- 1 Who is Rain Brown?
- 2 Early Life and Education: Growing Up in Alaska
- 3 Alaskan Bush People
- 4 Personal Life: Is Rain Brown Gay? Does She Have a Boyfriend?
- 5 Other Ventures Outside of Alaskan Bush People
- 6 Battle With Depression
- 7 What is Rain Brown’s Net Worth?
- 8 Social Media Presence
Who is Rain Brown?
Born on 23 November 2002, in Alaska, USA, under the archer’s sign of Sagittarius, Merry Christmas Kathryn Raindrop “Rain” Brown is a 16-year-old American reality TV star and actress. She became famous through her role in the hit Discovery TV show “Alaskan Bush People” – in almost every episode, we have the opportunity to follow Rain and her parents and siblings as they attempt to live off the land, in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness. Several of the show’s episodes were filmed in the state of Washington, as well. Rain is the youngest member of the Brown family, and acts like a normal teenage girl, despite appearing in a show about life in the woods. She loves fashion, and regularly shares music she listens with her fans.
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Early Life and Education: Growing Up in Alaska
Even though Rain was born in Alaska, her parents Amora and Billy are not natives of the northernmost of the 50 US states, actually coming from a small town in rural Texas. After being married for a couple of years, they decided to detach themselves from society and live off the land, without the use of any modern tools or technological aids. Upon settling in Alaska, they had Rain and her six older siblings – Matthew, Joshua, Solomon, Gabriel, Noah and Amora. Rain grew up in Hoonah, Alaska, and also spent some time on the nearby Chichagof Island. Growing up was hard for her, as the family moved from shelter to shelter, all the while trying to find a permanent home in the wilderness. Rain is currently attending high school, so doesn’t yet have an occupation, other than appearing in the reality TV show.
Alaskan Bush People
Rain’s parents Ami and Billy had been living their iconic lifestyle ever since the late 1990s. In 2009, Discovery TV executives heard of Billy Brown and his family – they met with the entire Brown clan several times, eager to find out more about this unusual group of people. Billy was already popular due to his two books – “Teacher of the Old Code” and “One Wave at a Time”, which both depicted the benefits and downsides of living in the wilderness. After these meetings, Discovery offered the Browns their own reality TV show, in which they would teach people about the secrets of living off the land, and showcase what happens during their everyday lives. Billy was skeptical at first, but eventually decided that a little bit of publicity couldn’t do much harm, and ended up accepting the offer. In 2014, the show aired for the first time and ended up being a hit, with an average of 2.3 million people watching every episode. The current record-holder for most viewers is the finale of Season Three, with four million households tuning in to see what happens. In April 2019, it was confirmed that Discovery renewed the show for a tenth season.
Criticism and Legal Problems
As a result of their sudden popularity, Rain and her family have been the target of a lot of criticism. Some viewers of the show have accused them of being frauds and ‘living in a mansion, while spending time in the wilderness only to shoot episodes.’ The problems the Browns faced only became more serious when the Alaskan Department of Revenue launched an investigation into their funds, eventually discovering that they lied about living in Alaska all year-long, with the intention of receiving government funding. Rain’s father Billy and brother Joshua were both sentenced to 30 days in jail, after being found guilty on as many as 60 counts of falsification, theft and other misdemeanor crimes. This caused the family to move to the state of Washington, where they currently reside. Rumors say that they cannot return to Alaska, as they are deemed “unwelcome” by the authorities.
Personal Life: Is Rain Brown Gay? Does She Have a Boyfriend?
In October 2017, Rain uploaded a picture with a pro-LGBTQ description, which prompted both fans and the media to wonder if she’s gay or not. In December 2017 she did a similar thing, which unsettled some of her fans. Her Instagram comments were filled with negativity, which prompted Rain to write ‘You should be ashamed of judging other people because of who and what they love!!! It’s none of your business’ in one of her Instagram stories. People also suspected that she is gay because she likes to call her fans “rainbows”. When one fan rudely asked her ‘if she was a lesbian’, Rain promptly responded with ‘No I’m straight. And I call my fans rainbows because my name is Rain, but you do you boo.’ Currently, Rain is probably single and focused on her career. There is no conclusive evidence about her relationship status, so we can’t tell if she has a boyfriend or not. On 14 February, 2018, Rain uploaded a photo of her brother Gabriel kissing his girlfriend, which further solidified the notion of her being single – of course she isn’t yet 17!
Other Ventures Outside of Alaskan Bush People
In recent years, Rain hasn’t appeared in many episodes of “Alaskan Bush People”, mostly because she’s busy attending high school. Other than education, Rain’s priorities are music – she plays the ukulele – and fashion. In one Instagram story, she revealed that she liked sculpting, and that it’s one of the best things a person can do while in the wilderness. On Twitter, Rain revealed that she is a big fan of Nancy Drew’s mystery books. Given the fact that she is only 16 years-old, there is no telling which vocation she’ll choose, if she’ll continue starring in “Alaskan Bush People”, or continue with the lifestyle her parents chose. Ami and Billy have skillfully shielded Rain from the public eye, resulting in an absence of rumors and allegations.
Battle With Depression
Young Rain was struck hard by the news of her mother having lung cancer in 2017. During this period of uncertainty, Rain didn’t want to speak either to the cameras or to her family members. She later confessed that she was suffering from depression, as she feared that she would lose her mother. In late 2017, the whole family moved to Southern California, just so Ami Brown could receive proper treatment. On 21 December 2017 Ami had surgery, and was proclaimed cancer-free on 17 January 2018.
— Rainy brown (@heroofkirrkwell) January 8, 2018
What is Rain Brown’s Net Worth?
According to several sources, Rain Brown has a net worth of approximately $100,000, as of mid-2019, which is amazing for a person of her age. The Brown family as a whole has $60 million to their names, which means that Rain will possibly gain access to more funds as she grows older. However, if she decides to pursue her own career in show business or another industry, we might see her net worth reach a seven-figure number very soon.
Social Media Presence
Like every actress and model, Rain understands the importance of social media as a marketing tool. Using different platforms, she engages with her fans and occasionally provides sneak peaks of new episodes of “Alaskan Bush People”. She mostly uses Instagram to post pictures of her two dogs Bardum and Jakson – 120,000 people follow her. On Twitter, she is a rather less popular, with 8,000 followers.