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Tim Smith, hailing from Virginia, is best known to the world as a moonshiner who appears in the Discovery Channel’s reality TV show “Moonshiners” (2011-2018). Aside from this, Tim is also recognized for launching his own moonshine brand, called Climax Moonshine.
Early Life and Education
The son of a moonshiner and grandchild of another moonshiner, Tim was predestined to pursue this so-called career himself. There are no details about his childhood and education, however, from an early age he learned the business of moonshining.
Tim continued his father’s legacy as he started making moonshine on his own in his teens, and over the years has become quite successful. However, it wasn’t until 2011 and the show “Moonshiners” that Tim gained popularity.
“Moonshiners” is the docudrama show about people who produce high-alcohol beverage moonshine; illegal in most of the USA, the group of moonshiners is settled in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina. The series also showcases law-evading techniques employed in making this illegal drink. The show raised a number of controversies, but according to authorities, including the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage, if there is anything illegal in the show, the Virginia ABC Bureau of Law Enforcement will take action.
Thanks to his knowledge, previous success, and experience, Tim was chosen as one of the main cast members by the Discovery Channel producers for their new reality TV series “Moonshiners”. Some of the other cast members include Tickle and Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton, then Jeff, Mark, and Josh, among many other moonshiners who have made this show quite popular. Tim has appeared in over 75 episodes of the critically-acclaimed show, which has only increased his popularity and net worth.
Since joining the show and learning from other moonshiners, Tim decided to start legal production of moonshine. He launched his own moonshine brand, called Climax Moonshine in 2013, and since then he has been able to have his liquor sold in stores in such states as Georgia, Tennessee, West Virginia and South Carolina. Operating from Kentucky, Tim has managed to expand his little kingdom and earn himself a small fortune.
Have You Ever Wondered How rich Tim Smith Is?
Focused on moonshining for the better part of his life, Tim has become quite successful in his area of work, which has helped him increase net worth by a large margin, and his appearance in “Moonshiners” has also benefited his wealth. So, let’s just see how rich one of the most popular moonshiners is. According to authoritative sources, Smith’s net worth is as high as $500,000 – pretty neat for a moonshiner, don’t you think?
Life Behind the Scene
When it comes to his life outside his professional career, Tim has been married to Shelby since 1986; the couple has a son, named Jt.
Chief of the Climax Fire Department
Tim is also a chief of the Climax Volunteer Fire Department in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. When he is not on the show and making moonshine, Tim helps his volunteer team to put out fires in and around the community. His wife, Shelby is also a part of the department, while his son also aspires to become a junior firefighter in the future.
Social Media Presence
Tim is not a big fan of the popular social media platforms, and there is no trace of any official pages on these three most popular platforms. However, his brand “Climax Spirits” has been online on Twitter since 2013, and so far has over 10,000 followers, probably satisfied customers, right? On this account, Tim has promoted his work, including his new product, Climax Whiskey Wood-Fired.