For years, fans have been following the lives of the Duggar family. One of the things that makes this oversized family so attractive is that they are not afraid of being themselves. Many of the things this family does seem a little strange to the rest of the world, but the Duggar doesn’t let them stop criticism.
They have proven time and again that as long as you have a smile on your face and have a good healthy attitude, you can handle things unpleasantly in an unconventional way without getting too much play.
Now that many Duggar children have grown up and have their own families, many fans are wondering how these new families can support themselves financially. More specifically, how Ben Seewald is able to take care of his wife and his three children.
Does Ben have a job? How do he and Jessa afford to feed and dress their three small children? Keep reading to find the answers to those questions plus much more.
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Ben Seewald graduated
Just like Duggar’s parents, Ben’s parents decided to attend a homeschool with his brothers and sisters. However, after completing his homeschooling curriculum, he was able to go to an actual school with real students and teachers.
He was enrolled at the National Park Community College in Hot Springs, Arkansas when he was married to Jessa. In 2015, just six months after he married his wife, he graduated with a degree in political science.
After graduating from college, Ben’s fans were not surprised to hear that he wanted to pursue a career in religion. His new goal was to become a preacher and in 2017 he preached at the Evangelism Reformation Conference in Hurst, Texas.
How much do Jessa and Ben Seewald earn from “Counting On”?
After Josh Duggar’s scandal, TLC decided to pull the plug from the most popular show, 19 Kids and Counting, and instead decided to focus on the lives of adult Duggar children. The first episode of Jill and Jessa: Counting On was broadcast for the first time in 2015, and it turned out to be an even bigger hit than the previous Duggar show.
Due to the overwhelming popularity of the new show, Jessa and Ben Seewald were able to earn a pretty healthy salary from the show (and still make it). Today Ben and Jessa Seewald are estimated at around $ 400,000.
Does Ben Seewald have a job?
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According to Kim Kardashian (and other reality TV stars), the lead role in your own reality show is a full-time career. However, fans don’t buy it and think it’s time for Seewald to get a “real” job.
Jessa’s father, Jim Bob Duggar, owns his own real estate company and in the past Ben was known for doing odd jobs for the Duggar patriarch. Ben also recently started helping the Duggar homeschool children, but fans of Counting On are still not convinced that this is enough.
During a recent Reddit discussion, a fan asked if Ben is doing anything else than the children’s home school. A commentator had said that he was a better choice than Jessa because, unlike his wife, Ben had a university education.
Another commentator suggested that because Ben was schooling the Duggar children, he probably still worked for his father-in-law. “And wow it is not surprising that he teaches those children. Reading as: Ben would not find it at work, so JB hired him,” the commentator had said.
It’s hard to say exactly what Ben does. He doesn’t seem to have a traditional job, but he still seems to be very busy and his children are well cared for. And if he ever gets desperate for a job, he can always pursue his dream of becoming a Christian rapper.