Love him or hate him, there’s no denying tha by the standards of a western capitalist society, Jim Bob Duggar has been wildly successful.
In addtition to the media empire he created with his wife — though he mostly takes all the credit for himself — Jim Bob is a successful real estate developer and former politician who still enjoys a surprising amount of clout in both D.C. and the Arkansas statehouse.
Presented with the problem of how to raise 16 children, Jim Bob came up with an innovative solution and reached a lucrative deal with Discover Channel execs, which led to a longterm arrangement with TLC.
(Some have convincingly argued that Jim Bob stumbled into the deal through sheer luck, but that’s a conversation for a different time.)
The franchise had humble enough origins with Jim Bob and company receiving decorating, furnishings, appliances, and a stocked pantry for their new home in exchange for their participation in the Discovery Health documentary 16 Kids and Moving In.
A few years later, the Duggars were TLC’s biggest draw.
Jim Bob even managed to maneuver around the Josh Duggar sex scandals that threatened to bring the family down.
When 19 Kids and Counting was canceled, it was widely …read more
Source:: The Hollywood Gossip