With a net worth of $18 million dollars, Richard Rawlings is a notable American car builder, cross-country racer, entrepreneur, and reality television personality. His biggest claim to fame is his reality television show, “Fast N’ Loud,” and his Gas Money Garage. He is also the proud owner of the Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill and Gas Monkey Live music venues in Dallas, Texas. Richard Rawlings Net Worth.
Full Name Richard Rawlings
Birth Date / Age March 30, 1969 / 53 Years Old
Birth Place Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Source of Wealth Entrepreneur / Television
Relationship Status Married To Katerina Deason
Height 6 ft. 1 in. / 185 cm.
Net Worth $18 Million
At the tender age of fourteen, Richard Rawlings, born on March 30th, 1969 in Fort Worth, Texas, had already purchased and sold several cars. This all began when he and his dad went to car shows as a kid and he helped his dad build cars.
His first car was a green 1974 Mercury Comet. As a teenager, Richard was driving a 1977 Pontiac Trans Am by the time he was eligible to drive legally at sixteen. After graduating from Eastern Hills High School in 1987, Rawlings’ journey of automotive success had begun.
Prior to launching his garage, Rawlings held positions as a law enforcement official, firefighter, and paramedic. He also owned and operated Lincoln Press, an advertising and printing firm. In 2002, Rawlings disposed of Lincoln Press to establish his renowned Gas Monkey Garage.
This automobile workshop constructs vehicles for customers across the globe and has become an iconic destination for hot rods. Since 2012, the Discovery Channel’s series “Fast N’ Loud” has showcased the crew of Rawlings, Aaron Kaufman, KC Mathieu, and Scot McMillan in their quests to source rare automobiles and restoring them.
In 2017, Rawlings joined as the co-host of the Discovery Channel’s program “Garage Rehab”, assisting ailing auto shops in finding success.
In 2013, Richard Rawlings inaugurated the Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill in Northwest Dallas. A year later, he unveiled a second location at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. October of 2014 saw the birth of Gas Monkey Live, a live music space.
In 2015, he published his autobiography, entitled “Fast N’ Loud: Blood, Sweat, and Beers.” Years later, Rawlings authorized the usage of the Gas Monkey brand for a line of energy drinks.
In 1990, Rawlings tied the knot with Karen Grames, but sadly their marriage was short-lived and the couple split the following year. Come August 2019, Rawlings proposed to his then-girlfriend Katerina Deason.
To commemorate the occasion, Rawlings took to social media and professed his love for her, writing that upon the first glance, he knew they were meant to be together forever.
He vowed to cherish her with all that he had, while relying on the Lord to bless their union. At the end of the post, he declared his infinite love for Katerina and stated that she was his everything.
In the 1990s, Richard was said to have intervened in an attempted carjacking, ultimately sustaining a bullet wound.
A tenacious transcontinental racer, he famously set the record in the Cannonball Run in 1979, travelling 2811 miles from New York to Los Angeles in 31 hours and 59 minutes, averaging an astounding 87.6 MPH.
This remarkable achievement was not beaten until 2013. In addition, Richard Rawlings has achieved remarkable success, having won the Gumball 3000 and The Bullrun an impressive two times each.
Situated on 1.46 acres, Rawlings’ residence in Dallas, Texas, constructed in 1960, provides a mid-century modern style bar with a retractable door, three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and two half bathrooms.
The house additionally features multiple decks, a sunken bathtub, a serene garden, an outside master bathroom, and a private lake, all within four miles of the famous Gas Monkey Garage.