Richard Rawlings

Richard Rawlings

Richard Rawlings
Quick Facts About Richard Rawlings
Celebrated Name Richard Rawlings
Age 55 years old
Nick Name Richard Rawlings
Birth Name Richard Rawlings
Birth Date 1969-03-30
Gender Male
Profession Entrepreneur

Who is Richard Rawlings?

Richard Rawlings is an American entrepreneur and media personality. He is also a proprietor of the Gas Monkey Garage as well as both the Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill and Gas Monkey Live music venues in Dallas, Texas. He is the star of the reality television show Fast N' Loud on Discovery Channel.

What makes Richard Rawlings Famous?

  • He is famous for his appearance on the Discovery Channel series "Fast N' Loud" and as a host for another Discovery Channel show "Garage Rehab". 
  • He is also well-known as the owner of Gas Monkey Garage in Dallas, Texas, USA. 

Early Life of Richard Rawlings

Richard Rawlings was born on March 30, 1969, in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. His birth name is Richard Ray Rawlings. His Zodiac sign is Aries. He holds an American nationality and belongs to Native North American Ethnicity. His father's name is Ray Rawlings while his mother's name is unknown. He has got two siblings sister named  Daphne Rawlings Kaminski and a brother named John Rawlings. He grew up along with his sister and brother in his home town Fort Worth, Texas, and attended the Eastern Hills High School. Growing up he became interested in Cars and his dad was a major influence in his passion for cars.

Career of Richard Rawlings

Initially, Richard Rawlings worked as a law enforcement officer, firefighter, and paramedic.

  •   In 1999, Rawlings started the printing and advertising company Lincoln Press.
  • In 2002, Rawlings launched Gas Monkey Garage in Dallas, selling Lincoln Press in 2004.
  • The shop created automobiles for customers worldwide. Since 2012, the facility has been the focus of the Discovery Channel series "Fast N' Loud".
  • In May 2007, Richard Rawlings and co-pilot Dennis Collins allegedly broke the 1979 Cannonball Run time from New York City to Los Angeles of 32 hours and 51 minutes however there is much debate in their record.
  • In September 2013, Rawlings started Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill in Northwest Dallas and a second location at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport opened in March 2014.
  • In October 2014, Gas Monkey Live, a venue dedicated predominantly to live music, was opened.
  • In 2019, Rawlings licensed the Gas Monkey brand to a line of energy drinks.
  • Rawlings also co-hosts the show Garage Rehab on the Discovery Channel since 2017.  

Is Richard Rawlings  Still Married?

Richard Rawlings is a married man but of Divorced marital status. Richard was first married to Karen K. Grames in 1990 but the married couples get divorced shortly in 1991 without having any children. Then he was married to Suzanne Marie Mergele his second wife in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1999 but they got divorced in 2009. Richard and Suzanne got re-married in 2015 in Cabo, Mexico. However, Suzanne didn't get satisfied with their relationship because Richard was always busy with his business and traveling. On March 11, 2019,  Suzanne and Rawlings got separated, and also the two filed for divorce too. The couples didn't have any children throughout their marriage relationship. As of now, Richard is engaged to Katerina Deason. Katerina Deason is the former wife of Texas billionaire Darwin Deason. The two started dating after both of them got divorced from their partners in early 2019. They got engaged in August 2019 and will be married soon. 

Body Measurement of Richard Rawlings

Richard Rawlings is a good looking man with muscular build body physique. He stands 6 ft 0 inch tall and weighs 84 kg. He has a straight sexual orientation. He has got a tattoo in both hands. His eye color is Brown and hair color is  Gray. 

How much is Richard Rawling  Net Worth?

As of 2020, The net worth of Richard Rawlings is estimated to be $20 million and earns an income of $2.45 Million per year. His primary income sources include his earning from Gas Monkey Garage as well as Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill and Gas Monkey Live music venues in Dallas, Texas. He also earns a decent amount of salary by his appearance at the reality television show "Fast N' Loud" on Discovery Channel. He also earns additional income form the endorsement deal with American Brand of Automobile "Dodge". He owns a 3,933 square-foot brick home in Dallas, Texas which he brought in June 2015 for $1.7 million. He also has a car collection which consists of many expensive car Models.  

5 Interesting Facts About Richard Rawlings

1. He is humbled by sheer numbers of his happy employees and the family behind them - all looking up to him.

2. At age 30, and with some cash gotten from the ad and printing business, Rawlings started a car garaged.

3.  Gas Monkey Garage went under not once but twice, only to come out stronger with Rawlings offering a

 Lamborghini Gallardo reward for the first buyer who spends $1.0 million at his Gas Monkey Garage which worked.

4. Rawlings occasionally offers support to his former employer - the Richardson Police Department

5. He has opened an online merchandise shop to allow his global fan base to acquire many of his GMG’s work of art and branding.