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