When Phil Robertson decided to step down from his job as the CEO of The Duck Commander, he left quite a large void to be filled. His legacy was so large that it was almost impossible for someone to come in and take his place. As the leadership changed hands from Phil to his son Willie, many were not so sure about it. But over the years, Willie has taken on all the challenges that were set out to him, and has surpassed the expectations of many. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Willie Robertson.
Willie Jess Robertson was born on the 22nd of April 1972 to Phil and Marsha Kay Robertson. The third child of the pair, Willie has two older brothers, Alan and Jase, one younger sister, Phyllis, and one younger brother, Jep. Like his father, Willie has into hunting from a young age and accompanied his father to the winds. Of all the Robertson children, Willie was the one who was most interested in the family business and spent a considerable amount of time learning about duck calling and hunting. After graduating from a local high school, Willie enrolled at the Harding University but transferred to NE Louisiana University, at a later date. He graduated in 2014, with a business degree.
Right after graduating from University, Will made the trip back to his hometown and began assisting his father in running the business. His business degree proved to be an asset for the company, and Phil left the leadership position to his son. After taking over his father, Will turned the family business into a multi-million dollar empire. This growth helped the Robertsons to secure a reality TV show, Duck Dynasty.
While Will is most known as the CEO of the Duck Commander, he did start a company under the name of Buck Commander. The company was also in the center of a reality TV series under the same name which was produced by Under Armour on the Outdoor Channel.
Over the years, Will has made numerous appearances in other reality TV series as well. He appeared in Duck Commander from 2009 to 2011, which was became the base for the new show, Duck Dynasty. Will stayed for the entire run of the series from 2012 to 2017. Will also appeared on the series Buck Commander from 2010 to 2019. His other appearances include Billy the exterminator in 2010, Last Man Standing in 2013, God’s Not Dead in 2014, and Whose Line is it anyway in 2015. While Will has not been seen in media after the last season of Buck Commander, he continues to work as a hunter.
In March of 2014, Will was awarded the Governor’s Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.
Television personality, businessman, hunter, and author, Willie Robertson is a man of many ventures. Despite his hands dipped in different fields it has led him to grow his main business company Duck Commander. As of 2020, Willie Robertson’s net worth is recorded at $20M.
A family man, Willie has supported his father through hard times. Both Willie and his wife stood for Phil during the GQ Controversy. Willie is married to Korie Robertson. The pair tied the knot in 1992 and are together ever since. Korie, besides being a homemaker, actively involved in the family business and became a pillar of strength for her husband. Like most of the Robertson extended family, Korie made her Duck Dynasty debut during the show’s inception in 2012. She regularly appeared until the show concluded after 11 seasons in 2017.
In the long marriage between Willie and Korie, the pair are proud parents to six children. Among six John Luke Robertson (born October 11, 1995), Sadie Robertson (born June 11, 1997), and Bella Robertson (born September 16, 2002) are their biological children. Other three, Willie Alexander Robertson, Rowdy Robertson, and Rebecca Robertson are adopted. Rebecca is originally from Taiwan and at the age of 16, she came to the family as an exchange student. And later she was legally adopted. Willie Alexander is an African American who was adopted at the age of 5.Rowdy Robertson joined the family in May 2016 and was adopted later that year in September.
Willie Jess Robertson
April 22, 1972
Bernice, Louisiana, United States
Phil Robertson, Marsha Kay Robertson
Jase Robertson, Jules Jeptha Robertson, Alan Robertson, Phyllis
NE Louisiana University
Television Personality, Hunter, Author
Korie Robertson (m. 1992)
Sadie Robertson, John Luke Robertson, Bella Robertson, Willie Alexander Robertson, Rebecca Robertson, Rowdy Robertson