Tim Smith is a TV personality known for his part in discovery channel docudrama “Moonshiners.” The show dramatizes its cast brewing their shine in the Appalachian region of the country often in the forest while evading the authorities. In real life, Tim produces legal moonshine and distributes it by the brand name Climax Moonshine. In this article, we will bring everything about this TV star with details like his net worth, age, family, wife, and son JT Smith who also features in Moonshiners.
Tim Smith Wiki/Bio, Age
A third-generation moonshiner in the family, Tim Smith, was born in December of 1966 in the state of Virginia. As of now, he is 51 years of age. Tim learned the craftsmanship of shining from his father just like it was passed down from his father. As a small boy, Tim would help his father operate a still and witnessed the police raid distillery at the mere age of five.
Tim took on family business after his father passed away. He distilled illegal shine in Backwoods of Virginia with his dog, Camo to watch over the authorities. After some years of working behind the scene, Tim owned a license to produce and distribute the moonshine. He officially launched his brand, Climax Moonshine, in may of 2013 starting from Georgia, South Carolina, D.C., Maryland, West Virginia and Tennessee and has extended in other places.
Tim Smith Career and Net Worth
Tim is the mainstay of the Discovery hit show Moonshiners. He started from the first season premiere of the show on December 6, 2011. Tim benefits huge fan followings and net worth from the show. Most of his income comes from moonshining business and the salary from the show aids the cause. Tim has an estimated net worth of $500,000. Considering the popularity of the show and his flourishing liquor business, it would not be a surprise seeing the net worth grow real soon.
Besides a public figure, Tim offers his time as fire chief at Climax Fire department. He has been volunteering as Chief for fourteen years, since 2004. Tim used to work as a maintenance mechanic in a mattress factory. Also, Tim served six years in US Army.
Tim Smith Wife Shelby Smith and Son, JT Smith
Tim is married to longtime partner Shelby Smith. The couple took the wedding vow in 1986 and has been together ever since. They are resident of Climax, Virginia along with their son, JT Smith.
JT is in his early 20’s and currently married to his girlfriend, Ashley. He provides volunteer service as a firefighter for Climax Fire Department. At the end of 2017, he was awarded “1st Place Top Call Runner” prize by none other than his chief father, Tim. In spare time JT enjoys hunting, fishing, and riding his four-wheeler.
Tim’s wife, Shelby is also involved in community work; she is an active member of her church. Shelby works in the cafeteria at Gretna Elementary School as school nutritionist.