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. Keep reading for details on the TLC star’s net worth.

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 her travel destination, Meri makes a living as a LuLaRoe Ambassador.

While it’s not known what percentage Meri collects from selling LuLaRoe products, it is known that LuLaRoe 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 appearing in videos on Cameo. Her fans can purchase a personalized video for $150, while she also sells business videos for $420.

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 shared by People. “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.

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