R Kelly Net Worth

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R Kelly net worth:
$40 Million

R Kelly net worth: R. Kelly is an American singer, rapper, and record producer who has a net worth of $40 million. Robert Sylvester 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, he 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 teenage 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. R Kelly has released 14 studio albums, five compilation albums and three collaboration albums. In addition to his three Grammys, Kelly has won dozens of awards including several AMAs, a BET award and a many Billboard awards. His most recent albums "Black Panties" and "The Buffet" were released in 2013 and 2015, respectively. He has also participated in 12 official tours around the world spanning from 1994 to 2013. He is also planning to make his debut as a film director and producer in the next couple of years and is gearing up to take his musical, Trapped in the Closet, to Broadway.

R Kelly's net worth and legal problems: Had R Kelly never experienced any legal problems, his net worth would easily top $150-200 million. Over the years, Kelly has reportedly paid tens of millions of dollars to allegedly settle dozens of lawsuits made by women who claimed they were abused by the singer. His career has also been negatively impacted in a major way. In 2012, it was revealed that Kelly owed $5 million in unpaid taxes dating back seven years. In 2013, he lost a house to foreclosure. In 2017, Kelly was forced to cancel an entire tour due to slow ticket sales after new allegations surfaced. He also reportedly lost a large portion of his net worth after divorcing Andrea Lee, who he married to from 1996-2009, the most lucrative years of his career.

R Kelly Net Worth

R. Kelly

Singer
Date of Birth
Jan 8, 1967 (50 years old)
Profession
Singer, Record producer, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Music Video Director, Actor, Musician, Music executive, Multi-instrumentalist, Rapper
Nationality
United States of America
Height
6 ft (1.854 m)
Weight
200 lbs (90.7 kg)
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