TLC’s ‘Sister Wives’ Earn How Much?! Details on Their Reality Show Incomes and Side Hustles

Gabrielle Bernardini - Author
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Oct. 1 2023, Updated 4:43 p.m. ET

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The Sister Wives continues to enrapture America the show depicts the lives of a real-life polygamist family living in Arizona (although many of the wives have divorced Kody Brown). Fans have seen Kody's relationship evolve with his three former and one current wife — Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn.

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After 18 seasons on the hit TLC show, viewers are continuously shocked by the lifestyle and livelihoods of the Brown clan. The unconventional lifestyle of Kody, the women, and their combined 18 children, have been captured on camera since 2010. So, the group has probably amassed a decent fortune, right? Details ahead!

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So, how much do the 'Sister Wives' earn?

While many people may think the reality television family is rolling in dough, that is reportedly not the case. According to an article on CheatSheet, the Brown family makes a little less than $400,000 per year. One report claims the family makes between $25,000 and $40,000 per episode.

Though that may seem like a lot of money to some, remember the polygamist clan is 23 strong. Not relying on just their work on television for income, three of the ladies have other jobs. Robyn owns and operates an online clothing and jewelry boutique. In 2017, Meri opened her own bed and breakfast in Utah, which is reportedly thriving. Janelle has a successful real estate business, and Christine is a stay-at-home mom.

Christine also reportedly makes Cameo videos for fans, and at one point, was a LulaRoe retailer. We love that the Sister Wives have side hustle gigs.

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Yes, you can stay in Meri's bed and breakfast!

If you’re a fan of the show, then brace yourself — you can actually stay in Meri’s bed and breakfast. Lizzie’s Heritage Inn is located in Parowan, Utah, and the rates per room run from $250 to $300 per night.

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According to the website, Lizzie’s Heritage Inn was built by Meri’s great-great-grandparents in 1870. "All of our accommodations are complete with deeply comfortable mattresses, period furniture, modern bath accommodations," the description reads. "In addition, you’ll find gas fireplaces, thick luxurious bed coverings, plump oversized pillows, and antique four-poster beds. The walls in our rooms are papered in petit fleur coverings and a superb collection of 19th century photo art can be found throughout the inn."

All of Meri’s attention to detail and hard work has helped Lizzie’s Heritage Inn to be ranked as "The Best Country Inn" by The Official Best Of Utah 2018.

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Where does Kody Brown work?

The Sister Wives do enjoy their earnings from TLC, but Kody has earned a considerable fortune in other ways as well. So, where does Kody work when he’s not filming the hit reality show?

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During the first season of the show, Kody was never clear about what he exactly did for a living. However, he did mention he worked in online ad sales. While he’s no longer involved in that business, it appears Kody lives off of his income from the show, and has a reported net worth of $800,000.

Meanwhile, since three of Kody's wives have divorced him, with just Robyn left wed to him, it's been reported that the cast of the show may earn more due to the juicy subject matter.

Not too shabby. Watch new episodes of Sister Wives on Sundays at 8 p.m. EST on TLC.

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