Gary Drayton is an English treasure hunter and television star best known for appearing on the television show “The Curse of Oak Land”. As of 2022, Drayton’s net worth is estimated to be $2.5 million.
The early life of Gary Drayton
Gary was born on May 30, 1961, in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England. He went to Sir John Franklin School. From an early age, he was quite an adventurous guy. He grew up digging looking for anything fancy items like marbles, clay pipes, old bottles, or doll heads. From his digging activity, he used to discover coins which led him to start metal detecting activities.
Regarding his personal life, Gary is a married guy but we don’t have exact information on his wife. What we know is that he has two daughters named Katya and Anya.
Drayton moved to the United States in 1989. During his early days, he used to take his metal detector to the beaches and find expensive items like gemmed rings, watches, war artefacts, and precious old rusty items.
Many people know Gary for his role in the television show “The Curse of Oak Land”. Later, he also appeared on Travel Channel’s reality show “Expedition Unknown”. According to Gary himself, he focuses on places other people find difficult to access. He uses a metal detector as well as optical scanners to ensure he is always in the right place at the right time.
Some of the expensive items Gary has found are a 300-year-old Emerald Treasure Ring worth around $500,000, a 1715 Spanish ring made from Inca gold and a set with 9 emeralds, a 22K gold coin ring with 40 diamonds, a yard of 14K gold, a Roman perfume bottle dating from the Roman Occupation.
In addition to that, Gary also has written two books. His first one “A Guide to Searching Heavily Hunted Beaches” explains how one can succeed with a metal detector. He also provides details on how to search for coins and jewelry at the heavily hunted beach. His second book titled “How to find old coins and artifacts” provides the secrets to beach and water hunting success and metal detecting methods.
Gary’s wealth is estimated to be around $2.5 million as of January 2021. He earned most of his wealth is as a professional metal detecting expert. According to our estimates, he has found at least $1 million worth of expensive items.
Moreover, Gary also earns a significant amount of money from his appearance on the television show “The Curse of Oak Land”. Also, the sale of his books has contributed massively to his wealth.