You can tell Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson apart from his brothers because he is usually wearing an American-flag bandana on his bearded head.
His patriotism was put to good use at the State of the Union. He made headlines when Congressman Vance McAllister invited him as his guest to the 2014 event.
As Season 6 of the reality show premieres on June 11, Willie, who now has over 2 million Twitter followers, posted this message:
Can ya'll believe it is time for season 6!!! I'll be watching with ya.
— Willie Robertson (@williebosshog) June 11, 2014
Here’s what you should know about this business-minded country boy.
1. He’s the CEO of Duck Commander With a Net Worth of Reportedly $20 Million
The Robertson family business, Duck Commander, is based in their hometown of West Monroe, Louisiana. Their empire began from manufacturing high-quality duck calls and duck decoys out of salvaged swamp wood.
Willie told Best of New Orleans that the reality show has impacted business in a positive way, to say the least:
Business has been unbelievable. Overwhelming. We have lots of orders, a lot of online orders, lot of people coming by the office — which we have quite figured out how we’re gonna do that yet. They’re pouring in from all over — Canada, and all across the U.S. Folks are coming in and trying to get a glimpse of where we shoot and all that. They’re buying a few things, which is good.
Willie’s father, Phil Robertson, started Duck Commander in 1973. Phil ruffled some feathers in December when he made homophobic comments to GQ.
Willie’s first interview after the controversy was with Fox News. He said:
I think we all learned a lot and we’re just ready to move on, and the family’s happy, and we’re ready to go. I’ve got to make sure my guys are back there building duck calls.
2. He Met His Wife at Grade-School Summer Camp
In the 2014 religious film, Willie makes a cameo along with Korie. They play themselves in a scene where a reporter ask them about their faith.
In the movie, when asked how they feel when people say they are offended by the family-prayer time on their show, he said:
We’re not trying to offend anybody. As far as my praying to Jesus, my life and my whole eternity belongs to God. The money, fame, success, temporary. Even life is temporary. Jesus, that’s eternal.
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