Jill Dillard Net Worth

Jill Dillard Net Worth

Jill Dillard is one of the Duggar family sisters. If you follow the show, then you know she spent many years on TV with her family. However, she doesn’t have an extremely high net worth. How does she earn her money? And what is Jill Dillard Net Worth?

Who Is Jill Dillard?

The Duggar family is a huge family. They began appearing in television documentaries when there were fourteen kids, eventually becoming popular for a reality show that ultimately ended up called “19 and Counting.” In our article about Jessa Seewald, one of the family’s 19 children, we shared a link to the Duggar family tree. Therefore, we won’t recap it all here.

As you can see there, Jessa’s sister Jill, born in 1991, is the second-oldest of the Duggar girls, born just before Jessa. They have a couple older brothers and a whole slew of younger brothers and sisters.

Jill’s Family

In addition to her family origin, of course, she also now has her own family. Jill Duggar married Derick Dillard in 2014, thus the name change. In April 2015, they had their first child, Israel. About two years later, they had their second son, Samuel. They’re expecting their third son in July 2022.

It’s been a rough couple of years for the little family in some ways. In fall last year, they experienced a miscarriage of their child River Bliss. So, while the pregnancy is exciting, it’s probably also been a little bit scary. It probably doesn’t help that the 30-year-old mom and her hubby both tested positive for COVID-19 during the pregnancy.

Josh Dillard Trial

Of course, if you follow the Duggar family celebrity news, then you know that Jill’s also had to cope with the situation surrounding brother Josh’s criminal behavior. As we shared in our post about Jessa, she and Jill were the first two of four sisters to come forward and share that Josh had molested them when they were younger.

They came forward in 2015, but the process has been a long one. At first, they wanted to just put it behind them. Two years later, they sued the city and others for causing so much emotional distress to them regarding the situation. In 2021, they finally went to trial against Josh himself for their distress. Meanwhile, Josh was convicted for other criminal charges related to possession of child “pornography” (child sex abuse materials).

Jill Dillard Coming Forth About Josh Duggar

Recently, as all of the information about Josh has been coming out, rumors have surfaced that Jill might have actually revealed the abuse to her parents as early as 2003. For example, in a 2014 episode of the family show discussing Jill’s upcoming marriage, Josh makes a comment about how Jill is a tattle tale to their parents. Looking back, people now wonder if he’s referring to her telling them about the molestation.

Furthermore, a family friend speaking on the stand at Josh’s trial, says that Josh revealed he’d been caught by a sibling in the act. She hit him and “ran to their parents.” People suspect they’re referring to Jill, although he hasn’t confirmed this. Regardless, Jill has separated a lot from her family over the years. Like many of her siblings, she chose to eave the primary show about the Duggar family.

Jill Dillard Net Worth and Career

Surely, Jill Dillard earned some money from her appearances on “19 and Counting” (and the earlier iterations of the show.) Of course, we don’t know the family dynamics around money earned before the kids turned 18.

Although Jill left the family show, she was a main cast character in the spinoff show “Counting On.” The spinoff stars several of the siblings; the earliest episodes were almost exclusively about Jill and Jessa and their families. In fact, there’s some overlap between the two shows: “Counting On” started in 2017 and Jill didn’t entirely leave “19 and Counting” until 2017.

In 2014, the two girls teamed up with their sisters Jana and Jinger to co-author a book called “Growing Up Duggar.” The book did well, so some Jill Dillard net worth surely comes from those sales, as well.

Jill Dillard, Midwife

In 2015, Jill Dillard became a Certified Professional Midwife. That same year, she and her small family spent ten months in Central America doing missionary work, where she presumably put some of her training to use to help others. However, this was likely volunteer work.

Moreover, her related work in the United States came into question and thus was short-lived. A Redbook article explains that when she was in training, her midwife mentor was found responsible for problems in a client’s birth. Her license was revoked. Although Jill did her her CPM, the article explains that this is different from (and much easier to get) than a Certified Nursing Midwife license. Regardless, according to that article, Jill stopped working as a midwife.

Dillard Family Blog

Jill Dillard has over 1.7 million Instagram followers. They also have the Dillard Family Blog website. They share recipes, photos, family updates and more. The website is ad-supported, so some of Jill Dillard net worth comes from those efforts as well. Additionally, they have a Dillard Family Official Youtube, which has over 100K followers and more than nine million views.

Financial Challenges

A family blog post celebrates husband Derick’s graduation from law school. Therefore, the family’s overall net worth will presumably come from his work as a lawyer in the years to come. He worked at various law jobs while attending school. However, law school is expensive, so we aren’t sure where this leaves their finances at the current time.

And the family’s financial challenges didn’t start there. The List explains that Derick has been very open, with Jill’s support, about how hard the larger Duggar family’s financial choices have been on their growing family. The couple feels like they were prevented from taking advantage of opportunities that could have forwarded them financially. There also seems to have been some argument over Jill’s money from her time on the family’s show.

What Is Jill Dillard Net Worth?

The List and other sources generally place Jill Dillard net worth at approximately $400,000 – $500,000. The larger Duggar family’s net worth is about $4 million. However, when you divide that up between all those kids, it doesn’t really amount to so much. Wealthy Genius says that she probably earned somewhere between $25,000 to $75,000 per episode on average for the years that she was on the show. Of course, that’s still nothing to sneeze at.

