Business Career Of Phil
Phil Robertson started his career by teaching in Louisiana Tech University where he was taken as a valuable teacher by his students. After spending several years in teaching he left that profession and chose fishing for earning his livelihood.
Since Phil Robertson has always been enthusiastic about hunting he invented his first Duck Commander Call in 1972 which made the exact sound of a duck. He got the call patented, and the Phil Robertson Duck Commander Company was incorporated in 1973 which is now worth multimillion dollars. In its first year the company sold $8000 worth of duck calls. Being a private company its profits are not disclosed; however, we do know that Duck Commander sold 60,000 calls in 2011, 300,000 in 2012 and the number has been doubled until now.
Robertson family also has a merchandizing business that is estimated by Forbes to be worth about $400 million.
Duck Dynasty is a real television show on Robertson family. It is estimated that Robertson family earns $200,000 per episode. Until now there are seven seasons and 82 episodes that have been done by him. This non-fiction show has had top ratings since the beginning.
This portrays a picture why Phil Robertson is such a wealthy person.
Early Life Of Phil
Phil Robertson was born in Vivian, Louisiana in the year of 1946. The financial status of his family did not allow them to buy groceries from the market, so they lived on fishing, hunting and farming. This is why he has got keen interest and practiced ability to fish and hunt.
As an athlete in high school, Robertson was all-state in football, baseball, and track which afforded him the opportunity to attend Louisiana Tech in Ruston on a football scholarship in the late 1960s. There he was also given an opportunity to play football, but he turned down the offer and went for hunting as his profession. He completed his education with Masters Degree in English.
Phil’s Life With His Wife Kay
Phil Robertson met the love of his life Miss Marsha Kay Carroway when she was 14, and married her two years later in 1966. When they met in 1964 they were called “High School Sweethearts”. They now together have four sons.
Although they once faced a difficult time where their marriage was at stake due to alcoholic addiction of Phil, but they overcome that problem when Phil became familiar to his religion and Bible.
Kay Robertson has always played a part of backbone for Phil Robertson supporting him through every thick and thin. They have been poor together, and they have been rich together. It can be said that Kay Robertson has played an important role in Phil’s financial stability.
Phil Robertson As An Author
Phil Robertson also wrote a book titled “Happy, Happy, Happy” containing his autobiography which was published in 2013. The book earned him a large number of followers as well as it made its place on New York Times best selling books. He has also released “unPHILtered: The Way I See It.” The book clarifies his comments on homosexual practice and on racial tension in America so that people can have a more accurate picture of what he believes.