren’t already a fan of this successful gold miner, then this is a fantastic opportunity for you to become one.

Tony Beets Body Measurements, Height and Weight

When it comes to his looks, Tony sports a long beard and hair; his height is 5ft 7ins, (1.73m), while he weighs around 80kg or 176lb. His hair is grey, while his eyes are blue.

General Info

Full NameTony Beets
Date Of BirthDecember 15, 1959


SpouseMinnie Beets
ChildrenMonica Beets, Mike Beets, Kevin Beets, Bianca Beets

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Gold Rush: Alaska2011-2017TV SeriesHimself
Gold Rush: The Dirt2013-2016TV SeriesHimself
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Gold Rush: South America2013TV SeriesHimself

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Gold Rush: Alaska2012-2016TV SeriesHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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