• Rain Brown gained fame on “Alaskan Bush People,” showcasing her family’s wilderness life in Alaska and Washington.
  • Born in Alaska on 23 November 2002, Rain is the youngest of seven siblings, raised off-grid by her parents, Ami and Billy Brown.
  • The Brown family faced legal issues for residency misrepresentation in Alaska, leading to a move to Washington State. Rain has openly supported the LGBTQ community and addressed personal mental health struggles.
  • Aside from the TV show, Rain focuses on high school, music (ukulele), fashion, and enjoys sculpting and Nancy Drew books.
  •  As of 2024, Rain’s net worth is estimated at $500,000. She actively engages with fans on Instagram and Twitter, sharing aspects of her life and work.

Who is Rain Brown?

Born on 23 November 2002, in Alaska, USA, Merry Christmas Kathryn Raindrop “Rain” Brown is a 21-year-old American reality TV star and actress. She became famous through her role in “Alaskan Bush People,” the hit Discovery TV show  – 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 child in 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 the music she listens to with her fans.

Early Life and Education: Growing Up in Alaska

Even though Rain hails from 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 other siblings – Amora, Gabriel, Noah, Solomon, Joshua, and Matthew. Raised amidst the rugged wilderness of Hoonah, Alaska, Rain’s formative years were marked by resilience and adaptability. From the windswept shores of Chichagof Island to the transient lifestyle of shelter hopping, her upbringing was defined by the quest for stability in the unforgiving terrain. Currently navigating the challenges of high school, Rain’s occupation is primarily centered around her role in the reality TV show, embodying the spirit of her Alaskan roots as she navigates both the wilderness and the complexities of adolescence.

CategoryDetails
Full NameMerry Christmas Kathryn Raindrop “Rain” Brown
Known ForAppearing on “Alaskan Bush People”
Profession/OccupationReality TV star and actress
Net WorthApproximately $500,000 as of 2024
SiblingsAmora, Gabriel, Noah, Solomon, Joshua, and Matthew
ParentsAmora Lee Branson Brown and Billy Bryan Brown
Date of Birth23 November 2002
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Place of BirthAlaska, USA
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityWhite
Hair ColorBrown
Eye ColorBrown
GenderFemale
HobbiesMusic (plays the ukulele), fashion, sculpting, reading (Nancy Drew books)
Social Profile LinksInstagram, Twitter

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 had garnered significant attention through his literary works, “Teacher of the Old Code” and “One Wave at a Time,” which artfully illuminated the nuances of wilderness living. Building on this foundation, Discovery approached the Browns with an intriguing proposition: a reality TV show that would not only unveil the mysteries of off-grid living but also provide an intimate glimpse into their daily realities. 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. Debuting in 2014, the show swiftly captured the hearts of viewers, emerging as a resounding success with an average of 2.3 million viewers tuning in for each episode. The pinnacle of its viewership triumph came with the Season Three finale, which set a record with a staggering four million households eagerly awaiting the unfolding events. In April 2019, it was confirmed that Discovery renewed the show for another season. The show has since run for 14 seasons and doesn’t seem to head for an end any time soon.

Challenges and Legal Concerns

Facing the consequences of their newfound fame, Rain and her family have encountered significant criticism. Detractors of the show have levied accusations of deceit, suggesting that the Browns reside in luxury while purportedly living off the grid for filming purposes only. Matters escalated when the Alaskan Department of Revenue initiated an investigation into their financial affairs. The inquiry revealed discrepancies, including misrepresentation of their residency status in Alaska to secure government funds. Following legal proceedings, Rain’s father Billy and brother Joshua received a 30-day jail sentence, having been convicted on numerous counts, including falsification, theft, and other misdemeanors. Consequently, the family made the decision to relocate to Washington State, where they presently reside. Speculation suggests that their departure from Alaska was prompted by being deemed “unwelcome” by authorities, casting a shadow over their ability to return to their former home.

Personal Life: Is Rain Brown Gay? Does She Have a Boyfriend?

In October 2017, Rain shared a photo accompanied by a supportive message embracing the LGBTQ community. This gesture sparked curiosity among fans and the media, leading to speculation regarding her sexual orientation. 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 was gay because she liked to call her fans “rainbows”. When one fan rudely asked her ‘if she was a lesbian’, Rain promptly responded by clarifying that she’s straight. She added that her fans are called rainbows because her name is Rain. Currently, Rain is believed to be 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.

Rain Brown

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.

In February 2021, at the age of 68, Billy passed away after experiencing a fatal seizure atop North Star Ranch.

Struggling with heart issues for several years, Billy had endured numerous hospital visits. Despite medical advice cautioning against high altitudes, the father of seven remained steadfast in his choice to reside in the mountains alongside his family, embracing life on his own terms.

The October 31 episode of “Alaskan Bush People” captured the dramatic 911 call placed by a member of the production team during Billy’s seizure. Subsequently, the series chronicled the Brown family’s heartfelt farewell to their beloved patriarch as they did their best to honor his enduring legacy.

Confirming his father’s passing, Bear Brown, also a prominent figure on the show, shared the news on Instagram, reflecting the profound impact of Billy’s life and legacy.

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. Late in 2017, the entire family made the pivotal decision to relocate to Southern California to ensure that Ami could access the necessary medical care. After undergoing surgery on 21 December 2017, there was a glimmer of hope as Ami was declared free of cancer on 17 January 2018.

Rain bravely disclosed her diagnosis of Bipolar 1 disorder following a challenging “psychotic break,” starting a journey of mental health awareness. With admirable transparency, she has shared her experiences, including diagnoses of PTSD and generalized anxiety disorder. As of 2024, Rain reports being in full remission from bipolar disorder and experiencing partial remission from PTSD, illustrating her resilience and commitment to mental well-being.

What is Rain Brown’s Net Worth?

According to several sources, Rain Brown has a net worth of approximately $500,000, as of 2024, which is amazing for a person of her age. The Brown family as a whole has $60 million to their name, 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 peeks of new episodes of “Alaskan Bush People”. She mostly uses Instagram to post pictures of her two dogs Jakson and Bardum – 390,000 people follow her. On Twitter, she is a rather less popular, with 12,000 followers.

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