The owner of Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill, Richard Rawlings is an accomplished businessman who has also established himself in the entertainment industry as a prominent personality, known for his appearance in the reality series, Fast N’ Loud. He has gained the attention of a wide audience through the remarkable exhibition of his business tactics on the reality show where he obtains and overhauls tired and run-down cars alongside his crew from Dallas, Texas-based Gas Monkey Garage, for profit.
Rawlings has also been featured on Discovery Channel’s Garage Rehab and there, he serves as the host of the automotive show. He has also appeared in a promotion for Dodge vehicles and financing that was aired on the National TV. The reality TV star is also the founder of Gas Monkey Garage and Gas Monkey Live Music Venues situated in Dallas, Texas.
Through his automotive business, Richard Rawlings has created many automobiles which have attracted customers across the globe and in the process, has gathered enormous fortune. He had also ventured into the restaurant business, having established Richard Rawlings’ Garage in 2016 which later closed down three years later. In 2015, the renowned businessman penned down his autobiography entitled, Fast N’Loud: Blood, Sweat, and Beers.
Richard Rawlings’ Biography (Age)
The Prominent businessman was born on 30th March 1996 in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. He has a sister named Daphne Rawlings who works as his business partner. Rawlings has always shown a keen interest in automobiles right from his childhood as he occasionally attends automotive shows with his father as a kid. At the age of 14, he bought his first car and during that time, he was into car construction. He completed his elementary education from Eastern Hills High School and upon his graduation from high school, Richard Rawlings began fending for himself as he made earns meet from diverse endeavours including working as a Fireman, Law enforcement personnel and EMT. He eventually ventured into entrepreneurship in 1999 when he launched his publishing and advertising firm called Lincoln Press. Three years later, he kick-started his automobile business as he founded Gas Monkey Garage situated in Dallas, Texas.
In 2004, Rawlings sold his publishing and advertising company in order to focus solely on his newly invented business, Gas Monkey Garage that creates automobiles. Following their level of professionalism and competence, the company has been the main focus of the Discovery Channel’s reality series, Fast n’ Loud, which has featured Richard Rawlings alongside his Gas Monkey Garage Crew since 2012. On the reality show, they practically work on degraded cars, restoring them to a better grade for profit purpose.
Rawlings became the owner of Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill located in Northwest Dallas in 2013. He moved on to establish his second outlet in the following year at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. In that same year, he launched a live music venue called Gas Monkey Live and later opened his first restaurant, Richard Rawlings’ Garage in Texas, in the year 2016, unfortunately, the business closed down, just three years later.
Furthermore, the widely-known entrepreneur has also participated in a motorcycle build-off along with former Gas Monkey Garage mechanic, Aaron Kaufman, Paul Jr., Jesse James, among others. Richard Rawlings and Kaufman finished 2nd while Paul Jr. and Jesse James came in 3rd.
Richard Rawlings’ Net Worth
Richard Rawlings is a successful businessman who has established many business ventures from which he has acquired enormous wealth. He is reported to have bought a house worth about $1.7 million and also has an impressive car collection. Rawlings’ financial value is estimated at $20 million which is bound to increase in the ensuing years as he continues to achieve more success in his business.
Richard Rawlings’ Wife/Spouse, Girlfriend And Daughter
The successful entrepreneur has been married twice. He first tied the knot with Karen K. Grames in 1993. The couple, however, proceeded for their marriage annulment the following year. Later in 1999, Richard Rawlings exchanged vows for the second time with Suzanne Marie Mergele as the wedding was held in Las Vegas. Ten years later, the pair signed the divorce papers, but eventually worked things out in the year 2015 when they got back together as a couple again.
However, in March 2019, Rawlings took to his Twitter account and publicized of their imminent separation as the two have decided to head their separate ways. Although rumors had it that the TV personality has a daughter, Rawlings and his ex-wife haven’t disclosed anything about them having any kid and they haven’t been seen in public with any.