If you have watched the reality TV show Little People, Big World, then you must be familiar with Zach Roloff. He is one of the four children of Matt Roloff and Amy Roloff who are currently divorced. The TV series follows the lives of their family on their farm located in Oregon.
Born on May 10, 1990, in Oregon, Zachary Roloff has dwarfism like his parents. His height is 4 feet and 4 inches whereas his twin Jeremy and other siblings Molly and Jacob are of average height.
Little People, Big World shows a sincere look into their family’s life with their particular conditions and Zach is a prominent star of the show. Today we have listed a few interesting facts about this 30-year old star. So, keep reading if you want to know more about Zach.
5. Achondroplasia and Medical Complications as a Child
Zach Roloff was born with a genetic disorder called achondroplasia, a common cause for dwarfism. It hinders the development of bone causing the individual to be disproportionately shorter in height. His mother also has the same disorder.
However, unlike his mother, Zach had various medical complications growing up. Since hydrocephalus is a severe effect associated with achondroplasia in children, Zach had a skull shunt implanted in his brain to drain access cerebrospinal fluid when he was little.
Unfortunately, the shunt was a failure, and Zach had to go through emergency surgery to replace it. Besides this, the reality TV star also had surgery to correct the bowing of his legs.
I had to have leg straightening, so I had two casts on. Then I had to go back into surgery sophomore year of high school, they added screws to the legZach about his leg straightening surgery
In recent years, the 30-year-old TV personality had also faced back issues due to a degenerative disc disease that causes spinal narrowing. Nevertheless, Zach attended physical therapy and has been recovering well.
4. The Older Twin
Little People, Big World stars Zach and Jeremy Roloff are fraternal twins. It was revealed in the show that Zach was born a few seconds before Jeremy. However, Jeremy doesn’t have dwarfism like his brother and parents.
Despite their differences, Zach and Jeremy share a wonderful bond. They are supportive of each other’s endeavors. They put their families first and have immense love for each other.
We used to be kids hanging out then we’re husbands and wives hanging out and now we’re entering this next season of parents hanging outZach on his relationship with twin Jeremy
Throughout the years, Zach and Jeremy’s relationship has only grown stronger.
3. Married to Tori with Kids
The reality TV star Zach Roloff is in wedlock with wife Tori Patton Roloff. The couple first met in 2010 while Tori was working on their family farm. The two soon fell in love and became inseparable. Tori was Zach’s first girlfriend.
The couple was met with criticisms about their height differences since Tori had a normal average height. But the pair proved that love, respect, and understanding is more important than physical appearances.
After dating for about five years, Zach and Tori decided to take their relationship to the next level. They tied the knot in 2015 on their family farm. The whole ceremony was aired on their spin-off show Little People Big World: Wedding Farm. There were 200 guests present at their wedding.
Zach and Tori have two children together. Their son Jackson Kyle Roloff was born in May 2017 and their daughter Lilah Ray Roloff was born in November 2019. Both the kids were born with Achondroplasia, the same type of dwarfism as their father.
It’s obviously a part of them, but we don’t want dwarfism to define our children. Sure, there was a chance our kids could have dwarfism, and there was also a chance that none of our kids would have dwarfism. Whatever we got is what we were going to love and roll with.Zach on his children.
The couple is leading a happy life with their children. They are focused on parenting and giving their children a good life.
2. Soccer and Coaching
Although many think that people with dwarfism cannot do certain activities, Zach Roloff is well-known for his athleticism. He played soccer competitively in his high school team. Zach’s passion for soccer has driven him to be a soccer coach for three competitive teams in Oregon.
Further, the TV star also took part in Copa America Dwarf World Cup in Argentina where he placed fourth. Additionally, Zach organizes special charity tournaments frequently to raise awareness about dwarf athletics.
Zach has inspired many people with his dedication for soccer.
1. Net Worth of $300 Thousand
As a reality TV star, Zach Roloff earns a significant amount of money. His net worth is estimated to be $300,000. Most of his income comes from his TV show, Little People, Big World. It is reported that the Roloff family earns 10% of the show’s budget, that is, a single person makes around $25 thousand per episode.
Apart from the show, Zach also helps in his family farm. He is one of the tour guides on the farm for the farm’s Golden Pass Private Tours, as well. The ticket for the tour costs $300. Further, the star also coaches a few soccer teams.
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