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Richard Rawlings net worth, career, background, wife

Richard Rawlings net worth, career, background, wife 2

What is Richard Rawlings net worth

As of 2022, Richard Rawlings net worth is $18 million. He is a car builder, cross-country racer, entrepreneur, and reality television personality from the United States. He is best known as the host of the reality show “Fast N’ Loud” and the proprietor of Gas Money Garage. He also owns the Dallas music venues Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill and Gas Monkey Live.


Richard Rawlings was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 30, 1969. He and his father used to go to car shows as kids. He also assisted his father in the construction of automobiles.

Richard Rawlings net worth

When he was 14, he bought his first car, a green 1974 Mercury Comet. He had already bought and sold several cars by the time he was 16 and could legally drive. He drove a 1977 Pontiac Trans Am in high school. In 1987, he graduated from Eastern Hills High School.


Richard Rawlings wife

Rawlings married Karen Grames in 1990 but divorced the following year.

He married his second wife, Suzanne Marie Mergele, in 1999. After divorcing in 2009, the couple remarried in 2015. Suzanne and Rawlings separated and filed for divorce in March 2019, according to Rawlings’ Twitter account.

Rawlings proposed to girlfriend Katerina Deason in August 2019. Rawlings announced their engagement on social media, saying it was love at first sight: “I knew the moment I laid eyes on you….. Then, only seconds later, I realized your incredible beauty and grace came from within….. I decided right then that I wanted to spend all of my seconds with you… Katerina, you are my entire world, and I promise to fill the rest of our lives with love and laughter. You are truly my best friend and soulmate….. May God guide us as ONE for the rest of our lives….. I love you with everything I am. R”


According to legend, in the 1990s, Richard was shot by a carjacker who was attempting to steal his 1965 Mustang 2+2.

Popular Name:Richard Rawlings
Real Name:Richard Ray Rawlings
Birth Date:March 30, 1969 
Birth Place:Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Marital Status:Married
Spouse(s):Karen K Grames (1993–1994)Suzanne Marie Mergele (1999–2009, 2015–2019)Katerina Rawlings (2020-Present)
Profession:Businessman, Reality Television Star
Years active:2002 Till Date
Net Worth:$20 Million


Richard Rawlings is an avid transcontinental racer who has participated in several rallies. He once held the world record for the fastest Cannonball Run time until it was broken in 2013. Rawlings traveled 2811 miles from New York to Los Angeles in 31 hours and 59 minutes to break the record, which had stood since 1979. That translates to an average speed of 87.6 MPH. In addition, he has won the Gumball 3000 and The Bullrun an unprecedented two times each.

Before opening his garage, Rawlings worked as a cop, a firefighter, a paramedic, and the owner and operator of Lincoln Press, a printing and advertising company. Rawlings sold Lincoln Press in 2002 to open his Gas Monkey Garage.

Richard Rawlings net worth

The auto shop builds cars for customers all over the world and has become a world-famous hot rod shop. Rawlings and Gas Monkey Garage have been the subject of a Discovery Channel reality show called “Fast N’ Loud” since 2012. Rawlings co-stars on the show with Aaron Kaufman, KC Mathieu, and Scot McMillan. The four men look for and restore rare cars. Since 2017, Rawlings has also co-hosted the Discovery Channel show “Garage Rehab.” On that show, Rawlings assists struggling auto shops in becoming profitable.

Rawlings opened the Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill in Northwest Dallas in September 2013. In March 2014, he opened a second location at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. He opened Gas Monkey Live, a live music venue, in October 2014.

Rawlings released his first autobiography, “Fast N’ Loud: Blood, Sweat, and Beers,” in May 2015.


Richard Rawlings House

Rawlings lives in Dallas, Texas. The home, built in 1960 on 1.46 acres, has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and two half bathrooms, as well as a retractable mid-century modern style bar, multiple decks, a sunken bathtub, zen garden, outside master bath, and a private lake. The Gas Monkey Garage is only four miles away from his house.

Social Media

Richard Rawlings has over 2.6 million Instagram followers. On his page, he frequently shares photos and videos of his work. He also posts personal photos on occasion.


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