Gil Bates Bio, Net Worth, Family, Children, Facts

By | April 1, 2017

Gil Bates is an entrepreneur and tv star revealed his biography, current net worth, family, age, house, business, total children and career detail. Known for having a Big Family tree and a Reality TV star, Gil along with his sons runs a Tree- Cutting Business. Apart from this, Gil was voted as the most Outstanding Wrestler and won the most prestigious 1983 SC State Championship. Gil’s favorite movie is FLYWHEEL.

Gil Bates


Full Name Gil Bates
Birth Date January 1, 1965
Net Worth $250 Thousand
Source of Income Entrepreneur & TV Star
Total Children 19
Ethnicity White
Wife Kelly

Gil Bates was born on January 1, 1965. Gil served a ministry team at Anderson University in Anderson, SC where he met Kelly Jo. Kelly Jo was Lab Assistant for girl’s Chemistry classes and served ministry together with Gil Bates. They started liking each other. The Chemistry between them is just sizzling. After some time, both of them took a decision to transfer to Carson Newman University in Tefferson City, TN. One day Gill proposed Kelly and they had share a wed bond on December 19, 1987. Both of them are in deep love with each other. Soon, 19 children took birth, as Gil did not believe in taking precautions because the Modern American families believe in let the GOD decide how many children they have. The eldest child is Zachary 27 years old and the youngest is Jeb 4 years old.

He has a huge table that is like 16-foot long in his house and he tries to have dinner with all or at least one meal a day together with family. That was pretty hard for him. There was no TV in Gil Bates House. They survived without TV as Gil Bates said that if 21 people try to watch TV then the whole time will be wasted and no time would remain for focusing on other big things. Bates had always shifted family minds towards the togetherness and GOD.

Dungar Family and Gates Family are close friends. On January 1, new TV  reality show “BRINGING UP THE BATES” of Bates family provided viewers with a deeper lens into the familial chaos. Firstly Bates didn’t find cool to jump into the reality TV show as he thought his family was a “pretty leery” but soon he realized that their family exposure would help people a lot. Then Bates started opening up for interviews, his family story and TLC mini-series. This step of Bates inspired millions of people to got changes in their lives.

In 2012, the family started their own church where Gil preaches. There is no exact information about the earnings. The main sources of income for Gill Bates’ family are Tree-Cutting Business with the help of his sons and Reality show BRINGING up the Bates. It is now fifth Season of Bringing Up The Bates is going on. One of his sons named Lawson working in Lawn Care Service. They did not buy clothes on full price; they wait and buy from the sale. His income is sufficient for fulfillment of basic requirements only. The Bates’ family is very popular on social media and has more than twenty nine thousand followers on Instagram.



Gil Bates is an inspiration for thousands of people. His life’s story helped people a lot. There is deep love inside this big family which inspired people a lot.

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