Who is Richard Rawlings and what is his net worth 2018? Richard Rawlings is a well-known American entrepreneur as well as a media personality for the show Fast N’ Loud that featured on the Discovery Channel. He is the owner of the Gas Monkey Garage and Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill. Richard has a great love for cars and he buys his first car 74 Mercury Comet at the young age of 14. He is a multi-talented personality who went to see lots of auto shows with his father in the childhood.
He is the world record holder in the Cannonball Run. His list of achievements doesn’t end here as he had covered the distance of 2,811 miles between New York and Los Angeles in a time span of just 31 hours and 59 minutes with an average speed of 87.6 miles per hour.
Richard Rawlings was born on 30 March 1969 in Pearl River, Louisiana, United States. Before setting his own business, he worked as a firefighter, paramedic and police officer in his early career. After quitting these jobs, he started a printing and advertising company named as Lincoln Press in 1999. However, he sold it in 2004 for opening Gas Monkey Garage that manufactured and transported cars for clients all over the world.
Since 2012, this garage has been the center point of the series Fast N’ Loud that airs on the Discovery Channel. He marries his first wife Karen K. Grame in 1993 and both get separated in 1994. After six years, Rawlings marries his second wife Suzanne Marie Mergele and get divorced with her in 2009. However, the destiny had some different plans for this couple and they remarried in 2015.
Education: He completed his graduation from the Eastern Hills High School at the age of 19 years and later worked as a firefighter, law enforcement officer and paramedic expert.
Richard Rawlings Net Worth
Richard Rawlings net worth is $16.5 million. This talented personality receives a salary of $ 50,000 per episode of Fast N’ Loud on the Discovery channel. Also, he earned a handsome amount of money by making modified cars for the customers all over the globe. Additionally, he is the owner of two restaurant locations in Northwest Dallas and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport respectively. All these occupations allow Richard Rawlings to have such a huge net worth.
Since his childhood, Richard is obsessed with cars and that’s why he bought his first car at a very young age of fourteen. An interesting thing about Rawling is that he had tried almost 20 cars when he becomes graduated from the school such as 77 Bandit Tras AM and Mustang 2+2 Fastback. As per the sources, Richard’s car collection presently consists of around 25 cars included some vintage cars, Ferrari, Postich, Super Ford GT-68 Mustang and much more.
He lives in a beautiful house with her wife in Longboat Key, Florida, United States. It is a luxurious mansion that includes five bedrooms, three master bedrooms, and a beautiful modern kitchen. The total value of this extraordinary house in US$6.7 million.
Richard Rawlings has many different businesses that help him in earning a whopping amount of money every year. As mentioned above, he regularly features in the Discovery channel show Fast N’ Loud, which is one of the best car shows in television. He is also the owner of the restaurant and live music bar chain Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill. Other than that, Richard opened a live music venue Gas Monkey Love in October 2014 in Northwest Dallas. Many hit bands like Social Distortion and Motley Crue have performed here. He has also launched his autobiography named Fast N’ Loud: Blood, Sweat, and Beers on 12 May 2015.
It was only the passion of Richard Rawlings that has taken him to such a high level in his life. Started off working as a firefighter, he doesn’t lose hope and went on to create one of the best cars in the world. This fabulous car racer and awesome media personality had won many races and become a successful entrepreneur now. Richard’s hard work and dedication have also made him one of the lovable personalities on television. We believe that he will continue to entertain all his fans for the upcoming years.