Jonah White, CEO, Billy Bob Teeth Inc., Hardin, Ill.
Jonah White is the founder of Billy Bob Teeth and CEO of a gag-gift company that sells over 200 products, most notably the "Billy Bob Teeth" item that plays on the Redneck stereotype.
has also hosted The Discovery Channel's Billy Bobs Gags to Riches, which detailed his
Q: At a time when so many demographics are a bit touchy on any comic depiction of the stereotypes associated with them, why is it still okay to have fun with Rednecks?
: The Redneck is a different geno type.
They don't fall for the ideas of the born again Americans where you need to go to the bathroom with your pro-bono attorney and everyone must conform to an unhappy life style.
Q: In your opinion, what makes a great gag gift?
And on the flip side, what makes a bad gag gift?
: A truly awesome gag gift is something extremely simple yet works really well and the most important ingredient makes people laugh.
: Miley Cyrus
has loved wearing my Billy Bob teeth
was in high school.
assistant began ordering Billy Bob Teeth
wholesale for the use in her
I became friends with Miley because of this, and when I learned that a coyote had killed one of her
beloved dogs I sent pictures of some baby pot belly pigs to her
I live on 1,500 acres and raise hundreds of exotic animals with my famil; my oldest son, Scout, raises pot belly and miniature pot belly pigs.
So my family and I actually met with Miley in St. Louis last year and handed her
a pink pot belly pig which she
named Bubba Sue.
On a side note, I have never seen someone love an animal so much as she
did for that pig.
has a love for animals that people don't understand.
Q: How did your association with The Discovery Channel come about?
: In 2010 my wife, Honey Buns, gave me permission to have a reality show (it wasn't easy for me to convince her).
I had to figure out the whole process on my own.
I hired a friend from Missouri who worked with the filming - previously, he
did car commercials.
came to film me for a weekend and then we edited together a seven-minute cross section of my life which, in Hollywood terms, is called a "Sizzle".
: The next chapter in my book is probably going to be trying new adventures.
Public speaking, life coaching, and doing seminars at my lodge and ranch.
Since the word has gotten out to people all over the world that I help inventors for free, I have been solicited by over 8,000 inventors.
It is an overwhelming, all consuming, task to help this many people (whom I do not charge anything) when I am a small company and doing this myself.
So I am trying to make it a point in the next chapter of my life that I do not let helping other inventors dominate my life, but rather be part of a healthy ratio.
For more on Jonah White
company, visit http://www.billybobproducts.com.