Jim Bob Duggar Birthday & Fun Facts

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Jan 31, 2024 By Christian Mba
Originally Published on Jun 05, 2022
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About Jim Bob Duggar

Jim Bob Duggar is an outstanding American actor, real estate agent, and politician.

On July 18, 1965, he was born in Springdale, Arkansas, the USA. Jim was a vicechair of the Criminal Law Subcommittee and the House Corrections.

He also participated on those committees for Judiciary, Insurance, and Commerce. He had a successful political career despite experiencing a failure in the Republican primary in the Arkansas State Senate three times. Jim was also a Republican member from 1999 to 2002 of the Arkansas House of Representatives.

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Jim Bob Duggar's net worth?

Jim Bob Duggar is worth $3.5 million.

How much does Jim Bob Duggar earn per year?

In 1999, Jim Bob Duggar had a salary of $136,700 per year, but it was said to have increased by 2002.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Jim Bob Duggar?

Jim Bob Duggar is 5 ft 10 in (178 m) tall.

How old is Jim Bob Duggar?

As he was born on July 18, 1965, Jim Bob Duggar is 56 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Jim Bob Duggar was born in Springdale, Arkansas, in the USA. He is the son of Mary Lester (1941-2019) and James Lee Duggar, also known as 'Jimmy Lee' Duggar (1936-2009). They owned a real estate brokerage agency.

Jim Bob Duggar has an elder sister named Deanna Duggar (now Jordan) (1962). Jim Bob Duggar graduates from Shiloh Christian School.

As an investor, Jim owns several commercial properties in the local area, and he is also a licensed realtor. Jim Bob Duggar is an author, realtor, television personality, businessman, and professional investor.

In 2008, TLC broadcasted a reality series that depicted the lives of Jim Bob Duggar and all his children in the show named '19 Kids and Counting'. That's when he became a popular television personality. Jim Bob also appeared in the show's spinoff from 2015 to 2021 named 'Counting On.' In April, the show was canceled after his son Josh was charged and arrested with the accusations of possessing illegal items. Jim has also written many excellent books.

Jim Bob has bought many pieces of properties and sold them soon after renovations. In 2014, a 10,816 sq ft mansion was purchased by TLC alum for $ 230,000. It is also said that in 2020 after renovations, the family sold that house for $ 1.53 million.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Jim Bob Duggar's partner?

In 1984, Jim got married to Michelle Ruark. The couple was blessed with 19 children. This couple regards themselves as devout baptists. Their children's names are Joshua (1988), Jana, and John-David (1990). Both are twins, Jill (1991), Jessa (1992), Jinger (1993), Joseph (1995), Josiah (1996), Joy-Anna (1997), Jedidiah and Jeremiah (1998), who are also twins, Jason (2000), James (2001), Justin (2002), Jackson (2004), Johannah (2005), Jennifer (2007), Jordyn (2008), and Josie (2009). Since November 2016, the couple also gained a permanent guardianship of their nephew named Tyler Hutchins (2008).

All their children were homeschooled, and they were given limited access to entertainment resources like television and movies.

Career And Professional Highlights

Even after losing the Republican primary for Arkansas State Senate, Jim secured a successful political career. From 1999 to 2003, Duggar served within the Arkansas House of Representatives for District 6, located in northern Washington County. A wider periphery re-elected him in 2000. He first won the election in 1998, defeating Kathy McFetridge with 56 of the vote. Duggar was vice president of the House Corrections and codification Subcommittee and shared within the insurance, commerce, and judiciary panels.

In 2002, instead of seeking reelection to the state House, Jim ran unsuccessfully in the Democratic primary for the U.S Senate. He was defeated by the peremptory Senator Tim Hutchinson by a crooked vote of two.

In 2006, Duggar unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for the District 35 seat within the Arkansas State Senate. Jim lost to his opponent, Bill Pritchard, by two hundred votes.

In 2021, Duggar blazoned his alternate training for the State Senate, now running within the seventh District. Duggar finished third out of four campaigners within the Democratic primary, with 15.3% of the vote. The election was started after the peremptory Republican, Lance Eads, abnegated.

Best Known For…

Jim Bob is best known for his appearance in '19 Kids And Counting', which is a reality series that depicts the life of Jim Bob with his 19 children. He had also appeared in the television series named 'Counting On.'

Duggar and his spouse have written two excellent books; the first being titled 'The Duggars: 20 and Counting!' and the second one being 'A Love That Multiplies.' The first book was released on December 2, 2008, and the second one was released on June 7, 2011.

Charity Work

Jim and his wife Michelle have been said to endorse Governor Mike Huckabee for his campaign that he had arranged for Republican presidential primaries. The couple had also supported a previous Republican U.S Senator named Rick Santorum from Pennsylvania to run for president.

What awards has Jim Bob Duggar won?

Jim Bob hasn't won any awards as of now.

Jim Bob Duggar's Hobbies And Interests

 Jim Bob Duggar's hobbies and interests include writing books and investment.

Other Interesting Jim Bob Duggar Facts And Trivia

  • Jim Bob and his wife Michelle Annette Ruark are blessed with 19 children, and they have also gained permanent guardianship of their nephew Tyler Hutchins.
  •  Jim Bob Duggar and his complete family are Independent Baptist Christians.
  • Jim Bob is most famous as a politician, real estate agent, and television series star.
  • Jim Bob had a difficult childhood due to his family being hard-pressed for money.
  • Jim Duggar resides in Tontitown (Washington County), northwestern Arkansas.

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Jim Bob Duggar Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

James Robert Duggar

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178 cm

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Realtor, Businessman, Investor, Television personality, Author


Shiloh Christian School

Net Worth



Michelle Annette Ruark


James Lee Duggar, Mary Lester Duggar


Deanna Jordan
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