'Alaskan Bush People': Billy Brown with $6M net worth slammed for gifting old pocket watch to grandson

'Alaskan Bush People': Billy Brown with $6M net worth slammed for gifting old pocket watch to grandson
Gabe, Rain, Snowbird and Billy Brown (Discovery)

In the penultimate episode of Season 12 of 'Alaskan Bush People', the Brown family was busy putting finishing touches to the skeleton of their new house. Also, Bear was trying to learn how to be a good father by learning how to cradle a baby by practicing with a bag of potatoes while Noah and Rhain were gearing up to celebrate the first birthday of their son Elijah.

The family was planning a Renaissance-themed birthday bash for the toddler and everyone was making preparations for it. On the other hand, patriarch Billy and matriarch Amora "Ami" Brown were discussing gifting options for their grandson. They came to a decision of gifting Billy's pocket watch from the 18th century to the baby and viewers were seen losing their minds as to how despite being a millionaire, he could not buy a better gift.

"I'm a millionaire so I will give my grandson my piece of shot watch#AlaskanBushPeople," tweeted a viewer. "#AlaskanBushPeople He don't want your stinking watch," wrote another. The show has sold a narrative of the family trying to live a life in the wild, without the help of modern technology with very little means. The show has been on the air for 12 long seasons and viewers have started to question how fake the family was with what they try to portray for a long time.

Just last week, Noah Brown was seen going through scrap in order to find something he could make a snowplow with. Snowbird was seen making slippers out of rat hide to keep her feet warm. The family has a pretty impressive net worth. They are worth millions but still choose to appear on a show where they sell a completely different lifestyle and all of that has led to viewers not taking the show seriously at all.

Many viewers have reported that they've seen members of the Brown family staying at hotels and moving to the mountains just to film. They have all just moved into a $2.7M mansion in Beverly Hills a couple of days ago, according to a report by Distractify which just strengthens the claims that the show is apparently fake.

Billy's net worth is estimated to be around $6M and he reportedly earns around $500,000 for the show. The Sun reports that the family is thought to be worth $60M and the kids are paid $40,000 to $60,000 each to appear on the show. So for them to have that kind of money and fans catching them off-camera indulging in luxuries but still promoting a polar opposite lifestyle on the show is something that will always be questioned. 




'Alaskan Bush People' airs on Sundays at 8 pm ET on Discovery. 

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