Look Into American TV Personality Josh Duggar's Net Worth
Although Josh Duggar has fallen from his family's circle and is no longer a part of their reality show empire, fans might be stricken to learn that he still makes a commendable sum every year. Between all the reality television fame, successful ventures, and frequent run-ins with the law, the actor has genuinely managed to preserve through and make the best out of a horrid situation. Josh Duggar's net worth is estimated to be around $200K, which is considerably lower than other Duggars make, but it also quite impressive given how Josh is not relying on any television earnings.
And amidst fighting several lawsuits in court and having six children to support, it would sound reasonable to think that it must all be draining Josh Duggar's earnings. However, it seems as if Josh is holding up quite well. Let's dive in and check Josh's sources of income.
Net Worth and Sources of Income
As mentioned above, Josh Duggar's net worth is estimated to be $200K, thanks to a multitude of ventures he opted in for. Walking into reality television series and the political world turned out to be eminently lucrative for the former actor.
Income as Reality Television Personality
Duggar's primary source of income is most probably the appearance on TLC as part of a reality program, 19 Kids and Counting. He has appeared in many other shows and documentaries, though, all concerning or relating to his family members. Now, according to CheatSheet, people in the show were raking in anywhere between a whopping $25K to $40K per episode. So we can assume Josh Duggar's salary from the show to be somewhere up there too. The show went on for 109 episodes, and things were looking excellent for the actor, both financially and mentally.
But everything took a more desolate turn when the media learned that he had molested a handful of minors as a teenager, four of them being his own siblings. This scandal led to the cancellation of the prominent show. Now obviously, Josh apologized for everything and checked into a rehabilitation center to deal with his sex addiction. Just a couple months later, he got a job as a used car salesman and the talented reality tv star, Josh Duggar's net worth has taken off ever since. He has been able to inaugurate a lot on his own, and the responsible husband and dad has been a strong support to his family for several years due to all the ventures.
Yes, Josh's income plummeted down after all the sex scandals that surrounded him, but having done he could, he has been trying his best to move on. Additionally, he doesn't receive any of the profits from Counting On, a secure spin-off of 19 Kids and Counting On. So it's nothing short of pure talent to make so much fortune on your own despite all the load on your back regarding expensive lawsuits.
Josh's parents, however, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are the top earners of the household with an estimated fortune of around $3.5 million. On the other hand, one of Josh's sisters, Joy-Anna Duggar, is worth close to $700,000, while another of his sisters, Jinger Duggar's earnings, is presumed to be $2 million.
Josh Duggar's Income from Political Involvement
Duggar was reasonably active in conservative politics. And while running a car dealership, he worked as a part-time political consultant. He has also worked on the Republican presidential primary campaign for a former Arkansas Governor, Mike Huckabee.
For two years from 2013 to 2015, he was executive director of FRC Action, a lobbying organization sponsored by the Family Research Council. Moreover, he has participated in many rallies and campaigns too. Although not as much as his venture as a reality tv actor, involvement in politics might have raised Josh Duggar's net worth a good deal.
Josh Duggar's Twitter has had no updates since 2015, and he doesn't have an Instagram handle, so we can assume the businessman is spending a significant chunk of his time focusing on his wife, and six kids and earning a stable income for them.
It has certainly been tough on Josh since most of the Duggars and their followers don't approve of him due to his sloppy past. But thanks to a supportive wife and his fair bit of assistance in raising their little ones, the ends have finally met.
It's far-fetched to reckon Josh's return to television since the history of his scandals are too messed up to overlook, and this is will refrain the positive light on him for a while. But if he ever can and decides to do so, Josh Duggar's net worth is bound to receive a major bump. However, since that is unlikely, a gradual earning is what Duggar is focusing on, and to be honest, he is doing better than most people in the financial department.
Short Info About Josh Duggar
- Josh Duggar was born on March 3, 1988, in Tontitown, Washington Country, Arkansas.
- Duggar has been married to Anna Renèe Keller since 1988.
- Josh is the father of six children, daughters Mackynzie Renee, Meredith Grace, and Maryella Hope, along with three sons, Michael James, Marcus Anthony, and Mason Garrett.
- He was homeschooled, and at the age of 16, he passed the state test for an equivalency diploma.