Peter Wright

Quick Facts

Full Name Peter Wright
Nickname Snakebite
Birth Place Livingston, Scotland
Birth Date March 10, 1970
Nationality Scottish
Ethnicity Scottish
Favorite Drink Snakebite
Food Habit Non-vegetarian
Education Not Available
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Chinese Zodiac  Dog
Father’s Name Not Available
Mother’s Name Not Available
Tattoos  Yes
Age 52 years old
Height 5 feet 9 inches (180 cm)
Sexual Orientation Straight
Weight 220 lbs (99 kg)
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Dyed
Profession Darts Player
Coach Not Available
Marital Status Married
Wife Joanne Wright
Three (Naomi, Jessie, and Tristan)
Net Worth £1.5 million – £4 million 
Social Media InstagramFacebookTwitter 
Merch Dartboard Sets
Last Update  August 2022

Popularly known as “The Snakebite,” Peter Wright is a professional darts player from Scotland who presently competes for the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) (PDC).

Peter is also a two-time global champion who won the PDC World Darts Championship in 2020 and 2022.

Further, he is also the reigning World Matchplay champion and the PDC Order of Merit’s number two player.

Today we are here with all the early life and professional milestones in the life of the two-time PDC World Champion.

Further, the piece also exposes details regarding his social media and controversies. So. keep reading and get to know all about the Scottish player.

Childhood And Family

Peter was born in Livingston, Scotland, on March 10, 1970, to a 16-year old single mother.

When Peter was three years old, he shifted to London with his mother because his mother terrified that her sisters may take Peter away.

Since then, Peter has lived in London. However, Peter chooses to represent Scotland in sports.

The player first became interested in Darts by watching it on Television. Peter watched Jocky Wilson, Cliff Lazerenko, and Eric Bristow on TV as a young youngster. The sport had found a place in his heart.

Later, on Peter’s thirteenth birthday, he received a set of darts. At that time, his mother could not afford a dartboard, so Peter used to aim at trees.

Peter after winning a match.(Source=Facebook)

Peter used to compete with his stepfather on darts as a kid. After considerable practice, Peter was able to get ahead of his stepfather. He was even able to beat the pals of his stepfather.

Peter’s love for the sport continues to increase. Further, he was really good at it. After a few years, Peter was renowned as one of London’s top young dart players.

How did He start his professional career?

Peter participated in the 1995 BDO World Darts Championship, losing 3–1 against eventual winner Richie Burnett in the first round.

Instead of pursuing a professional career, he worked as a builder and tyre fitter while playing in local darts contests.

Peter competed in the 2005 UK Open, where he was defeated by Dave Smith 5–4 in the third round.

In 2007, Peter watched the first Grand Slam of Darts on television with Joanne. Watching the sport, Peter told his wife that he had vanquished several opponents.

Hearing her husband, Joanne inspired him to pursue professional darts success.

In 2008, Peter, for the first time, competed in a full schedule of Professional Darts Corporation tournaments.

However, his first competition was not a particularly successful one. He got £1,200 in prize money.

Career Highlights

At the 2017 German Darts Masters, Peter defeated Taylor 11–4 to win his maiden World Series of Darts championship.

Likewise, Peter finished eighth in the 2019 Premier League Darts season, beating only Raymond van Barneveld and rival Steve Lennon.

However, Peter and Gary Anderson‘s Scotland team won the 2019 PDC World Cup of Darts, defeating Ireland in the final.

Further, Peter also won the German Darts Masters in 2019 by defeating Gabriel Clemens.

2020 World Darts Championship

In the 2020 PDC championship, Peter won a sudden-death leg against Noel Malicdem in the second round. After that, he beat Seigo Asada and Jeffrey de Zwaan and reached the quarter-finals.

At the quarterfinals, Peter overcame Luke Humphries 5–3 to reach the semi-finals for the first time since the 2017 competition.

Likewise, he overcame Gerwyn Price 6–3 in the semi-finals. Finally, the Scottish player overcame Michael van Gerwen 7–3 to win the 2020 World Darts Championship.

Peter Wright aiming darts in the World Darts Championship (Source:

Moreover, on February 2, Peter won his first Masters championship defeating Michael Smith 11–10.

Further, Peter won his fourth major, defeating James Wade 11–4 in the European Championship final.

Additionally, Peter won the World Matchplay championship for the first time in July with a dominating performance in which he won all five of his matches by at least six legs and averaged above 100.

Joe Cullen, Michael Smith, Michael van Gerwen, Danny Noppert, and reigning champion Dimitri van den Bergh were among the players who Peter defeated in the match.

Furthermore, Wright earned his first Players Championship Finals title in the 2021 season, with a decisive leg victory against Ryan Searle in the final.

The victory was Peter’s sixth triumph in two years, completing his achievement of reaching the finals of every ongoing PDC major.

2022 World Darts Championship

Likewise, Peter began his 2022 PDC World Darts Championship campaign with a comfortable 3–0 victory against Ryan Meikle before coming from a 2–0 deficit in the third round to upset Damon Heta 4–2.

He then defeated Ryan Searle 4–1 before defeating Callan Rydz in extra legs to win the semi-finals.

Further, Peter advanced to the final for the third time by defeating Gary Anderson 6–4.

Finally, the Scottish player won his second world title after defeating Michael Smith 7–5 in the final.

What is the Physical Measurements of Peter Wright.

The dart player, Peter Wright, was born in the year 1970. So, Peter is currently 52 years old.

According to the Chinese calendar, the player was born in the Dog year.

