- Date of Birth:
- April 22, 1972
Willie Robertson (born Willie Jess Robertson, in Bernice, Louisiana on April 22, 1972) is an American TV personality, businessman, outdoorsman, hunter, and author. Willie rose to fame on the reality TV show called Duck Dynasty, which premiered in 2012. The show follows his family, who became wealthy from their family-operated business, Duck Commander. Willie’s father, Phil Robertson, is the founder of Duck Commander, a company that manufactures duck calls and other duck-hunting and deer-hunting merchandise. Willie is the current CEO of the company. Since childhood he had been interested in the business started by his father. He attended Harding University and graduated from The University of Louisiana at Monroe with a business degree. Willie helped his family business become a multimillion-dollar empire, which also helped to generate interest in Duck Dynasty. In 2006 Willie created Buck Commander, a company that manufactures deer-hunting merchandise. Willie is well-known for his signature long beard and his staunch Christian faith.
Best Known For:
Willie Robertson is best known for his starring role on the A&E reality TV series, Duck Dynasty.
Willie Robertson married Korie Robertson in 1992 and together they have five children: John Luke, Sadie, Will, Bella, and Rebecca. Rebecca however was a foreign exchange student whom the Robertson family considers part of the family although she was never legally adopted. In Jan. 2016, the couple announced they adopted their 6th child in May 2015. Willie also has two older brothers, Alan and Jase and one younger brother, Jep.