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Willie Jess Robertson was born on April 22, 1972 in Bernice, Louisiana, USA, and is also known as Boss Hog from his television personality – hunter, CEO of Duck Commander & Buck Commander, and businessman. He is an author too, all of which are sources of Willie Robertson’s net worth. He has been active in the industry since 2002.
So just how rich is Willie Robertson, as of early 2017? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall amount of Willie’s net worth is now over $10 million dollars; it has been reported that Willie received $1 million salary from Duck Dynasty and earned $12 million from The Duck Commander Family book sales in 2013. These are huge numbers compared to the first revenues received by his father Phil Robertson in 1972, which was $8,000 from his Duck Commander project.
Willie Robertson Net Worth $10 Million
Willie Robertson was born to parents Phil Alexander Robertson and Marsha Kay Robertson, and grew up with his three brothers, who all helped their father around the farm, including hunting. In 1972, their father founded the company The Duck Commander, in premise of which the boys had been interested since their childhood. Willie is a graduate with a business degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, though he also attended Harding University, so his acquired knowledge helped him to turn his father’s small business into the multi-million dollar empire of today. As their company grew bigger, they looked for new fields of business, and so the TV show “Duck Dynasty” was conceived. Another branch of the company entitled Buck Commander was started in 2006, both of which are important sources of Willie Robertson’s net worth. The company has released the DVD named “The Buckmen Series”, and in addition the television series entitled “Buck Commander Protected by Under Armour” has also been released.
In 2014, Willie received the Governor’s Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence from Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.
The net worth of Robertson has increased after his appearances on the reality television series “Duck Dynasty” beginning in 2012, and which has earned more than $400 million in revenue. Moreover, Willie appeared in the sitcom “Last Man Standing” in 2013, created by Jack Burditt and the drama film “God’s Not Dead” in 2014 directed by Harold Cronk.
In his personal life, in 1992 Willie Robertson married Korie Howard; the family resides in West Monroe, Louisiana, and has five children – daughter Sadie successfully participated in the television dance contest “Dancing with the Stars” and was one of the finalists. Willie Robertson is a passionate Catholic, and a member of the Churches of Christ. Willie is usually recognised by having a ZZ Top-style beard, and often wears a bandana in the pattern of the US flag.