Moreover, Peter weighs roughly 100 kg and is 5 feet 9 inches in height. He has a charming face and an athletic build.

Likewise, Peter has engraved his body with tattoos. He has blue eyes. Further, he has colored his hair. Peter’s nationality is Scottish, and his ethnicity is White.

To add on, Peter’s zodiac sign is Pisces. Sapiens with the Pisces sign are determined, loyal, gracious, and kind.

They are also profoundly perceptive and intense. He is thought to be the same.

Peter Wright’s Style and Stage Persona

Peter is famous for his vivid Mohican hairdo and flashy clothing, which he changes between rounds of his tournaments.

His hair takes two hours to finish and is inspired by their kid and done by his stylist wife, Joanne.

Peter always has a snake painted on the side of his head when he goes to play darts. Many people felt the snake painted on the side of his head was reference to his favorite drink, the snakebite.

Because Peter is innately shy of the oche, he compares his appearance to donning war paint before combat.

The world champion utilized specially created darts that changed color based on the light in the past.

Further, Wright is noted for experimenting with fresh sets of darts periodically, fine-tuning the weight, flights, and stems.

When he reached the 2014 World Championship final, he did so between each round.

At the start of each match, Peter does a sidestep dance around the whole stage to Pitbull’s “Don’t Stop the Party.”

Additionally, he often takes a step away from the oche on the third dart of leg-winning doubles to encourage the audience to create more noise when he returns.

Further, during a Premier League Match, the player reduced his height by nearly a foot to throw a demonstration dart.

His demonstrations are enjoyed by many. However, Peter’s feats of theatrics have also garnered criticism from his colleagues.

The world champions Adrian Lewis and Michael van Gerwen have criticized Peter’s technique as “disrespectful.”

Regardless, Peter continues with his style and believes that he must amuse spectators and continue to do so.

Peter Wright WIth  Controversies

Peter Wright is a “cheat”

After the 2021 Players Championship Finals game, Peter Wright was characterized as a cheat by Adrian Lewis. The game even led to a furious altercation between the two, and Lewis was ultimately dragged out by security officers.

Following the game, Lewis went on to Twitter and wrote:

“He said to me their was a loose floorboard, and I found it! So my response to him was you took me out my rhythm, you had a game plan, and as world number2 its humiliating and are nothing but a cheat. He understood what he was doing as soon as I got 3-1 up he started saying things”

However, Peter’s reaction to this was pretty calm. He was not concerned by Adrian and his statements.

According to Peter, it’s up to them whether people want to put ridiculous messages on there. He just goes and plays his game and plods along.

Peter Wright and his “dirty tactics”

There was animosity between Peter and Gerwen Price after the 2019 World Championship semi-final.

Following his defeat in the semi-final, Gerwyn Price accused Peter Wright for adopting dirty tactics and labelled his behavior as “out of order,” despite almost striking his opponent with a dart and celebrating in his face.

The topic garnered quite considerable attention. However, Price later stepped on to Twitter and apologized for his behavior against Wright.

Price, who is also better known as Iceman, thought on the situation writing that he was sorry for letting his friends and family down. He also apologized for allowing Peter get to him.

Further, the Iceman said that he had been in this position previously in games but never in a World Championship semi-final.

Price recognized that he had overreacted to what Peter did after set one. Moreover, he said that everyone makes mistakes and is still learning.

Iceman apologized to everyone who thought that he had done wrong. He also conceded that maybe he was a tad over the top in making the claims.

What is the Relationship status of Peter Wright?

Peter Wright is married to Joanne Wright and has two kids and a son.

Joanne serves as a hairdresser and the brain behind her husband’s hairdos in every match. She has a salon titled Medusa Hair. She is also a sports manager.

Peter Wright with his wife (Source: ABTC)

Moreover, their kids’ names are Naomi Wright, Jessie Wright, and Tristan Wright.

Naomi is on Twitter as @MimiWright6, Jessie is on Twitter as @ JessieWright_, and Tristan is on Twitter as @SnakebiteJunior.

Does He Use Social Media.

The World Champion is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. He has thousands of fans in total.

On his social media sites, Peter frequently posts updates about his personal, professional, and personal lives.

Feel free to follow Wright on the following accounts if you’re intrigued about him or his way of life:

Peter “Snakebite” Wright’s Facebook page (150k followers)

@peter snakebite wright on Instagram (150k followers)

@snakebitewright on Twitter (199.2k followers)

According to his Instagram bio, the player is a “PDC Scottish darts player. 2020 World Champion 2020 Master Champion. 2019 World Cup champions. 2017 UK OPEN Champion

Additionally, Peter maintains a webpage at The website offers a variety of goods. Additionally, you can access Peter-related news on his website.

The Scottish athlete’s YouTube channel is still empty. However, other sports stations, including the official channel of the Professional Darts Corporation, publish his videos on YouTube.

His videos receive a lot of views as a result.

How was the Networth Value of Peter Wright.

Darts player Peter Wright has had a distinguished career. Peter is one of the wealthiest Scottish dart players, so to speak. He has accumulated a lot of riches to lead a lavish lifestyle.

The snakebite has reportedly won over £900,000 in prize money since the previous competition.

He also won a huge victory over Michael Smith in the 2022 PDC World Darts Championship championship match. He won £500,000 in prize money as a result.

Peter used to make around £14 per week after bills before his wife convinced him to pursue a darting career and completely upended his life.

Peter Wright, a darts player, is presently thought to be valued between 1.5 and 4 million pounds.

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