Best known for being on the reality T.V. series, “19 Kids and Counting”, which aired on TLC from 2008 to 2015, Jill Duggar is a renowned American T.V. personality. She has been a favorite amongst the media and is known for her screen presence on TV. Now let’s have a close look on Jill Duggar’s net worth in 2018.
Jill Duggar’s Early Life
Jill Michelle Duggar, now known simply as Jill Duggar Dillard, was born on 17 May, 1991. Her parents, Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Ruark had three kids before Jill was born and went on to have 15 more, which makes it a total of 19 kids. So in all, Jill Duggar had 18 siblings, a fact she loved as once, in an interview she said, “You always have someone to play with.” Being brought up with so many siblings, she gained a lot of confidence and always knew she had to make her own way out to be known. This and a lot of other things made Jill Duggar the most approachable kid. She was the spokesperson for the entire family and wouldn’t shy away from being questioned. Apart from doing her own chores and studies, Jill Duggar also helped out her younger siblings. At times, she would teach them after she had done her own work. She did not attend a normal school and was therefore, homeschooled. At the age of 16, Jill took the test for General Education Diploma.
To creatively induce herself, Jill Duggar also took piano and violin lessons from her childhood ‘nana’. She was reportedly molested by her eldest brother Joshua Duggar, along with a few other siblings, when she was 13. Joshua later apologised to her and was forgiven.
Jill Duggar’s Career, Awards & Achievement
As a child, Jill Duggar has been part of many T.V. specials. Her young adulthood was featured in the show, “17 Kids and Counting”, which included getting engaged, getting married and giving birth to her first baby. Later, the show took many forms. At first, it was changed to “Jill and Jessa: Counting On” where the lives of Jill Duggar and Jessa Duggar, her sister, were documented. They later updated to “Counting On” where more siblings of the Duggar family were included.
Jill Duggar has also co-authored a book, titled “Growing Up Duggar” with her sisters Jana, Jessa and Jinger.
Apart from being a T.V. reality show personality and a co-author, Jill has also studied to become a Certified Professional Mid-wife. She sat for the exam and passed it on 16 September, 2016. Her ‘mid-wifery’ was featured on several episodes of “19 Kids and Counting”.
Jill Duggar also tried to go on missions and adapt a ‘Missionary Career’ along with her husband and kids, but almost failed at doing so. The family then re-located back to Arkansas. Now, news is, that she might join the C3 Ministry, which caters to college students.
Awards and Achievements
As of now, Jill Duggar is a Certified Professional Mid-wife, apart from being a successful reality TV personality.
Net Worth of Jill Duggar
In spite of not having an extra-ordinary educational degree and belonging to a humble background, Jill Duggar has managed to earn a decent amount of money. Her salary from the TV shows and royalties of the book she co-authored with her sisters has added to her net worth, which is approximately $1 million.
Neither has Jill Duggar been a part of any controversy and nor has she tried too hard to attract media attention. Despite of being really simple, she has worked hard and earned her reputation. Her individual contribution has a huge significance in the life she is living now and her experience as a child with 18 siblings has made her very humble.