Who is Rain Brown?
Rain Brown was born on 23 November 2002, in Alaska, USA, and is a reality television personality, best known for being one of the cast members of the Discovery TV series entitled “Alaskan Bush People”. She is the youngest member of the Brown family.
The Riches of Rain Brown
How rich is Rain Brown? As of late-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $100,000, earned largely through success on television. The family has increased their wealth significantly thanks to the success of the show, and has a collective net worth of around $60 million. As Rain continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Alaskan Bush People
Rain – full name Merry Christmas Kathryn Raindrop Brown lived her childhood without much attention, but the family became one of the most discussed in the reality television realm, when they became a part of the series “Alaskan Bush People”. The series marketed the family as one who tried to live in Alaska away from civilization, even to the point that they did not have any other human contact for several years. They moved to and from various locations in Alaska, surviving simply until eventually discovering ways for them to establish a living, bartering and dealing lifestyle with other people. While her parents aren’t natives of Alaska, the two decided to elope and live out on their own in the state before starting a family. Rain and sister Snowbird grew-up without much contact aside from their family. The concept of their life intrigued television producers, leading to the show. Early parts of the show had them travelling to various areas of Alaska, building temporary shelters and mini-homesteads. Eventually, they found a more permanent location on Chichagof Island, establishing a new homestead from where they barter transportation, wood, and labor for the things they need.
The show and its cast members have been heavily criticized despite its popularity. Many critics state that the show is scripted and fake, with the family not really who they say they are. They didn’t really live a long time in Alaska and struggled like they claimed they were. The issue escalated in 2014, when the Alaska Department of Revenue started an investigation of the family, following their sudden popularity on television, which revealed that the family had spent more than 180 days living outside of Alaska during a time when they were asking for government help, lying about their location on their applications.
How about a little Throwback Thursday? ✌️ Here we have Rainy at about age five and at age fifteen! 🌸 So grown up! Hope everyone has a great Thursday! #AlaskanBushPeople #RainBrown
— Rainy brown (@heroofkirrkwell) September 19, 2017
According to reports, the family initially decided to move to Southern California in 2017, due to Rain’s mother being diagnosed with cancer, so that she could undergo radiation and chemo therapy in a location with the proper facilities. Some months later it was revealed that she was doing well and the cancer has been reported to be in remission, this after being told that there was only a 3% chance of her surviving. The family then decided to settle in Washington State. However, people in the area are not fond of the family and their apparently over-protective camera crew. They purchased an expensive house which is a far cry from the lifestyle they were supposedly promoting. The family members have also been reported to act weirdly and awkwardly when in public, as though they are not behaving naturally.
For her personal life, not much is known in terms of Rain’s romantic relationships – it is likely that she is not yet experienced romance as she is still young. She has received a lot of negative feedback for posting photos which shows her tongue sticking out, as it has an unusual look and that didn’t look good for viewers. She’s also been open about her struggle with depression, and does this so that she can help out other people who are suffering the same problems. Her problem with depression escalated after her mother was diagnosed with cancer.
There were some rumors circulating that she is gay due to a haircut that left her hair really short plus her usage of the term rainbows to refer to her followers. She has also made a few pro-equality and pro-LGBT statements in the past. However, she denied those rumors by stating that she is straight and she calls her followers rainbows because of her name. She stays active online through the website Instagram, on which she has a lot of followers, and posts on the site on a regular basis.