Bates Family

The Bates Family has become famous thanks to their appearance on reality TV show titled Bringing Up Bates. The family has currently nineteen children, the eldest Zachary is 27 years old and the youngest Jeb is 4 years old. As of 2019, Bates Family has a joint net worth of approximately $1 million. Let’s take a closer look on their lives.

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The story of Bates Family started with parents William Gilvin Bates and Kelly Jo Bates. William was born on January 1st, 1965, and Kelly on October 26th, 1966. As well as their friends, Duggar family, Bates refuse the use of birth control and they let the God decide about the number of their children.

The main source of income for Bates comes from their television appearance of course. Gil Bates also runs a tree-cutting business and his sons worked with him. Except Lawson who started a lawn care service. Bates live a modest life. They reportedly shop at second-hand stores and buy things on sale. The family doesn’t have a health insurance.

The reality show Bringing Up Bates premiered in January 2015 and season 5 will start in January 2017. In that months, Bates family is expecting birth of the 6th grandchild. Bates Family are popular on social media too. They has over 290 thousand followers on Instagram as of December 2016.