Matt Roloff Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$6 Million|
|Salary:||$120,000 Per Year|
|Real Name:||Matthew James Roloff|
|Date of Birth:||7th October 1961|
|Age:||61 years old|
|Height:||4 ft 1 in (1.25 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Businessman, Computer Programmer, Writer, Director, Public Speaker|
|Updated:||28th January 2023|
Matthew James Roloff is a businessman, television personality, author, Public Speaker, and farmer. As of September 2022, Matt Roloff has a net worth of $6 million. One of Roloff’s primary sources of earnings is starring in the TLC reality program Little People, Big World. With his farm being the primary source of income.
In 1990, the Roloff couple purchased an old farmhouse in Helvetia, Oregon, and turned it into an ‘amusement park’ farm theme. Over the next several years, they further expanded the area to 109 acres. In terms of tourist attractions, the farm has a Medieval castle, volleyball court, football (soccer) field, a three-story tree house, underground tunnels, a mine shaft, and a big lake with a pirate ship, a huge pumpkin field, and restored barns. His farm opens to the public during the pumpkin season. The farm received over 30,000 visitors annually.
He has diastrophic dysplasia (a disorder of cartilage and bone development) when he was born. This symptom runs in Matt Roloff’s family. In other words, dwarfism.
Matthew James Roloff was born in the city of San Francisco, California on October 7, 1961. His parents are Peggy and Ron Roloff, who currently live in California, and appeared on several episodes of Little People, Big World. His older sister is named Ruth, she has a normal height. Matt Roloff underwent fifteen operations when he was young due to his diastrophic dysplasia condition. His younger brother, Sam, also had an identical condition. Matt Roloff’s younger brother, Joshua, passed away at age 34 due to several heart malformations he had since birth.
In the 80s, Roloff had roles in several films, the most notable one was the 1981 comedy Under the Rainbow. In 1985, Roloff was cast as an Ewok character in the fantasy adventure film Star Wars Vintage: Ewoks: The Battle for Endor. After a short stint as an actor, he worked at various companies as a computer programmer in Silicon Valley, and later moved to Beaverton, Oregon, to work for a software company called Sequent Computer Systems in the late 80s.
In 2006, TLC ran a reality television series called Little People, Big World, the show is about the lives of the six-member Roloff family farm near Portland, Oregon. It premiered on March 4, 2006. As of this writing, it has aired more than 340 episodes over 21 seasons. The show is still currently running more than 16 years later, with the last one aired on July 19, 2022, Season 23, episode 10. Matt was an executive producer for several episodes. In 2012, the cable television channel TLC aired a six-episode spin-off called Little People Big World: Wedding Farm as part of a wedding special. Other series specials include Conquering Mt. St. Helens and Welcome to the Jungle.
Matt Roloff is also a motivational speaker and member of the National Speakers Association. Roloff had been invited to many universities and events, including an Association of Legal Administrators conference and the Kids Included Together International Conference on Inclusion. He also appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, in which he shared his experience about his day-to-day life as a small person and the reality TV series he starred in. Roloff was a also celebrity guest on shows such as Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (a weekly race against time as a team has just seven days to rebuild an entire house), The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The View, and numerous other television shows.
Matt has authored three books: Against Tall Odds: Being a David in a Goliath World (1999). In 2007, Matt published his second book titled Little Family, Big Values: Lessons in Love, Respect and Understanding for Families of Any Size, and a children’s book titled Little Lucy, Big Race published in 2018. As an avid reader, Roloff gave away his children’s books to schools around his region, the book is especially dedicated to his grandchildren.
Matt Roloff and Amy Knight got married on September 12, 1987. The Roloff couple has four children, Fraternal twins Zachary and Jeremy were born in 1990(the twin’s height is opposite one another), a daughter named Molly who was born in 1993, and a son Jacob in 1997.
Zachary, like his mother, has achondroplasia (a genetic condition affecting a protein in the body called the fibroblast growth factor receptor), while the other three children are of average height. In March 2014, on the Little People, Big World special, Matt and Amy announced that after 26 years of being together, they announced their divorce. Matt and Amy had been officially divorced since May 2016. In that same year, Matt started a new relationship with Caryn Chandler, who served as his assistant for over a decade.
Roloff is president and co-founder of the Coalition for Dwarf Advocacy, a non-profit whose mission it is to help families and individuals affected by dwarfism and faced with special problems and needs. He’s the former president of Little People of America. He also co-founded Direct Access Solutions (a provider of accessibility products for traveling little people). Matt Roloff is an American patriot, he had made efforts and visited U.S. troops in Iraq several times during the 2003 war in Iraq, and he provided help to an Iraqi family whose three children had dwarfism as well as other veterans.
In 2003, Roloff was charged with DUI (driving under the influence) after crashing his car into a ditch. He was ordered by a judge into an alcohol diversion program, the charges were dropped after Roloff had complied. In 2007, he was again charged with DUI, Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy stated that Roloff was intoxicated after he had a big party in a bar. To protest his innocence, Roloff said that he was having a hard time controlling the vehicle because of the vehicle’s size, and that he was giving his friend a ride home as he doesn’t have a vehicle. Matt pleaded not guilty, and the case was dismissed because of jury misconduct.
The reality TV star announced on Instagram that he decided to sell a large portion of the farm, which has served as a consistent backdrop for the long-running series. Matt Roloff publicly announced, “Today 16 acres of the farm’s 109 acres go up for sale including our original family home and bright red barn.” And on Instagram he posted. “It’s a tiny bit scary but mostly exciting. it’s time to move toward the next season of life.” The decision to tell the farm was largely due to the divorce, and he wanted to move on.
In 1990, The Roloff bought their first portion of land, they later expanded the area to a 109-acre. The property is located in Helvetia, Oregon. They paid around $180,000 for the first parcel, eventually buying multiple neighboring parcels. They built a 4,500-square-foot, approximately 418 square-meter as their primary home, and gradually added several unique attractions to the grounds for visitors. The grounds now included:
- Children’s play castle the size of a small home
- 40foott pirate ship that features several bedrooms
- A replica western town featuring a jail, post office, bank, and barbershop
- Replica mountain range
- 3,600 square-foot barn
Matt and Amy both were co-owners of the property after their divorce on May 18, 2016. But in 2019, Matt bought out the share owned by Amy. After Matt divorced his ex-wife, he has a new relationship with his own assistant of 10 years, Caryn Chandler. They are currently living on Matt’s farm together.
In 2022 Matt put the primary 16-acre section of the property, featuring all of the above amenities, on the market for $4 million.
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What is Matt Roloff Net Worth?
Matt Roloff net worth is currently $6 million USD.
How much money does Matt Roloff earn?
Matt Roloff earns $120,000 per year from various sources.
How tall is Matt Roloff?
Matt Roloff is 4 ft 1 in (1.25 m)
How old is Matt Roloff?
Matt Roloff is currently 61 years old.
When is Matt Roloff birthday?
Matt Roloff birthday is on 7th October.