We know him best as a star of TLC's Little People, Big World, but Matt Roloff has worn a lot of hats in his 56 years so far. And with his many jobs, he has also racked up a sizable nest egg. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he could cash out now for a cool $4.5 million!
How'd he get that rich? His career started in the 1980s, when he worked as a computer programmer in Silicon Valley. (He also had a brief acting career during that decade, appearing in the film Under the Rainbow and the Star Wars TV movie Ewoks: The Battle for Endor.) After a friend convinced Matt to take a job with a computer company in Oregon, he and then-wife Amy bought a 34-acre farm in the community of Helvetia, just outside of Portland.
And that brings us to another source of income. Matt has transformed the family farm into an amusement park filled with rides and attractions, as we've seen on the TLC reality show. Every year, he and his family welcome about 30,000 visitors to the property. Matt has also capitalized on his fame by writing two books and touring the country as a motivational speaker. So no, his TV gig isn't his only source of income!
With Matt earning all that money, though, fans are duly concerned his girlfriend is only dating him for his bank account. As we previously reported, Facebook fans have been hating on Caryn Chandler, his girlfriend for more than a year, thinking she's not in the relationship for the right reasons.
"She is only a gold digger. You need to wake [up], Matt," one user commented alongside a Facebook photo of the love birds. Another said, "She is a money grabber! Tramp not worth being with." And check out this critique: "Same old same old. Older man and younger woman. It's always for the money. When will these men wise up?" (As we pointed out at the time, Caryn is only seven years younger than Matt.)
Fans probably shouldn't worry, though. With such a successful life so far, Matt can clearly fend for himself!