As children we all might have gone on an imaginary treasure hunt at some point, and hoped we could find real treasure someday. But what if we told you that there is a man who goes on treasure hunts for a living.
Yup, it’s true! Gary Drayton is a treasure hunter who has found all kinds of treasures throughout his life just by using his techniques and metal detector.
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Gary Drayton is one of the very few people in this world who have made their childhood dream as their profession itself. He is known for his incredible finds which are a few hundred years old and some which are worth even over $100k! Some even call him the “Metal Detecting Ninja” keeping in mind the expertise he has in treasure hunting. Gary has also written books and posts various videos on his social media accounts which tell people who are interested in this career about various instruments and techniques that can be used while hunting for treasure.
Early Life And Family
Gary Drayton was born on the 30th of May, 1961 in Grimsby, England to Neil Drayton. Gary was fond of treasure hunting right from his childhood. To imitate the art, Gary made a hobby of trying to find various things like bottles, coins, and other things near muddy areas and was even able to find a few valuable things in the process as well.
Over the years he worked constantly on developing his ways of hunting and never gave up. Gary is currently married to Jennifer Gail Sauve and has two daughters Anya Drayton and Katya Drayton. Although he is leading a very happy and successful life with his family, more details about his wife and kids were never mentioned by Gary.
His Career And Major Milestones
Before starting a full-time career in the field of treasure hunting, Gary attended college at the renowned University of England where he completed a degree. After getting the degree, Gary started his career in the south of Florida where he began finding things of great value. Gary proudly says that his greatest find was an emerald ring which was worth over $500k. Finding this ring was the turning point in Gary’s career.
His passion and faith in treasure hunting grew even more after realizing the scope that treasure hunting has. As a result of the huge amount of popularity he gained after this mind-blowing find, Gary was offered numerous chances for the role of an actor as well. Gary has acted in the famous TV series “The Curse of Oak Island” and has received praises for his performance.
As mentioned earlier Gary has also written books about the unique techniques he uses. Gary even has a good influence over social media where he has over 47k followers on Instagram and over 29k likes on his page on Facebook.
A Few Things You Didn’t Know About Gary Drayton
Unlike many other celebrities whose biographies are present in Wikipedia, Gary’s biography is present on IMDb’s official website.
After being asked about his favorite type of metal detector, Gary has stated that he is a big fan of Minelander metal detectors and has many versions of them in his garage.
Gary has a big collection of metal detectors which consist mostly of Minelander metal detectors and has written several books based on hunting which has resulted in decent sales. Most of Gary’s net worth is from the precious things he finds in his hunts. His net worth is estimated to be around $3 million.