What is R. Kelly’s Net Worth? The American singer-songwriter, producer, and rapper R. Kelly has a net worth of $155 million in 2017 according to Forbes. In 2013, he was ranked the fifth highest-paid musician in the world by Billboard with $30 million earned that year alone as his income from concerts, album sales, and endorsements.
Robert Sylvester Kelly was born on January 8, 1967, in Chicago. Robert also known as R Kelly started singing at a very young age and took his singing seriously later on in life after giving up his plans to play professional basketball. His parents encouraged him to sing and dance with his three sisters doing just that when he was a child. When it came time for college Robert attended Illinois State University where he studied for two years before moving to Atlanta to pursue music full-time.
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Career & Music
Pop singer R. Kelly has enjoyed a long and successful career in music, but that hasn’t stopped various sexual misconduct allegations from clouding his image over the years—and most recently he was hit with a slew of new ones when three women alleged that he kept them against their will in an abusive sex cult for years.
As a high-profile entertainer, Kelly has made a good amount of his money from concerts and tours, many of which have been in major venues across America and abroad. In 2017, he grossed over $100 million from ticket sales alone . He’s also written songs for stars like Michael Jackson , Aaliyah , Toni Braxton , Jay Z , Usher and more . And as an artist who’s never far from controversy—and often at its center—he’s also generated an insane amount of free press (good or bad). At one point, he was even considered for Time Magazine’s Person of the Year in 1994.
Awards & Achievements
His first notable hit was in 1993, with Sister in 1993. The single became a hit peaking at number-eight on Billboard Hot 100, and reaching number one on its component chart Hot Rap Tracks. The song contributed to Kellys rise from local Chicago rapper to national star (R&B Star). In 1994, he released his debut album 12 Play.
The Iroc-Z, Benz 420 SEL and Mercedes-Benz SL 500 are owned by him. He also owns an expensive Rolls Royce Phantom and a Bentley Continental GT Coupe that costs about $239,000! However, there was a rumor saying that he once pawned his Cadillac Escalade for some cash to pay his tax liability of over $1 million but it turned out to be false when he himself admitted on David Letterman’s show in 2013 that he still had two cars left and he even joked about selling them for some money!
Last Updated on December 26, 2021
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