Ami Brown is a TV personality known as the cast of Discovery reality TV series “Alaskan Bush People.” She alongside her husband, who is an author and seven children are the casts of the show. While many live a comfortable in society around the human, this pioneer minded family choose to live in the bush of Alaska surviving as a pack against odd climate and wildlife. According to discovery show, their home is far from civilization in the wilderness that they often go six to nine months each year without seeing an outsider. Get more details of Ami Brown including her net worth below.
Early Life; How old is she now?
Ami Bryan Brown was born on August 28, 1963, in Texas to Eugene Branson and his wife, Earlene Branson. She grew there with her elder brother Les Branson. While there is no information about her childhood, Ami claims had an abusive family. At the age of fifteen, she got married and left her parents and brother.
Ami Brown love affair and married life
Ami met her to be husband Billy Brown in 1979. The two had a love affair which quickly escalated to marriage. According to Billy’s memoir “One Wave At a Time” the two fell in love at first sight. He described her as a beautiful young woman that he ever met. Billy, 26 and Ami, a young 16 wedded on June 16, 1979. While it was first, and only wedding for Ami but Billy was getting married for the second time. His first marriage with Brenda lasted five years and had two children with her.
Caption: Young Ami and Billy Brown
Ami and Billy lived nearby Fort Worth for some time. Billy ran a small plumbing business working 9 a.m to 5 p.m. however the job didn’t appeal to him. Ami herself a pioneer minded felt the same and agreed with Bill to look for something new. The couple traveled across the United States in a family truck. Later the couple sold their vehicle and tools to raise money for the journey to Alaska. In the mid-eighties, Ami, her husband Bill and two young sons, ages three years and 18 months board on a ship and made it to Wrangell, Alaska.
Life in Alaska
Ami might have expected different in her new home, but the things didn’t go well first two years. They didn’t have enough money, so Bill worked labor jobs around towns for few months. The couple spent their early winter and 18 months in a trapper sack on Mosman Island stranded. Once rescued and returned to Port Protection they had learned they could survive the rough wilderness of Alaska and chose to continue their life there. Ami gave birth to five more children and raised them in Alaska. The family has lived in different places of Alaska which includes Haines, Juneau, Hoonah, Wrangell and Chicagof Island. Although Brown family have adapted to the life in the wilderness, they lived mostly in lower 48 states between 2010 to 2013.
Caption: Ami Brown raising kids in Alaska
Ami Brown net worth
Ami Brown and her husband have an estimated net worth of $500,000. The net worth is accumulated mainly due the earning from the reality TV series “Alaskan Bush People.” While in Alaska she performs gardening and grows vegetable, herbs, and flower. She is well familiar with the roads and bushes of Alaska and acts as navigator of the family. Her husband Billy is an Author who has published ” One Wave at a Time” and ” The Lost Years.”
Ami Brown Children
Ami and her husband of 38 years Billy Brown has seven children between them. Their two older sons Matt and Joshua Brown were born before they moved to Alaska. Ami gave birth to five more children Bear, Gabe, Noah, Snowbird, Rain Brown and raised them in Alaska.
Caption: Ami, her husband Billy and seven children
Her Cancer Battle
Ami Brown was diagnosed with the lung cancer in June 2016 while filming for the sixth season of “Alaskan Bush People.” Initially recognized as third stage cancer, it got worsened to the fourth. Ami shared she had three percent of chance of survival from the disease. While struggling with the illness at one point, she lost her weight from 128 pounds to 89 pounds. Ami underwent two rounds of chemo at UCLA medical center. She had a positive response from the second chemo clearing the masses from her lung. It is not known if she is cured of the disease.
Trouble with law
In October of 2014, the Brown family, Billy Brown, Ami Brown and four of their children (sons) were charged with a total of 60 counts of first-degree unsworn falsification and first- and second-degree theft. They falsely claimed dividend fee from the government between 2010 to 2013. According to investigation manager, they were out of Alaska for more than 180 days a year between October 2009 and August 2012. Billy and Bam Bam took a plea deal to protect matriarch Ami and other siblings. Father and son spent 30 days under house arrest with ankle monitoring and 40 hours of community service.
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