Facts of Richard Rawlings
|Full Name||Richard Rawlings|
|Birth Name||Richard Ray Rawlings|
|Birth City||Fort Worth, Texas|
|Sibilings||Daphne Rawlings Kaminski, John Rawlings|
|Filmography||Fast N’ Loud|
|Date of Birth||March 30,1969|
What Is The Net Worth Of Richard Rawlings In 2019?
As of 2019, Richard Rawlings is estimated to have a net worth of $15 million which he accumulated from his eminent career as a TV personality and an Entrepreneur.
He is also known for his lavish and luxurious cars and bike collection worth more than $2 million.
Richard Rawlings Is A Big Spender
Besides multi-million dollars’ worth brand, Richard Rawlings is a proud owner of a magnificent Dallas Villa. His house is featured in 3,933 square feet boasting four bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, and a separate bar section. According to a source, he bought the property for $1.7 million in 2015.
Richard now owns a fleet of drool-worthy collection of the car which includes
|Lamborghini Countach||starts from $596 thousand|
|1968 Mustang Shelby GT350||The base price of $20 thousand|
|2015 Dodge Ram diesel truck||$60 thousand|
|Ford Mustang||market price $26 thousand|
|Porsche||The average price of over $60 thousand|
He sold his 1953 Chevrolet Fleetline for $800 thousand which he actually bought for his wife. Previously, he owned muscle moto and vintage wheels like 1932 Ford ($590), Mustang GT (starts at $32 thousand), ‘68 Shelby ($1.3 million).
Similarly, he owns a few of the most expensive customized bikes and claims his bike collection to be worth over $2 million.
Although there is no information regarding his tax payments, he surely has the insurance of his awesome cars and bike collection.
Journey From Rags To Riches
He was born to a car enthusiast and he himself had a keen interest in automobiles. At the young age of 14, he bought his own car, 1974 Mercury Comet which is now worth at the price range of $20 thousand to $49 thousand.
Interesting Fact: ‘Son, you could buy a $10,000 car all day long for five grand if you have it in your pocket. Always carry cash.’ Richards’ father often used to say to him.
By the time he was in high school, he was tagged as a prestigious car dealer in his area. At the time, he drove a 1977 Bandit Trans Am priced at $16 thousand to $31 thousand.
Although he had interests in cars, he went to work as a police officer, firefighter, and paramedic. Ultimately, he turned out to be a businessman and established his own printing and advertising company.
Eventually, the car enthusiast sold his company in 2004 for opening Gas Monkey Garage which is now one of the world’s most popular hot rod shops.
Debut In Television
Later in 2012, his company signed a million dollars deal with Discovery Channel. He and his Gas Monkey garage are featured in Discovery Channel’s Fast N’ Loud. For appearing in the TV series, he was offered a salary of around $50 thousand to $75 thousand per episode.
As of now, Fast N’ Loud is successfully running it’s 15 seasons and Rawlings is reported to have already made the paycheck of over $6.3 million to $9.45 million.
Interesting Fact: Richard Rawlings is also a part-time transcontinental racer. He participated in several rallies and held the world record from 2007 to 2013 for the fastest time in Cannonball Run i.e. 31 hours and 59 minutes.
Other Business Ventures
The following year in 2013, he also started his own venture; Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill in Dallas. A year later in March 2014, he launched another venture with the same name at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. And as of now, he is ready for the third one.
The average cost of the food in his bar is $10 to $15, however, he is reported to make almost half of his fortune from the bars and grills.
The Gas Monkey Garage Owner even started a restaurant named Richard Rawlings’ Garage in 2016 but it was permanently dissolved in March 2019.
Moreover, he has his own brand of Energy Drinks and Tequila named Gas Monkey Tequila and Drinks. Tequila retails at the cost of $30 and energy drinks cost $50 for a can.
Owning a multi-million dollar industry and brand, the Fast N’ Loud star is an icon for his fans. With the support of his huge fan following, he started an online merchandise shop.
Gas Monkey Garage Merch shop sells Gas Monkey T-shirts, hoodies, jackets, caps, various artworks, and other products. His merchandise may cost you an average of $15 to $35, the price may vary on the products.
Social Media Earnings
Besides the earnings from his company, ventures and merchandise sales, Richard Rawlings also adds a few sums of money to his net worth from monetization of social media platforms.
From his Instagram, he makes $4,228.5 to $7,04.5 per sponsored post from over 2 million followers. Similarly, as the owner of Gas Monkey Garage, he collects the paycheck of $8,252 to $13,753 from an official Instagram profile of his company.
On the other hand, Rawlings is estimated to have the monthly average earnings of $189 to $3 thousand and yearly earnings of $2.3 thousand to $36.2 thousand from YouTube Channel. As of October 2019, Gas Monkey Garage & Richard Rawlings YouTube channel has over 318 thousand subscribers.
In addition, Rawlings is estimated to earn thousands from his lucrative endorsement deals. Recently, he made a deal with Dickies T-shirt for the endorsements.
Moreover, he also promotes his company, Gas Monkey Tequila.
“I feel Blessed To Be Where I’m At. Now It’s Time To Give Back.” Richard Rawlings
The owner of Gas Monkey Garage believes in giving and taking. With the motto ‘Your Donations Make Change’, Rawlings and his team launched Gas Monkey Foundation in 2014.
Back in April 2018, the foundation donated $20 thousand to Cannonball Memorial Run. Through the charitable fund, he has supported charitable organizations like Bisbee’s Fish & Wildlife Conservation Fund, Cary the Load, No Child Left Behind, High Fives, and many others.
Who Is Richard Rawlings?
Richard Ray Rawlings was born on 30 March 1969 in Fort Worth, Texas, the United States. He was born to an American family and belongs to the North American ethnic group.
Rawlings is married twice. First, he tied the knot to Karen K Grames from 1993 to 1994. After the divorce, he married his second wife in 1999 in a lavish wedding ceremony held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The love birds separated in 2009 and remarried in 2015 in Cabo, Mexico. However, on 11 March 2019, Rawlings and Mergele announced their separation and are going to file for divorce.
He does not have his own kids but has a stepson from his second wife, Sinjin Venegas.
Height And Weight
Rawlings stands at a height of 6 feet 0 inches (183 cm) and weighs around 180 pounds (82 kg).