R. Kelly Net Worth 2024: How he lost his $100 million Net Worth?

Once counted among the best-selling music artists of the world, R.Kelly net worth has been dropped to negative 2 Million. Read here, how he lost his fortune.

R. Kelly net worth is estimated around -$2 Million. How he lost his money when he used to be one of the best-selling music artists in the world.

R. Kelly was born on January 8, 1967 at Chicago, Illinois, United States. He is best known for his exceptional contribution to hip-hop music which made him king of Contemporary R&B in 1990s. He became popular with his debut album ‘Born Into the 90’s’ and then he released many other popular songs including “I Believe I Can Fly” and “Ignition”.

He used to live a signature life when he was on top of his career, however later he was charged with various offences. In 1990, he was accused of using his fame to lure young girls. As of July 2022, R Kelly is a prisoner of Metropolitan Correctional Center, Chicago (federal register number: 09627-035).

He lost his money after frequent lawsuits, allegations, and complications and now he is in debt of around -$2 Million.

R. Kelly Net Worth 2024

Once the world’s most known music artist, R Kelly is now a prisoner of Metropolitan Correctional Center, Chicago. His net worth is estimated around -$2 Million.

He is an American songwriter, singer, and record producer. He bagged three Grammys for his song “I Believe I Can Fly,” and was also nominated for his song “You Are Not Alone” which was recorded by Michael Jackson.

Birth NameRobert Sylvester Kelly
Popular asR Kelly
Current Net Worth-$2 Million
Date of birthJanuary 8, 1967
ProfessionSongwriter, singer, and record producer
Annual incomeNot Available
SalaryNot Available
Income per monthNot Available

R Kelly Biography

R Kelly was born as Robert Sylvester Kelly on January 8, 1967 at Chicago, Illinois, United States. He has five siblings. His mother’s name is Joanne who was a school teacher and devout Baptist. Later, Kelly’s mother married his stepfather who used to work for an airline.

R Kelly started singing in the church choir when he was just 8 years old. Lulu was his first girlfriend and musical inspiration when he was 8 years old- according to his autobiography.

Kelly joined Kenwood Academy in September 1980 where he met a music teacher Lena McLin who genuinely encouraged him to perform “Ribbon in the Sky” in the high school talent show. Later McLin encouraged him to focus more on music and leave the high school basketball team.

Further, Kelly started performing in the subway under the Chicago “L” tracks.

Birth NameRobert Sylvester Kelly
Date of birthJanuary 8, 1967
Place of birthChicago, Illinois, United States
Weight 91 kg
Height 6′ 1″
WifeAaliyah (from 1994 to 1995), Andrea Lee (from 1996 to 2009), currently divorced
FatherNot Available
MotherJoanne Kelly
ProfessionSongwriter, singer, and record producer
Net Worth-$2 Million

R. Kelly Career

Upon performing for years in the streets of Chicago, R Kelly finally started his career in the year 1991. He released his first album ‘Born Into The 90’s’ with Jive Records and it was a huge success.

The first solo album of Kelly named ‘12 Play’ was released on November 9, 1993. Subsequently, he released singles: “Your Body’s Callin” and one more both of them sold 500,000 copies in the United States only and were certified Gold by the RIAA.

Later in the year 1995 he garnered his 1st Grammy nominations and two for composing and producing Michael Jackson’s hit “You Are Not Alone”.

He continued his success with the release of his second album R. Kelly on November 14, 1995. Later on November 26, 1996, he released another hit “I Believe I Can Fly” that won three Grammy Awards in 1998.

His own label Rockland Records was launched in the year 1998 after having a distribution deal with Interscope Records of Jimmy Iovine. He won many awards in early 2000 which gave him status as an established R&B superstar.

His fifth studio album, TP-2.com was released on November 7, 2000. Later in the year 2012 he released “Write Me Back” and continued his success for more years.

Here is the list of best songs of R Kelly:

  • Ignition
  • I Believe I Can Fly
  • I’m a Flirt Remix
  • Bump n’ Grind
  • Same Girl (with Usher)
  • Burn It Up
  • Cookie
  • Fiesta
  • The World’s Greatest
  • I’m Your Angel

R Kelly House and Car Collection

House: R Kelly used to live a lavish life when he was on top of his career. He used to won a massive net worth, however, now he is in debt of 2 million dollars and all his properties are seized.

Car collection: He used to own exotic cars. However, all his cars are sold at auction and he doesn’t own any car today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is R. Kelly net worth ?

Around -$2 Million

How many awards R. Kelly have?

Total 110 awards with many other nominations

Why does R. Kelly have a negative net worth?

Due to frequent lawsuits, allegations, and complications

1 thought on “R. Kelly Net Worth 2024: How he lost his $100 million Net Worth?”

  1. Everyone needs to stop talking about R. Kelly cause he did nothing wrong them females accusing him they wanted his money and their parents too their parents sold their daughters to R. Kelly for money and fame,they don’t even know the half of R.Kelly is about.


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