“Duck Dynasty” star and Duck Commander founder Phil Robertson told host Lara Spencer that the company had been created “with no government assistance” during an interview on Good Morning America Tuesday.
“We did build it,” the A&E reality show star added.
One of his sons, Willie, currently runs the multimillion dollar family business. The show details the daily lives of the extended Robertson clan, from their quirky adventures to the employees’ apparent lack of a work ethic and the family’s weekly dinners.
“Duck Dynasty” just completed its third season on A&E, and is the network’s most successful show ever. In fact, the ratings for last month’s season finale drew a record 9.6 million viewers and was the highest-rated show on both broadcast and cable TV that night, easily beating Fox’s “American Idol.”
The Robertson patriarch was on GMA to discuss his new book, “Happy, Happy, Happy.”
You can watch the full interview with Phil Robertson below.