Dougherty Dozen Net Worth

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Net Worth $ 1,600,000
Real name Dougherty Dozen parents: Alicia Lee Dougherty and Joshua “Josh” Brian Dougherty
Source of Wealth Social media personalities, paid partnerships and promotional posts on social media
Profession Dougherty Dozen: TikTok, Instagram and YouTube personalities
Spouse/Partner Husband and wife: Alicia Dougherty and Joshua Dougherty
Date of Birth Oct 9, 1980
Zodiac Libra
Age 42
Gender Female
Pronoun She/Her
Height 0 cm / 0 ft 0 inch
Nationality American

Biography

Dougherty Dozen is the alias name of the Dougherty family, famous for their TikTok and YouTube [1]videos where they share their daily lives and challenges. The parents, Joshua and Alicia Dougherty, are behind and running the family’s social media accounts.

The Dougherty Dozen became popular after they joined YouTube and posted their first video on February 21, 2020.

Dougherty Dozen’s net worth is estimated at $1.6 million. While it’s estimated that Alicia Dougherty’s net worth is $700,000.

How the Dougherty Dozen came to be

Alicia and Josh Dougherty married in 2003. [2]They had been unsuccessfully trying to get pregnant for 11 years, going through infertility and miscarriages. In 2010, Josh and Alicia decided to adopt.

They adopted Alexander “Alex” in 2011 when he was five (now 16). After six days, they learn they are pregnant with Zoey (now 9). Over the next 11 years, Alicia and Josh had three biological children and adopted five other children, including two twins.

One year later, in 2012, they adopted James (now 15) when he was 6. Two weeks later, the couple discovered they were pregnant with Dash (now 8). When Dash was 1, a foster home asked them to take in Jordan and Jason for five days, but they ended up staying with the Dougherty family.

Due to the closeness of age, they often call Dash, Jordan, and Jason the “triplets” despite the difference in race and height. Later, Alicia also gave birth to Bodhi, now 5, and Harlee, now 3.

While Harlee was a baby, the Doughertys adopted the siblings Bree (now 11) and Patrick (now 13). They lived in the Residential Treatment Facility and were split for adoption because of their difficult behavior. However, Alicia and Josh decided to adopt them together.

In 2022, they also adopted two more foster children, Naveah, 14, and Dayshawn, 13, which makes them parents of 12.

The couple’s adopted children have FASDs (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders). [3]It’s a group of disorders affecting children whose mothers have been drinking alcohol during pregnancy. The condition occurs when the alcohol passes from the mother to the baby through the umbilical cord. FASD can manifest in a combination of behavioral, physical, and mental difficulties.

*The birth date in the table above refers to Alicia Dougherty. Below, are the birthdays of all Dougherty Dozen members.

Alicia Lee Dougherty - 9 October 1980

Joshua Brian Dougherty - 11 January 1979

Alexander Jean Dougherty - 7 February 2006

James William Dougherty - 16 January 2007

Naveah Dougherty - 30 May, 2008

Patrick John Dougherty - 29 July 2008

Dayshawn Dougherty - 26 October, 2009

Bree Cindra Summer Dougherty - 27 January 2011

Zoey Mae Elizabeth Dougherty - 10 April 2012

Dashel Joshua Dougherty - 11 January 2014

Jordan Steven Williams Dougherty - 16 October 2014

Jason David Williams Dougherty - 16 October 2014

Bodhi Blaze Dougherty Dougherty - 4 October 2016

Harlee Quinton Louise Dougherty - 7 August 2018

The family currently lives in Rochester, New York State.

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Social media career

Dougherty Dozen became famous after they posted their first video on YouTube on February 21, 2020, titled “Thankful Thursday.”

However, the Dougherty Dozen went viral on TikTok after mum-of-12 Alicia shared clips of her hectic day-to-day lifestyle taking care of their 12 children.

Alicia admitted that she had no idea what the app was called at that time. But she noticed her children like to scroll on TikTok and decided to create an account. So they started recording and posting videos to have fun during the lockdown.

On their TikTok channel @doughertydozen, Alicia can be seen preparing meals, doing laundry, going on food hauls, and tackling other day-to-day challenges.

