Michelle Duggar

Birth Day September 13th, 1966
Birth Place Tontitown, Arizona, United States of America
Age 57 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Virgo

About Michelle Duggar

Michelle Duggar is widely recognized as an American reality star, author, and real estate agent. She gained fame through TLC's popular show "19 Kids and Counting," which revolves around the Duggar family, consisting of Michelle, her husband Jim Bob, and their 19 children. Her role as a devoted mother and wife has made her a household name. Michelle became a mother at the age of 21 when she had her first child in 1988, and her last child, Josie, was born on December 10, 2009. In addition to her television appearances, Michelle and Jim Bob ventured into the world of publishing. They co-authored their first book, "The Duggars: 20 and Counting!," released on December 2, 2008. The book offers an inside look into their family dynamics and values. They followed up with another book titled "A Love That Multiplies: An Up-Close View of How They Make It Work," published on June 7, 2011, sharing insights into their successful marriage and parenting principles. Michelle's dedication to her family and her role as a mother earned her the prestigious "Young Mother of the Year" award from American Mothers Incorporated on April 7, 2004.

Michelle Duggar Early Life & Family

Michelle Duggar, born on September 13, 1966, is currently 56 years old as of 2022. Her zodiac sign is Virgo as per her birth date. Originally from Ohio, USA, Michelle's full birth name is Michelle Annette Ruark. She holds American nationality and identifies as American-White ethnically. Her parents are Garrett Ruark (father) and Ethel Ruark (mother). Michelle has six siblings, including Garrett Jr. Ruark (older brother), Pamela Ruark (older sister), Freda Ruark (older sister, deceased), Evelyn Ruark (older sister), Kathie Ruark (older sister, deceased), and Carolyn Ruark (older sister). She practices Christianity as her religion.

Michelle's educational journey included attending Westwood Elementary School and Shiloh Christian School in Springdale. She completed her high school education in 1984, graduating from Springdale High School.

Michelle Duggar Career

  • Michelle Duggar currently stars in the TLC series "19 Kids and Counting" with her husband Jim Bob Duggar. She has become a renowned reality star through her appearances on various television shows. 
  • She has graced the screens of global channels such as Fox & Friends, Italian Public Television, KBS (Korean Broadcasting System), Discovery Home & Health (UK & Australia), Jimmy Kimmel Live, Fox News Network, CNN, MSNBC, and more. 
  • Her presence has extended beyond television, as she has been invited to talk shows and interviews on radio programs such as NPR, AP Radio, CBS Radio, and FOX Radio. 
  • Michelle Duggar's television journey began with her first appearance on Discovery Health in the special "14 Kids and Pregnant Again!" This showcased the Duggar family's daily life in their modest 2,450-square-foot house, including homeschooling, household chores, grocery shopping, church activities, and the birth of their son, Jackson. The special provided a glimpse into their dynamic and how they managed their large family.
  • Following the success of the first special, a second one-hour special titled "Raising 16 Children" aired on March 13, 2006. This episode focused on the construction of their impressive 7,000-square-foot home. It also showcased the family attending a homeschooling conference and concluded with the birth of their 16th child, Johannah. 
  • Two days later, on March 15, 2006, the third special, "16 Children and Moving In," highlighted the family's transition into their new home and the finalization of their old house's demolition.
  • Continuing their television journey, the Duggar family embarked on a road trip across the Western United States in the special "On the Road with 16 Children," which aired on June 11, 2006. This adventure-filled episode captured their visits to various locations, including a dude ranch, the Grand Canyon, the Pacific Ocean, and Disneyland. 
  • The final special, "Duggars' Big Family Album," aired on September 22, 2007, serving as a recap of previous episodes, an update on the family, and featuring the birth of their 17th child, Jennifer.
  • In 2008, the Duggar family transitioned to a regular series titled "17 Kids and Counting" on TLC. This series chronicled their lives through numerous significant events, such as the births of Michelle's youngest daughters, Jordyn-Grace and Josie, the weddings of three of Michelle's children, and the unfortunate passing of Michelle's father and a stillborn daughter named Jubilee. The show ran for ten seasons, with 229 regular episodes and 16 special episodes, before being canceled due to a scandal involving Michelle's oldest son, Josh. 
  • A spin-off series called "Counting On" premiered on December 14, 2015, featuring the Duggar family, although Michelle's appearances are less frequent.

Michelle Duggar Net Worth

Michelle Duggar, an American reality television personality, has amassed a net worth of $3.5 million as of 2023, primarily from her involvement in the entertainment industry. She earns a substantial annual income, amounting to millions of dollars. In addition to her television career, Michelle and her husband, Jim Bob, operate a successful real estate business. They own over 100 acres of land in Arkansas and engage in the buying and selling of properties. Their real estate ventures began in the early 2000s, with Jim Bob purchasing a 20-acre plot that eventually became the site for their family home, which they constructed together. Over time, they expanded their land holdings through additional purchases. The couple also engages in residential property flipping, as evidenced by the sale of their renovated mansion in Springdale, Arkansas, which they sold for $1.53 million in March 2020 after purchasing it for $230,000 in 2014 and making significant renovations. Michelle currently leads a lavish lifestyle, enjoying the rewards of her successful endeavors. 

Michelle Duggar Husband & Children

Michelle Duggar is happily married to her husband, Jim Bob Duggar. They exchanged vows on July 21, 1984, in a beautiful ceremony held at Cross Church in Rogers, Arkansas. The couple first crossed paths when Michelle joined the yogurt shop that Jim Bob's mother managed. Their connection blossomed, leading to a romantic relationship, and on December 24, 1983, Jim Bob proposed to Michelle, sealing their commitment to each other.

Over the years, Michelle and Jim Bob have been blessed with a large and loving family. They have 19 children, with their eldest being Joshua James, born on March 3, 1988. Following Joshua, they welcomed twins Jana Marie and John-David on January 12, 1990, and continued to expand their family with Jill Michelle (b. May 17, 1991), Jessa Lauren (b. November 4, 1992), Jinger Nicole (b. December 21, 1993), Joseph Garrett (b. January 20, 1995), Josiah Matthew (b. August 28, 1996), Joy-Anna (b. October 28, 1997), twins Jedidiah Robert and Jeremiah Robert (b. December 30, 1998), Jason Michael (b. April 21, 2000), James Andrew (b. July 7, 2001), Justin Samuel (b. November 15, 2002), Jackson Levi (b. May 23, 2004), Johannah Faith (b. October 11, 2005), Jennifer Danielle (b. August 2, 2007), Jordyn-Grace Makiya (b. December 18, 2008), and Josie Brooklyn (b. December 10, 2009). Despite the challenges that come with raising a large family, Michelle, Jim Bob, and their children lead a joyous and harmonious life, cherishing the love and togetherness they share.

On December 2, 2008, Michelle and her husband Jim Bob released a book called The Duggars: 20 and Counting! The book discussed topics like marriage, parenting, homeschooling, and living debt-free. On June 7, 2011, Michelle and her husband Jim Bob released a book called A Love That Multiplies: An Up-Close View of How They Make It Work. This book discussed their struggles with Josie's birth and their oldest children preparing for adulthood.

Michelle Duggar Height & Weight

Michelle Duggar is a beautiful reality star who is known for her beauty and elegance. She possesses a slim build, standing at a height of 5 feet 5 inches or 165 cm. With a weight of 64 kg or 141 lbs, she maintains a graceful figure. 

Michelle has light brown hair that complements her features, and her captivating blue eyes add a touch of allure. One of her distinctive features is her thin upper lip, which enhances her overall appearance, making her unique and memorable.

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