Josh Duggar’s Net Worth Is A Lot More Than ‘Counting On’ Fans Would Have Thought
Between two reality shows and various successful business ventures, Counting On fans have always known that the Duggars are well off. Although Josh Duggar has fallen from his family’s good graces and is no longer a part of their reality show empire, fans might be surprised to learn that he still makes a generous amount of money every year.
Josh turns his life around as a used car salesman
Prior to his scandals, Josh was on route to become a major player in the political world. That all changed when the world learned that he had molested a handful of minors as a teenager, several of them being his own siblings. The molestation scandal led to the cancellation of 19 Kids and Counting.
Several months later Josh found himself in hot water yet again after it was revealed that he had been cheating on his wife via online dating services.
Josh apologized for his behavior and checked into a rehabilitation center to deal with his addiction to sex. Seven months later, Josh got a job as a used car salesman and his career in the auto industry has taken off ever since. According to Cafe Mom, Josh was eventually able to open up his own lot and has been supporting his family with the business for several years now.
How much is Josh Duggar’s net worth?
Josh’s finances took a major hit following the sex scandals. While Josh’s parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, were able to secure a spin-off for the rest of the family, he was booted from TLC for good. Because he doesn’t receive any of the profits from Counting On, Josh’s net worth is derived solely from his own ventures, which is why his fortune is so impressive.
To date, Josh’s net worth is estimated to be around $200,000. That number is considerably less than what Jim Bob and Michelle make, but it is impressive given how Josh is not relying on any television earnings.
There’s also the fact that Josh has been fighting several lawsuits in court and has five children to support. The legal battles could have easily drained Josh’s accounts, but he seems to be doing just fine.
How does Josh’s fortune stack up to the rest of his family?
Jim Bob and Michelle have spent a small fortune raising 19 kids, but the pair has managed to save a lot of money over the years. Before they starred on 19 Kids and Counting, the couple got completely out of debt and launched several lucrative businesses.
It is difficult to determine how much they took home for 19 Kids and Counting, but conservative estimates have them earning anywhere between $25,000 to $40,000 per episode.
Their first reality series, of course, is no longer on air, but the two are still paid whenever they appear on Counting On. When everything is tallied up, Jim Bob and Michelle’s fortune is around $3.5 million, making them the top earners in their household.
For comparison, Joy-Anna Duggar is worth close to $700,000 while her sister, Jinger Duggar, is believed to have a fortune worth $2 million. The Duggars, of course, never talk about their finances on the show, so it is difficult to tell how much they truly make.
Where does Josh go from here?
Josh may make less than the majority of his brothers and sisters, but he is clearly earning enough to support his large family. It is unclear if Josh has plans to expand his car dealership, but he is rumored to be thinking about making a reality TV comeback.
Josh has been slowly making his way into more and more family photos on social media, leading to speculation that the family is testing the waters. The Duggars have not commented about Josh’s future and will likely remain mum about it.
If Josh ever returns to television, his net worth will increase substantially. That said, his history of sex scandals are difficult to ignore and will likely keep him away from the bright lights until more time has passed.
In the meantime, Duggar is doing better than most people in the financial department and should have few things to complain about.