Kody Brown's Net Worth: How Much Does The Sister Wives Star Make?

Kody Brown rose to fame on his hit show "Sister Wives," which follows the polygamist and his four wives — Janelle, Robyn, Meri, and Christine Brown. According to IMDb, the show has been on the air since 2010, and it has seen the Brown family move to a few different places. The series started with the group in Utah, but shortly after they moved to Las Vegas, per Cheat Sheet. As of this writing, the Brown brood resides in Flagstaff, Arizona, and money has been a topic of conversation on several episodes.

In 2005, before they earned fame on reality television, Meri and Kody filed for bankruptcy in court. At the time, the couple shared that they only had $10 in cash to their name and an additional $5 in a joint bank account, per Radar Online. According to the site, the family accrued over $230,000 in debt. "They owed $229,873.49 to creditors, including nearly $137,000 in mortgages on their Powell, Wyoming home, about $7,300 in car loans, and roughly $40,000 in credit card debt," the outlet revealed.  At the time, Kody was making around $4,000 a month as a salesman, and Meri earned about $625 a month as an engraver. The court closed the case in 2007, and Meri and Kody paid $187,885.74 in December 2007. And now, Kody has come a long way from bankruptcy. Keep scrolling for more deets.

Kody Brown's fortune revealed

Kody Brown seemed to turn his financial woes around. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the famous polygamist is worth around $800,000. The father of 18 reportedly quit his job to focus on the family's brand and show, and Meaww shares that each of the five adults on the show once raked in about $180,000 per season. When ratings took a turn for the worse and TLC thought about severing ties with the Browns, Kody negotiated so that he and his four wives would earn $180,000 total for a season of work instead of individually, per the outlet. The Brown family also wrote a book titled "Becoming Sister Wives: The Story of an Unconventional Marriage" in 2012, which seems to have done well, with a four-star rating and over 800 reviews on Amazon.

Kody and his wives currently have several homes in the Flagstaff area, and they bought their Coyote Pass property when they made their move. World News Daily reports that the 12-acre property set the famous family back $820,000. The property is divided into four parcels, and the high cost doesn't even consider building homes, which will certainly cost a lot more dough. Coyote Pass is undoubtedly the family's largest investment, although it's certainly set them back. Per The Sun, the family revealed on "Sister Wives" just how much the homes are costing them. "Financially, we're drowning," Christine revealed, while Kody noted, "Basically we're paying four, no five mortgages with the Coyote Pass property."