Matthew James Roloff, better known as Matt Roloff is an actor, a motivational speaker, a farmer and an entrepreneur. He came into the spotlight due to the appearance of him and his entire family in the TLC programme, Little People, Big World. Let’s find out more about how much is Matt Roloff’s net worth in 2018.
Matt Roloff Early Life
Matt was born in San Francisco, California on October 7, 1961. Roloff suffers from diastrophic dysplasia which is degenerative dwarfism. This condition meant that he had to have fifteen operations when he was young.
He was born to Peggy and Ron Roloff who are of normal height while Matt has a height of only 1.27m. He has a sister Ruth and a brother Sam, who like him suffers from diastrophic dysplasia and uses crutches to make walking easier. He had a brother Joshua who had severe heart problems and who died in 1999, aged 34.
His ex-wife Amy suffers from achondroplasia. She too is a dwarf and features in Little People, Big World. They came across each other in Little People of America convention in 1987 and got married the same year. However, after so many years together, they parted ways and got divorced in 2016. They have four children together, Jeremy and Zachary who are fraternal twins, Molly and Jacob. Only Zach has inherited his mother’s condition.
Matt Roloff Career
In the latter part of the 1980’s Roloff worked as a computer programmer in Silicon Valley. He then sold software systems to different Fortune 500 companies. However, he switched tracks and took an easier job to relieve himself from the high-pressure environment of Silicon Valley.
He bought a plot in Oregon and worked hard to build Roloff Farm which is now open throughout the public for the public to enter.
He was an executive producer on the show Little People, Big World. It had a healthy run for six seasons. After that, TLC filmed a four-hour special with them. The series saw two spin-offs’: Little People Big World: Wedding Farm and Little People, Big World: Conquering Mt. St. Helens.
As a motivational speaker, Matt is a member of the National Speaker’s Association. He speaks at Universities, Conventions and corporate events. He has also appeared on various talk shows including, Oprah Winfrey Show, Rachael Ray, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The View and others.
Awards & Achievements
Matt Roloff is a proud former President of Little People America. He is also one of the founding members and the President of Coalition for Dwarf Advocacy which is a non-profit organization advocating fairer treatment of dwarves and shunted individuals.
He is also responsible for creating and establishing Direct Access Solutions which has the unique function of selling Short Stature Accessibility Kits to numerous hotels to ensure a more comfortable stay for people of short stature.
Roloff has also made three trips to Iraq to visit U.S. troops. He has also helped an Iraqi family whose children suffer from dwarfism receive medical care.
Net Worth of Matt Roloff
He has a net worth of $4.5 million. He has multiple sources of income including his occupation as an actor, a farmer, a motivational speaker and an entrepreneur.
In the face of an unusual condition. Matt Roloff stayed strong and even utilized it to propel himself to the position that he occupies in the world today. He has not let his height stop him from becoming a successful businessman as his ample income demonstrates. His varied occupations reveal that he is to be taken seriously and that he is a jack of all trades.