Phil Robertson net worth: Phil Robertson is an American hunting enthusiast, businessman and reality television star who has a net worth of $15 million. Phil Robertson is the patriarch of the Robertson family which owns and operates a multi-million dollar hunting accessory company called Duck Commander. Phil Robertson attended Louisiana Tech on a football scholarship where he was the starting quarterback and star of the football team. He actually started ahead of future NFL hall of famer Terry Bradshaw. Upon graduation Phil had the option to play football professionally but declined because he didn't want to miss duck hunting season. After graduating with both an undergraduate and masters degree in education, Phil initially supported his family as a teacher. He also spent time as a commercial fisherman. In 1972, Phil was inspired to invent a new kind of duck hunting call that was a vast improvement over the standard call at the time. The Duck Commander Duck Call eventually became the gold standard duck whistle among professional hunters. Today Phil owns and operates the business alongside his four sons, and wife Kay who have all helped turn Duck Commander into a thriving multi-million dollar business empire that includes DVDs, merchandise, books and more. The family and business are so popular that they now have their very own reality show on A&E called Duck Dynasty which airs Wednesdays at 10pm. Duck Dynasty has grown to become one of the most popular shows on television with over 8 million people tuning in to each episode. The season three finale was viewed by 9.6 million people. As of December 2013, Duck Dynasty has aired over 50 episodes over four seasons. Phil's memoir "Happy, Happy, Happy"was a #1 best seller and has sold close to one million copies to date. Prior to the success of their reality show, the Robertson's company sold roughly 60,000 Duck Commaneder calls per year. In 2012 they sold 600,000. During the annual 10 week duck hunting season, Phil has a tradition of not showering or shaving ever to bring him luck.
On December 18, 2013, Phil found himself in hot water after a controversial interview with the magazine GQ was made public. Within the interview, Phil made some comments that were perceived as homophobic. Phil was quick to apologize and insist that he loves and respects every kind of person in the world. In response, A&E was forced to suspend Phil from the show indefinitely. And by indefinitely, apparently they meant roughly one week because on December 28th, 2013 A&E announced they were lifting their suspension after being bombarded with complaints from fans of the show.
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