He has a lot of people to feed! Fans of TLC's smash reality show Sister Wives will recognize Kody Brown as the father of the polygamous Brown family.
|Age||53 years old|
|Profession||TV Personality, Salesman , Real Estate Agent|
After his fourth wife, Christine Brown, announced her divorce from her husband of 27 years in November 2021, Kody has three wives: Meri Brown, Janelle Brown, and Robyn Brown.
There are 18 children in the family, which meant the 50-year-old had more than one mortgage, numerous sets of household expenses, and a lot of children to cater for.
So, precisely what does Kody do for a living? Continue reading to learn about Kody's job and how he generates enough money to support his family.
Before Sister Wives, Kody worked as a salesman.
When we first met the Browns in 2010, Kody, Janelle, and Meri were all working – however Meri quickly lost her job. Kody was never specific about his job, however he did suggest some form of internet ad sales employment.
According to E! News, Kody was previously the president of Das Hundhaus Firearms and Accessories. He appears to have left all of his prior positions and instead abandoned his work to focus on establishing the family's brand.
He appears on Sister Wives.
While it is unknown how much the Browns make from their appearance on the TLC show, reality producer Terence Michael estimates that reality families earn roughly 10% of a show's per-episode budget.
TLC is believed to spend between $250,000 and $400,000 every episode on its programming, implying that the Browns earn between $25,000 and $40,000.
The program ran for 14 seasons, which would have earned them at least $4 million. However, with so many mouths to feed, money doesn't go far.
Celebrity Net Worth reports Kody’s worth to be $1,500,000 as of September 2022. It’s nothing to scoff at for the normal person, but given what they should’ve made through the years, it’s a surprisingly low number.
His Wives Have Side Gigs
While Kody focuses on the family’s brand and helps ensure viewers are tuning in to their reality TV show, his wives (and former wife Christine) do have side jobs. Meri runs a bed and breakfast called Lizzie’s Heritage Inn in a house that her great-great-grandparents built in Parowan, Utah.
Janelle’s company, Strive with Janelle, is mostly about blogging and sharing workout motivation on social media. She is also a certified health coach and offers “body compassion and accountability coaching.”
Robyn runs the family’s “online jewelry and clothing line boutique, “My Sisterwife’s Closet.” However, the website has not been updated since 2019.
Christine registered CBrown Quest, LLC with the Arizona Corporation Commission on May 15, 2020, according to The Sun. She, like Janelle, uses cameos to remain in contact with her followers. Christine and Meri are also LuLaRoe Independent Fashion Retailers.
The Family Was in Financial Difficulty
Kody and Meri declared bankruptcy in 2005, while Christine declared bankruptcy in 2010.
Kody Winn Brown was born on the 17th of January, 1969. Kody was born into a polygamous home after his father became a polygamist and married three different women.
Kody grew up with three siblings, but he has no idea which ones came from which of his father's three marriages. Growing up in a Mormon household, he subsequently acknowledged that he and his family battled with the Mormon faith.
Robyn's son Dayton was involved in a terrible ATV accident in 2014, which resulted in a large medical expense. They were unable to pay the hospital because of Kody's claimed six-figure debt, and a lien was reportedly placed on their property until the amount was cleared a year later.
Christine urged people to buy her LuLaRoe items in June 2020 to help pay for her daughter Ysabel's $50,000 scoliosis surgery.
Kody Brown felt he would be free of criminal prosecution since he was only officially married to one of his wives. However, in Utah law, marriage is sometimes defined as cohabitation.
Some commentators suggested that because Kody Brown had lived with his four wives as a "family unit" for 16 years, he was essentially in a common-law marriage with all four women at the same time.
Despite the fact that the matter was finally moved to the district courts, it was dismissed. The definition of marriage as cohabitation was found invalid by a judge.
The state of Utah subsequently appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, but the case was dismissed. Finally, it was decided that polygamy charges should be confined to situations involving suspected child bigamy, fraud, and abuse/violence.
Kody Brown is married to Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn, who have all adopted his surname. Having said that, his marriage to Robyn is the only one that is legally binding.
He formally divorced his first wife Meri in order to adopt Robyn's three children from her previous marriage. As a result, Kody Brown has 18 offspring, 15 of them are biologically related to him.