American TV personality Kody Brown is the one who has pretty well maintained his professional and personal life. 49-year-old Brown, a polygamist with 4 wives and 18 children, famous for appearing in American reality TV show, Sister Wives alongside his family members owns a huge net worth as well.
Despite the extended family, Brown has managed to live a luxurious life. In fact, his family has also pretty well assisted him to earn as the part of the acclaimed reality show Sister Wives. So, how much does the family earn? Let's get to know about their net worth and annual earnings.
Born on January 17, 1969, Kody is now legally married to his wife Robyn Brown after his divorce with Meri Brown. While his other 2 wives are said to be from his spiritual marriage. Want to know the net worth, earnings, and properties of Kody Brown? Stick tight.
Kody Brown's Net Worth: Assumption Vs Reality!
The more the members in a family, the difficult it is to maintain financially all the needs and requirements. Well, for Kody Brown, who has 4 wives and 18 children, it's tougher.
Thanks to the TLC's reality TV series Sister Wives, the Brown family earns pretty well to maintain their living.
As of January 2019, the combined net worth of Kody Brown and his wives is estimated to be around $1.8 million.
If we divide the overall net worth of the Brown's family, Kody comes out to be the owner of $800,000 alone while his wives Janelle, Robyn, and Christine oughts to own net worth of around $400,000 each.
For a fact, Brown's first wife Meri (now divorced) is also worth around $450,000.
Earnings and Cuts From TV Series Sisters Wives
As reported, despite the popular reality show, TLC doesn't pay much to the Brown family, surely not much as we have imagined.
Well, TLC spends the budget of $250,000-$400,000 per episode of the reality show, while the Brown family makes cut with only 10% of the investment.
So, the average salary or earnings of Kody Brown and his family is $50,00 per episode.
YouTube: Watch a glimpse of Sister Wives
Since Sister Wives premiered on September 26, 2010, Kody appeared in 12 seasons of the reality show. After the show's 12th season ended on April 1, 2018, it has halted for now.
Reportedly, Kody's total career earning by far is $3 million, as of 2018. His annual salary is around $375,000.
Brown Family's Side Business & Properties
The 6 digit-figure for the big family is undeniably modest, so Kody's wives also work and have a side business to their TV career.
Kody's fourth wife Robyn has an online jewelry and clothing boutique, while the first wife (divorced) Meri opened a bed and breakfast in 2017. Before that, Meri sold LuLaRoe products.
On the other hand, Brown family's second wife Janelle is a real state agent, though Christine (third wife) and Kody's other sources of income is concealed meanwhile.
CAPTION: Kody Brown and his four wives SOURCE: Life & Style
As per The Richest, Kody's house in Utah and three vehicles was $104, 890 in March 2005.
But after the family began to face legal issues concerning polygamy, they moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, from Utah in 2011. Then, later in the mid-2018, Kody Brown and his family relocated to Baderville, Arizona setting up their Vegas home in the market.
In November 2018, Janelle and Christine of the Brown family kept their respective house for sale. Here is the detail of the houses:
- 4023 Wild Eagle Circle (owned by Janelle)- Asking price of $649,000, features 6 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms on 4,238 square feet
- 4039 Wild Eagle Circle (owned by Christine)- Asking price of $639,000, features 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms on 4,238 square feet
In addition to that, Kody and all his wives wrote a book Becoming Sister Wives: The Story of an Unconventional Marriage. The book published in 2013 is available in Amazon for varied prices: Kindle ($11.99), Hardcover ($14.85), and Paperback ($13.6).
Kody Brown and His Family's Bankruptcy Struggle
Before the reality show, Kody Brown's life was on a miserable path, as the Brown family filed for bankruptcy 3 times.
First, Kody and Meir filed regarding their strained financial situation in 2005. As per The Radar Online, they only had $15 upon $229,873 in debt from mortgages, car loans, and credit card bills.
Later in 1997, Kody's second spouse Janella filed for bankruptcy which was followed by Christine in 2010. In the meantime, in 2010, TLC's Sister Wives came up as their live saver to pick them up from debts.
However, the family again got caught in the financial maze as Robyn’s son Dayton was involved in a terrible ATV accident in 2014. Moreover, sources reported that Robyn's Las Vegas home was placed in lien after the unsuccessful attempt to pay hospital bills.
Meanwhile, Dayton is going well, so is the economic status of the Kody Brown and his family.