Reality stars are often transparent in every aspect of their lives. Considering these stars live out their stories on television, they have to be pretty upfront about anything and everything. The stars of TLC's Little People, Big World, are no exception to this rule... at least for the most part. Over the past few years, one of the show's stars has been less obvious about how he earns an income. So, what is Zach Roloff's job?
As diehard fans of Zach already know, he and his wife Tori Roloff just welcomed their first child on May 14. Now that Zach is the dad to a baby boy named Jackson, the questions about his job are more warranted than ever. It's no secret that children are expensive to raise, right?
According to a report from InTouch Weekly, Zach's full-time job is being a television personality. It's not too shocking when you consider Roloff has been on television since 2006. Similarly to the Duggar children on TLC's 19 Kids & Counting, Zach has grown up on television. At 27 years old, it kind of makes sense for him to ride the reality wave to its conclusion. Who knows, maybe there's a spin-off in Zach, Tori, and Jackson's futures.
As for Zach's wife, Tori, she's an enthusiastic kindergarten teacher. At the end of April, Tori left her beloved teaching career to go on maternity leave. Assuming Tori doesn't leave education for a career as a full-time mom, she and Zach will have the combined income of teaching and reality television. It takes teamwork to make the dream work, people.
The good news for baby Jackson is, both of his parents will be able to spend ample time with him as he grows up if they stay in their current careers. Considering Zach's job literally takes place in his house and centers around the goings on with his family, it's safe to say he'll be a pretty hands-on dad. Tori will also get a lot of face time with Jackson thanks to prolonged school breaks and summers off.
For those wondering about the Roloff family farm as an additional potential source of income down the road, that remains up in the air. On an episode of Little People, Big World, Zach expressed worry over what the loss of the farm would do to his future kids. Although Zach's worry centered around space for his kiddos to run around, it does make one wonder about the earning potential lost if the farm goes under.
In the TLC segment, Zack said:
The future of the farm is uncertain. It’s nerve-wracking. We’d have nowhere for our kids to run around.
Farm or not, it sounds like Zach and Tori have good heads on their shoulders. Both Zach and Tori have jobs that allow them to spend lots of time with Jackson and to keep their ship afloat. Even if Little People, Big World ends its long run in the near future, it's likely Zach will find a way to parlay his many interests into a profitable enterprise. Given how much Zach clearly adores Tori and Jackson, this seems like a sure bet.