Richard Ray Rawlings is an American businessman, reality star, and a cross-country racer. He makes a ton of cash from the Discovery Channel show, Fast N’ Loud, that is currently airing its 16th season.
Legend also has it that he was once shot by a carjacker trying to make way with his 1965 Mustang 2×2 back in the 90s. For these and more interesting facts on Richard Rawlings’s net worth, houses, car collections, and TV shows be sure to read till the end.
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Richard Rawling’s Net worth is $18 Million.
Richard Rawlings’ net worth is in conjunction with his success as a reality star and businessman. For starters, even before he got mixed up with television, he started by making money off selling his advertising company called Lincoln press.
He used the money as part of his capital to start-up in an automobile company that deals with repair and restoration services. As a result, his net worth steadily rose until his involvement with Discover Channel.
Since then, he has received several job offers and currently has an active partnership with Dodge. With that in mind, Richard Rawlings’ current net worth reads approximately $18 million.
The figure was also significantly contributed by a series of food and music ventures such as the Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill as well as Gas Monkey Live. Did you know that Richard Rawlings also draws part of his income from his work as an author in his book, ‘Fast N’ Loud: Blood, Sweat, and Beers’?
Richard Rawlings’ choice not to have children doesn’t strain much on his net worth and enables him to live a lavish lifestyle with fewer responsibilities. That said, the Fast N’ Loud star currently lives in a mansion in Dallas, Texas, worth $1.7 million.
The 4000 square foot mansion sits across 1.46 acres of land and comes with four bedrooms and one bathroom. Other amenities found within the compound include a bar, a pool right next to a Zen garden. For a more vivid representation, you can check it out for yourself here.
If there’s one thing that Richard Rawlings loves more than anything in this world, it’s his passion for cars. So how does he come about them? Well, the Fast N’ Loud star has a knack for spotting old junk cars which he buys for cheap. After that, his crew at Gas Monkey Garage do their best to restore, rebuild, and customize them.
Currently, in his possession is a large fleet of vehicles that he auctions occasionally. We’ve taken the liberty to categorize them from the classics to newer models.
- 1915 Willys-Overland Touring
- 1932 Ford
- The 1932 Ford Roadster
- 1933 Chrysler Royal 8 Coup CT Imperial
- 1952 Chevrolet Fleetline
- 1966 Saab 96 Monte Carlo Sport
- 1965 Ford Mustang 2+2 Fastback
- 1967 Pontiac Firebird
- 1967 Mustang Fastback
- 1968 Shelby Mustang GT 350
- 1968 Shelby GT Fastback
- 1970 Dodge Challenger
- 1974 Mercury Comet
- 1975 Datsun 280 Z
- 1989 Lamborghini Countach.
- 1998 Chevrolet Crew Cab-Dually
- 2005 Ford GT Custom Coupe
- 2015 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck
- Jaguar XK120 Roadster Replica
- Ferrari F40
Owner of Gas Monkey Garage
Richard Rawling’s first successful venture was the Gas Monkey Garage, established in 2002 in Dallas, Texas. The automobile shop would later gain traction enough to develop the series, Fast N’ Loud.
Both would then give rise to the Food Joint Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill. There are currently two branches; one in Northwest Dallas and the other at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.
There were a couple of legal issues and some hefty lawsuits regarding the management of the food venture. Eventually, the reality TV star pioneered another restaurant line called Richard Rawlings Garage in Hacker Texas, 2016. Sadly, it failed, leading up to its closure in 2019.
Gas Monkey Garage is manned by a crew of Jim Cutler, Jason Aker, Dennis Collins, and Mike Coy. It previously received the help of fabricator Aaron Kaufman who left back in 2017, citing creative differences.
Nonetheless, the success of the garage also led to the opening of sister music venues such as Gas Monkey Live.
Rise to Fame.
Even as a teenager, Rawlings already knew what he wanted out of life and exactly how to get it. Before he learned how to drive, he was already well on his way in building his net worth by selling cars. His first was to come and go was the 1974 Mercury Comet followed by a couple more.
However, with capital, there was only so much he could do to further his passion for cars. As a result, he completed school and got a series of jobs. He picked up a badge and became a law enforcement officer, followed by life as a firefighter and finally a paramedic.
At the time, Richard Rawlings’ net worth wasn’t substantial for a large venture business. As a result, he founded an advertising company called Lincoln Press, which he later sold to pursue his career as a hot rod enthusiast. After years in Car restorations, he finally landed a deal with Discovery channel’s Fast N’ Loud that currently has 16 seasons.
All TV shows.
The Fast N’ Loud star doesn’t just host the show. He is also a producer, having directed a couple of episodes in the TV series, Shop Class, Garage Rehab, Welcome to Happiness, and Misfit Garage. Other than his acting career on Fast N’ Loud, Richard Rawlings has also made his contribution towards the short films; Dodge: Commence to Rock, Alpine Restyle: The Getaway, Dodge Law: Speak No Evil and Bullrun: Cops, Cars & Superstars IV.
Social Media Activities.
Rawlings uses his influence over known social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to dish out promotional content. You can always find more info about Gas Monkey Garage and Fast N’ Loud episodes by following his pages here.