He is an American television star known for his participation in a reality show called ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8. The show featured him together with his then wife Kate Gosselin and their eight children. The show, which has aired since 2007 rose into fame and became the network’s highest rated series with over nine million viewers. Today, let us learn more about the career, biography and net worth of Jon Gosselin in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
His birth name is Jonathan Keith Gosselin and he was born and raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania in the year 1977. He has two siblings namely Thomas and Mark. His parents are Pamela Castello and Thomas Gosselin.
His mother was born in Hawaii while his father comes from a mixture of various backgrounds namely French, Irish and Welsh. His father worked as a pediatric dentist but he later died in 2005. Jon graduated from the Wyommissing High School in 1995.
Jon Gosselin married his longtime girlfriend Kate Kreider in 1999. The two met at a picnic in 1997. They got their first pair of twin, Cara Nicole and Madely Kate in 2000. After two years they were blessed with sextuplets comprising of three sons and three daughters namely Aaden Jonathan, Joel Kevin, Collin Thomas, Alexis Faith, Leah Hope, and Hannah Joy.
Unfortunately, their marriage did not stay forever as they separated in 2009. Reports indicated that the reason for their divorce was due to Jon’s infidelity. He has been involved with other women while still married. Some of the women are Kate Major and Hailey Glasssman.
Career, Awards & Nominations
The couple came to the limelight after they got the sextuplets. It was the beginning of their long time success. After the sextuplets were seventeen months, old most the media houses wanted to cover their story.
They were offered a chance by the Discovery Health to be featured in a reality show for them to air the story of their family. The show aired in 2005 and was titled ‘Surviving Sextuplets and Twins.’
The following year, the family was again featured on the same show under the title ‘Sextuplets and Twins: One Year Later.’ The show received positive feedback and this made the couple to be incorporated on other series.
Apart from being a television star, they were also involved in writing various books. Jon Gosselin partnered with Kate Gosselin and Beth Carson and wrote the following books, Multiple Blessings:Surviving to Thriving with Twins.
However, the couple had issues after their divorce and this made them to stop working together in their show. Gosselin worked for Green Pointe Energy and later as a waiter in restaurants. Although they have not won any award, having surviving sextuplets together with twins is a lifetime achievement.
The family showed that it is possible to balance fame with parenting.
Net Worth & Earnings
Jon Gosseling has an estimated net worth of $50 thousand. His appearance in the show ‘Jon & Kate plus 8’ made his to earn a lot of money. It is estimated that he was paid $22,500 for every season. However, his divorce terms cost him a lot, as he was ordered to pay $22 thousand a month for the upkeep of the children.
Jon Gosselin career begun as a result of his children. The opportunity came was presented on his door step and he became a television personality like many other in America. Although life is not the same anymore after his separation with his wife, he has continued to venture in other field to make a living.