How much is Phil Robertson worth?
|Net Worth:||$15 Million
|Date of Birth:||April 24, 1946|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Phil Robertson
Phil Robertson an American businessman, professional hunter, and television personality that rose to prominence for his appearances in various duck hunting reality series. The first television series that he took part in was “Duck Commander”, which aired from 2009 to 2011 on Outdoor Channel.
The reality personality star quickly rose to popularity and continued to star in other hunting series. In the early 2010s, he starred in the A&R television series “Duck Dynasty”, which highlights his life and the lives of his family members, and even now, he remains the CEO of the “Duck Commander” company.
How Did Phil Robertson Get So Rich?
Phil Robertson became rich after he began working as a duck hunter. In the early 1970s, he became dissatisfied with the then-condition of duck calls and began experimenting. He soon invented his first duck call and his company “Duck Commander” was officially incorporated in 1973. By the end of the decade, the revenue of the company grew to $500,000. As of now, the operating income and revenue are more than $40 million.
The company itself manufactures both duck hunting and merchandise. The business grew in no time and now, it even has two brands – one for deer-hunting merchandise (“Buck Commander”) and one specialized in turkey-hunting merchandise (“Strut Commander”). In 2009, Robertson signed a contract with Orange Channel for the creation of the television series “Duck Commander”. With an estimated box office budget of $500,000 for the show, Phil Robertson was able to rack up nearly $1 million by the time it ended in mid-2011.
Why Is He So Famous?
The reality television star is known for his appearances in a variety of duck hunting series. He was born on April 24, 1946, in Vivian, Louisiana. He spent most of his childhood in rugged conditions with no electricity, bathtub, or toilet. During his pre-teen years, his father taught him fishing and hunting various games such as deers, squirrels, fish, and ducks. He spent most of his teen years teaching and becoming a commercial fisherman.
During his time in college, he was an all-state athlete in baseball, football, and track and was a football quarterback at the Louisiana Tech University. Shortly after he obtained his bachelor’s degree in physical education and his master’s degree in education, Robertson met his wife Marsha Kay whom he married in 1966. The two met during high school and began dating in 1964. From their marriage, the couple has five, including Jase and Willie, both of whom continued to develop the family business.
What Makes Robertson Successful?
The success of the professional duck hunter comes from his many roles in various television productions. Just a year after the first reality television series had ended, in March 2012, Robertson and his family signed a multi-million deal with A&E television for the production of the reality show “Duck Dynasty”. By the fourth season of the show, the audience amassed nearly 12 million viewers, eventually becoming the most-watched nonfiction series in history.
In mid-December 2013, Robertson gave an interview with GQ magazine, which to this day is viewed as highly controversial. Because of homophobic remarks and influenced by the public pressure, the A&E channel suspended the show, however, the decision was reversed nine days later. By the end of 2013, the show earned more than $80 million in advertising sales, and in total, by March 2017, it has generated more than $500 in revenue.
Apart from this, Robertson continues to star in various television series, with the most recent being “In the Woods with Phil”. In his own reality series, which aired on BlazeTV from 2017 to 2020, besides being a writer, Phil is also a producer, and director. Since the early 2010s, the reality star is also known for his notable appearances in shows such as “Larry King Now”, “The View”, “Good Morning America”, “Fox and Friends”, and “Hannity”.
Phil Robertson is known for his uncensored common sense and unfiltered wisdom. Despite the controversy that has surrounded him in the past few years, the “Duck Dynasty” star has been one of the most popular professional hunters not just in Louisiana, but in all of the United States.
Besides upholding his legacy with his work as a television personality, Robertson has also helped make the family business become one of the leading duck hunting companies in the country. Even now, at the age of 74, Phil Robertson continues to thrive in all of his professions.