The stars of Alaskan Bush People may have a very simplistic lifestyle, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t raking in the dough! Keep reading to find out where the family’s entire net worth stands now.
What Is the ‘Alaskan Bush People’ Family’s Net Worth?
Family patriarch Billy Brown was said to be worth $6 million alone before his death on February 7, 2021, while his kids have reportedly earned an estimated $40,000-$60,000 each for filming the Discovery Channel show, per the outlet.
How Do the ‘Alaskan Bush People’ Make Their Money?
Billy was a regular fixture on the hit reality series before dying from a seizure at the age of 68. During his lifetime, the outdoorsman was also the author of over fifty books. Some of the most famous include One Wave at a Time, published in September 2007, and The Lost Years, released in January 2009.
Due to the popularity of the show, not only was the family able to live in Los Angeles for a few months while mom Ami battled advanced lung cancer, but they also purchased nearly 500 acres of land in Tonasket, Washington. It was reported that Billy bought the land, which sits on a 4,000-foot-high mountain, for $415,000 — and fans were puzzled by the purchase.
“@Discovery you have great shows, but I wish you’d stop playing the people as poor …” a fan once tweeted, while another added, “That moment in your life when you know you’re never gonna make as much money as Alaskan Bush People and it hits hard.”
Not only that, but Joshua also has a Cameo account. On his account, the reality TV star charges $40 for a personalized video and $280 for a business video.
What Legal Issues Did ‘Alaskan Bush People’ Stars Have?
Unfortunately, having more money sometimes leads to more problems. In 2016, Billy and son Joshua, a.k.a. “Bam Bam,” pleaded guilty and were sentenced to 30 days in jail for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from the state of Alaska. According to court documents obtained by Radar Online, it was revealed that the duo were charged with over 20 counts of unsworn falsification and theft for lying about living in Alaska in order to receive money from the government.
In total, the family allegedly stole $27,000 from the state and were ordered to pay back $22,000 in fines.
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