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Jim Bob Duggar Biography

Updated On 16 Oct, 2020 Published On 24 Oct, 2017
Jim Bob Duggar

Facts of Jim Bob Duggar

Date of Birth :
Age : 58 years old
Family Name : Bob
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Cancer
Height : 5 Feet 11 Inch

Relationship short Statistics of Jim Bob Duggar

What is Jim Bob Duggar marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Married
How many children does Jim Bob Duggar have ? (name): 19 Children
Is Jim Bob Duggar having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Jim Bob Duggar Gay ? No

The multi-talented American personality, Jim Bob Duggar is actively involved in real estate business, politics, and television. He is best known for his reality series, 19 Kids, and Counting, the show based on his children and family. He served as the Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1999 to 2002. Duggar is married to Michelle Ruark and together are proud parents of 19 children.

Early Life

Jim Bob Duggar was born as James Robert Duggar on July 18, 1965, in Springdale, Arkansas. He is the son of Jimmy Lee Duggar and Mary Duggar. His mother was the owner of a real estate brokerage agency. He has one older sister, Deanna who was born on 1962.


Jim Bob Duggar was a member of the Arkansas House Representatives for the sixth district from 1999 to 2002. He also held the position of vice chair on the House Corrections and Criminal Law Subcommittee. He was involved in Insurance and Judiciary Committee as well. 

In 2002 he was defeated by incumbent senator Tim Hutchinson by more than 50,000 votes in Republican primary election for the United States Senate. During the Republican Party, Presidential primaries in 2008 Duggar and his wife supported Mike Huckabee. Likewise, in 2012, they supported Rick Santorum for president. 

Duggar and his wife have published their two books; The Duggars: 20 and Counting! and A Love That Multiplies. Dugar family started a campaigning for Ken Cuccinelli in October 2013. 

Personal Life

Jim Bob Duggar, 52, is happily married to Michelle Ruark, the pair tied the knot in 1984 at an intimate ceremony. The couple in total has nineteen children namely: Joshua ("Josh") (b. 1988), twins Jana and John-David (b. 1990), Jill (b. 1991), Jessa (b. 1992), Jinger (b. 1993), Joseph (b. 1995), Josiah (b. 1996), Joy (b. 1997), twins Jedidiah and Jeremiah (b. 1998), Jason (b. 2000), James (b. 2001), Justin (b. 2002), Jackson (b. 2004), Johannah (b. 2005), Jennifer (b. 2007), Jordyn (b. 2008), and Josie (b. 2009). 

Duggar along with his kids and wife featured in the reality show,  19 Kids and Counting from 2008 to 2015. In 2011, Ruark faced miscarriage to her 20th child. Duggar and his family are the members of  Institute in Basic Life Principles organization, and they all are Independent Baptist Christians.

The husband and wife have nine grandchildren:  Mackynzie (b. 2009), Michael (b. 2011), Marcus (b. 2013), Meredith (b. 2015), Mason (b.2017), Israel (b. 2015), Samuel (b. 2017), Spurgeon (b. 2015), Henry (b. 2017) and baby Forsyth due to be born in 2018.

In 2015, Duggar revealed shocking news about his son Josh Duggar, he said, at the age of 14 and 15, Josh molested five underaged girls including four of his own siblings. Later, he referred his son to a program that included physical labor and counseling after the suggestion from his church’s leadership.

Net Worth

Duggar has earned a quite impressive net worth from his career and successfully maintained the net worth of $3.5 million. 

Jim Bob Duggar Married

First Marriage with Michelle Ruark

Michelle Ruark is popularly known as the better half of Jim Duggar. She has launched two books with her husband.

Jim Bob Duggar Children

SON : Joshua James

Mother: Michelle Ruark

Joshua James is the eldest son of Jim. He is married to Anna Renée Keller and together they shared five children.

DAUGHTER : Jana Marie

Mother: Michelle Ruark

Jana Marie is known as the daughter of Jim Bob Duggar. She has appeared in the "19 kids and counting" with his family members.

SON : John-David

Mother: Michelle Ruark

John-David is the twins with Jana Marie. He is involved in spiritual activities with his father.

DAUGHTER : Jill Michelle

Mother: Michelle Ruark

Jill Michelle is happily married to Derick Michael Dillard. The duo is proud parents of two sons.

DAUGHTER : Jessa Lauren

Mother: Michelle Ruark

Jessa Lauren is married to Benjamin Michael Seewald in 2014 and has two sons.

DAUGHTER : Jinger Nicole

Mother: Michelle Ruark

Jinger Nicole exchanged a vow with Jeremy Joseph Vuolo on November 5, 2016, at Cathedral of the Ozarks, Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

SON : Joseph Garrett

Mother: Michelle Ruark

Joseph Garrett tied the knot with Kendra Caldwell on September 8, 2017, at First Baptist Church in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

SON : Josiah Matthew

Mother: Michelle Ruark

Josiah Matthew was born on August 28, 1996, in Arkansas and lived with his family.


Mother: Michelle Ruark

Joy-Anna is a married woman, she tied the knot with Austin Martyn Forsyth on May 26, 2017.

SON : Jedidiah Robert

Mother: Michelle Ruark

Jedidiah Robert is a twin with Jeremiah. He was born on December 30, 1998, in Arkansas.

SON : Jeremiah Robert

Mother: Michelle Ruark

Jeremiah Robert is a twin with Jedidiah. He was born on December 30, 1998, in Arkansas.

SON : Jason Michael

Mother: Michelle Ruark

Jason Michael is lived with his mom and dad in Arkansas. He was featured in their family show.

SON : James Andrew

Mother: Michelle Ruark

James Andrew is very close to his dad, Jim Bob Duggar and shared most of his secrets with him.

SON : Justin Samuel

Mother: Michelle Ruark

Justin Samuel is considered as the smartest kid of Jim and Michelle. He was grown up along with his siblings.

SON : Jackson Levi

Mother: Michelle Ruark

Jackson Levi is lived with his mom and dad and featured in the show named "19 kids and counting".

DAUGHTER : Johannah Faith

Mother: Michelle Ruark

Jackson Levi is lived with his mom and dad and featured in the show named "19 kids and counting".

DAUGHTER : Jennifer Danielle

Mother: Michelle Ruark

Jennifer Danielle was born on August 2, 2007, in Tontitown, Arkansas and she lived with her family.

DAUGHTER : Jordyn-Grace Makiya

Mother: Michelle Ruark

Jordyn-Grace Makiya is the cutest kids among her 19 siblings. She was born in Rogers, Arkansas.

DAUGHTER : Josie Brooklyn

Mother: Michelle Ruark

Josie Brooklyn is the youngest child of Jim and Michelle. She was born on December 10, 2009, in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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