The youngest Roloff sibling announced his exit from the show in 2016, after appearing on the series for 10 years. Jacob has been outspoken about his disdain for the show and took to Twitter Tuesday night to reveal what he earned filming, during his childhood years.
“People don’t realize I was paid roughly $6/hr to be filmed for my whole childhood. I’m still called rich derisively lol,” Jacob wrote on Twitter, Tuesday.
“I wish I went scorched earth but I value family, I wish I kept filming but I value my principles and my soul. Life is complicated,” he added.
Jacob posted another fiery tweet last month, seemingly dissing his family for sticking with the TLC show.
“Did I screw up not selling my soul for TV & ad money? Hope not lol but rent is too damn high and I work too damn much. Life is for vibes,” he tweeted.
In 2015, Jacob complained that he was not receiving the income he earned during his time on the show.
He tweeted—“man I wish it didn’t feel like I was getting f***** out of the money from the show that was my childhood right now.”
The former TLC personality bashed the show the following year for portraying a supposedly phony narrative of the Oregon-based family.
Jacob wrote—“I get comments on here all the time about how people ‘miss me on the show’ or telling me I should ‘do a few more episodes’ with the family; I’m posting this to say that that will never happen.”
He continued—“I have felt and observed over the years of the ‘crew’ is to preserve their job and preserve the ratings, which is up to you to be right or wrong.”
“That’s not to say they are all soulless corporate shills or something, there are and have been good people involved but that doesn’t negate the fact that they do have their own personal agenda,” Jacob said.
He added—“For me, noticing how the agenda of the crew doesn’t work well with the health and happiness of our family is what made me decide quite a while ago that I could not be a part of it as soon as I was able.”
He also alleged that he was molested by a former LPBW producer, but didn’t go public with the claim until December 2020.
Jacob and his wife, Isabel Rock, have a YouTube channel and travel blog, “Roaming Roloff,” where they upload videos and share details of their trips around the country. The channel has 7k subscribers. Isabel’s art is also featured on the platform. Jacob and Isabel recently welcomed their first child, a son, Mateo.
“There’s two ways to do the filming thing – one way is through the show, maybe, and the other way is through myself and vlogs,” Jacob said in one YouTube video, per a report by In Touch. “It’s just more free doing it myself, I can do anything, I can say anything, I can talk about anything – I can show whatever I want.”
Celebrity Net Worth reported in 2018 that Jacob’s net worth was approximately $300k. The Roloff family reportedly brings in about $7k-$10k per episode.
Little People, Big World airs on Tuesdays at 9 pm, ET, on TLC.
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