Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar often shared with viewers of their reality show that they tried to instill certain values into their children. Aside from fervent and fundamental Christianity the pair also value hard work and fiscal responsibility. Many fans question if those lessons were lost on their son Josiah. Fans have begun to circulate online rumors that Josiah Duggar may not even work at all and instead spends all of his time at home with his young wife Lauren Swanson.
Anyone who follows the Duggar family knows that Jim Bob is the leader of the family. There have been rumors that he controls every aspect of the family’s lives from who and when daughters can begin courtships to where his adult children can live. When fans noticed that Jim Bob was giving his kids houses many questioned if it was in exchange for loyalty and adherence to the family’s strict, conservative ways. Jim Bob is even said to control the family’s earnings from their show.
Jim Bob’s control of his children extends to setting them up with careers he approves of. Jim Bob makes his money in commercial real estate. He’s set more than one of his sons up in used car dealerships. He’s also rumored to have seeded their investments in properties to flip. These jobs don’t account for the money needed for the older boys to support wives and multiple children so many suspect that Jim Bob doles out earnings from the show to his adult children.
It’s clear that the Duggar family is far from struggling. Jim Bob and Michelle live in a palatial house and own several properties. They’re paid around $40,000 per episode of their TLC show which is a hefty annual sum for any size family. Many wonder just how much Jim Bob and Michelle are worth but some of their assets are well hidden. They aren’t the type of family who flaunts their wealth. They prefer to invest in their future and children.
Josiah Duggar is now an adult and married to Lauren Swanson. Many fans have pointed out a trend that makes them question if the fourth oldest Duggar boy has a job. In the reality show as well as social media posts Josiah Duggar is always seen hanging around at home. He once worked in his older brother Josh’s used car dealership but that business is rumored to have been unlicensed and consequently closed. It’s unclear if Josiah has a job.
Few families are as heavily scrutinized as the Duggars. Their unique religious beliefs and conservative lifestyle make them fascinating to viewers of their reality TV shows. Not many young men Josiah’s age would have such a large number of people interested in their employment. Nor would so many people usually be fascinated by Jim Bob and Michelle’s net worth. Because of their unique public lifestyle fans just can’t get enough speculation as to how they all support such large families.