Richard Rawlings is an American entrepreneur, car racer, auto mechanic and a media personality. Richard Rawlings is also a world record holder.
- Date of Birth:March 30, 1969 (age 47 years)
- Height:6 Feet 1 Inches
- Address:Fort Worth, Texas, United States
- Marital Status:Married
- Net Worth:15 Million
- Wife:Suzanne Rawlings
- Name:Richard Rawlings
- Education At:Eastern Hills High School
- Online engaged:Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram
He was born in March 30, 1969 in Fort Worth, Texas. He is the star of a reality styled car show “Fast and Loud” on Discovery Channel. The show is based on his own “Gas Monkey Garage”. He owns two venues in Dallas, Texas – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill and Gas Monkey Live. He is a veteran of intercontinental road rallies. Rawlings broke a cannonball run world record that stood for 25 years. He has also won the Gumball 3000 and the Bullrun twice.
He has been passionate about cars from his childhood. Since he was a little kid he used construct cars and accompany his father to auto shows. His father was as passionate as he when it came to motors. The old man had to take two to three jobs at a time to afford to have a car of motorcycle of his own.
Following his father’s trails, he took jobs from an early age, just to satisfy his thirst for motors. By the time he was in his senior year of High School, he was riding his third car which was a ’77 Bandit Trans AM. He got his first one when he was 14, a green ’74 Mercury Comet. He even took a bullet for his car when a carjacker tried to steal his ’65 Mustang 2+2 Fastback and protected it like his baby. Later he started a printing and advertising company which he sold to fund his Endeavour towards his passion.
In 1993, he married Karen k. Grames but divorced soon after the first year of their marriage. He got married again to Suzanne Marie Margele in 1999 which lasted longer than the first one but ended in 2009. However, the couple reunited and married new wife again in 2015.
From struggling to own a motor to being Net worth US$15 million
Richard Rawlings is a man who built himself up from the ground level. He worked as a fire fighter, a police officer and a paramedic before he was even 21, only to be able to fulfill his appetite for cars. He then left the jobs and built a business himself. He started Lincoln Press in 1999. He sold the business in 2004 to fund Gas Monkey Garage (started in 2002).
Gas Monkey Garage creates and delivers cars worldwide. Also, he buys and renovates old antique cars in his garage with his team. This is all featured on his reality show. In October 2013, he opened Gas monkey Bar N’ Grill in Dallas. A second Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill was opened in March 2014 in International Terminal D at Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport and a third at Key West, Florida on April 8, 2016.
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With the third venue, Gas Monkey Empire also launched a new energy drink called Gas Monkey energy. On October 11, 2014, he started Gas Monkey Live in Northwest Dallas. It has a capacity of 3000 audiences and is completely focused for live performances. All of this sums up and makes his net worth US$15 million in the present date.