• Richard Rawlings is an entrepreneur, auto mechanic and race car driver, and reality show star
• Has a net worth of over $15 million
• Married twice, currently to Suzanne Mergele
• Lives in Dallas, Texas in a four thousand square meter home
• Has an impressive car collection and tattoos, and his sister Daphne Rawlings is his business partner
Who is Richard Rawlings?
Richard Rawlings can be presented as an entrepreneur, auto mechanic and race car driver, and reality show star as well. He was born on 30 March 1969, in Fort Worth, Texas USA, and is perhaps best known as the star of “Fast N’ Loud”, the reality television show which aired on the Discovery Channel, and as the owner of the Gas Monkey Garage as well as both the Gas Monkey Live music venues and Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill in Dallas, Texas.
Richard Rawlings appears as a very talented and hard-working person. His chief source of income is the reality show, with a salary of reputedly $50,000 per episode, with another prominent source being his Gas Monkey Garage, plus his restaurants. His net worth is estimated by authoritative sources at over $15 million, and is expected to increase over time due to his popularity, the success of his show, and income from his garage.
Even half away around the world it's all about Blood, Sweat & Beers pic.twitter.com/8fHtA5S38K
— Richard Ray Rawlings (@RRRawlings) August 30, 2018
Is Richard Rawlings married?Oh, yes! Richard is married – three weddings, but just two women. Let us explain. His first marriage was with Karen K. Grames in 1993, but which didn’t last very long as they broke up the following year after a series of issues. A couple of years later Richard married Suzanne Mergele on 7 August 1997, but they separated after ten years of marriage, in August 2009. What really led to the divorce? Well, the word is that the couple had been struggling to balance their careers and maintaining their marriage; the most affected one was Richard who became more engulfed in his career on television until he had little time for the family. Nevertheless, the couple reunited after five years of separation; apparently, in January of 2015 they took a trip to Cabo to celebrate Richard’s friend, Dennis Collins’ birthday, and as fate would have it, they ended up tying the knot for the second time, and they are still together.
Richard Rawlings house
Richard Rawlings currently lives in Dallas, Texas, with speculation being that it’s a magnificent villa spanning about four thousand square meters, apparently with four bedrooms, several bathrooms, a bar and even a pond that is ideal for relaxation and rest. It is said that Rawlings bought the house in 2015 for $1.7 million.
Does he have a daughter?
Despite the couple being married for more than a decade now, it is still unknown if these two have children. Richard and Suzanne have never appeared anywhere in public with a child, and their social media profiles do not include any such pictures either. Rumors exist that Richard has a daughter, but there is just no evidence that she really exists.
Gas Monkey Garage
Richard sold a printing press to start Gas Monkey Garage his passion for cars showed in this decision, and his garage has now produced and shipped cars for clients worldwide, having bought, restored and sold many. On the basis of his garage, the popular reality show on the Discovery Channel, “Fast N’ Loud” started airing in 2012, and has now completed 14 seasons.
Richard has always loved cars – his father regularly took him to auto shows so he was surrounded by cars since he was a kid. When he was fourteen he bought his first car, a ‘74 Mercury Comet. He did not want to give up his desire to have a flawless car, and he earned money by working as a law enforcement officer, firefighter, and paramedic through his early 20s to make it come true. Richard now has an impressive collection of cars, among which are a Lamborghini Countach, Ferraris, Ford Mustang and Porsche from as far back as the ‘50s.
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What makes Richard also striking are his tattoos. On one occasion he said on his Twitter account that his favorite tattoo is on his inner arm, from when Dennis and he broke the Cannonball Run World Record, driving from New York to LA in 31 hours and 59 minutes.
If you’ve ever watched Richard’s reality show “Fast N’ Loud”, then you must have heard of his sister, Daphne Rawlings. She is five and a half years older than her brother, and often appears in the show, but that’s not her only job. She is Richard’s business partner, and takes care of his finances, calling herself “Chief Money Wrangler”. She has been married since 1987 and has a son, and a daughter, and is now not just a mom but a proud grandmother. Images of her family can often be found on her social networks.