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Duane Chapman is one of the most famous American Reality Show Star famous for his show, Dog the Bounty Hunter. Duane started his career from 1973 at the age of twenty. In 2019, he was part of Dog's Most Wanted.
Duane Chapman was born on February 2, 1953, in Denver, Colorado to Wesley Duane Chapman and his wife, Barbara Darlene Chapman. His father was a welder, and his mother was a school teacher. He grew up with his siblings, Jolene Kaye Martinez, Michael Chapman, and Paula Hammond.
Duane Chapman Married Five Times!!
Yes, You read that correct, Duane has been married five times. His last wife, Beth Smith, died in 2019. She died due to throat cancer after battling for more than two years.
They tied their knot on June 26, 2006, in Hawaii. They met each other in a show and started dating each other. Before tying the knot with Duane, Beth was first married and divorced with her former husband.
As per the report of Cheatsheet, Duane started dating, a Colorado native, Francie Frane. The two started dating after the meeting for some time.
Relationship History of Duane Chapman
Duane was first married to La Fonda Sue Darnell in 1972. Soon after the marriage, they welcomed their first child, Duane Lee Chapman II. Then in 1976, they had their second child, Leland Blane Chapman. In 1977, Darnell filed for divorce after Chapman was convicted of first-degree murder.
Then after releasing from the prison, Duane exchanged wedding vows with his second wife, Ann Tegnell, on August 22, 1979, in Colorado. From this marriage, they had three more children. Similar to that of the first marriage, this relationship also ended with divorce.
Chapman married his third wife, Lyssa Rae Britain, in 1982 at Colorado Mountains. Although Lysaa was not formally divorced with her first husband, The couple welcomed their first child, Barbara Katie Chapman, on June 8, 1982.
From this matrimony, the couple had three children altogether. Their youngest child was born in 1987. This marriage ended on November 20, 1991, after signing the divorce paper.
Fourth and Last Marriage
Soon after his separation with Lysaa, In 1992, Chapman performed his wedding ceremony with his girlfriend, Tawny Marie Chapman. They met for the first time in 1988 and their romantic life lasted for just two years and separated in 1994.
However, the divorce was officially finalized in 2002. They did not have any children from this relationship. He married his fifth wife, Beth Smith, on May 20, 2006. Beth died due to throat cancer in 2019.
Net Worth and Salary of Duane Chapman
Duane Chapman has a net worth of $6 Million. He has accumulated most of his net worth to this successful career of working in the Television Industry as a reality show star. He made his debut with the show, Dog the Bounty Hunter in 2004. Another reality show star, Stephanie Hayden, has a net worth of $500,000.
Duane Chapman Turned Into Dog 's Most Wanted
Duane is the sole author of his autobiography, You Can Run, But You Can't Hide released in 2007. In 2010, he also released another book, Where Mercy Is Shown, Mercy Is Given. From his book sales as well, he must've garnered a good revenue.
Not just that, his late wife also had the wealth of around $2 million as per reports. From the reality show, Duane's earnings might be around $50,000 to $100,000 per episode. The salary of reality stars varies depending upon the show and their popularity.
As Dog the bounty hunter is quite a popular show, he might be taking such an income home.
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