What is Josh Duggar's net worth? Disgraced ex-reality star arrested, 'brings them closer,' says family
This arrest has reportedly come six years after the disturbing sex abuse scandal in 2015 when it was revealed that Duggar molested several underage girls, including his sisters Jill and Jessa, as a teen
Josh Duggar’s arrest has left his family members “concerned”, a source said. The shamed ex-reality star was taken into custody on charges related to a raid on his used car dealership. This arrest has reportedly come six years after the sex abuse scandal when it was revealed that Duggar molested several underage girls, including his sisters Jill and Jessa, as a teen. According to Newsweek, Josh Duggar never faced legal charges for the alleged molestations, partly because police said the statute of limitations for prosecuting the crimes had expired.
The Sun reported that on Thursday afternoon, April 29, ex-reality star was detained on federal charges in Washington County. According to a source, he presented himself before the authorities without incident. An insider said that now, after Duggar has been jailed, his parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, and their 19 kids are worried.
“The family has known that this has been coming for weeks, and Josh has been preparing himself. They are praying together for Josh and Anna, who is standing by her husband as she always has,” said the source, who is close to the family.
They added: “Family members are extremely concerned by what is happening and they just want to find out the truth. They know that this will put them in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, and are stunned they are having to go through this again. The family will be speaking out shortly and hope this in many ways will bring them closer together and even closer to God.”
Duggar’s wife Anna, who is pregnant with their seventh child, has always been his support system. During the difficult times in 2015 during the molestation scandal, she never left his side. At the time, a report was uncovered where his father Jim told the authorities that the 33-year-old had fondled minor girls in their sleep in the Duggar family home in 2002.
Later, Duggar also addressed the accusations against him and noted, “Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends.”
His parents had also added, “Back 12 years ago our family went through one of the most difficult times of our lives. When Josh was a young teenager, he made some very bad mistakes and we were shocked. We had tried to teach him right from wrong. That dark and difficult time caused us to seek God like never before. Even though we would never choose to go through something so terrible, each one of our family members drew closer to God.”
What is Josh Duggar's net worth?
According to reports, Duggar’s net worth is expected to be nearly $200,000. Earlier, he used to own a consulting firm for politicians and an automotive dealership. He was also a part of the Discovery Health Channel Series, ‘14 Children and Pregnant Again!’, which transformed into TLC's ‘19 Kids and Counting’; but the show was canceled after his scandals came to light. He has yet to be taken in the family's later spinoff show, 'Counting On'.
In comparison to his parents and siblings, he reportedly makes less money. For instance, Jim and Michelle’s net worth is $3.5 million and Joy-Anna Duggar’s fortune is estimated to be $700,000 while her sister, Jinger Duggar, is reported to have a net worth of $2 million.
Reports also state that Duggar is jobless these days and stays with his wife and six kids in a warehouse on his parents' property in Arkansas. An insider mentioned, “There's no sign of him working and he only leaves when he drives the family out in a blue minivan. He pulled the short straw with his living arrangements, too. His brother Joseph and his wife Kendra's log cabin is picturesque and impressive while Josh's warehouse doesn’t look like the most welcoming of places.”