R Kelly net worth: R. Kelly is an American singer, rapper, and record producer who has a net worth of $150 million. R Kelly, was born on the south side of Chicago on January 8, 1967. Kelly dropped out of high school to perform as a subway musician. He earned his big break when he won a $100,000 prize on the television talent show Big Break. Kelly signed with Jive Records in 1991 and released the album "Born into the 90s" with his group Public Announcement in 1993. Soon after released his solo debut "12 Play", which was eventually certified six times platinum. At the same time, he began a career producing records for others, including the debut album of the teenaged pop singer Aaliyah. In 1995, his album "R. Kelly" sold four million copies. Soon after, his single "I Believe I Can Fly" topped the charts and won three Grammy Awards. Kelly released a series of multi-platinum albums in the 2000s, as well as the multi-part hip-hop opera Trapped in the Closet, which he released to radio stations in short portions. The final portion of was officially released to the public in the spring of 2010. In 1994, Kelly secretly married Aaliyah, though the marriage was later annulled. He went on to marry dancer Andrea Lee in 1996 and the couple had three children before divorcing in 2009. R Kelly's career has had its share of controversies over the years. He was arrested and charged with allegedly having sex with an underage girl. He was eventually acquitted of all 14 charges. As of December 2013, R Kelly has released 13 studio albums, five compilation albums and two collaboration albums. His most recent album "Black Panties" was released in December 2013. He has also participated in 11 official tours around the world spanning from 1994 to 2012 , with another anticipated in 2014. In addition to his three Grammies, Kelly has won dozens of awards including several AMAs, a BET award and a many Billboard awards.