Jim Bob Duggar wiki, affair, married, wife, children, net worth
Marital status : Married

Facts of Jim Bob

Date of Birth :
Age : 52 years old
Family Name : Bob
Birth Place : United States
Birth Sign : cancer
Height : 5 Feet 11 Inch
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. 

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First Marriage to Michelle Ruark

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

Jim Bob Children

Date of Birth 1988

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. edit

Date of Birth 1990

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. edit

Date of Birth 1990

SON: John-David

Mother : Michelle Ruark

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

Date of Birth 1991

Daughter: Jill Michelle

Mother : Michelle Ruark

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

Date of Birth 1992

Daughter: Jessa Lauren

Mother : Michelle Ruark

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

Date of Birth 1993

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. edit

Date of Birth 1995

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. edit

Date of Birth 1996

SON: Josiah Matthew

Mother : Michelle Ruark

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

Date of Birth 1997

Daughter: Joy-Anna

Mother : Michelle Ruark

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

Date of Birth 1998

SON: Jedidiah Robert

Mother : Michelle Ruark

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

Date of Birth 1998

SON: Jeremiah Robert

Mother : Michelle Ruark

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

Date of Birth 2000

SON: Jason Michael

Mother : Michelle Ruark

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

Date of Birth 2001

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. edit

Date of Birth 2002

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. edit

Date of Birth 2004

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". edit

Date of Birth 2005

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". edit

Date of Birth 2007

Daughter: Jennifer Danielle

Mother : Michelle Ruark

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

Date of Birth 2008

Daughter: Jordyn-Grace Makiya

Mother : Michelle Ruark

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

Date of Birth 2009

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. edit