Jill Duggar: Her Family, Source of Income and Controversies

Jill Duggar Dillard is a 28-year-old reality TV star and media personality. She is fourth of Jim Bob and Michelle's 19 children. 

Jill rose to fame as part of the "19 Kids and Counting" reality show. When the show was canceled, she appeared in several episodes of "Counting On," alongside her sisters. 

She ended her contract with the network following her husband's controversial tweets about transgender teen Jazz Jennings. 

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💐🥰We had a wonderful 5yr. anniversary weekend in Branson, MO! We stayed at a bed and breakfast, then hung out at Silver Dollar City part of the time and saw our friends @southernraisedbandmusic perform. 🎻 . . 😃Derick surprised me with an amazing dinner (& lovely view!) @thekeetercenter at #collegeoftheozarks 🌼 (highly recommend! Such a neat place! 🙌🏻) #hardworku @sierrasaffle . . . 💕Thanks @datingdivas for the fun games and ideas! If you don’t know about them, check them out!! They’ve got lots of fun, clean, date/marriage tips and ideas! ❤️ . . 😄We ended our trip with a fun afternoon at the movies watching #toystory4 lol 👫 . . 👵🏻🧓🏼👦🏼👶🏻Thanks @cldilla & Bawpaw for keeping the boys! . . (📚 Note: We are not recommending the Kama Sutra. We believe marriage is ordained by God and husbands and wives should filter everything they read and hear together through the lense of the Bible and not practice anything unbiblical. The little book pictured is a modern, smaller, cleaner, edited version that doesn’t focus on spiritual aspects, homosexual, or other extramarital relationships, and again, we don’t take everything in there either as the truth. It is always good to be aware and careful of what we allow into our minds, hearts and marriages. We’ve not read the actual Kama Sutra and only promote biblical marriage (i.e. between a man and woman who are married). We just wanted to clarify since there has been a lot of discussion after this post.❤️)

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Jill met Derick in 2011, and she admits to having a vague memory of their first meeting. Derick stopped by the Duggar's home while caroling with a church group. 

They reunited the following year while Derick was doing humanitarian work in Nepal. The couple tied the knot in 2014.

Jill and Derick share two sons – Israel David Dillard born on March 24, 2019, and Samuel Scott Dillard, born on July 8, 2018.

A loyal and loving wife, Jill recently made headlines when she shared controversial and risque marriage advice on her blog. One of her suggestions were: 

"Let your spouse know that you’re always available. Guard against fulfilling sexual desires alone." 


The entire Duggar family's net worth is said to be $3.5 million. However, it's trickier to calculate one sibling's worth. 

An estimate carried out by Romper in 2017 puts Jill's net worth in the $400,000 bracket. Jill seems to be the main breadwinner in the family. 

Jill received revenue for her time on "19 Kids and Counting," and "Counting On." Before starring in the reality show, Jill occasionally worked as a midwife. 

She also co-authored the highly anticipated "Growing Up Duggar: It's All About Relationships" with her sisters Jinger, Jessa, and Jana

Jill supports the family by frequently advertising products on her social media accounts, especially Instagram.

In addition, the couple's blog is quite popular. If the site is set up for monetization, Jill be will able to make a few bucks from the comfort of her living room. 


Three years ago, Jill and Derick came under fire for asking fans to support missionary trips and ventures they never attended. 

It was later revealed that they weren't licensed missionaries and that their church is not sponsoring them to do God's work. 

It has long been believed that the Dillards are financially supported by other members of the Duggar family, as well as church members. 

Derick is constantly in trouble with his tweets and social media posts. In fact, it cost him and Jill their "Counting On" contract. 

Earlier this year, he said on Twitter that Planned Parenthood was a hate group, and made scathing remarks about Jazz Jennings' sexuality back in 2018. 

TLC canceled Derick contract with immediate effect, and Jill quit in solidarity with her husband. 

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