Richard Rawlings Net Worth : Lifestyle & Career

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Richard Rawlings, a car builder, entrepreneur, investor, author, cross-country racer, and media personality, has a net worth of $18 million. 

US national Rawlings is best known as the star of the reality television show ‘Fast N’ Loud‘ on Discovery Channel.

The hit tv show, which aired in 2012, was broadcasted in over 200 countries.

Following the success of the show, Rawlings increased his brand as well as his net worth.

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He is the proprietor of Gas Monkey Garage and Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill in Dallas, US.

All things considered, Rawlings is regarded to be one of the most iconic names in the American auto industry.

Quick Facts

Full NameRichard Ray Rawlings
NicknameRichard Rawlings, Triple R
Net Worth$18 million
Date of BirthMarch 30, 1969
Age54 Years Old
Place of Birth Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Zodiac Sign Aries
Nationality                         American
EducationEastern Hills High School
FatherRay Rawlings
SiblingsJohn Rawlings (Brother), Daphne Rawlings Kaminski (Sister)
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight180 lb (82 kg)
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorSalt and Pepper
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
RelationshipKaren K. Grames (M. 1993–1994), Suzanne Marie Mergele (1999–2009, 2015–2019), Katerina Rawlings (2020-Present)
ProfessionEntrepreneur, Reality television star
Active SinceSince 2002
EndorsementsDickies, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Miller Lite
Social MediaFacebook, Instagram, Twitter
Last UpdateAugust, 2023

Richard Rawlings: Net Worth and Income

As of August, 2023, Richard Rawlings has a net worth of $18 million.

He earned between $50,000 to $75,000 per episode from the TV show ‘Fast N’ Loud.’

The automotive mastermind earns $2.45 million every year.

Rawlings earns money from TV shows, businesses, merchandise, and commercials.

Net Worth of Richard Rawlings in Different Currencies

Let’s have a look at Richard Rawlings’ net worth in different major currencies of the world. 

CurrencyNet Worth
Euro€ 15,294,510
Pound Sterling£ 13,079,250
Australian DollarA$ 24,417,000
Canadian DollarC$ 22,626,270
Indian Rupee₹ 1,340,674,200
BitCoin฿ 550

Richard Rawlings: House & Cars


In June 2015, the Fort Worth, Texas-born entrepreneur purchased a 3,933 square-foot brick home for $1.7 million.

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The house was originally built on 1.46 acres in 1960.

Richard-Rawlings-HouseRichard Rawlings House (Source:

It consists of three bedrooms, a marble kitchen, two full bathrooms, and two half bathrooms.

Other amenities include multiple decks, a swimming pool, a sunken bathtub, and an exterior master bath.

It also contains multiple decks, a private lake, and a zen garden.


Rawlings has been passionate about cars since his early days. The motor mogul got his first car at the age of 14.

Since then, he has continued to maintain an impressive set of cars.

Even though Rawlings sells most of the cars, he likes to keep a few special ones.

1968 Shelby Mustang

First on the list is the 1968 Shelby Mustang.

Regardless of its age, Rawlings has a deep affection for Mustang.

In reality, he believes it to be one of the greatest American cars ever engineered.

1968-Shelby-Mustang1968 Shelby Mustang (Source:

He initially built it for the first season of Fast N’ Loud.

Rawlings customized the car after getting inspired by the movie ‘The Thomas Crown Affair.’

The car features off-road wheels and lighting.

Moreover, it is equipped with a 400-horsepower 347 cubic-inch engine.

1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

The second car that features on the list is the 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.

Rawlings considers it to be one of the coolest cars of the 70s era.

The car boasts a cool design with more than 200 horsepower.

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

The third car that makes it to the list is the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.

The 2015 car impressed Rawlings so much that he acquired the second one that rolled out of the factory.

2015-Dodge-Challenger-SRT-Hellcat2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat (Source:

He made several changes to the car to match his style.

Unfortunately, a drug dealer stole it. Nevertheless, Rawlings got it back after a year.

1967 Pontiac Firebird

The fourth car that Rawlings possesses is the 1967 Pontiac Firebird.

Actually, Rawlings is a die-hard fan of Firebird.

He bought and restored two old cars and thereby giving them modern looks.

1951 Ford “Fordillac”

The fifth car on the list is a 1951 Ford “Fordillac.”

It happens to be one of the oldest cars in Richard Rawlings’ collection.

The automotive genius beautifully restored the popular car with a coat of blue paint.

1970 Dodge Challenger

The sixth car on the list is the 1970 Dodge Challenger.

This car shows how Rawlings loves to breathe new life into the old classics.

He exchanged its original engine with a modern 707-horsepower supercharged Hellcat engine.

As a result, the remodeled 1970 Dodge Challenger became super fast.

Rawlings upgraded it with a Be Be Cool radiator, Wilwood brakes, RideTech coil-overs, and a Tremec six-speed transmission.

1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition

The seventh car on the list is the one loved by the 52-year-old entrepreneur.

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Rawlings is so much fascinated by Lamborghini Countach that he quickly added it to his collection.

It has an attractive wedge-shaped design complemented by scissors doors.

Ferrari 599 GTB

The next car that makes it to the list is Ferrari 599 GTB.

It appears to be one of the few European cars that Rawlings has in his garage.