The Dougherty Dozen videos quickly caught TikTokers’ attention. People are surprised that the Doughertys spend more than 1,000 dollars for a week of groceries to feed a family of 14. [4]Alicia’s and Dougherty family’s fans nicknamed her ‘superwoman’ for her speed and perseverance in taking care of their 12 children.

Sources estimate that Dougherty Dozen make about $60,000 monthly from their YouTube channel. [5]They also earn some revenue from paid partnerships and promotional posts on TikTok, for which they charge between $10,000 and $17,000.

Joshua Dougherty also works as a schoolteacher and head coach at Thornell Elementary school. [6]

Currently, the Dougherty Dozen have more than 1,300 videos, more than 1 million subscribers on their YouTube channel, more than 5 million followers on TikTok, and more than 858,000 followers on Instagram.

Also, they get certain compensation as part of being foster parents. Additionally, as their adopted children have disabilities, the couple receives disability payments.

Alexander Jean Dougherty

Alicia and Josh’s oldest son, Alexander Jean Dougherty, has his own TikTok account. He has become popular for sharing clips and dance challenges. Alexander has more than 22,000 followers.

Dougherty Dozen challenges

As anyone would imagine, to say it’s challenging taking care of 12 children is an understatement.

In an interview, Alicia shared how they managed with remote schooling when COVID-19 and what their typical day looked like today. [7]

Although both she and her husband have a degree in special education, Alicia admitted she found herself out of her depth when it came to offering equal time and attention to all her children during the lockdown.

Josh had his Zoom classes, so he couldn’t help with the remote schooling. However, they managed to find a way that worked for each Dougherty kid so they could get their schoolwork done.

When the children returned to school in person, it made the days easier because she didn’t need to do the remote schooling. However, it also made her days longer - 20 hours long to be exact.

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Alicia wakes up at 3 am to prepare breakfast, pack lunch, and prepare all the children for school. Then comes her daily routine and chores up until about 11:30 pm.

Being a mum of 12 is a lot more than a full-time job. However, the Doughertys make it work. They follow their family motto “Doughertys don’t quit.”

Despite the challenges, Alicia and Josh are always open to fostering and adopting. When it becomes too overwhelming, they just take it a day, an hour and half-an-hour at a time.

Conclusion

Dougherty Dozen is a family of 14 that became popular after they posted their first video on YouTube on February 21, 2020. They also went viral on TikTok, posting videos sharing their daily routines, food preps, and viral challenges.

Dougherty Dozen’s net worth is estimated at $1.6 million, mostly due to paid partnerships and promotional posts on social media.

References

  1. Dougherty dozen (no date) YouTube. YouTube. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWaDeMpczr21BN6YFnxcZEA (Accessed: November 15, 2022).

  2. How this mom of 10 - including 6 with fetal alcohol disorder - conquered pandemic parenting (2021) MSNBC. NBCUniversal News Group. Available at: https://www.msnbc.com/know-your-value/how-mom-10-including-6-fetal-alcohol-disorder-conquered-pandemic-n1281529 (Accessed: November 15, 2022). 

  3. TodayShow (2022) Mom of 12 opens up about adopting kids with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, TODAY.com. TODAY. Available at: https://www.today.com/parents/moms/dougherty-dozen-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder-rcna26142 (Accessed: November 15, 2022).

  4. John-Bett and Emma-Rosemurgey (2021) Mum-of-ten hits back at trolls who blasted her for buying 191 packets of crisps, mirror. Available at: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/mum-ten-hits-back-trolls-25340845 (Accessed: November 15, 2022). 

  5. That's how much Dougherty Dozen makes on YouTube (2022) YouTube. YouTube. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbqqnW0eMss (Accessed: November 15, 2022). 

  6. Dougherty, joshua / contact information and about me (no date) Dougherty, Joshua / Contact Information and About Me. Available at: https://www.pittsfordschools.org/Page/21170 (Accessed: November 15, 2022).

  7. How this mom of 10 - including 6 with fetal alcohol disorder - conquered pandemic parenting (2021) MSNBC. NBCUniversal News Group. Available at: https://www.msnbc.com/know-your-value/how-mom-10-including-6-fetal-alcohol-disorder-conquered-pandemic-n1281529 (Accessed: November 15, 2022).