Phil Robertson Net Worth
Phil Robertson Net Worth: Phil Robertson is an American hunting enthusiast, businessman, and reality television star who has a net worth of $10 million. Phil Robertson is the patriarch of the Robertson family which owns and operates a multi-million dollar hunting accessory company called Duck Commander. He is best known for his role on the popular television series Duck Dynasty. He is also featured on the television show Duck Commander, a hunting program on the Outdoor Channel.
Early Life: Phil Alexander Robinson was born on April 24, 1946, in Vivian, Louisiana. He was the fifth of seven children of Merritt and James Robertson. Because of financial setbacks during his childhood, the family lived in rugged conditions, having no electricity, toilet, or bathtub. The family rarely went into town to buy groceries, and instead lived off of the fruits and vegetables they grew in their garden; the meat from deer, squirrels, fish and other game they hunted and fished; and the pigs, chickens, and cattle they raised. In his book, Happy, Happy, Happy, Robertson recalls that "It was the 1950s when I was a young boy, but we lived like it was the 1850s … but we were always happy, happy, happy no matter the circumstances."
In high school, Robertson was all-state in football, baseball, and track, which afforded him the opportunity to attend Louisiana Tech on a football scholarship in the late 1960s. At Tech, he played first-string quarterback for the Bulldogs, ahead of Pro Football Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw, the first overall pick in the 1970 NFL Draft. When he arrived at Tech in 1966, Bradshaw caused a media frenzy on account of his reputation of being a football sensation from nearby Shreveport. Robertson was a year ahead of Bradshaw, and was the starter for two seasons in 1966 and 1967, and chose not to play in 1968. In his time at Louisiana Tech, Robertson completed 179 of 411 passing attempts for 2,237 yards. He threw 12 touchdowns but had 34 interceptions. It was thought Robertson had the potential for a pro career, but Robertson was more interested in hunting. Paul Harvey approached Robertson to recruit him to play professionally for the Washington Redskins, but Robertson declined because football conflicted with his hunting.
Robertson graduated from Louisiana Tech with a bachelor's degree in physical education and a master's in education.
Career: Robertson initially spent several years teaching before becoming a commercial fisherman. In the 1970s, his marriage became strained. As an avid duck hunter, Robertson was dissatisfied with the condition of duck calls. He began to experiment with making a call that would produce the exact sound of a duck. He invented his first Duck Commander call in 1972. He received a patent for this call and the Duck Commander Company was incorporated in 1973. Today, the company of Duck Commander is a multimillion-dollar business, headed by his son, Willie Robertson. Duck Commander has grown into a 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. Robertson and his family were portrayed on the A&E reality television series Duck Dynasty, which ran from 2012 to 2017, and covered their daily lives within Duck Commander.
Today Phil owns and operates the business alongside his four sons and wife Kay. Phil's memoir Happy, Happy, Happy" was a #1 bestseller and has sold close to one million copies to date. Prior to the success of their reality show, Robertson's company sold roughly 60,000 Duck Commander 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.
Personal Life: Robertson and Marsha "Kay" Carroway started dating in 1964 as "high school sweethearts." The couple married in 1966. Despite early troubles in their marriage due to Robertson's "sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle," the Robertsons' union is a long-standing, rock-solid marriage. Their first son, Alan, was born while they were attending college. The couple has three additional sons: Jase, Willie, and Jep.
Robertson is a devout Christian, a member of and elder at the White's Ferry Road Church of Christ in West Monroe, Louisiana, and is outspoken about his beliefs.
Robertson had various personal problems in his 20s including excessive alcohol drinking, causing a separation in the marriage for a period and he credits a subsequent religious awakening for being able to overcome the problems. Robertson opposes abortion and has called it a violation of the Declaration of Independence. He frequently speaks about the issue during public appearances.
In a 2013 special election, Robertson made a television commercial endorsing Vance McAllister, a Republican candidate for the Robertson family's home district, Louisiana's 5th congressional district. McAllister, who had never held political office, defeated the thought-to-be frontrunner, state senator Neil Riser. Many attributed the strength of McAllister's come-from-behind victory to the Robertson endorsement. In 2016, Phil Robertson endorsed Ted Cruz for President. As Cruz dropped out of the race, Robertson endorsed Donald Trump for President. In 2017, in the Alabama run-off election, he endorsed Roy Moore for the U.S. Senate. In a primary rally of his, he went and made a speech in his defense about what he felt made the Ten Commandments important to keep as part of being on display in courtrooms.
In either December 2016 or January 2017, after Ben Carson stepped down from the chairmanship of the American Legacy Center's "Fight for the Court" project, Robertson filled the vacancy.
On May 28, 2020, it was revealed that Phil learned he has a daughter named Phyllis from an affair in the 1970s.
Real Estate: Phil and his wife are multi-millionaires but still reportedly live in the same double-wide mobile home in Louisiana that they've occupied for their entire marriage.
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|Net Worth:||$10 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Apr 24, 1946 (74 years old)|
|Nationality:||United States of America|