- 1 Who is Ami Brown?
- 2 Is Ami Brown died of cancer? Illness Condition
- 3 Early Life and Education
- 4 Her Marriage to Billy Brown
- 5 Career before Fame
- 6 Move to Alaska
- 7 Settling in Haines, Alaska
- 8 Rise to Fame and “Alaskan Bush People”
- 9 Ami Brown Net Worth
- 10 Their Children
- 11 Legal Troubles
- 12 Social Media Presence
Who is Ami Brown?
Amora Lee ‘Ami’ Branson Brown was born on the 28th August 1963, in Texas, USA, so is currently aged 55. She is a reality TV personality, probably best recognized for being one of the cast alongside her husband and their seven children in the TV series documentary “Alaskan Bush People”, which has been airing on the Discovery Channel since 2014.
Would you like to know more about Ami’s career and family life? How rich is she as of now? Is she alive or not? If you are interested, stay tuned.
Is Ami Brown died of cancer? Illness Condition
Ami Brown is still alive, as she managed to win her battle for life. According to the TV show, she was diagnosed with third stage lung cancer in June 2016, which could have spread and become fourth stage cancer. The Brown family was shocked by the state of her disease, especially as her prognosis indicated only a three percent chance of survival. Nonetheless, they didn’t give up hope, and helped her to defeat the disease; during the process of treatment the family relocated to Southern California, and there she underwent two cycles of chemotherapy at the UCLA medical center, and as a consequence, she was not able to move for a while. Luckily, Ami is now fine, and has returned to the show.
Early Life and Education
Speaking about her early life, Ami spent her childhood in Texas, where she was raised alongside her older brother, Les Branson in an apparently very abusive family, by her father Eugene Branson, and her mother, Earlene Branson. Regarding her education, there is no information about that in the media. Having such a difficult childhood, Ami decided to marry as a 15-year-old girl, in order to escape the family situation.
Her Marriage to Billy Brown
Ami Brown met her future husband, Billy Brown, in 1979 and they fell in love at first sight. According to his memoir, he describes Ami as the most beautiful young woman that he had ever met. They eventually tied the knot at a wedding ceremony held on the 16th June 1979, at the time when she was only 15 years old, while Billy was a 26-year-old man. This was the second marriage for Billy, as he had been married to Brenda, with whom he had two children.
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Career before Fame
The newly married couple settled down in nearby Fort Worth, where Billy launched a small plumbing business; however, both of them realized that they wanted to look for something new instead of that job, so began traveling across the US in a family truck, which was later sold due when they had the idea of traveling to Alaska. In the mid-1980s, they made the decision to settle down with their two sons in Wrangell, Alaska.
Move to Alaska
After moving to Alaska, Ami and Billy expected that their life would change for the better, but in the very beginning they didn’t have much money, so Billy had to work various labor jobs for the next few months, and spent more than 18 months in a trapper sack grounded on isolated Mosman Island. Following their rescuing and return to Port Protection, the couple realized they could survive the harsh conditions of the freezing wilderness, and so it was that Alaska become their permanent place of residence.
Settling in Haines, Alaska
After almost a decade spent without their own home and living in different parts of Alaska, such as Juneau, Hoonah and Chicagof Island, Amy and Billy decided to build a house in Haines; unfortunately, the Brown family did not even have much luck, as the house burned to the ground in an accidental fire, but no one was hurt, and the family decided to leave Alaska for some time. So, between 2010 and 2013, they lived mostly in the ‘lower 48 states’, until they finally found the place for them in Seattle, Washington.
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Rise to Fame and “Alaskan Bush People”
During that period, Ami’s husband started writing stories about his family’s life and adventures, and soon out came his memoir “One Wave At A Time”, which was followed by another book “Teacher Of The Old Code”. In no time the books caught the attention of producers who have worked on several documentary reality TV series, who offered them a series based on the family’s life in Alaska, which they obviously accepted, and so return north. Thus, Ami’s life completely changed when the TV series entitled “Alaskan Bush People” premiered, increasing enormously not only her family’s popularity, but also their net worth.
About the Show
The show follows the Brown family’s life, and is about their daily struggle to survive in the often harsh, freezing atmosphere of the secluded state of Alaska, illustrating both daily and seasonal activities in one of the most remote areas of the world. The family initially moved from place to place, building temporary shelters to survive, until they established their home in Hoonah, Chichagof Island. The show premiered on the 6th May in 2014, and since then has been airing on the Discovery Channel, gathering a large following and fan base. It is currently in its eighth season, but the location has moved to Washington State.
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Ami Brown Net Worth
Her career as a reality television personality started in 2014, and since then she has been an active member of the entertainment industry. So, if you ever wondered how rich Ami Brown is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of her net worth is over $500,000, accumulated largely through her appearances alongside her family in one of the most popular TV series documentaries.
Her net worth should increase in the forthcoming years, as she announced that will publish her own cookbook soon, entitled “Put Something Wild On Your Plate”.
Alaskan Bush People matriarch Ami Brown heads out for further testing.
Ami and Billy are blessed with seven children, all of them involved in the entertainment industry as members of “Alaskan Bush People”. The older sons, Matthew and Joshua, were born before the family relocated to Alaska, after which five more children came along – Snowbird, Noah, Solomon Freedom, Raindrop and Gabriel Brown.
In October of 2014, the Brown family was charged with receiving money for living in Alaska at the time when they resided in the lower 48 states, between 2010 and 2013. According to some sources, Billy was discovered forging documents to claim a dividend fee from the government. So he spent 30 days alongside his son Joshua under house arrest, instead of prison time, which was part of a plea deal to protect other member of the family. They also had to do 40 hours of community service, and repay $21,000.
Social Media Presence
In addition to her involvement in the entertainment industry as one of the main cast in the highly popular reality TV series, Ami Brown is also active along with her husband and children on their own website, named Alaskan Wilderness Family, which they use to promote their lifestyle and sell the books.