Tony Beets is a Dutchman and legendary gold miner of the Klondike. He moved to Canada 25 years ago from the province of Friesland in the Netherlands. Tony runs the Paradise Hill claim in the Klondike.
When the Hoffman Group nearly has a mutiny, Todd Hoffman goes to Beets to get advice on finding gold. Beets told Todd that he must drill for the gold before he even attempts to dig. Todd took the advice and hired a man to drill in Quartz Creek. This meeting was documented in the episode "Drill or Die". He later gave advice to Parker Schnabel after he finished. He also owns the Scribner Creek Claim that Parker Schnabel leases for season 4.
Tony, saying that every Viking needs a boat, buys a large floating industrial bucket dredge located on Clear Creek for $1 million in season 5 to have it up and running at his new location. Tony Beets is known to smell awful .
- Main article: Beets family
Tony is married to Minnie Beets, and has a daughter Monica Beets and sons Kevin Beets and Mike Beets. Tony met Minnie in Holland, when he was 7 and she was 6, when his family moved next door to hers. He had known Minnie for 21 years before getting married, and have been married for 30 years as of season 5.
- Beets runs a multi-million dollar mine and makes hundreds of thousands of dollars every day.
- Tony Beets' nickname is "The Viking"