One of the central goals of Alaskan Bush People was to depict a way of life and a landscape that is unfamiliar to most viewers. The show follows Billy Brown and his wife Ami Brown, along with their seven children, as they navigate life in rural Alaska. They used to live in Hoonah, Alaska, or as the Brown family called it, “Browntown.” Now, however, the Browns have left their Alaskan home for another part of the country.
The Browns decided to leave Alaska after Ami Brown was diagnosed with a particularly aggressive form of lung cancer. Eventually, they decided to move to a 435-acre estate in the North Cascade Mountains in Washington state.
They made the decision to move so that Ami Brown could be closer to Los Angeles for treatment and regular checkups.
While the decision to move the family for Ami Brown’s sake made sense, it left many fans of the show wondering what the Browns had chosen to do with Browntown.
Fans were familiar with the house, and when it seemed to have disappeared from the show, they naturally wondered what had happened. Apparently, the Browns had put their old house up for sale. When it was first listed, it was apparently priced at $795,000.
Alaskan Bush People: Billy Brown Was Worth More Than $6 Million.
Although Billy Brown’s death leaves the rest of his family grieving, he is said to have left them a lot of money to survive on. The family as a whole is worth about $60 million, and Billy Brown alone was worth more than $6 million. Every member of the family is paid for the show, which has also served to raise their profile.
Alaskan Bush People has a legion of devoted fans, many of whom are likely mourning Billy Brown along with the Brown family.