Lenard McKelvey popularly known as “Charlamagne Tha God” is a television personality and radio presenter. He is the host of the radio called ‘The Breakfast Club’ along with Angela Yee and EJ Envy. He has also starred in various shows like Guy Code, Girl Code, and Guy Court. He was previously on VH1’s ‘The Wendy Williams Experience’. Charlamagne has also hosted the TV show called ‘Uncommon Sense’ on MTV2. In 2008, he released the album called ‘South Crack: The Album’. He has appeared in ‘Charlamagne & Friends’ since 2013 till date. The estimated net worth of Charlamagne the God is $12 million US dollars.
Lenard McKelvey was born on June 29, 1980, in Charleston, South Carolina. His father’s name is Larry Thomas McKelvey and was raised in Moncks Corner, South Carolina. He was incarcerated for several years during his early days. Following his release from the prison, Charlamagne did an intern in a radio station. He then started to work with Wendy Williams. In the radio show, he used to get involved in the rift between himself and the guests with his upfront questioning.
He was later removed from the show and again made an entry in 2008. In 2009, he appeared as himself in ‘Kiss & Tail: The Hollywood Jumpoff’. Charlamagne Tha God became part of ‘The Breakfast Club’ along with Angela Yee and DJ Envy WWPR-FM. It also used to have it national TV simulcast in the ‘Revolt’.
Charlamagne Tha God is married to Jessica Gadsden. The couple got married in 2014. The couple has got a daughter together. Gadsden has also got a daughter from her previous relationship. Gadsden has worked for many organizations and is a fitness instructor and trainer.
In 2011, Charlamagne Tha God became a cast of the show called ‘Guy Code’ on MTV2. He has been active in the show until present. He has also starred in the show ‘Charlamagne & Friends’ on MTV2. He has also co-hosted ‘The Brilliant Idiots’ podcast with Andrew Schulz on Loud Speakers Network. In 2013 he was seen in ‘The Week in Jams’. In the same year, he appeared ‘Girl Code’, Guy’ Court’ and ‘Guy Code Honors’.
He hosted the MTV New Year’s live show in Times Square, New York at the end of 213 and 2014. In 2015, he became a correspondent of the pre-show of MTV Video Music Awards. Charlamagne has narrated ‘Inside the Label’ on BET. He has appeared in three episodes of ‘Wild ‘N Out’. Also in 2015, he appeared in Empire, Catfish: The TV Show and Ride Along in 2014. He became the host and star of ‘Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne Tha God’ in 2015.
In 2017, he published his book entitled ‘Black Privilege’ from Touchstone which is an imprint of Simon & Schuster. The book was at No. 6 in the New York Times bestseller list under hardback non-fiction. This was followed by portraying the role of Black Jesus in ‘Grow House’.
Charlamagne Tha God has not won any award or nomination in his career. However, his biggest achievement will be transforming himself into a star after being in prison in his early days.
How much is Net Worth of Charlamagne Tha God in 2017
Prior to becoming a star, Charlamagne Tha God was in prison. He used to sell drugs and did not use his real name. Since his release from prison, he found considerable success by teaming up with Wendy Williams. He has appeared in various TV shows and has also successfully hosted shows. Charlamagne Tha God’s net worth is an estimated $12 million US dollars as of 2017.
This fortune comes by becoming the host of ‘Guy Code’ in 2011. He has also been hosting ‘UnCommon Sense with Charlamagne’ since 2015. Part of this wealth also comes by hosting MTV New Year events. He has also successfully released his book in 2017. It has been estimated that he makes $2 million a year.
Charlamagne Tha God used his name as “Charlamagne” as “Charles the Great” in French. His relationship with Wendy Williams was disintegrated at one time. He still considers Williams as his mentor. He rose to fame after asking unorthodox hip hop questions to the guest who used to arrive in the show.