Duane Chapman is one of the very few people who garner the publicity for the negative reasons, controversies, and illegal involvements. But it doesn’t mean that he is not successful in his career. Rather, even after all the controversies, he is quite successful and has managed to accumulate a copious net worth. He is indeed an interesting man. Let’s find out how much is Duane Chapman’s net worth in 2018.
Better known as Duane Lee Dog Chapman I, Duane Chapman is an American bounty hunter, a TV actor, and a former bail bondsman. He was born on 2 February 1953 to his English father Wesley and German mother, Barbara Chapman. Unlike other kids, Duane spent his childhood in the robbery and other illegal activities. He never received a proper education. As a teenager, he had several legal run-ins and was even arrested a few times in the crime of robbery.
Talking about his personal life, Duane’s love life is as uncertain as his professional career. So far, Duane has married 5 times and had 12 children with all marriages. Chapman’s first marriage was with La Fonda Sue Honeycutt in 1972. After becoming the parents of 2 kids, they broke up in 1977. Then, he married Anne M Tegnell in 1979 and divorced her in just three years.
This marriage yielded 3 kids, out of which one died just after the birth. The same year itself, he married Lyssa Rae Brittain. The couple had 3 kids before their divorce in 1991. The next year, he married Tawny Marie, but the couple separated in 1994. Then in 2006, he got married for the fifth time, and this time, it is his current wife Beth Smith whom he had met in 1986. After 16-year-long off and on the relationship, the coupled decided to get hitched. They have 2 kids together.
Duane Chapman was a sort of notorious man in his teenage. ‘Prison’ was not a big word for him because he had been there a few times as a teenager. But his life changed when he was accused of the murder of Jerry Lee Oliver and was sentenced to five years in prison. This was the turning point in his life. After serving his imprisonment for five years, he vowed that from now onwards, he would walk on the right side of the law. As a result, he started his career as a bounty hunter. In his 20-year-long career, he is said to have captured 6000 fugitives which are certainly no less than a record.
Over the time, his popularity increased and a TV series named ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ has been made on his life. He was cast as a lead actor. After the success of this TV series, he produced his own reality show ‘Dog and Beth: On the Hunt’. This TV aired for almost 2 years and was quite successful. Thus, he also garnered the popularity as an actor.
Awards & achievements
Duane Chapman doesn’t work in a field where he can earn any prestigious award. He certainly has earned massive rewards but not any awards. As an actor, he has a chance to win the awards, but he is yet to win.
Net worth of Duane Chapman
As a child, Duane might not have thought to become a bounty hunter, but once he decided, he worked wholeheartedly. Capturing the 6000 fugitives is really an extraordinary task. With the fact, you can assume how much reward he has accumulated which is ultimately his net worth. He also appeared as an actor in two TV series, and they both were a smash hit at the box office. So today, Duane has amassed a remarkable net worth of $6.2 million from all the sources.
Duane Chapman seems to be the controversy’s favourite child. In his entire career, he has been involved in many controversies, but he never let this affect his professional career.