Levi King Stoltzfus, born on the 30th June 1979, is an American television personality better known as Lebanon Levi, who became famous through his reality television show “Amish Mafia” first aired on the Discovery Channel in 2012.
So how much is Levi’s net worth? As of late 2017, it is reported by sources to be over $300,000, gained mostly from the success of his reality show, the sales of his book, and various public appearances.
Lebanon Levi Net Worth $300,000
Levi came from a big family of three brothers and three sisters. At an early age, his father died in a farming accident while working in the silo, after which his mother moved the family to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. His mom subsequently re-married to an Amish Deacon, and so converting the whole family to Amish beliefs.
Growing up, Levi saw the need of his community for authority, and decided to create a group of Amish men to protect their close knit group, so Amish Mafia was born, protecting the Amish community in Lancaster, with Levi acting as their judge, jury and enforcer of the law. The group also serves as protector of the community against outside influences which they call ‘the English’.
In 2012, the network Discovery Channel initiated a reality show which followed the activities of Levi’s group. Entitled “Amish Mafia”, it became a huge hit among audiences, becoming one of Discovery Channels top-rated shows. The show garnered nationwide success, giving the audience a peek into the everyday lives of the very secluded Amish community, and how the Amish Mafia protects them from outside influences and the outsiders themselves – ‘The ‘English’. Through the success of the show, Levi also became popular, as he became an instant reality star, and that certainly helped his net worth tremendously.
Although the show continues to flourish with its compelling stories, some critics are not convinced. More and more experts are pointing out the loopholes in Levi’s stories, even calling the show ‘scripted’; some even question Levi’s faith. Although more and more suspicion circles the show, no one from the Amish community will confirm if any of the stories are true because their faith forbids them to appear in front of the camera.
Amidst all the controversy surrounding the show, in 2015 Levi published a book entitled “Amish Confidential”, in which he shares his personal life story, including the life of being an Amish. His book also spilled some secrets of the community, and the temptations of the outside world. The sales of the book have also helped Levi’s net worth.
Aside from being busy as the leader of the Amish Mafia, Levi is a volunteer fire fighter and a contractor. He also makes occasional television appearances, and conducts interviews and book signing events to promote his book and the show. Levi claims that he was never baptized into a church, and that’s why he is not forbidden to appear in front of the camera, and so can freely speak about his community.
In terms of his personal life, Levi has been married to Lydia Stoltzfus since 2005 and together they have a daughter.
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