Phil Robertson is a professional hunter, businessman (Duck Commander), and reality television star on the popular TV series, Duck Dynasty. He is also featured on the television show Buck Commander, a hunting show on the Outdoor Channel.
As an avid hunter, Phil Robertson was in-the-know about everything related to hunting, especially that of duck hunting, and was extremely unsatisfied with the condition of duck calls of that day. So, Phil began to experiment with making a call that would produce the exact sound of a duck. He aimed at making a call for duck killers, not professional callers. Phil claimed that, “No duck would even place in a duck calling contest.” And so, in 1972, the first Duck Commander call was born.
Phil Robertson received a patent for this call and the Duck Commander Company was incorporated in 1973. Today, the company of Duck Commander is a multi-million dollar empire, headed by his son, Willie Robertson.
How Phil Robertson Made His Money – Businessman and Reality TV
Estimated Net Worth: $16 Million
Birthday: April 24, 1946
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