Facts of R Kelly Networth
|Full Name||Robert Sylvester Kelly|
|Birth Name||Robert Sylvester Kelly|
|Other Name||The Pied Piper,Kells|
|No Of Children||3|
|Awards||Grammy Awards,American Music Awards,BET Awards|
|Date of Birth||8,1967|
How Much Is The Net Worth Of American Singer R. Kelly?
R. Kelly is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former semi-professional basketball player who came to the spotlight from his debut solo album 12 Play. Similarly, he is also known for songs like I Believe I Can Fly, Bump N’ Grind, Gotham City, If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time and more.
Kelly won three Grammy Awards for I Believe I Can Fly in 1998 and was nominated for a Grammy in 1996 for You Are Not Alone. As of 2019, Kelly has an estimated net worth of $100,000.
Net Worth Details- Income Sources, Earnings, And Salary
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Kelly has an estimated net worth of $100 thousand as of July 2019. Whereas, other sources, estimated it to be around $1 million. His primary source of income is his career as a singer & record producer.
As per various sources, R. Kelly reportedly owned a massive net worth of $150 million before it dropped to just $1 million due to numerous lawsuits, allegations, complications, and more.
R. Kelly’s career began when he got recognition after winning a talent TV show and the prize money of $100 thousand hosted by Natalie Cole. He then released his debut album titled Born into the ’90s in early 1992. The albums include singles like Honey Love, Dedicated, Slow Dance, She’s Got The Vibe and more.
His first solo album, 12 Play, was released on 9th November 1993 with hit singles like Bump N’ Grind which peaked at no.1 on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart. The album was certified Gold by RIAA which later became 6 times platinum.
He earned his first Grammy nominations for his work as a writer, producer, and composer for Michael Jackson’s last number one hit, You Are Not Alone. Kelly’s second album, R. Kelly, was released on 14th November 1995. R. Kelly became his first album to reach no.1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Over the years, Kelly has released 14 studio albums and some of his other albums include R., Chocolate Factory, Double Up, Untitled, Write Me Back, The Buffet, 12 Nights of Christmas, and many more.
Similarly, he has collaborated with artists like Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Keyshia Cole, Kid Rock, Bow Wow, and many more. Kelly released a documentary series, Surviving R. Kelly, based on his lifetime details, sex abuse, and accusations.
Endorsements, Assets, House, Cars, Lifestyle, And Expenses
Although Kelly has not revealed his sponsorships, he surely endorses big brands. His contract deals also aid up to his net worth. In a similar way, Kelly’s social media account earns him a decent sum of money. With 1.3 million on his Instagram account, he is estimated to make $2,685 to $4,476 per sponsored post as per IMH.
The former multi-millionaire artist resides in a million-dollar mansion in Atlanta with 6 bedrooms and 27-rooms in total. The house was later owned by Jamie Foxx and NFL star Terrell Owens. Kelly was reported to pay $11,542 per month for rent.
Did You Know? R. Kelly’s Atlanta home was burgled in 2017 by a group of men including his colleague Alfonso Walker.
He also rented a mansion in Duluth, Georgia with $23,084 per month as of 2018. Besides this, information regarding his current house is not revealed to the public yet.
Kelly is reported to own expensive cars like Mercedes Benz E Class ($59,950), Maybach 62-s ($168,600), and Lexus car ($43,570).
Tax, Insurance, Illegal Marriage, And Legal Issues
Kelly surely gives away almost half of his earnings to the government as a tax payment.
As per Chicago Sun-Times and Vibe, Kelly was claimed to tie the knot with Aaliyah late American singer who was a minor at that time. Aaliyah was introduced to Kelly by her uncle Barry Hankerson while she was just 12 years old. The couple was reported to have been married on 31st August 1994 in a private ceremony in Cook County.
Although Aaliyah and Kelly denied their marriage at the beginning, she, later, filed a lawsuit claiming she was a minor at the time of their marriage and lied about her age.
In a similar way, Kelly was charged with child pornography after a video of him engaging in physical intercourse with an underage girl on 3rd February 2002 was revealed. However, these charges were dropped due to lack of evidence in March 2004.
In July 1996, Kelly was placed on a year’s unsupervised probation starting 13th August 1997 after being found guilty of battery. He settled the lawsuit for $250,000 in 1998 as per Chicago Sun-Times.
Recently on 6th March 2019, he was taken back to the Cook County Jail after failing to pay $161,633 for child support.
Arrested for Sex Trafficking
In July 2019, he was alleged of sexual crimes. In fact, he was taken under custody in Chicago allegedly for 13 counts of federal sex trafficking and for obstructing justice charges.
The arrest resulted him to be guilty of 10 state-level criminal sexual abuse and he was also charged for federal racketeering in New York.
Charity And Philanthropic Works
Apart from his legal issues and degraded career, Kelly is involved in various types of charitable works. In 1995, he donated £20,000 ($24,318) to a UK charity. Similarly, in 2003, he donated $50,000 to the Texas Military Family Foundation after he started a fundraising gig for them.
He is also involved in charities raising awareness about cancer and different cases of water to the Flint water crisis.
R. Kelly’s Personal Life- Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Brother, Siblings, Relationship, And Children
Born Robert Sylvester Kelly on 8th January 1967 at Chicago Lying-in Hospital in Hyde Park, Chicago as the third of four children of his parents. He is American by nationality and comes from Afro-American ethnic group. Growing up in a house full of women, Kelly was very close to his mother who died from cancer in 1993.
He went to Kenwood Academy in Hyde Park, Chicago. He is 52 years old as of 2019 and is 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm) tall in height.
Kelly was married to Andrea Lee who was a backup dancer. The couple tied the knot in 1996, but the exact marriage date is not revealed. Together they shared three children; Two sons Jay Kelly, Robert Kelly Jr. and a daughter Joann Kelly.
In September 2005, Andrea filed a restraining order against Kelly after a physical altercation, eventually getting divorced in 2006.
Robert was also married to Aaliyah on 30th August 1994 which was annulled in 7th February 1995.