Willie Robertson

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Willie Robertson
Willie Robertson.jpg
Robertson in 2013
BornWillie Jess Robertson
(1972-04-22) April 22, 1972 (age 41)
Bernice, Louisiana
ResidenceWest Monroe, Louisiana
NationalityAmerican
Other namesBoss Hog
EducationHarding University
OccupationCEO of Duck Commander & Buck Commander, Businessman, Television personality
Years active2002–present
TelevisionDuck Dynasty
ReligionChristianity (Churches of Christ)
Spouse(s)Korie Howard (1990-present)
ChildrenJohn Luke Robertson
Sadie Carroway Robertson
Bella Robertson
Willie Alexander Robertson
Rebecca Robertson
ParentsPhil Alexander Robertson
Marsha Kay Robertson
RelativesAlan Robertson (brother)
Jason Robertson (brother)
Jules Jeptha Robertson (brother)
Silas Robertson (uncle)
 
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Willie Robertson
Willie Robertson.jpg
Robertson in 2013
BornWillie Jess Robertson
(1972-04-22) April 22, 1972 (age 41)
Bernice, Louisiana
ResidenceWest Monroe, Louisiana
NationalityAmerican
Other namesBoss Hog
EducationHarding University
OccupationCEO of Duck Commander & Buck Commander, Businessman, Television personality
Years active2002–present
TelevisionDuck Dynasty
ReligionChristianity (Churches of Christ)
Spouse(s)Korie Howard (1990-present)
ChildrenJohn Luke Robertson
Sadie Carroway Robertson
Bella Robertson
Willie Alexander Robertson
Rebecca Robertson
ParentsPhil Alexander Robertson
Marsha Kay Robertson
RelativesAlan Robertson (brother)
Jason Robertson (brother)
Jules Jeptha Robertson (brother)
Silas Robertson (uncle)

Willie Jess Robertson (born April 22, 1972) is an American TV personality, businessman, outdoorsman, hunter, and author. He is best known for his appearances on the reality TV series Duck Dynasty on A&E, and his ownership of the company Duck Commander. Robertson lives in West Monroe, Louisiana with his wife Korie (m. 1990) and children John Luke, Sadie Carroway, Willie Alexander "Lil Will", and Bella. Willie and Korie also have a foster daughter from Taiwan named Rebecca.[1]

Childhood[edit]

Robertson was born on April 22, 1972, at Tri-Ward General Hospital in Bernice, Louisiana,[2] to Phil Robertson and Marsha Kay Robertson.[3] He has two older brothers, Alan and Jase and one younger brother, Jeptha. As a child, Willie grew up around hunting and the outdoors, as well as a small business run by his father, Duck Commander. As a boy, Willie handled myriad tasks at the company, including building duck calls and even handling business calls.[4]

Business[edit]

Ever since childhood, Robertson and his brothers have been interested in the family business started by their father, Phil Robertson. Willie used his business degree from Harding University to take Duck Commander from a family business to a multi-million dollar empire.[5] Duck Commander is the company that generated a great portion of the wealth that he has acquired and also generated the interest to start the TV show Duck Dynasty. In 2006, Robertson started another pursuit, the company Buck Commander. This company has also created the Buckmen series of DVDs and the television show Buck Commander Protected by Under Armour on the Outdoor Channel.[4]

Other characteristics[edit]

Robertson is known for his Christian faith and often strives to preach and bring people to Christ. He is a member of the Churches of Christ. [6] He is also almost always seen wearing a bandana in the pattern of an American Flag on his head, and he often wears a white jacket to look more professional.[7] He is estimated to be worth approximately $20 million.[8] Robertson, like many of his family members featured on Duck Dynasty, is known for his ZZ Top-style beard.

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://magazineforever.com/duck-dynasty-lures-a-growing-audience-on-ae. James Patterson, New York Times. Retrieved 5/28/13
  2. ^ Roberton, Willie and Korie (2012). The Duck Commander Family. New York: Howard Books. ISBN 9781476703541. 
  3. ^ http://www.aetv.com/duck-dynasty/robertson-family-tree/, "Robertson Family Tree", Retrieved 5/28/13
  4. ^ a b http://www.duckcommander.com/duckmen/profile/5/willie_robertson.aspx. "Duckman: Willie Robertson", Retrieved 5/28/13
  5. ^ http://www.aetv.com/duck-dynasty/meet-family/willie-robertson/. "Willie Robertson", Retrieved 5/28/13
  6. ^ "Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson Speaks About His Faith at Harding University - November 28, 2012"
  7. ^ http://www.signs.com/blog/business-etiquette-lessons-learned-from-duck-dynasty/. "Business Etiquette Lessons Learned from Duck Dynasty", Catherine R, February 28th. Retrieved 5/29/13
  8. ^ Willie Robertson – Duck Commander, celebritynetworth.com. Retrieved 5/29/2013