Former 19 Kids & Counting star, Jim Bob Duggar, may have made a lot of money over the years via his family’s reality shows, including the spin-off Counting On, but he is also an entrepreneur who has started various businesses. He is currently the manager of the Limited Liability Company Duggar Properties, which is in good standing with the state of Arkansas, but his past businesses haven’t been so lucky.
According to Radar Online, Duggar launched the for-profit corporation company Save-N-Go, Inc. back in January 1988, but a spokesperson for the Arkansas Secretary of State says the state eventually revoked the business because Duggar only filed an annual report in 1991.
Then in 2015, Jim Bob and his wife Michelle started Duggar Processing, LLC, but the Secretary of State revoked that business in 2017 because the couple did not file the proper tax requirements for 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Jim Bob’s efforts toward obtaining wealth and power in his tiny town of Tontitown, Arkansas, has reportedly alienated many of his neighbors and friends. Those who know him have complained of his “high-class hoarding,” and now some of the town’s residents are taking action to bring one of his more ambitious projects to a halt.
The 52-year-old has applied to rezone 23 acres of land so he can transform the property into an upscale RV park. But, neighbors have concerns, and some are completely opposed to the project because Jim Bob allegedly side-steps local laws and ordinances.
However, the planning commission did approve the rezoning, and Fayetteville Planning Director Andrew Garner believes that the development would be a “net positive” for the town. But, Jim Bob still needs the approval of planning officials to build the RV park, and he still faces opposition from many in the town.
Jim Bob’s son-in-law Derick Dillard and his daughter Jill also shut down a business last summer. The couple announced last summer that they were discontinuing Dillard Family Ministries, and in February, the Board of Directors officially dissolved the charity.
Dillard and his wife properly registered the business with the IRS, but fans still slammed the nonprofit because the couple didn’t reveal how they were going to use the money they raised. In 2015, they asked fans for up to $100 a month for an international mission effort but gave no further explanation.
“I would never donate to a charity that doesn’t let me know exactly where and how my money will be used,” one user wrote, as a second said, “I would like to know exactly what they do over there, is really just preaching? They are not helping to better the life of people they see?”
After they shut down their business and said they would no longer accept donations, Dillard then started a fundraiser on Pure Charity and asked for a one-time goal of $6,500. In the description, the 29-year-old wrote that he would be part of the Cross Church School of Ministry – a program from his home church – and the money would help him with Gospel-advancement and humanitarian work in Northwest Arkansas, North America, and abroad.
However, Jim Bob Duggar only raised $125 before shutting the fundraiser down.
New episodes of Counting On return to TLC later this summer.