Kody Brown draws the vast majority of his income from the airing of “Sister Wives” itself, according to Bustle. While Kody and his family operate a jewelry business on the show, most critics doubt its profitability.
The show makes some allusions to Brown’s previous job as an Internet marketer, but since “Sister Wives” began in 2010, most of his income comes from the show itself. Some sources estimate that the Brown family makes at least $50,000 per episode of “Sister Wives.” The family also sells a variety of products through its business My Sisterwife’s Closet, but sources say profits from the business are unlikely to be sufficient to support the Browns’ 17 children. Brown and his wife Meri filed for bankruptcy in 2005, five years before the show started.