Richard Rawlings Bio, Age, Height, Family, House, and Net Worth

Richard Rawlings Net Worth, The Star of Discovery Channel

Richard Rawlings is the famous auto-mechanic, cross-country races, car builder, and media personality.

He gained popularity for his appearances as the star of the reality TV show called “Fast N’ Loud” aired on Discovery Channel.

He is also a well-known entrepreneur who owns the Gas Monkey Garage, Gas Monkey Live Music Venues, and Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill.

Rawlings starred national TV commercials that promote Dodge vehicles and financing in 2014.

He attained significant success in the businesses through hard work since a very young age.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Richard Rawlings net worth is approximately $15 million.

Richard Rawlings Bio

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Richard Ray Rawlings was born in on March 30, 1969. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas.

During his childhood, he often went to auto shows with his father.

Growing up, Rawlings was really cared and supported by his parents. He attended Eastern High School.

There’s not much information provided in public about his college and further studies.

After school, he worked several jobs to support his life financially, as firefighter, paramedic, and law enforcement officer.

Wife and Kids, is Richard Rawlings Married?

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In 1993, he married Karen Grames but they divorced a year later.

In 1999, Rawlings married Suzanne Marie Mergele and got divorced ten years later.

Rawlings remarried Suzanne in Mexico 2015 but the marriage is never officialized in America.

In 2018, the couple ended their relationship once again. He doesn’t have any kids yet

The Career of Richard Rawlings

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At the beginning of his career, Rawlings worked as a firefighter in 1990 and some other works.

A year later, he started a company of printing and advert that he managed until 2004.

Later, Rawlings opened an auto garage located in Dallas, Texas.

In the garage, he built cars for international and local customers.

He started gaining his popularity because of his consistency in the business.

It led him working with Discovery Channel to showcase his skills and talents worldwide.

In 2012, Discovery Channel released a new reality show named Fast N’loud which featured Richard Rawlings as the main role.

The show is about his works in the garage transforming cars. Richard Rawlings was also a racer.

He has won the Cannonball Runtime with Ferrari 550 from New York City to Los Angeles in 1979.

He modified the car himself in his garage, making the car to have extra fuel cells.

Moreover, Rawlings gained huge money from his works in the auto garage which led him to open another business.

He opened the Gas Monkey Bar N’Grill in 2013 located in Northwest Dallas.

Rawlings opened the second location in International Airport of Dallas Fort Worth in 2014.

In October 2014, Richard Rawlings opened a live music venue called Gas Monkey Live.

Another his restaurant venture called Richard Rawling’s Garage was opened in Harker Heights TX in 2016.

TV Show Fast N’ Loud

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Richard Rawlings never dreamed about being on TV but he ended up becoming a popular personality on TV.

From his appearance on the show, he earned around 50 thousand dollars per episode.

His source of income mostly comes from the show. In its first season, the show was very successful.

Fast N’Loud has been running a total of 14 seasons with about 133 Fast N Loud episodes since 2012.

In 2016, the show was included in the list of 50 TV shows with the most Facebook Likes by a New York Times survey.

The show aired its season finale in November 2017. There is no Fast N Loud new season in plan lately.

Richard Rawlings has a new show called “Garage Rehab”.

Richard Rawlings Total Assets, House

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In 2015, Rawlings purchase a luxury house worth $1.7 million.

The mansion is 4000 square foot. It’s located in Dallas, Texas.

It’s got four bedrooms, a bar, a complete bathroom, and a pond where his family and he can relax all day.

He has been in love with cars since he was a child. When he was 14 years old, he started purchasing cars for himself.

Rawlings’s cars collection has grown over time which led to his growing net worth too.

Some of his lavish cars include Porsche Ferraris, Ford Mustang, and Lamborghini Countach.

As a car lover, he must be having his own dream car.

Well, Rawlings’s dream car is the 1932 Ford Roadster which is also called as the Holy Grail of Hot Rods.

Currently, Richard Rawlings has an estimated net worth of $15 million.

He gained most of his net worth through his appearances on TV.

He is also active in Social Media such as Twitter and Instagram.

Rawlings has a total of 304k followers on Twitter and 1.2 million fans on Instagram.

His social media account @RRRawlings is now contributing to Richard Rawlings net worth.

For his fans who want to know more about his life journey, Rawlings has launched his biography “Fast N’Loud: Blood, Sweat, and Beers”.

Richard Rawlings Age, Height, and Tattoo

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Currently, Rawlings is 49 years old. His height is about 6 feet and 0.835 inches and his weight is 189 lb.

In 2007, Richard Rawlings beat the Cannonball Runtime with his partner Dennis Collins.

Because of that victory, he tattooed his inner arm permanently.

He posted the photo of his tattoed arm in 2015 on his Facebook page.

Rawlings’s Keys to Success

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  • Lay the Success Groundwork

He said he had a plan for a TV shown in 2004 and wanted to have the number one show on the Discovery Channel. He did.

  • Be All in if you are in.

Because if you don’t do it, you will never know.

  • Be Open to Diversification and Change

Don’t be afraid about taking a jump, learn something new, something trending.

  • Give Back and Love What You Do

Rawlings wakes up to work every day because he feels very lucky and blessed to do what he does.


Richard Rawlings is not just an auto-mechanic or TV personality. He is the star of the Discovery Channel and a business mogul.

Discovery Channel has made Richard Rawlings move from simple ordinary life to a big celebrity he is now.

He made it big since he was young. Because of his successful career in business and entertainment, he has acquired a huge wealth.

As of this year, Richard Rawlings net worth is approximately $15 million.