“Little People, Big World” premiered on TLC in March 2006 and has become staple viewing in millions of households around the world ever since. The latest seasons have brought plenty of drama pertaining to Matt Roloff’s new relationship and his decision to sell part of the famous Roloff Farm, which has caused quite a rift in the family.
With over 15 years in the entertainment industry under their belts, many expect the Roloffs to be comfortably wealthy, thanks to reality TV paychecks and off-screen endorsements. Stay tuned if you want to find out who the richest cast member is.
Jacob Roloff – $300,000
Of the adult cast members, Jacob Roloff comes in at the bottom of the list with a relatively humble $300,000 net worth. This is unsurprising, as he reportedly opted out of his contract in 2016, and since then has only made occasional appearances in the series, despite staying on close terms with his family.
After much speculation, Jacob broke his silence in 2020, claiming to have left the show after being molested and groomed by one of its executive field producers during his formative years. Matt and Amy’s youngest son added that, while he didn’t blame anyone for not realizing what had happened, he questioned the morality of exposing young children to the world of reality TV.
Although not much is known about Jacob’s current profession, we can confirm that he was invited back to Roloff Farms in 2022 to help his father out with maintenance work. This came shortly after Matt’s spectacular falling-out with his other two sons, Zach and Jeremy. We’re not sure if Jacob took-up Matt on his offer, but we do know that he leads a lowkey lifestyle with his wife and young son.
Jeremy Roloff – $500,000
Although many online sources list Jeremy’s net worth at $700,000, we find that $500,000 is a more likely figure, as the former camera operator only earned $5,000 per episode of “Little People, Big World” at the height of his involvement. In 2018, he and his wife Audrey left the show to focus on parenthood and their careers.
That’s not to say that Jeremy doesn’t keep busy. In August 2019, the creative became president of The Roloff Company. The umbrella company oversees his and Audrey’s ambitious business ventures, which includes publishing books, marriage and finance journals, and even a podcast.
Jeremy also sells lightroom presets packages for mobile and desktop use. These presets packages are often used by influencers or business owners to make their social media posts look more polished and professional on a budget.
Zach Roloff – $700,000
Reputable sources confirm that Zach Roloff’s net worth is $700,000. The bulk of the reality TV personality’s income comes from “Little People, Big World”, as he is said to earn over $7,000 per episode. Despite his complicated relationship with Matt, Zach has almost always worked on the family farm as well.
With a million Instagram followers and thousands of likes on every social media post he launches, Zach has also found a new income stream in paid partnerships and sponsorships. Although he has plenty on his plate as a father of three, Zach occasionally works with small online businesses to promote their products in exchange for an undisclosed fee.
Nevertheless, Zach will probably be taking time off from work for the next few months, as in February 2023 he underwent brain surgery. Shortly after the procedure, he explained to his fans: “I had a shunt revision surgery after getting really sick. The shunt has always been something I’ve had, but became very real this past week for our family.”
Amy Roloff – $5 million
The Roloff family matriarch is a formidable businesswoman in her own right, with a well-deserved seven-figure net worth. Apart from her role as a permanent cast member of “Little People, Big World”, Amy is a baker, author, entrepreneur, and public speaker.
Highlights in Amy’s career include being invited to give a keynote speech at the prestigious Empowering Women in Business Conference in 2015. We don’t have a definite figure for how much Amy charges per public speaking gig, but she’s done several over the years, and is also a regular in the Get Motivated business seminar speaking series.
Amy also earned herself a nice sum of money by selling her portion of Roloff Farms to her ex-husband, Matt. The reality TV powerhouse used the cash to move into her own place with her then-fiancé, Christopher Marek. Despite divorcing, Matt and Amy were tied together by their business ventures, such as their salsa line, for many years; the companies have since been liquidated.
Matt Roloff – $6 million
It’s perhaps unsurprising that Matt Roloff hasn’t been on speaking terms with most of the family for months. Since his controversial move to sell part of the famous Roloff Farms – a decision which was partly encouraged by his fiancé Caryn Chandler – Matt has faced an increasing backlash both on and offline.
However, Matt is a businessman at heart and has essentially built a small empire from the ground up. Despite his criminal record and failed business endeavors, Matt has proven himself to be a true entrepreneur. His revenue streams include reality TV checks, online partnerships and product promotion, and book sales.
Lately, Matt has been working on several new projects which he will reveal in due course. He has an active YouTube channel on which he regularly uploads videos, making him a prolific content creator. Like his ex-wife, Matt is also known to do the odd public speaking gig as well.
Although Matt and Caryn recently announced their engagement, it’s unclear if they will monetize this new development in their relationship. Caryn, who was a trusted family friend and one of the Roloff family’s employees before dating Matt, is a low-key woman who rarely uses social media, and prefers to stay out of the limelight. In fact, she left the show in November 2022 due to the growing tension between herself and Matt’s family. Although a wedding special could earn Matt and Caryn a lot of money, it’s looking unlikely for the time being.
The 24th season of “Little People, Big World” premiered on TLC in January 2023. It’ll be many months until a new season is confirmed, but as the Roloffs signed a multi-year contract with the network, we’ll probably be seeing them on screen in a few months.