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5 Things You Didn't Know About Willie Robertson

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Willie Robertson attends Under Armour opens largest brand house on Chicago's Magnificent Mile at Under Armour Chicago on March 5th, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Under Armour)

By    |   Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017 09:52 AM

Willie Robertson achieved overnight fame appearing on the reality TV series “Duck Dynasty,” but he’s also a successful businessman, avid outdoorsman, and best-selling author.

He is known for his deep Christian faith as well as the American flag bandana he often wears around his head. He turned his father Phil’s sporting business, Duck Commander, into a huge success. His book, “The Duck Commander Family,” co-authored with his wife Korie, was a New York Times best-seller, and his views on politics, culture, and family have made him a sought-after celebrity on the speaking circuit.

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But here are five things you might not know about Willie Robertson:

1. He has a business degree — It's part of the reason he’s had success with the family business; it wasn't just because of his rise as a reality TV star. He received a degree in business from Harding University and is now worth an estimated $20 million, Celebrity Toob reported.

2. He collects vehicles and hand-paints them — Because the paint jobs on his trucks and cars are often done with camouflage detailing, Robertson worries about accidents. Not only would it be difficult repairing the wrecks, but the paint job would have to be redone right. His 2007 BMW Z4 is “duckoflaged,” he says, according to TheRichest.com.

3. He played himself in the movie “God’s Not Dead” — Willie and Korie Robertson portrayed themselves in the 2014 religious film. In one scene, they explain their faith to a skeptical reporter. Willie says that fame and success are only temporary but “Jesus, that’s eternal.”

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4. Robertson met his wife at a youth summer camp — Willie was in the fourth grade and Korie was in the third grade. “We were on a hike and I asked her to hold hands,” he told Ask Men. They became inseparable and got married about a year after high school.

5. He calls his parents by their first names — He’s done so since he was a teenager or younger. The kids in his family had been in business together with their parents since they were children. It was better in business dealings with others to refer to "Phil" instead of “my daddy,” Robertson told Parade.

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Willie Robertson achieved overnight fame appearing on the reality TV series “Duck Dynasty,” but he’s also a successful businessman, avid outdoorsman, and best-selling author. But here are five things you might not know about him.
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