Richard Rawlings is an American auto-mechanic, car builder, cross-country racer, an entrepreneur, media personality and a Fast N’Loud reality tv series star with an estimated financial standing of $15 million.
The star made it big at a very young age. His hard work and business acumen are superb and, has helped him attain significant success in his businesses. The successes are responsible for the huge wealth he has acquired for himself.
Richard Rawlings Bio
Richard Ray Rawlings was born on March 30, 1969, in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. He grew up with his parents who were very caring and supportive towards him. His father was a hard-working man and according to reports, he did more than one job just to make ends meet.
During his childhood, Richard attended Eastern High School. There is no information concerning his college or further studies.
Rawlings passion for cars started right from when he was still a child. His father often took him to watch car race shows and he dreamt of having his own car which he eventually got at the age of 14.
At the inception of his career in 1990, Rawlings joined the firefighting crew. He worked as a Law enforcer and a Paramedic. One year later, he started a printing and advert company which he managed until 2004 when it was sold.
Later on, he opened an auto garage in Dallas where he built cars for both local and international clients. Due to the consistency in the business, Rawlings started gaining popularity and that led him to partner with Discovery Channel so he could showcase his talent and skills to the world.
In 2012, he began a reality television series called Fast N’Loud. The show focuses mainly on his garage and the car transformation that happens there. Meanwhile, Rawlings is also a good racer and has won the Cannonball Runtime from New York City to Los Angeles with Ferrari 550 in 1979. The ride was modified by Richard in his garage to have extra fuel cells.
Additionally, Rawlings began to make huge money from his auto garage which led him to open another business called Gas Money Bar N’Grill in 2013. With an extension at Dallas International Airport in 2014, his new line of business has been doing pretty fine and has contributed to his wealth, he intends opening another branch soon.
Richard Rawlings House, Car Collections and Total Assets
The Fast N’Loud Star spent a cool $1.7 million to purchase a mansion in 2015. The 4000 sq foot mansion is located in Dallas and it contains four bedrooms, a bathroom, a bar, and a pond where you can relax all day long.
Watch the video below to get the better view of the Gas Monkey Garage owner’s mansion.
Rawlings has been in love with cars ever since he was a child. In fact, at the early age of 14, he started buying cars for himself and his car collection has grown over time.
Richard’s car collection as far back as the 50s includes Porsche Ferraris, Lamborghini Countach, and Ford Mustang. Wondering what car is Rawlings’ dream car? Well, it’s a 1932 Ford Roadster a.k.a the Holy Grail of Hot Rods.
The Fast N’Loud star currently has a whopping net worth of $15 million which he has acquired over the years. Majority of the income he earns is through Fast n’ Loud. The man is paid $50,000 for every episode of the reality TV series.
Rawlings is also active on Twitter and other social media platforms. His Twitter account @RRRawlings has more than 304k followers and he has amassed over 1.2 million fans on Instagram which is now contributing to his money-making ability.
He also authored his biography titled Fast N’ Loud: Blood, Sweat, and Beers.
Wife and Kids, Is he Married?
Is Richard a married man? Yes, he is. Despite being committed to his business, the Fast N’Loud star is also a husband to Suzanne Maira Mergele.
His first marriage with Karen K. Grames in 1993 didn’t last and they broke up the following year after a series of unresolved issues. A few years later, Rawlings fell in love with Suzanne and the couple finally tied the knot in 1999 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
When Rawlings’ business rather than his wife started seeing much of him, they encountered a strain in their relationship. The nature of the business he does always keep him away from home for so long and this had a negative effect on his relationship with Suzanne. Because of this, the couple decided to go their separate ways in 2009.
Several years later (2015), love prevailed. The two got back together and remarried in Cabo, Mexico. The couple doesn’t have any kids yet.
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Quick Facts about the Fast N’Loud Star
- Birth name: Richard ray Rawlings
- Date of birth: March 30, 1969
- Birth city: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: White
- Education: Eastern Hills High School
- Occupation: Businessman, Reality TV Star
- TV Show: Fast N’ Loud
- Height: 6 ft 1 inches (185 cm)
- Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
- Married: Yes
- Spouse (s): Karen K. Grames (m. 1993 – 1994), Suzanne Mergele (m. 1999 – 2009, 2015 – present)
Richard Rawlings Net Worth: $15 million