Jon Gosselin is a television personality, known for his appearances with then-wife Kate Gosselin and their eight children on the American reality TV show Jon & Kate Plus 8.
They received local media coverage until the sextuplets were 17 months old, when Discovery Health offered the couple a reality series chronicling the lives of their family.
The Discovery Health special, called Surviving Sextuplets and Twins, first aired in September 2005. One year later, the family was featured in another special titled Sextuplets and Twins: One Year Later. Both specials received high Nielsen ratings, and Discovery Health signed the couple to a series that aired beginning in April 2007. During this time, the family was filmed for three to four days per week, and received payment for appearing on the show.=
Jon Gosselin co-wrote Multiple Blessings: Surviving to Thriving with Twins and Sextuplets with then-wife Kate Gosselin and Beth Carson, a book that made The New York Times Best Seller list.
Jon Gosselin appeared on an episode of the TLC show American Chopper, in which he traveled to the motorcycle shop to request a custom bike. He allowed Entertainment Tonight to air an interview with him and Hailey Glassman, and other interviews before and after the twins’ birthdays. Viewers of Entertainment Tonight also witnessed the couple argue on screen. Later on, the court declared that Jon’s TLC contract forbade him from appearing elsewhere on television. Jon began dating Ellen Ross in April 2010.
On February 18, 2011, Us Weekly reported that Jon Gosselin had spent several months unemployed, had sold his vehicle to make money, and ultimately found a job as a construction worker for a Pennsylvania company that installs solar panels.
How Jon Gosselin Made His Money – Reality Television
Estimated Net Worth: $100 Thousand
Birthday: April 1, 1977
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