While Sister Wives Meri Brown was Kody Brown‘s first wife, she surprisingly doesn’t have the highest net worth out of the cast. However, since first appearing on television in 2010, the reality TV star has earned herself a healthy living. 

What Is Meri Brown’s Net Worth?

The Lizzie’s Heritage Inn owner is reportedly worth an estimated $400,000, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Meri Brown Is a Reality TV Star

Meri has appeared on the TLC show since it first premiered in September 2010. While the show’s dynamics and relationships have changed over the years, she can depend on that check from the network.

While it’s unclear how much Meri makes from her appearances on the family’s long-running reality series, Business Insider reported that her pay could be upwards of $10,000 per episode.

“For those docu-ensembles, especially if they’re nobodies, per episode it ranges from low-end, like $1,500 an episode, to $3,000 at the high end,” the outlet reported. “And then after three years of success, it can go up to $7,000 to $10,000 an episode. After that, you start moving into the Kardashian level.” 

However, reality producer Terence Michael has estimated that reality families earn about 10 percent of a show’s per-episode budget. TLC is said to spend anywhere between $250,000 and $400,000 per episode on its shows, which means the Browns take in $25,000 to $40,000. That amount would have to be split between the family members — and Kody does have 18 children between his wives and ex-wife Christine Brown.

It has also been reported that due to low ratings, the family took a pay cut to keep the show on the air. 

Meri Brown Is a Business Owner

Besides appearing on reality TV, Meri is a business owner. She runs a cute bed-and-breakfast called Lizzie’s Heritage Inn in Parowan, Utah. The show documents Meri buying back the home that her great-great-grandparents had built and transforming it into an inn. While it is unknown how much she earns from owning and running the B&B, there are four rooms available, ranging from $125 to $155. It also has multiple five-star reviews

According to Heavyher humble little inn is “one of Utah’s most successful B&Bs.”

Meri also sells merchandise for the inn, ranging from a $13 dishtowel to a $55 crystal grid. 

She also earns money by hosting retreats at the inn. In October 2022, Meri announced a four-day retreat that has packages ranging from $4,500 to $6,400. She explained that the more expensive packages will offer “VIP treatment” for the participants. 

Shortly after the reality star announced the event, fans rushed to social media to slam Meri for the high prices.

In addition to hosting her travel destination, Meri makes a living as an ambassador for the multi-level marketing company LuLaRoe.

While it’s not clear what percentage Meri collects from selling LuLaRoe products, LuLaRoe reportedly requires consultants to make above $12,000 per month for six months in an eight-month period to qualify for a cruise offered to the company’s top consultants, as of 2018. In 2019, Meri and costar Christine went on a cruise, which means they both made at least $72,000 for the company. 

Meri Brown Is on Cameo

Additionally, Meri makes extra cash by creating videos for fans on Cameo. Her viewers can purchase a personalized message for $150, or a business video for $420, and she offered video types ranging from birthday messages and pep talks, to advice videos and even roasts.

Meri Brown Split From Kody Brown

In December 2022, just days after In Touch broke the news that Janelle Brown ended her marriage to the polygamous patriarch, Meri revealed that she and Kody had called it quits.

“It just doesn’t make sense to me that he would be so frustrated with Christine [Brown] and be like, ‘She just made this decision. We didn’t consult, we didn’t talk, she just made the decision and then he says, ‘No, I don’t consider myself married to Meri,'” Meri said during a clip from the Sister Wives: One on One special. “Like, he just made the decision. I’ve never heard him say that to me,” she continued, adding that she would be willing to reconcile.

“I would. I definitely would. But I don’t think that he’s interested,” she told host Sukanya Krishnan.

Kody and Meri later broke their silence on the split in a joint Instagram post shared on January 10, 2023.

“After more than a decade of working on our relationship in our own unique ways, we have made the decision to permanently terminate our marriage relationship,” the former couple’s statement read. “During this process, we are committed to kindness and respect toward each other and to all the members of our family, and we are also committed to the continued healing of any and all relationships within the family so that we can move forward with forgiveness, grace and love.”

Meri Brown’s Boyfriend Amos Andrews Has a History of Financial Problems

In celebration of her ​53rd birthday on January ​16, 2024, Meri introduced fans to Amos Andrews, the man she had been dating since October 2023.

“Birthday is looking a bit different for me this year, and might I say, I like how it looks,” Meri wrote under a series of Instagram photos of the two together. “Meet Amos, the good looking guy I’ve been dating since October! He’s not 6 foot 6, nor is he a pilot, but he loves Christmas almost as much as I do, and we laugh a lot together, both of which are important elements to a relationship!”

On January 18, 2024, In Touch exclusively revealed that Amos has a history of money woes. The reality star’s new man filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy in May 2000, according to online records reviewed by In Touch. In Touch also exclusively discovered that that Amos had been married ​four times before he began dating Meri, per online records. He divorced his most recent wife, Jennifer Carol, in 2021 after five years of marriage.

Where Does Meri Brown Live?

While Meri previously resided in Flagstaff, Arizona, In Touch confirmed that she put the home up for rent and is moving to Utah.

According to a Zillow listing viewed by In Touch, her Arizona home was put up for sent on April 24, 2023. The monthly rent is listed as $5,800, while the home will be available for move-in on May 15.

The TV personality has updated her personal and business address to Parowan, Utah, according to online records viewed by In Touch.

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