Richard Rawlings is an American entrepreneur and television personality. Many people recognize him for starring in the reality television show ‘Fast N’ Loud’ on Discovery Channel. He is also the owner of the Gas Monkey Garage as well as both the Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill and Gas Monkey Live music venues.
From a young age, he was into the automobiles, moreover, he used to accompany his father’s workshop. Despite his successful career, the star has failure relationships. Currently, he has been dealing with his personal life where his second wife with whom he remarried has filed for divorce again. Stay tuned to know more information on his personal life, profession, and net worth as well.
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Caption: Richard Rawlings, star from the show, ‘aaFast N’ Loud’.
Source: Dallas News
Richard Rawlings: Bio, Family, Education
The television star was born on 30 March 1969, in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, as Richard Ray Rawlings. From a young age, he always has been passionate about cars and its parts. Even he had accompanied his father in auto shows and workshops. After working in his father’s company, he managed to purchase his first car at the age of 14.
Regarding his education, he attended and graduated from Eastern Hills High School. Thereafter, he worked as a law enforcement officer, firefighter, and paramedic. Furthermore, he has an older sister, Daphne Rawlings, also a business partner in his company. She looks after the finances and called herself ‘Chief Money Wrangler’.
Richard Rawlings: Career & Life Achievements
After working as an officer, firefighter, and paramedic, he went on opening Gas Monkey Garage in Dallas in 2002. He sold Lincoln Press printing in 2004. The shop involves purchasing old cars and restoring them. Then in 2012, the shop has become the series of the Discovery Channel ‘Fast N’ Loud’. Moreover, he also hosted the Garage Rehab on Discovery about failing auto modification shops.
In September 2013, he started Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill in Northwest Dallas as well as in Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in March 2014. Additionally, in October 2014, he opened a Gas Monkey Live, a venue where live music started to play.
He also began a new restaurant venture, Richard Rawlings’ Garage in Harker Heights, Texas, in 2016. Unfortunately, the restaurant closed permanently in March 2019. In the same year, he expanded his business and got a licensed Gas Monkey brand to a line of energy drinks. As a writer, he published his first autobiography ‘Fast N’ Loud: Blood, Sweat, and Beers’ in May 2015.
Richard Rawlings: Personal Life & Wife
Moving toward his personal life, he has married twice and divorced twice, actually married thrice with two women. You must be thinking how? then he married his second wife, Suzanne Mergele twice. In 1999, the couple married in Las Vegas, Nevada. But having some serious issues, they broke up after a few years in 2009. They again reconciled and remarried in 2015 in Cabo, Mexico. But coming in the year 2019, the media star announced their separation via his Twitter account. It stated that Suzanne and Rawlings were separating and filing for divorce. But it is not clear as of now, they finalized their divorce or not.
On 17 August 2019, he announced and posted a few pictures of his engagement with girlfriend Katherina Deason on his social media. Deason is the ex-wife of billionaire Darwin Deason and finalized their divorce in 2019. Further, Rawlings proposed her in a bed of sandy rose petals at the Be Tulum Resort in Quintana Roo Mexico. Previously, he had married his ex-girlfriend-turned-ex-wife, Karen K. Grames in 1993. But their relationship didn’t even last for a year and following issues they divorced in the same year.
Caption: Rawlings proposing girlfriend, Katherina Deason.
Richard Rawlings: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Since a young age, he has been giving his time to explore the automotive, therefore, this talented and hard-working person making a good amount from his career. His main source of income is the reality show from where he collected a salary of $50,000 per episode. Further, he also makes a huge profit from another prominent source with Gas Monkey Garage and his restaurants. However, his net worth has an estimation of $15 million which expected to increase over time due to his popularity and the success of his show.
He is highly active over different social media platforms with personal and verified accounts. On Facebook, he goes by the handle @RRRawlings with more than 3.1 million followers. He has an Instagram account @rrrawlings with 2.2 million followers. On Twitter, he has an account @RRRawlings with 336.7k followers.
Richard Rawlings: Body Measurements
The television personality has a fit and athletic body that stands to a height of 6 feet 1 inch. His body weighs around 86kg but has not revealed information on his body measurements of biceps, chest, and waist. Additionally, he has brown eyes with salt-pepper hair.
Rawlings has also tattoed in his inner arm when he and Dennis broke the Cannonball Run World Record, driving from New York to LA in 31 hours and 59 minutes. He has inked both on his hands and arms as well.
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