Kody Brown is an American reality television star and polygamist who has a net worth of $800 thousand. Kody is best known for his role in the polygamous family-oriented television series “Sister Wives,” which centers on Brown.
In a well-known court case, he was also the subject of the United States’ opposition to the criminal polygamy law of the State of Utah. He claims that he only has a legal marriage to one of his four wives; the other three are only “spiritual unions.”
Kody Brown Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$800 Thousand|
|Date of Birth:||October 12, 1968|
Kody Brown’s Salary
Kody and his wives are paid 10% of the budget assigned to each episode, which is estimated to be between $250,000 and $400,000. This equates to approximately $25,000 to $40,000 per episode, which is split between Kody, Meri, Janelle, Robyn, and, for a portion of season 16, Christine.
Kody Brown Early Life
Kody Winn Brown was born on January 17, 1969, to William Winn Brown and Genielle Brown into a polygamous family after his father became a polygamist and married three wives. Kody has three siblings and was raised in a Mormon home.
Kody Brown Career
Kody was vague about his work history, only mentioning that he used to work in internet ad sales. He was making $4,000 per month as a sign shop salesman. Before 2004, Kody served as the company’s president at Das Hundhaus Firearms and Accessories.
He quit his job in order to focus on building his family’s brand after his family was contacted for Sister Wives in 2010. Kody and his four wives wrote Becoming Sister Wives: The Story of an Unconventional Marriage, which was published in 2012.
The New York Times bestselling book, which has received four stars on Amazon and over 500 reviews, reveals how this polygamist family manages to keep their relationship together.
Other Sources Of Income
Kody revealed in 2021 that he had joined Cameo, a video platform that allows fans to pay celebrities for personalized videos. The TLC star charges $99 per video for personal use and $420 for commercial use. On his page, he has 187 fans and five-star reviews.
This means that if each of those fans had paid the $99 fee, he would have earned $18,513 just from making personalized videos. Kody and the rest of his clan launched LIV International, a detox program. With the tagline “detox the world one family at a time,” the Brown family promoted the venture.
What Do the Other Wives Do?
Meri Brown owns and operates Lizzie’s Heritage Inn in Parowan, Utah. Meri and Christine also sell LuLaRoe, and Janelle runs a company called Strive With Janelle. Janelle and Christine are also Plexus representatives.
Robyn used to run the family’s online jewelry and clothing store, My Sister Wife’s Closet. Christine registered CBrown Quest, LLC with the Arizona Corporation Commission in 2020.
Other Members of the Brown Family
The following members of the family are worth:
- Kody Brown – $800,000
- Meri Brown – $400,000
- Janelle Brown – $400,000
- Christine Brown – $400,000
- Robyn Brown – $600,000
Christine, Janelle, and Meri are technically no longer members of the family.
Kody Brown Social Media Profiles
Kody Brown’s Biography
|Real Name||Kody Brown|
|Nick Name||Grody, Kodouche|
|Age||54 Years Old|
|Height||in Feet-Inches – 5 Feet 8 Inches|
in meters – 1.68 m
in centimeters – 168 cm
|Weight||in Kilograms – 80 Kg|
in Pounds – 176.37 lbs
|Family||Father – William Winn Brown|
Mother – Genielle Brown
Sisters – Leah Nicole Lundquist
Brothers – Curtis Taylor Brown
‘And I can’t have a wife being in charge of my other wives.’– Cody Brown
Kody Brown Personal Life
Kody has been married to Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn, all of whom have adopted his surname. But his marriage to Robyn is the only one that is legally binding. He legally divorced his first wife Meri to adopt Robyn’s three children from her previous marriage.
Brown Family’s Financial Trouble
Kody and Meri declared bankruptcy in 2005, and Christine declared bankruptcy in 2010. Robyn’s son, Dayton, was involved in a serious ATV accident in 2014, which resulted in a large medical bill.
They were unable to pay the hospital because of Kody’s reported six-figure debt, and a lien was reportedly placed on their home until the debt was settled a year later. Christine asked fans to buy her LuLaRoe clothing in 2020 to help fund her daughter Ysabel’s $50,000 scoliosis surgery.
Kody Brown Legal Troubles
The state of Utah’s polygamy law was challenged in US federal courts, and the video from “Sister Wives” was essentially used as evidence against Kody Brown. Police in Utah revealed that they were looking into Kody Brown for bigamy, a felony that carries a 20-year maximum prison term.
Each of his wives could receive a 5-year prison term as well. In the end, it was decided that cases involving alleged child bigamy, fraud, abuse, or violence should be the only ones where polygamy is prosecuted.
Kody Brown House
Kody Brown and his fourth wife, Robyn Brown, own a $900,000 house in Flagstaff, Arizona, which is now worth around $1.5 million after they moved out of Las Vegas. This 4,400-square-foot home has five bedrooms and four bathrooms surrounded by trees and stunning views of the surrounding mountain ranges.
As of 2023, Kody Brown’s net worth is estimated to be $800 thousand. The three ex-wives each had a potential income of $2 million per year, which is “more than 15 percent” more than what they were earning before their split from Kody.
As they came forward and claimed that they were happily living a life of plural marriage, by choice, on their reality show, Sister Wives, they helped to remove the stigma associated with polygamy. Over the years, life has dealt with the sister wives and their husband’s several curveballs.
Before they all rose to prominence as some of reality television’s most recognizable personalities, they all experienced financial difficulties. Since he only has one wife left, losing the other wives’ incomes will put a strain on his finances.