How Josiah And Lauren Duggar Really Make Their Money

Fans of the infamous Counting On family know that the Duggars have a lot of kids. And if you're wondering how they can afford to keep broadening their family — raising a child isn't exactly cheap! — you're not alone. As fans might expect, TLC is responsible for much of the family's payday — but if Derick Dillard is to be believed, Duggar patriarch Jim Bob Duggar might not distribute the family's earnings evenly among his children. So, how do younger members of the family, like Josiah and Lauren Duggar, earn enough money for their own households? Here's what we know about the Duggars' finances.

In October 2020, Jill Duggar Dillard shared that she and Derick hired an attorney to recover their wages for 19 Kids and Counting and Counting On. Jim Bob was reportedly the shows' "primary payee," per People, overseeing the family's $25,000 to $45,000 income for each episode. Derick shared in a YouTube video that the couple ended up being paid "a little more than minimum wage" after the legal battle. If that's how much they earned after having to fight for it, the other Duggar siblings, like Josiah, might not be making a ton of money from TLC, either.

Unfortunately, there aren't a ton of clues about how Josiah and Lauren do make their money. But keep reading to find out what we do know.

Josiah Duggar registered his own business in May 2019

As CheatSheet reported in November 2019, several Duggar family members have registered their own companies, even if the businesses aren't fully operating yet. In May 2019, Josiah Duggar registered a company called Milagro Designs, LLC. "Milagro" is Lauren Duggar's middle name and their daughter, Bella's, middle name as well. The company is listed as being in the "design services" business, but doesn't seem to have taken off the ground just yet. Redditors have speculated that the company is a leather design business, but it doesn't seem to have any website or social media presence to confirm the news.

Josiah and Lauren's Instagram bio, meanwhile, links to the website for Medic Corps, where John David Duggar works. It's unclear if Josiah is doing some work for Medic Corps, too, or if he's just supporting his brother's business.

Fans have speculated in the past about whether Josiah has a job, and there's really no concrete evidence that he does. It seems likely that Josiah and Lauren get most of their money from Jim Bob Duggar, whether that's from the family's TLC earnings or from Jim Bob's real estate business.