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Jessa Seewald’s Net Worth

Jessa Seewald's Net Worth

If the name Jessa Seewald doesn’t ring a bell at first, maybe you’ll recognize her as Jessa Duggar. Jessa is one of the nineteen children born to Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. The family began their reality television journey when there were “only” fourteen kids, growing it over time. They’ve gone through a lot of controversy in recent years, although, of course, some family members have fared better than others. Who is Jessa and what is Jessa Seewald’s net worth?

The Duggar Family

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are devout Baptists who don’t practice birth control. As a result, they have nineteen children together. Such huge families are fascinating to the American public, making them a great subject for television and films.

ET explains that they debuted on the air in 2004 in a documentary called “14 Children and Pregnant Again,” when Michelle was pregnant with baby #15. This was followed by two additional television documentaries: “Raising 16 Children” and “On the Road with 16 Children.”

The family began their TLC show in 2008. At the time, it was named “17 Kids and Counting.” The name changed twice as additional kids were born, and is best known as “19 Kids and Counting.” That show ended in 2015 amid a lot of family controversy, specifically that oldest son Josh was accused of molesting some of the younger girls int he family.

However, that same year, the family continued with a spin-off show called “Counting On.” This show remained on the air until 2021. This show was canceled in 2021 after Josh was convicted of child pornography possession.

Who Is Jessa Seewald?

The family’s 19 children all have names that start with J, making it a bit confusing for all but the most devoted fans to keep up with who is who. That said, if you follow the family’s controversy in the headlines, then you might know of Jessa, since she is one of the sisters who came forward to speak about her brother’s molestation of her when he was a teenager. But, let’s start at the beginning.

Jessa Seewald’s Childhood

The Duggar family lives in Tontitown, Arkansas. The town had just a few hundred people when the family first started appearing on air. As the family grew, so did the town. Still, the population remains under 5000. Therefore, of course, the entire town must know the Duggar family.

9 of the 19 Duggar children are girls. Jessa, born in November 1992, is the third eldest of the girls. Jill and Jana are one and two years older than her respectively. Of the 10 boys in the family, Josh and John-David are both older than Jessa. Therefore, she’s the fifth of nineteen in the family line-up. Josh is four years older than Jessa.

Josh and Jessa Duggar

Obviously, Josh Duggar has caused a lot of problems for the family. In 2015, the world became aware that he had been molesting at least four of his younger sisters, including Jessa.

The whole ordeal was challenging for them, not only because of the obvious trauma, but also because of their lives in the reality television spotlight. Although the molestation was serious, the exaggerated headlines calling it “rape” were also upsetting to Jessa and her sisters. It’s challenging enough for survivors to understand the nuances of their experience and the trauma of various action without the whole world looking on.

Jill and Jessa were the first two to come forward. Jessa was 29 years old at the time. Both women insisted at the time that they had forgiven their brother for his sins, which included fondling them in their sleep. Two years later, they sued the city and police department for their distress. That said, though, they and two other sisters went to trial against Josh in 2021 for emotional distress related to the molestation scandal.

Around that same time, Josh was convicted on criminal charges of possessing child pornography. Jessa’s husband, speaking on behalf of both of them, expressed gratitude for the guilty verdict.

Jessa Seewald’s Family

InTouch Weekly has a Duggar Family Tree that shows the nineteen children who range in age from Josie, just 10, to Josh, over 30. They also have more than 20 grandchildren. Big sister Anna stuck with the family tradition of naming all of her kids starting with the same initial; in her case: M.

Jessa didn’t opt to go the same route. Jessa married Ben Seewald in 2014. Their first child, Spurgeon, was born in 2015. They’ve had other child every two years since: Henry, Ivy, and Fern. The two songs were named for historic bible figures but the girls’ names do not come from the Bible.

Jessa Seewald’s Net Worth and Income

What is Jessa Seewald’s net worth? It’s always challenging to know about the finances of these big families on reality TV because so much of that income is family income.

Jessa started appearing in TV documentaries with the family when she was not quite a teenager. She continued on the show for all of those years. However, how much the family made, and how much of that went to the kids when they were minors, then later when they were adults, is rarely made public.

That said, Jessa and her husband and children were main cast members of the “Counting On” spinoff. In particular, the first couple of seasons focused almost entirely on her and her sister Jill. Therefore much of Jessa Seewald’s net worth probably does derive directly from that reality television work. She turned 18 in 2010, so presumably she had her own financial contracts for her appearances from at least that point onward.

Social Media Influencer

Like many reality television celebrities, Jessa also works as a social media influencer. She has more than two million Instagram followers as well as a strong YouTube following.

Jessa Duggar, Author

Additionally, she and her sister Jana, Jill, and Jinger co-authored a book about their family called “Growing Up Duggar,” which came out in 2014. So, a portion of Jessa Seewald’s net worth must come from that as well.

Pastor Work

Her husband Ben recently became an ordained pastor, through which he can earn a modest income. On the Duggar family website, Jessa’s parents explain that they managed to support such a large family both through earning income in multiple endeavors and through frugal living. Some of that likely influences how Jessa and Ben deal with their finances today.

What Is Jessa Seewald’s Net Worth?

Nicki Swift placed the couple’s shared net income as about $400,000 as of mid-2021. Hidden Remote reports that this is probably outdated, and that the couple may earn closer to $1 million. That’s what Wealthy Persons puts Jessa Seewald’s net worth as of 2022. So, she and her husband likely have a combined net worth somewhere a little above or a little below half a million dollars.

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