Updated: 12/15/2016 11:07 AM | First Published: 12/15/2016 04:02 AM

Beth Smith Chapman endured a lot of hardship before claiming success

Beth Smith Chapman and husband Duane Chapman

Before proclaiming fame as a reality star, Beth Smith Chapman earned a name for herself in the bail bonds business. She kicked off her career as a bondswoman in her teenage years and she has spent more than 30 years in that business. As a matter of fact, Beth held a record as the youngest bondsman license holder at the age of 21.

The record currently belongs to Smith's step-daughter, Lyssa, who became the youngest license holder at the tender age of 19. After three decades of dedication to her art, Beth is currently the acting president of the Hawaii Bail Bonds Associations. Besides bail and bonds, Beth also tried her hands in gymnastics, singing, and waiting tables as a profession in her struggling days. 

Keeping aside her previous professions, Beth is currently famed as the producer and the star of the hit reality shows, Dog and Beth. Along with her husband Duane Chapman, Beth has been a part of the hit TV reality show Dog: The Family Speaks, and Dog and Beth: The Bounty Hunters. Following the success of the two shows, the couple made a comeback in 2012 with the third installment of the super hit TV series Dog and Beth: On the Hunt. The Colorado native has accumulated a net worth of around 3 million dollars from her career.

In February 2016, Beth was appointed as the President of the Professional Bail Agents of the United States. She had been on the executive board for many years.