Matt Roloff is a renowned American actor, businessman, farmer, as well as an author. He is well known following his participation together with his family in a reality television program known as Little People, Big World which is shown in the TLC. This has led him to being one of the celebrities who have been very successful. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Matt Roloff in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Matt Roloff was born on 7th October in the year 1961 in San Francisco, California in the United States. He has the ethnicity of North American but his nationality is American. He however suffers from Achondroplasia which is diastrophic dysplaia which leads to degenerative dwarfism. During his young age, he underwent through 15 operations due to his condition.
Matt Roloff he was born of his parents known as Peggy together with Ron Roloff who are of the normal height but the height of Matt is usually 1.27 meters only. Additionally, he also has a brother known as Sam and a sister known as Ruth who also suffer from diastrophic dysplasia and who also uses crutches for easier walking. He also had another brother who died at the age of 34 years in the year 1999 due to severe heart problems and was known as Joshua.
Matt Roloff met his wife known as Amy in the Little People of America Convention in the year 1987 in which they married in the same year. His ex-wife also suffered from achondroplasia and is a dwarf too through which she also featured in the Little People, Big World. They later divorced in the year 2016. This couple had four children who were fraternal twins; Zachary Luke and Zachary, Molly Jo Roloff and Jeremy James.
Career, Awards & Nominations
In the late 1980s, he worked in Silicon Valley as a computer programmer. During this time, he used to sell software systems in different Fortune 500 companies. He however changed tracks and got an easier job so as to get relieved from the high pressure he used to receive from Silicon Valley environment. In this period, he then bought a plot which is located in Oregon after which he then worked hard so as to build the Roloff Farm which is usually open all time for the public.
In addition to this, Matt Roloff was an executive producer in a show known as Little People, Big World which he ran for its 6 seasons. This was then followed by a featuring in TLC which is a four hour special with the Little People. This series became very popular in which it had two spin-offs: Little People Big World: Wedding Farm as well as Little People, Big World: Conquering Mt. St. Helens.
Matt Roloff is also a motivational speaker through which he is one of the members of the National Speaker’s Association. He is featured in Corporate events, Conventions as well as Universities in which he inspires people through his experiences.
In addition to this, he is also featured in different talk shows such as Good Morning America, Oprah Winfrey Show, The vie, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as well as Rachael Ray among other shows. He has had many achievements being the president of the Little People America among many other achievements.
Net Worth & Earnings
Matt Roloff has an estimated net worth of $5 Million. This comes from the multi career through which he has got different sources of his incomes which includes; acting, farmer, entrepreneur as well as a motivational speaker.
Despite his abnormal condition, Matt Roloff has been strong in which he has been able to overcome all the challenges he has faced. As a result of the challenges he has had, he has used them as an advantage in propelling him to his success.