Not only the Kardashians have gained so much popularity in the media through their role as television personalities. In fact, there are hundreds of influential people whose way of life and activities interest people around the world. If you’ve heard of the famous Duggar Sisters or the Duggar Kids, you probably know a thing or two about 19 Kids and Counting – a reality TV show starring Jill Duggar.
The popular American television personality is best known as one of the daughters of America’s most moral family, the Duggars, and like the rest of her siblings, she gained great popularity after her appearance on the famous TLC reality TV show, which includes all members of her family. Much has been written and said about Duggars’ second oldest daughter, Jill Duggar, but just in case you want more, here’s your treat.
Jill Duggar Biography
Jill Michelle Duggar is one of the daughters of the famous real estate agent Jim Bob Duggar and his wife Michelle Ruark. She was born on May 17, 1991, in the town of Tonti, Arkansas. Duggar’s educational background is not yet known, but it is a fact that she grew up with the rest of her siblings. She had a difficult childhood as a teenager when she was molested by her own brother.
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Jill became a famous figure in the media when she joined the TLC reality television show 19 Kids and Counting, which focused on her family’s lives. She was on the show for about seven years (2008-2015), after which she switched to another series called Jill & Jessa: Counting On. She has been in the series since 2016.
Apart from her television appearances, Jill Duggars is also a great writer. Together with her sisters Jinger, Jessa and Jana, she wrote the book “Growing Up Duggar”. The book, published by Howard Books and released on March 4, 2014, tells the life of a Duggar child, especially with regard to the faith and life perspectives of his parents.
Jill Duggar is also a certified midwife. She was named a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) on September 15, 2015, after completing professional training and an intensive 7-hour comprehensive exam, which she passed with flying colors.
Her Siblings and Family
The family Jill Duggar lives in Tontitown, Arkansas. Her father, Jim Bob Duggar, met her mother, Michelle Ruark, in the 1980s when he and another church member went to Michelle’s house for a follow-up visit after she had experienced a religious conversion. They were married on July 21, 1984, when Jim was just 19 years old and Michelle 17. After they settled down as a couple, they started their used car and real estate business. Jim was also a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1999 to 2002. He was nominated for the US Senate seat in 2002 but had to admit defeat to the incumbent Tim Hutchinson.
As devout, independent Baptists, the two raised their children in a highly religious manner. The oldest of Duggar’s twelve children is Joshua, born in 1988. He was followed by a series of twins, Jana and John-David. Others in the same order are Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jedidiah & Jeremiah (twins), Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn-Grace and Josie. In total Michelle gave birth 17 times with two pairs of twins over a period of twenty-one and a half years. They were all part of the popular reality TV show 19 Kids and Counting, which was formerly called 17 Kids and Counting and 18 Kids and Counting.
Despite the family’s moral standards, some of the Duggars’ children were victims of sexual assault. In fact, the family reality show was canceled after the Duggars’ eldest son publicly admitted that he had sexually molested five girls, including his sister. In June 2015, Jill also revealed that she was one of the girls that her brother had molested. In a conversation with The Kelly File, Jill told Duggars that he had touched her inappropriately at night and she never knew anything about it until he confessed to her parents. After the show was canceled, a spin-off show Counting On was introduced. The show was broadcast in December 2015 and was shown in its fourth episode on June 12, 2017.
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Jill’s Kids and Husband (Derick Dillard)
Jill Duggar was married on 21 June 2014. Through her father she met her husband Derick Dillard; Jill was serving as a missionary in Nepal at that time. The two began to meet in November 2013 and he proposed to her on March 29, 2014, before they exchanged vows in Jill’s hometown of Springdale, Arkansas.
Derick Dillard is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, where he received his accounting degree. He worked at Walmart as an accountant. After leaving his job at Walmart, Dillard focused on his ministry, known as the Dillard Family Ministries. He also appeared on the Duggars family’s reality show but was removed after his insulting tweet about a 16-year-old transgender, Jazz Jennings.
The couple had their first child Israel David Dillard on April 6, 2015. The second child, Samuel Scott Dillard, was born on July 8, 2017. The brunette beauty is trying to teach Israel and Samuel about sex and sexual reproduction as she is concerned about raising her children in the right way. However, she has occasionally been flogged by her followers on social media for being careless with her children.
Net Worth – How Much Is Jill Duggar Worth?
Even as a public figure, Jill Duggar has kept certain information about her secret, including her annual income and net worth. However, several sources have estimated her net worth at approximately $400,000.