The 2006 introduced sports car is the first Ferrari GT car to use an aluminum chassis.

It contains a 6.0-liter V12 engine cranking out 612 horsepower.

2021 Ram TRX

The final car that Rawlings has on his parking lot is the 2021 Ram TRX.

It is one of the newest additions to Rawling’s collection.

2021 Ram TRX2021 Ram TRX

He was fortunate to get his hands on the TRX and loves it to his heart.

702 horsepower and a 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V8 engine make it the fastest pickup truck ever produced.

Richard Rawlings: Lifestyle & Vacations


Rawlings’ love for cars is no secret to those who are familiar to him.

He is also a passionate transcontinental racer and has participated in many rallies.

The 52-year-old chooses to keep his personal life private.


Rawlings proposed to his girlfriend at the Be Tulum resort Quintana Roo, Mexico.

She accepted the proposal, and the couple spent a family vacation over the weekend.


Rawlings founded Gas Monkey Foundation in 2014.

The foundation has donated over $1 million from funds collected via vehicle and monetary donations.

It creates a better quality of life for veterans, children, the elderly, and the wildlife of Texas.

Further, in 2020, the foundation partnered with two shipping companies for a cause.

The trio provided 13 truckloads of Gas Monkey Energy Drink to COVID-19 first responders and healthcare workers.

Richard Rawlings: TV Shows, Books, Investments, Endorsements & Magazine

TV Shows

The reality TV series ‘Fast N’ Loud‘ earned Rawlings fame and fortune.

The series lasted 16 seasons with 155 episodes before ending in December 2020.

The show depicts restoring and customizing cars.

According to a New York Times survey of the 50 TV shows, 83% of men favored ‘Fast N’ Loud‘.

Following the popularity of the show, Rawlings did a spin-off show called ‘Garage Rehab.’

In the show Rawlings and his crew help overhaul struggling automotive shops.

Furthermore, he is also the executive producer of several ‘Fast N’ Loud and Garage Rehab episodes.


On 12 May 2015, Rawlings published his autobiography “Fast N’ Loud: Blood, Sweat, And Beers.”

In the book, he explores his wildlife and behind the scenes of his hit show.

Richard-Rawlings-BookRichard Rawlings Book’s Cover Photo (Source:

Furthermore, he shares his past financial struggle and success story.

He also talks about the automotive know-how that brought him success.

Finally, the author offers a useful guide for classic and antique car enthusiasts.


Rawlings has made investments in multiple businesses and movies.

He uses his business acumen, in-depth knowledge, and clever marketing skills to create profits from his ventures.

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In 1999 Rawlings acquired Lincoln Press, a printing and advertising company based in Dallas, Texas.

Thereupon in 2002, he started Gas Monkey Garage, an automotive shop.

Over time, his $600,000 investment in Lincoln Press grew. And, in 2004, he sold it for $ 6 million.

Fast N’ Loud tv-series helped to transform Gas Monkey into a multi-million-dollar brand.

Gas Monkey Grill and BarGas Monkey Grill and Bar

In 2013 he opened a live-music bar, Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill, in northwest Dallas.

He further expanded the restaurant to a second location at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

In October 2014, Rawlings set up Gas Monkey Live, a live-music venue, in Dallas. However, in May 2020, it was permanently closed.

Furthermore, in 2016 Rawlings launched Gas Monkey Energy, a high-octane energy drink.

But, in 2019, he licensed the Gas Monkey brand to a line of energy drinks.

In addition, Rawlings produced movies named ‘Welcome to Happiness’ and ‘Shop Class.’


Rawlings endorses the world’s leading performance workwear brand, Dickies.

Dickies is the official apparel of Gas Monkey Garage.

In addition to this, the shop walls feature Dickies logo.

Since 2014, Rawlings was featured on national televisions promoting Dodge vehicles and their financing.

Besides, he endorses brands like O’Reilly Auto Parts and Miller Lite.

Richard Rawlings: Career

Richard Rawlings’ interest in cars began since he was a kid.

Inspired by his dad, Rawlings built cars and attended car shows with him.

The Texas-born entrepreneur eventually bought his first car at the age of 14.Upon graduation, Rawlings did several jobs to continue his passion for cars.

He held the jobs of a police officer, firefighter, and paramedic all before 21.

Then, in 1999, he moved into business and went on to create several ventures.

After launching his first business, he went on to create several successful projects.

Above all, he gained recognition and wealth as the host-creator of the show ‘Fast N’ Loud.’

Prior to his success, Rawlings endured hardships and struggled financially.

Consequently, he failed to pay the rent and slept on his sister’s couch.

Rawlings currently owns Gas Monkey Garage and Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill.

Facts About Richard Rawlings

  • Richard Rawlings is the current record holder of the Cannonball Run.
  • The multi-millionaire went flat broke twice in his life.
  • He won the motorcycle build-off challenge with renowned customized bike builders.


Who died on Gas Monkey Garage?

Taylor Sims, founder of Texas tuning shop, Dallas Performance died on Gas Monkey Garage.

He died after losing control of his Gallardo and crashed to death.

What is the name of Richard Rawlings best friend?

Dennis Collins is Richard Rawlings’ best friend. The duo broke the almost 30-year-old coast-to-coast road trip record of 32 hours and 51 minutes.

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