Originally from the Netherlands, Tony Beets is a Canadian miner and reality television star who has a net worth of over $15 million. Originally from Wijdenes, Netherlands, Beets is most known for his role on the Discovery Channel’s “Gold Rush” (2011–present) series. It has become one of the most popular shows on the network because of the large-than-life characters and the intense drama that takes place on a daily basis in a real gold mine.
On the official “Gold Rush” website, the show’s producers call Tony Beets a “maverick mining legend” and a “larger-than-life Dutchman.” As a result of Beets’ predilection for foul language, his lines on the programme are frequently bleeped out, earning him the moniker “Tony Peep” in his native New York.
Career of Tony Beets:
In Canada, Professional Tony Beets left his family’s farm to find a better career path, earning money by milking cows for a long time. Beets began mining in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, in 1984 after three years in the construction industry. It’s now known that he employs youngsters from the area to work at the Tamarack Mine. Despite the fact that many people are unable to do the work, those who succeed become vital members of the Beets family.
On “Gold Rush,” Tony Beets made his debut as an advisor to cast member Todd Hoffman when he advised him on drilling test holes. There are several more shows in which Beets has appeared: “Gold Rush: Pay Dirt” (2016), “Gold Rush: White Water” (2018), “Gold Rush: The Dirt” (2013), “Gold Rush: South America” (2013), and “Gold Fever” (2013). Beets has appeared in more than 160 episodes of “Gold Rush” as of this writing. He spent $1 million for a dredge in Clear Creek known as the Viking Dredge in season five of the series.
When they were children, Tony and Minnie became friends. During their childhoods in Burgwerd, Friesland, the two grew up next door to each other and began dating in 1978. For the first 18 months of their relationship, Tony and Minnie were together, then he chose to relocate to Canada with Minnie. Kevin, Monica, Mike, and Bianca are the couple’s four children, all born when Tony was 24 and Minnie was 23. Their daughter Jasmine, who was just two and a half months old when she died tragically in 1992, was also born to them.
In addition to being a part of the family business, Minnie also manages all of the paperwork and bookkeeping for it. A Mercedes convertible worth an estimated $145,000 is owned by Beets, according to reports from Tony and Minnie’s holiday home in Arizona. On “Gold Rush,” in 2015, one of Tony Beets’s employees was shown dumping gasoline on the dredge pond’s surface and starting a fire. Tony Beets was fined $1,725 for what was referred described as a “Viking baptism” under the Yukon Waters Act and an employee who poured gasoline was also fined $1,725
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