Monica Beets Wiki Biography
Monica Beets was born in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada on 7 November 1993, so under the zodiac sign of Scorpio and holding Canadian nationality – she came into the spotlight after appearing in the “Gold Rush” reality TV series, which airs on the Discovery Channel.
Early life and education
Monica is a daughter of Tony Beets, a successful gold miner, and Minnie Beets who is doing the books, checking payrolls, paying bills, and everything else which comes under the office job – besides Monica, the couple also has two sons named Mike and Kevin, and daughter Bianca. The entire family is working together in Tony’s Tamarack gold mine, and are all part of the “Gold Rush” show, and called the Beets Crew.
Monica attended and matriculated from a local high school in Dawson City, but is said to not have gone to college – she was apparently interested in studying medicine, but supposedly had to give up on that because of the mining business.
The career path of Monica Beets
It might be strange for a 10 year-old girl to enjoy mining, but it is true – she first started going to the mine with her father when she was still that young, and immediately felt a passion towards mining. By the time she turned 16, she was already supervising the entire mining process on her own – at the age of 18, she became the supervisor at Paradise Hill.
In the beginning, Monica was only popular amongst the miners who already knew her and were working for her and her father, however, it all changed when she started appearing in the “Gold Rush” Discovery Channel show on 17 October 2014. The series showed the atmosphere and the everyday life of people who are searching for gold in the northern part of Canada.
“Gold Rush” TV series
The “Gold Rush” TV series started out as “Gold Rush: Alaska” on 3 December 2010, airing on the Discovery Channel and is shown all around the world – it follows the lives of the gold miners and their families in Canada. Tony Beets and his daughter Monica started appearing in the show in its second season, and they have been part of it to this day – “Gold Rush” currently counts nine seasons and a total of 202 episodes, with each episode being 45 minutes long.
Who is Tony Beets? Monica’s father
Tony was born in Netherlands on 15 December 1959, and left Netherlands when he was nearly 30 years old and settled in Canada – he began working at Paradise Hill, and soon founded his own gold mining company called Tamarack Mine. There was not a lot of talk about Tony until he became featured in the “Gold Rush” show.
Tony lived on a farm, and had a rather tough childhood as he had to work and support his father Klaus after he became disabled – Klaus later died due to physical problems. Things were not easy for Tony and his mother Magda, but he worked hard and provided as much as he could with what he knew how to do.
While he is leading quite a steady life, not everything is always perfect – in 2015 Tony was charged with violating the Territory’s Walters Act. During one of the episodes which aired in February 2015, Tony’s team filled a dredge pond with gasoline and lit it up – they were all charged for doing so, and had to pay a fine of $31,000.
Happy Birthday to the most amazing father and role model a girl could have! I love you daddy 🎁❤️🎊🎈🎉 pic.twitter.com/PqQ1DFmvno
— Monica Beets (@monicabeets) December 15, 2014
Personal life and relationships
Monica is quite secretive when it comes to her love affairs – she always seems to be focused on business, and pretended not to have time for a boyfriend. Although it has not been confirmed by either of them, Monica was rumored to have been going out with Brandon Harper, one of the miners from their team. She is also said to be the crush of Parker Schnabel, another team member, but it seems that nothing has ever happened between the two.
Judging by her Instagram account, Monica is now happily married to Taylor Mayes – the two exchanged their wedding vows on 11 August 2018, with their wedding was also shown in the episode of “Gold Rush” which aired in January 2019.
Likes and other interests
Monica is a real animal lover, and has a dog who she named Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein. She is quite fond of travelling and would like to travel around the world some day, but it is currently out of her reach as she is too busy both personally and professionally.
Appearance and net worth
Monica is currently 25 years old. She has long brown hair and green eyes, is 5ft 4in (1.62m) tall and weighs around 130lb (59kg).
According to authoritative sources, Monica’s current net worth is estimated to be over $1 million, while her father’s net worth is estimated to be over $15 million.
Social media presence
Monica is quite active on several social media platforms – she launched her Twitter account in November 2009, and has so far gathered over 41,000 followers, and tweeted more than 1,200 times. Her Instagram account is followed by nearly 54,000 people while she’s uploaded over 360 pictures – she has a Facebook page as well which is followed by more than 130,000 people.