Who is Phil Robertson?
Phil Robertson is a 75-year old American businessman, professional hunter, and a reality show TV actor. His role in the Duck Dynasty earned him a popular spot among fans. Besides, he also owns and operates a million-dollar hunting accessory company, Duck Commander. He has also been featured on the television show – Duck commander, a hunting program.
He was born on 24 April 1946 and grew up as the fifth of seven children in a poor household. As Phil states, “his family had no bathtub, toilet, or electricity. He never had a chance to buy groceries or get the food for them. Instead, the whole family survived on the meat of deer, chicken, or ducks.” He once said that even in the ’90s, they lived like they are in the ’80s. But still, they lived happily and never complained to anyone, even after facing such circumstances.
In high school, Phil was a star athlete and even won All-State rankings in baseball, football, and track sports. It was even said that he held the potential to be a professional footballer. A famous professional footballer approached him, but he declined the offer and went on to explore hunting endeavors.
Later on, he went to Louisiana Tech and completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education. After completing the degree, he started working as a school teacher. Alongside his job, he used to take night classes to complete his master’s degree. After some years, he left teaching and started hunting again. This proved that his love for hunting was immense.
Phil Robertson married his girlfriend from high school. After a two-year relationship, the couple got married in 1966. Phil has four sons Alan, Jase, Willie, and Jep. His sons Jase, Willie, and Jep are known for keeping long beards and famous for their conservative Protestant Christian views.
Phil, himself, is a patriarch. Whether he says something on the camera or off the camera, his strong opinions about controversial topics catch attention.
Earnings and Net Worth:
For Phil Robertson, life has not been a comfortable journey, and he has been in a tight spot. However, bad times couldn’t stop Phil from achieving heights of success. With hard work and dedication, he tackled the hardships of life and bounced to the spotlight fame. And today, enjoying an apex position, Phil Robertson’s net worth stands at a whopping $15 million in 2020.
Earning Sources of Phil Robertson:
$15 Million is a huge number and, to achieve this, one needs complete devotion and dedication towards work. Phil’s decision to leave teaching and pursue hunting has earned him this much profit and fame. Back when he dove into duck hunting, he became so reckless and dissatisfied that he wanted more. Due to this desire of him, Phil conducted many experiments and analysis. Later on, his trial paved the way for inventing solutions and establishing the company he owns today, “Duck Commander.” Phil launched the company officially in 1973. By the end of the ‘80s, the company’s revenue touched the mark of $500,000.
After the company multiplied, he established other companies, selling merchandise and hunting equipment. One of those companies specializes in Deer Hunting, known by the name “Buck Commander.” Another company is the “Strut Commander” that specializes in Turkey hunting.
Earnings from TV Show:
Robertson’s TV career started with a contract from Orange Channel. His first presence was a feature in a TV series named Duck Commander. The show gained popularity in no time and hit a box office earning of $500,000. Although the show ended in the year 2011, it crossed the $1 million mark by then. Besides revenue, the show also gained a huge fan following. The fact that people still know Phil Robertson by the name of Duck Commander justified the show’s impact.
The company Duck Commander was expanded into a multimillion-dollar company by Willie Robertson, Phil’s 3rd son, who joined his father’s company and proved his worth. Currently, Willie serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Duck Commander.
A Controversial Setback in TV Career:
The show Duck Dynasty was extremely popular and even broke TRP records. The show was telecasted on Cable Television as well as A&E. Phil Robertson faced criticism when he got into an interview with GQ magazine. During the interview, one of his comments went controversial, with people calling it anti-gay. This was a significant setback for his TV career as A&E suspended him from the show in the same year.
However, people all around loved him very much. This facilitated his return to the show after just nine days of suspension. The famous face of the Duck Dynasty – Phil Robertson earned a net worth of $10 million from this show.
Famous Quotes of Phil Robertson:
As mentioned above, Phil Robertson was also famous for his strong belief in Jesus. He was strictly known as a patriarch, as he never believed in any of the new technologies. Here are some of Phil’s quotes that earned him popularity and proved his opinion:
“We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job.”
“There are two kinds of individuals on Planet Earth who do not have beards – women and youth.”
“I’ve never owned a cell phone and don’t plan on ever having one. If anyone needs to talk to me, they know where I live.”
Despite being a famous personality, he had some strong beliefs, which even landed him in controversies.
Awards and Achievements:
His TV career made Phil a star, and many people loved to see him on air. His skills and dedication towards work earned him fame and recognition with the “Choice TV Male Reality/Variety Star Award.” However, he shared this award with Wilie Robertson, Si Robertson, and Jase Robertson. The Robertson family gained massive popularity from the same.
Full Name: Phil Alexander Robertson
Birth Place: Vivian, Louisiana, United States
Height: 6 feet
Weight: 75 Kgs
Spouse Name: Kay Robertson (married in 1966)