- Full Name: Robert Sylvester Kelly
- Net Worth: $150 Million
- Occupation: Rapper, singer, producer
- Marital Status: Divorced
- Ethnicity: Black
R Kelly Body Statistics:
- Height: 6’1” or 185cm
- Weight: 91kg or 200 pounds
- Shoe Size: Not available
- Hair Color: Black
- Eye Color: Dark brown
What Is R Kelly Net Worth
R Kelly net worth is said to be around $150 million. His wealth is attributable to his accomplishments as a singer, rapper and a music producer. He is one of the top celebrities, who have come from nothing to something. Over the years, he has made his money through sale of albums and producing records for fellow rap artists. R Kelly is a popular name in every neighborhood, with youths trying to emulate his style of singing and dressing. One would wonder how the analysts arrived at the net worth figure given above. However, you would not know the answer unless; you know the story of his life.
The Birth Of A Star
R Kelly was born in the southern Chicago, back in 1967. His urge to become a musician, started way back when he was young. Hence, when he was in high school, he decided to drop out to perform as a subway artist. His breakthrough came when he secured a prize worth $100000, for his role in Big Break TV show. In 1991, he entered into a contract with the Jive Records and he launched the album “Born into the 90s”, with his rap group Public Announcement in 1993.
Immediately after this, he released his solo album “12 Play”. The debut album managed to get six platinums from RIAA. He also initiated yet another career of record production. Actually, he is the one who produced the first album for the young singer Aaliyah. By this time, R Kelly net worth was taking a good turn. In 1995, he sold four million copies for his album “R Kelly”. His single “I Believe I Can Fly”, brought more fame to his name. It earned him three Grammy awards and remained at the top of the charts for a long time.
R Kelly Accomplishments
In the 2000s, he produced a number of multi-platinum albums. He also produced a hip-hop opera, which he gave to radio channels in parts. The final part of “Trapped in the Closet” was released to the larger public in 2010. While he is known for his success in music and as a record producer, he has not missed a couple of controversies. This has influenced his net worth negatively. For instance, at one time, he was reported to have had sex with a minor. R Kelly was arrested and arraigned in court for the alleged crime. However, later all the charges against him were withdrawn.
All the same, he remains to be one of the most influential artists of all time. How much is R Kelly worth? He has under his belt thirteen-studio albums, two collaboration albums as well as five compilation albums. Besides his three Grammys, he has also won a series of AMAs, several Billboard awards and BET award. His recent album came in 2013 and went by the name “Black Panties”. Furthermore, R Kelly has been a part of 11 official tours all the way from 1994 to 2012. He also has plans to make more progress in his career as a musician and a producer.
In his career life, he has collaborated with the likes of Jay Z and Kanye West. He has also sold about 38.5 million records in America alone.
His Private Life
R Kelly married Aaliyah at first but secretly but their marriage was annulled. In 1996, he married Andrea Lee and the couple has three kids but they divorced in 2009.
R Kelly Financial Woes
In 2013, R Kelly lost his house, owing to foreclosure case. He has built the home in 1997, which carried a mortgage of $3.5 million. Chase Bank had filed the suit, after the artist defaulted in mortgage payments. Over the years, the home had decreased in value from $5.2 million in 2009 and early in 2013, the house retailed at $3.8 million. However, to the urgency of the case, it was sold only for $950000. This was quite lower for a property that sits on a 3.7-acre plot and has lake in the compound.
R Kelly net worth is not stagnant although the popular R&B artist has had his fair share of problems. The sale of his recent album is expected to increase his net worth. Besides, he has entered into a number of endorsement deals, which have paid him well. Furthermore, his music career is far from over. We still expect more albums and singles from him.