Willie Robertson – Duck Commander – Net Worth
Willie Robertson net worth: Willie Robertson is an American entrepreneur, reality TV star and CEO who has a net worth of $20 million. Willie Robertson is the son of Phil Robertson who founded the hunting-accessories company "Duck Commander". Duck Commander was founded in 1972 and today has grown into multi-million dollar business specializing in the manufacture of a variety of popular hunting related products such as duck decoys, duck calls, cooking DVDs and apparel. Willie and his family received a huge boost in exposure thanks to their extremely popular A&E reality TV show "Duck Dynasty". Duck Dynasty airs Wednesday nights at 10pm and has grown from 1 million viewers per episode to over 8 million! Today, Duck Dynasty is one of the most popular shows on television airing in over 40 countries. The third season's final episode drew an audience of over 10 million people and beat out network shows like American Idol. In addition to being a TV star, Willie is also a best selling author whose memoir has sold over a million copies and was #1 on the New York Times best sellers list.
Willie runs Duck Commander alongside his dad Phil, brother Jase, mother Miss Kay, uncle Si and wife Korie. Just a few years ago, Duck Commander was a small time mom-and-pop operation run from the family living room. Willie's father invented their signature Duck Commander Duck Call in 1972. That first year, Phil's call earned $8000 in revenue. Within a few years that number had grown to over $500,000 as the duck call became more popular among hardcore hunters. When Willie became CEO of the company, he used his business degree and sales experience to take the company out of the living room and into the big time. Today Duck Commander is a thriving business empire that sells 600,000 duck calls a year in addition to their popular DVDs, books and other merchandise. The Robertson family are self-described "redneck millionaires" who enjoy finer things like new trucks and houses, but still wont hesitate jump in the mud on a hunting trip.