Richard Rawlings has made a pretty penny for himself as a reality TV and media personality, shop owner, and entrepreneur. The star of Discovery Channel shows Fast N’ Loud and Garage Rehab, Rawlings also owns and operates the Gas Monkey Garage and Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill. As of 2014, he can also be found promoting Dodge in their commercials.
Each of these endeavors has certainly been lucrative. But, exactly how much have Rawlings’s efforts amounted to? Let’s take a look at Richard Rawlings’s net worth and find out.
How Richard Rawlings Made His Net Worth
Richard Ray Rawlings began his life in Fort Worth and Northwest Dallas, Texas. He attended Eastern Hills High School and grew up going to auto shows and working on cars with his father. At 14, he bought his first car. After graduating high school, he worked in law enforcement and as a firefighter and paramedic.
Rawlings had a different plan for his life though. As he saw it, getting on TV was another step toward the larger successes he wanted. First, he opened the Gas Monkey Garage and, only a year and a half later, the Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill. He used these assets to convince the Discovery Channel he was the right guy for the Fast N’ Loud TV show. From there, he used his television exposure in the United States to successfully grow his Gas Monkey brand into an empire. His latest venture in 2014 was opening Gas Monkey Live, a live music venue.
In 2007, Rawlings and Dennis Collins broke the Cannonball Run time record from New York City to Los Angeles by almost an hour, completing the run in 31 hours and 51 minutes in a Ferrari 550. He also raced in the 2007 Bullrun rally.
So, how much is this guy worth these days? Rawlings’s empire amounts to $15-20 million, according to most estimates. Remind me to diversify my investments, folks…