R. Kelly Net Worth

R. Kelly Net Worth
R. Kelly Net Worth

R. Kelly net worth

Current Net Worth$2 Million (USD – 20 Lakhs), (Rupees – 15 Crores)

R. Kelly short biography

Net Worth$2 Million
BornJanuary 8, 1967 (Age – 55)
Identified asAmerican Singer, Songwriter & Record Producer
StatusGood Singer
EducationKenwood Academy High School
ResidenceChicago, Illinois
Spousal statusMarried (Aaliyah M. 1994; Ann. 1995)​, (Andrea Lee M. 1996; Div. 2009)
R. Kelly short biography

R. Kelly has a net worth of $1.4 Billion (Rupees – 10,725 Crores) and is an American Singer, Songwriter & Record Producer known for his amazing songs.

Robert Sylvester Kelly is a singer, composer, and record producer from the United States who was convicted of racketeering and sex offender charges.

Kelly was convicted of Mann Act crimes and racketeering in a federal court trial in Brooklyn in 2021, earning him a 30-year jail term.

Kelly will face another trial in federal court in Chicago beginning in August 2022 for corruptly manipulating his 2008 Illinois trial.

Kelly is a prisoner in Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago with the federal registration number 09627-035.

He is still contesting his New York conviction and has pleaded not guilty to the accusations in Illinois.

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R. Kelly biography

Full NameRobert Sylvester Kelly
BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, U.S.
Height6.1 feet, 185 cm
Weight85 Kg
MotherJoanne Kelly
R. Kelly Biography

Robert Sylvester Kelly was born on January 8, 1967, in the Hyde Park area of Chicago, Illinois, at Chicago Lying-In Hospital.

He has five siblings (three of them are half-siblings), including two elder sisters and brothers, as well as a younger brother and sister. Joanne, his mother, was a schoolteacher and a fervent Baptist.

She was born in the state of Arkansas. Kelly’s father’s name is unknown; he was away from his upbringing and subsequently raised two children.

His family resided in the Ida B. Wells Homes public housing complex in Chicago’s Douglas neighborhood, also on the city’s south side, in the Black Metropolis-Bronzeville District.

Kelly’s mother married his stepfather, Lucious, who supposedly worked for an airline when he was five years old. Kelly began singing in the church choir when she was eight years old.


Kelly enrolled at Kenwood Academy in the city’s Hyde Park-Kenwood area in September 1980, when he met music instructor Lena McLin, who pushed him to sing the Stevie Wonder classic “Ribbon in the Sky” in the high school talent show.

McLin urged Kelly to drop out of high school basketball and focus on music.

Kelly was diagnosed with dyslexia, which made it impossible for him to read or write. Kelly dropped out of high school after a year at Kenwood Academy.


Robert Kelly, Marc McWilliams, Vincent Walker, and Shawn Brooks founded MGM (Musically Gifted Men or Mentally Gifted Men) in 1989. Tavish Records, an indie label, offered MGM a deal in 1990.

Kelly received his first Grammy nominations in 1995, receiving two for writing, producing, and composing Michael Jackson’s final number one single, “You Are Not Alone.”

Kelly got a deal to play professional basketball with the USBL’s Atlantic City Seagulls in 1997.

Kelly collected many honors in early 2000, indicating his standing as an established R&B superstar.

Kelly received the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Music of Black Origin or MOBO Awards in 2001, and TP-2.com was named number 94 on Billboard magazine’s Top 200 Albums of the Decade.

Kelly sang during the closing ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics on February 8, 2002, at the same time as a news story involving a sex video that seemed to show Kelly with an underage girl surfaced.

Kelly’s album, Chocolate Factory, was released on February 18, 2003. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, ending rapper 50 Cent’s Get Rich or Die Tryin”s initial two-week reign.

Kelly released TP.3 Reloaded in July 2005, after finishing Happy People/U Saved Me and Unfinished Business in 2004.

Billboard claimed in 2008, before and after his acquittal on accusations of manufacturing child sexual abuse material, that Kelly had planned to release his newest album, 12 Play: Fourth Quarter, in the summer of that year, but the album was postponed.

On June 11, 2010, Kelly sang at the 2010 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony.

Kelly planned to release songs under the RCA label on October 7, 2011, after the announcement by Sony’s RCA Music Group of the amalgamation of Jive, Arista, and J Records into RCA Records.

Kelly worked with various artists in 2013, including Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, and Jennifer Hudson.

Kelly released “Switch Up,” featuring fellow Chicagoan Jeremih and Lil Wayne, in November 2015, followed by “Wake Up Everybody,” “Marching Band,” and “Backyard Party.”

R. Kelly income model

Monthly Income$18 Thousand+ (Rupees – 14 Lakh+)
Yearly Income$2 Lakh+ (Rupees – 1.5 Crore+)
R. Kelly income model

Private & early life

Joanne, Kelly’s mother, died of cancer in 1993. He has offered various tales of where he was at the time of his mother’s death. JoAnn (born in 1998) was named after the singer’s mother, although she is also known as Buku Abi.

Kelly married Andrea Kelly, his former backup dancer and the mother of his three children, the aforementioned JoAnn, Jaah (b. 2000), and Robert, Jr., in 1996.

Andrea obtained a restraining order against Kelly in September 2005, following a violent incident, and eventually filed for divorce in 2006.

After 13 years of marriage, their divorce was formalized in January 2009. Andrea recently accused Kelly of physical, verbal, and mental abuse, as reported in Surviving R. Kelly (2019).


Following the 2007 school massacre at Virginia Tech, Kelly released the song “Rise Up” in April 2007 and donated the net revenues to the victims’ families.

Kelly wrote “Sign of a Victory” for the FIFA World Cup in 2010, with all revenues benefiting African charities.

On April 6, 2011, he performed at a charity event in Chicago for Clara’s House, an institution dedicated to providing jobs, housing, health care, and education in Chicago’s projects.

Kelly contributed containers of water to the Flint water crisis in 2016.


1993Favorite Soul/R&B Single
2000Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist
2007Favorite Soul/R&B Album
2011Centric Award
2013Best Collaboration
R. Kelly awards


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