Gerald Dowden net worth: Gerald Dowden is an American entrepreneur with an estimated net worth of $50 million dollars. Gerald Dowden is a resident of Shreveport, Louisiana, where he lives with his wife, Kitten, and their four grown children, Valerie, Chantel, Gerald Jr., and Thomas. Mr. Dowden worked in construction for forty years, running his own business. His two sons now manage the family construction firm, and are quite competitive. His two daughters work as a paralegal and a beautician. The Dowden family struck it rich when it was discovered that their home rested over the fourth largest deposit of natural gas in the United States. They now receive large monthly checks from the gas company that can range from $100,000 to over $1 million. They are the subjects of the reality series, "Bayou Billionaires" on the Country Music Channel. The show follows Mr. Dowden and his family as they go about their daily lives and negotiate the new world of the very wealthy.