William Michael Hayden or Will Hayden is an American business owner, a former American gunsmith, a television personality, founder of “Red Jacket Firearms”, which is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and now currently a prisoner at Louisiana State Penitentiary. He served in the US Marine for a long time. He is also known for his famous television show, “Sons of Guns”, which aired on the Discovery Channel.
Will Hayden was found guilty for the rapes of two women, one of whom claimed that Will Hayden abused her more than once between the ages of 11 to 12 years. Another 37 years old woman claimed that Will Hayden had sexually assaulted her in the early 90s, when she was 12 to 13 years old. Now, let’s have a close look at Will Hayden’s net worth in 2018.
Will Hayden’s Early Life
Will Hayden or William Michael Hayden was born on June 24, 1965, at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US. From an early age, he was a guns and weapons enthusiast and regularly read about firearms and warfare. He survived an enormous house fire at the age of three or four. In one of his interviews, he stated that he faced abuse at the hands of his father while growing up. At the age of 12, he started building arms and ammunition. When he turned 18 years old, he joined the US Marine where he served for 6 years.
Will Hayden got married to Rachel Hayden and they have a daughter, Stephanie Hayden together.
Will Hayden’s Career, Awards & Achievement
After serving for six years in the US Marine, Will Hayden realized he wanted to do something larger with his life, become his own boss and release his entrepreneurial spirit. Now, he decided to start his own construction and commercial refrigeration company, but he never gave up on his love for guns and started his firearms business side by side. Fortunately, his firearms business became successful and in 1999, Will Hayden officially opened “Red Jacket Firearms”.
The name of the organization is the Interpretation of his mom’s name, Osguma, which represents a “Red Jacket” in Choctaw. The company got its first big order of 20 AK-47 Rifles shortly after it began operations. “Red Jacket Firearms” made a deal with Arizona Distributors and Will requested them that his firearms should have the “Proudly Manufactured by Red Jacket” tagline in its advertisements made by the purchaser.
Will Hayden’s daughter, Stephanie Hayden and son-in-law, Kris Ford also appeared on the show, “Sons of Guns” apart from being a part of the “Red Jacket Firearms LLC”. Will Hayden has also written book detailing the experience of making “Sons of Guns” titled “Sons of Guns Straight-Shootin’ Stories from the Star of the Hit Discovery Series”.
Awards and Achievements
Will Hayden’s reality show, “Sons of Guns” got very popular among the masses ever since it aired on the Discovery Channel on 26th January, 2011. The show has aired 45+ Episodes till date with the last episode broadcast on 16 May, 2014. The show brought him immense fame, which of course he didn’t handle well and got embroiled in heinous crimes.
Net Worth of Will Hayden
Will Hayden has a net worth of $2 Million. Much of his wealth comes from his own company, “Red Jacket Firearms”. He enrolled in the US Marines and served for 6 years during which he accomplished the rank of a sergeant. His show, “Sons of Guns” further added to his wealth.
Will Hayden’s life teaches us to always work hard towards the attainment of our goals and be passionate about what we do and success will follow. However, crimes never lead us to glory and respecting women should be one our most basic responsibilities.