“Matt” Roloff (born October 7, 1961) is an American television personality and author who is most known for his participation with his family on the TLC reality television show, “Little People, Big World.” He is also a business entrepreneur, author, farmer, and motivational speaker. The show focused on the routines of the Roloff family. Roloff, Amy, and one of their four children, Zachary, all suffer from dwarfism.
Roloff was born with diastrophic dysplasia, progressive dwarfism that required him to have fifteen procedures as a child. 2 Ron and Peggy Roloff, from the show “Little People, Big World,” are his parents. They are of normal height as is his older sister, Ruth. His younger brother Sam, an artist and founder of Back-Story Underpainting has diastrophic dysplasia and utilizes crutches to walk as well. His middle brother Joshua was born with a serious heart abnormality; he died in 1999 at age 34.
Matt Roloff’s Net Worth:
A businessman, farmer, actor, and author, Matt Roloff has a net worth of $6 million. He is most recognized for his role in TLC’s Little People, Big World reality show. In the Star Wars TV movie Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, Matt portrayed an Ewok.
At this writing, there are more than 340 episodes of “Little People, Big World” in TLC’s archives, which began broadcasting on March 4, 2006. An executive producer, Matt is responsible for the six-episode “Little People Big World: Wedding Farm” spinoff that aired on TLC in 2012. “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Conquering Mount St.
Helens,” and other one-offs have been featured in previous seasons. Since becoming a motivational speaker, Roloff has spoken at a number of institutions and conferences, including the Association of Legal Administrators Conference and the Kids Included Together International Conference on Inclusive Education.
To name just a few of his television credits, he’s been on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jay Leno,” and more. He’s also written three books, including “Against Tall Odds: Being a David in a Goliath World” (1999), “Little Family, Big Values: Lessons in Love, Respect and Understanding for Families of Any Size” (2007), and “Little Lucy, Big Race,” a children’s book, in 2018.
On September 12, 1987, Matt married Amy Knight, whom he had met at a Little People of America convention the year before. Zachary and Jeremy were born in 1990, Molly in 1993, and Jacob in 1997, and they have three further children. All four of Zachary’s siblings are within the normal height range. During a March 2014 episode of “Little People, Big World,” Matt and Amy revealed that they were divorcing in June 2015 after 26 years of marriage. Matt Roloff began a relationship with Caryn Chandler, his assistant for a decade, in May 2016, after the Roloffs’ divorce was finalized.
President of the Coalition for Dwarf Advocacy and the previous president of the Little People of America, Roloff is a prominent advocate for the rights of people who are dwarfed. One of his other businesses is Direct Access Solutions, which distributes an accessibility kit for the hospitality industry for those who are shorter than 5 feet. For the past many years, Matt has visited American troops in Iraq. He helped obtain a family of three Iraqi children with dwarfism the medical care they needed.
Drunken driving charges were filed against Roloff in 2003 after he swerved into a ditch. The accusations against him were dropped when he completed an alcohol diversion program. In 2007, a Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy reported that Matt drove outside the travel lane after leaving a pub and charged him with DUI once more. Because the vehicle was custom-made for Amy, Roloff stated he was having a difficult time managing it. He was merely dropping someone off at the pub. Jury misbehavior led to the dismissal of the case against Matt, who pled not guilty.
Matt and Amy purchased their first piece of land near Helvetia, Oregon, in 1990, which would eventually grow to 109 acres. The initial parcel cost them $185,000, and they went on to buy many more in the vicinity for a total of $250,000 in total. While on the land, they constructed a 4,500-square-foot main dwelling as well as many distinctive features. The following features have been added to the property:
- Children’s play castle the size of a small home
- A 40-foot pirate ship that features several bedrooms
- A replica western town featuring a jail, post office, bank, and barbershop
- Replica mountain range
- 3,600 square-foot barn
After their divorce in 2006, Matt and Amy remained co-owners of the property, but in 2019, Matt bought Amy out of her part.
On the market for $4 million in 2022, Matt is selling the major 16-acre component of the property, which includes the following amenities. The selling agency has put together a video tour of the property: