The patriarch of the Brown family, Billy Brown has had an eventful life. From losing his family at a very young age to moving to Alaska and starring in his TV series, everything about Billy’s life screams extraordinary. A reality star, Billy was best known for his works in the reality TV series, Alaskan Bush People. The series focuses on the subsistence living style of the Brown family and their day-to-day livelihood away from the modern amenities of life. An expert outdoorsman, Billy was the leader of the group and has been living in the Alaskan wilderness for decades. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Billy Brown.
Billy Bryan Brown was born on the 3rd of December, 1953, to Billy Joe Brown and Kathryn Brown. Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, Billy spent most of his early life alongside his sister, Kathy Jean Brown. Billy showed signs of brilliance from a very young age and became an award-winning horse trainer, one of the country’s youngest certified divers, and a musician.
While Billy was born and raised in a rich family, he lost his family members when he was just 16-years of age. His parents and sister lost their lives on 2nd March 1969, after their plane got caught up in a thunderstorm. Billy’s troubles didn’t stop there. Following the death of his parents, Billy was tricked into signing emancipation which resulted in him losing the fortune left behind by his parents.
Marriage and Life as a Nomad:
After a few months of struggling to get his life back together, Billy decided to tie the knot with Brenda on the 23rd of October, 1969. The pair’s marriage lasted for a total of five years before heading towards divorce. While Billy and Brenda had kids, not much was known about them.
Following his divorce, Billy left Texas and wandered around. 10 years after his divorce, Billy met his second wife, Ami Brown. In his memoir One Wave at a Time, Billy described the first time he met Ami.
“She was the beautiful young woman I had ever met.”
The pair dated for a short while and tied the knot on June 16, 1979. At the time, Ami was just 15-years of age, whereas Billy was 26.
Moving to Alaska:
Shortly after his marriage to Ami, Bill decided to move to Alaska with his wife and two young sons, who were three years and 18 months old respectively. With no plan and very little money, Bill moved from place to place and took up various labor jobs. In their search for a new home, the family got estranged on Mosman Island and had to be rescued 18-months later. After returning to Port Protection, Billy and Ami decided to head up to the Alaskan Bush and built themselves a house in Haines, Alaska. Even though Billy and Ami have moved to the lower 48 states for a couple of occasions, the Brown family home is still in Haines.
Billy was also the author of a memoir entitled, One Wave At A Time, which later became the base for the reality TV show, Alaskan Bush People.
Children and Family trouble:
Apart from his daughter from his first marriage, Twila Byars, Bill has seven children with Ami. Matt Brown and Bam Bam Brown were born before the pair moved to Alaska, whereas Bear, Gabe, Noah, Snowbird, and Rain Brown, were born in Alaska.
Billy also had to spend some time in prison, after he and his son Joshua Brown falsely claimed dividend fees from the government between 2010 to 2013. The due was fined and had to wear an ankle monitor for 30 days and serve 40 hours of community service, while their dividend form was canceled for life.
Billy Browns’ Death:
Billy Brown had a life full of ups and down. Finally he rested his soul on 8th February, 2021 suffering a Seizure at his own house at the age of 67 years. According to the Washington Sheriff’s Office a call was made at 4:03pm on February 8 by Bear Brown stating his father’s dying situation. The Sheriff further continued,
“Medical requested a helicopter. It doesn’t appear he was transported to the hospital by medical. He passed away at the house.”
The medical team did their best and also performed CPR to save Billy Brown but all it went to veins. According to the Sheriff’s report,
“Medics and fire were on the scene an hour and a half before the Sheriff’s Office was called. We respond to all deaths. At this point, nothing suspicious or criminal.”
After the Sheriff’s interview with the brown family, he was handed Billy’s medical report which helped him confirm Billy’s natural death followed by Seizure.
The Brown family have been living in their house at the North Cascade Mountains of Washington State worth $1.6 million. The Brown family’s net worth is an impressive $60million while Billy single handedly was thought to be worth over $6million, and reportedly earned around $500,000 for the show.
Billy Bryan Brown
3rd December, 1953
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
February 8, 2021
Billy Joe Brown
Kathy Jean Brown
Amora Lee Branson Brown
Matt, Bam Bam, Bear, Gabe, Noah, Snowbird, Rain Brown