Gil Bates
Gil Bates
Celebrated Name: Gil Bates
Real Name/Full Name: William Gilvin Bates
Gender: Male
Age: 59 years old
Birth Date: 1 January 1965
Birth Place: South Carolina, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.70m
Weight: 74kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Kelly Jo Bates
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Gil Bates Gay?: No
Profession: Reality T.V Star, entrepreneur
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $500 thousand
Last Updated: April 2024

Maybe you know about Gil Bates very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Gil Bates’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Gilvin Bates,  popularly known as Gil Bates,  was born on the 1st of January 1965 in Honea South of Carolina to Bill Bates and Jane Bates. He was the firstborn of the three children that Bill and Jane had.

Gilvin was a great and profound lover of football from a very tender age that he had a uniform at the age of 2 and began playing football by the age of 8. He was a Christian as a child, and proof of this is that he went to Methodist churches.

He attended Belton – Honea Path High School. He was once a wrestler as he won the 1983 south Carolina State Wrestling senior Champions and won the Most Outstanding Wrestler award.

Personal Life

Gil met the love of his life, Kelly Jo Callaham while studying at Anderson University. Fortunately, they both transferred to Carson Newman University, where the future growth together projected as Gil proposed to Kelly. They got married on 19th December 1987.

The couple, as it said, had agreed not to start having children, but that was not the case as Kelly got pregnant just the first month after their wedding. Their first kid came to the world on the 30th of December 1988, whose name is Zachary Gilvin. Many other children,  18 to be precise followed on as follows; Michael Christian, Erin Elise, William Lawson, Kenneth Nathaniel, Alyssa Joy, Tori Layne, Trace Whitfield, Carlin Brianne, Josie Kellyn, Katie Grace, Jackson Ezekiel, Warden Justice, Isaiah Courage, Addallee Hope, Ellie Bridge, Callie-Anna Rose, Judson Wyatt, and finally Jeb Colton who closes this long chapter and is eight years old. This is so amazing that the couple spent close to more than two decades of siring children. It is so interesting that the above-listed children were born one after the other, respectively.

He had a big family that keeps on growing as more grandchildren are adding to the family equation since Gil’s children are getting spouses by time. What is so amazing is the fact that he and his wife have successfully brought up all their children.

He had also been through a sexual assault scandal in 2015. Five women file a lawsuit claiming to be sexually assaulted by the board members of the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP), where Gil was also a member. Fortunately, in December the same year, the complaint was dismissed due to the failure of stating the necessary facts.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 1 January 1965, Gil Bates is 59 years old as of today’s date 16th April 2024. His height is 1.70m tall, and his weight is 74 kg.


Bates began his career way back in 1978 when he founded The Bates Company after he spent many years with a great brokerage CB Richard Ellis. The company has immensely grown to since 1997 and has expanded to Real Estate Development, Investment Sales, Industrial and Office sales & Leasing, and Property Management. It has acquired more than 20 investment properties as well as constructing over 500,000 square feet of commercial properties.

Furthermore, he has a tree excavating company, Bates Tree Service, where he has some of his sons as his employees.

Apart from being a businessman, he is a reality T.V star.  He began the `17 Kids and Counting’ reality show on TLC in 2008 together with family friends, the Duggar family. He went ahead into doing a Q & A with his wife and daughter on Bringing Up Bates. The Bates family began filming their second reality show in UpTV is currently in its 6th season.

Awards & Achievements

Gil Bates has achieved a lot from early in the past years. He was once the South Carolina Championship Winner in Wrestling. He has succeeded in inspiring the lives of many American families and across the borders through his reality shows.

He has also achieved parenting,  and he has successfully brought up 19 kids, some who have married, and had their kids,  which is a great achievement in today`s society.

Net Worth & Salary of Gil Bates in 2024

Gil Bates Net Worth
Gil Bates Net Worth

As of April 2024, Gilvin Bates has an estimate net worth of about $500 thousand. His income is generated from his companies /businesses, the Bates Tree Excavation, and The Bates Company.

He also earns his income from the reality shows he owns; however, it is not public how much he Bates earns from these shows, but the fact remains that he draws from these shows.

Gil Bates is a great inspiration to many families as he is an excellent example of a family person from how he has managed to bring up his 19 children.  He also guides the viewers about how to keep the family love in spite of several difficulties and multiple ups and downs amid disagreements.


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