Phil Robertson is a professional hunter and businessman from America. He rose to popularity being a TV star after appearing on popular TV series Duck Dynasty. He also appeared on TV show Buck Commander which was a hunting program. He became the center of controversies multiple times for his outrageous comments. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Phil Robertson in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Phil was born on 24th April 1946 in Louisiana. He went through a poor lifestyle due to his family’s financial setbacks. They had no electricity, toilet, and used to eat fruits and vegetables that grew in their garden. Moreover, they used to hunt and eat the meat of the caught animals. He was a football sensation during his high school days and got media attention. He attended Louisiana Tech with a football scholarship. But he gave up football for hunting when he was about to be recruited professionally.
He started dating Marsha Carroway in 1964, and they were high school sweethearts. They eventually married in 1966, and while they were attending college, a baby was born to them. Phil suffered from various personal problems like alcohol drinking, drugs, and various sexual addictions. However, Marsha stuck to him and helped him to recover personally and financially.
Career, Awards, & Nomination
Robertson was the athletes in his high-school, and he was all-state in baseball, track, and football. This helped him to get the opportunity of attending Louisiana Tech in Ruston on a football scholarship in the late 1960s. Though he had a potential to build up his career in sports, but he had a greater interest in hunting.
Phil Robertson started his career as a teacher. Then he became a fisherman. But he had to run a bar in 1975 due to the strain of his marriage. As a hunter, Robertson was not satisfied with the duck call conditions, and he started to experiment with it. Finally, he became successful to produce the exact sound of the duck. In 1972, he invented the duck commander call and got the patent for this call.
He incorporated the company Duck Commander in 1973. Presently, his son Willie Robertson runs the company which is now a multimillion-dollar business. The A&E reality television series Duck Dynasty was portrayed on Robertson and his family. This show ran from 2012 to 2017. This show covered the daily life of the family within Duck Commander.
Robertson appeared in the movie Torchbearer of Steve Bannon. In this film, he elaborated the point of absurdity of the life without God. He also used the relevant point of The Holocaust to illustrate his point. Robertson joined CRTV in 2017 to host the show In the Woods with Phil.
In January 2014, Robertson was interviewed for a featured article in GQ. He commented that the homosexuality is sinful. This comment became controversial, and he was suspended from Duck Dynasty. Then he again went under controversy in 2015. He was awarded 2015 Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment Award. In half an hour speech to CPAC, he commented that STDs were the legacy of Communists, Nazis, beatniks, and hippies. His statement became viral.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much net worth do you expect for a professional hunter turned businessman? Well, he has a net worth of over $18 million. Some part of the money has come from participating in multiple hunting competitions. But it is mostly due to the businesses he invested. His company Duck Commander is a multimillion dollar business at present that is run by his son Willie.
Phil is a retired person now and he enjoying being part of reality shows that are based on hunting competition. He has also sponsored multiple presidential candidates. The popular Duck Dynasty came to an end in 2017 since the first season in 2012. He is currently part of TV show In the Woods with Phil.