Sue Radford's net worth and income streams from 22 Kids and Counting as family expands

Britain's largest family, the Radfords, are set to welcome a new addition, but contrary to what some might think, they don't depend on benefits.

The Radford clan is expanding once again as Sue and Noel Radford's eighth daughter, Katie, has announced her pregnancy with her long-term partner.

The couple took to Instagram to share their joy, with 21-year-old Katie setting off a cannon in a gender reveal, revealing that they're expecting a boy later this year.

Questions often swirl around how matriarch Sue Radford financially supports such a large brood and maintains their impressive £1m home.

However, the family's wealth isn't attributed to any external assistance.

Self-reliance is key for the Radfords, who sustain themselves through Noel's successful bakery business, their social media presence, and their television series earnings.

Additionally, many of their children contribute financially now that they are grown.

Despite enjoying luxurious holidays to places like DisneyWorld, Sue insists that their lifestyle doesn't mean they're living in excess wealth.

She emphasizes that budgeting is a necessity for them, just like any other family, reports the Mirror.

Sue Radford with her clan -Credit:Instagram
Sue Radford with her clan -Credit:Instagram

In response to speculations about being secretly affluent, Sue has clarified: "Absolutely not, we're definitely not secret millionaires. To me rich would be having the big mansion, the flash cars and quite a few hundred thousand in the bank, to me that would be rich but we are not that."

They are definitely not hard up; the only financial assistance they receive comes via child benefits. So, what's Sue's worth and where does her income come from?

Here's the scoop....

Diversified Interests

Safe to say, the Radfords have their fingers in many pies, quite literally.

Thanks to Channel 5's hit show '22 Kids and Counting', viewers have had a glimpse of their 10-bedroom home located in Morecambe, Lancashire.

The mansion alone boasts an estimated value of £975,000 - understandable considering the number of rooms required for such a big brood.

They work very hard for their life and have a very popular business ( Image: Radford Family) -Credit:Radford Family
They work very hard for their life and have a very popular business ( Image: Radford Family) -Credit:Radford Family

Then there's their profitable family bakehouse that has been thriving for years.

Their business, The Radford Pie Company, is based near the family residence in Heysham, Lancashire.

Dad Noel runs the bakery and has worked as a professional baker for more than 25 years.

In unison, Sue supervises all incoming orders and functions as the "chief taste tester", whilst their daughter Chloe, has served five years at their bakery store.

Adding another helping hand, their son Daniel also chips in at the family enterprise by managing orders and making arrangements for pie deliveries among other tasks.

It's under wraps how much the Radfords generate from their pie company specifically, but speculations suggest it is a profitable venture after it was revealed that they had expenses exceeding a million pounds in 2021.

Income From Child Rent

In the face of numerous mouths to feed and countless bills, the couple also garners a minor income from their elder children who remain at home.

In their telecast, Chloe, one of their older offspring remarked: "Us older ones do pay a little bit of board, granted it's not a lot but I am trying to save up for my own house at the moment."

Britain’s biggest family have spent over £1million raising their children, but they also manage to live a luxury lifestyle ( Image: theradfordfamily/Instagram) -Credit:theradfordfamily/Instagram
Britain’s biggest family have spent over £1million raising their children, but they also manage to live a luxury lifestyle ( Image: theradfordfamily/Instagram) -Credit:theradfordfamily/Instagram

Her mother Sue chimed in: "We've always said if you want to buy somewhere, rent is dead money so we would rather you saved that money up and stayed at home for a bit longer.

"But me and Noel believe they should pay board, if they are earning we've always been brought up to pay board."

Social media income

Nationwide fascination with Britain's largest family proves lucrative, especially on social media platforms.

Besides their pie business, Sue and Noel bank good numbers through brand collaborations on social media and their TV show.

Their YouTube channel boasts a colossal 369,000 subscribers while their Instagram followers exceed 500K.

Plus, they bag a fee for their reality show, 22 Kids and Counting.

Radford family
The Radfords are the biggest family in Britain and stars of TV show '22 Kids & Counting' -Credit:Instagram

Despite four series of Channel 5's popular broadcast, actual remuneration figures remain undisclosed.

Their television fame dates back to 2014 when they shot their first series, 15 Kids and Counting, which was an instant success - their clan has since ballooned rapidly.

They've teamed up with global giants like Amazon, EE, and Disney, who can surely provide substantial sums for sponsored content.

Sue clapped back at past criticisms about their spending on children, stating: "We've worked extremely hard to get to where we are now. I think people forget that we don't just have our bakery, we also work very hard on our media company and filming for our new program just like lots of other 'influencers'. I hate that word but most YouTubers don't also run a very successful business."

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