R.J. Molinere Net Worth

April 15, 2023
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R.J. Molinere, with his trademarked braided ponytail, stands in front of a pond on his brother’s property in Grand Bois. Molinere said his ponytail serves as an everyday reminder to himself and others that despite his light skin, he is proud of his heritage as a Native American. ERIC BESSON | TRI-PARISH TIMES

Roland Molinere Jr. was born on 21 September 1961, in Louisiana, USA, into a family of Native American ancestry. He is a reality television star, best known for participating in ‘’Swamp People’’.

So just how rich is R.J. Molinere, as of late 2017? Authoritative sources report that Molinere’s net worth is as high as $700,000, with his annual salary of $100,000; his wealth is accumulated from his over eight years-long career as an alligator hunter in the reality television show ‘’Swamp People’’, apart from his original job actually hunting the reptiles. In addition to that, he is a successful arm wrestler who has won several championships, including Arnold Classic Arm Wrestling.


R.J. Molinere Net Worth $700,000


Molinere has reportedly been hunting alligators since 1979, when his mother started teaching him how to do it. As a matter of fact, gator hunting runs through his family, and R.J. is continuing the tradition to this day.

In 2009, the TV audience was able to see him for the first time in ‘’Pulling John’’, a documentary movie focused on arm wrestler John Brzenk’s career and retirement. In 2011, he joined the cast of ‘’Swamp People’’, produced by Jay Peterson, which focused on a group of Louisiana people hunting alligators. The season begins in September and lasts for a month, with the cast of the show is hunting ‘gators to make their income. The show was originally broadcast on History Channel with the first episode airing on 22 August 2010. Episodes often feature other aspects of the swamp, such as hunting other animals and fishing. R. J. was starring alongside Troy and Jacob Landry among others; each hunting team has a quota they must fulfill, and when all hunters ‘’tag out’’, the season is officially over, and the hunters return to their regular jobs, with many of them turning to hunting crabs, raccoons and turtles. In the beginning, ‘’Swamp People’’ was focused on Louisiana’s swamp areas, but eventually expanded into the Texas area. The show received a generally positive response, resulting in History becoming the #1 Channel on cable.

R.J. and his son, Jay Paul Molinere are participating together, using airboats in order to get to their destinations in the swamp. When it comes to the latest ‘’Swamp People’’ information, many original cast members were released when the series hired a new producer, and additionally it was announced that the show would end shortly after that, however, it was finally decided that ‘’Swamp People’’ would continue being filmed. The latest season premiered on 16 February 2017, in which the audience could see R. J and his son hunt on separate boats for the first time.

At the same time, Molinere has been dedicated to wrestling, winning several championships, including The World Championship which he has won four times, besides which he is the 11 time National Champion, and he has won Classic Arm Wrestling Championship two times as of today. He has also won two GNC Championships held in Ottawa, Canada, all of which add somewhat to his net worth.

In his personal life, R.J is married to Stacey Molinere, and the couple has one son, Jay Paul, introduced into the TV series, and who is now himself a father.

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