Kirk Franklin is a renowned American Gospel Musician, songwriter, choir director, singer, and author. He is mainly known for some of his songs such as One Nation Crew, The Family, and God’s Property. Keep reading this article to know more about the net worth of Kirk Franklin in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Kirk Franklin was born on 26th January in 1970 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was born to his mother known as Gertrude Franklin though his father’s name is not yet known. He was abandoned by his mother leading him to be raised by his aunt known as Gertrude, the sister to his mother. He was then taken to a piano school by his aunt while he was at a young age of 4 years.
His aunt used to gather finances from the collection of cans made from aluminum which she used to resell. He then got much interest in music which resulted in him in having a wonderful performance. From his success, he even got a contract while at the age of 7 though his guardian ignored it. He then joined a choir while at the age of 12 years of Mt. Rose Baptist Church. He got raised in a strict upbringing of the church.
Kirk Franklin tied knots with Tammy Collins on 20th January in 1996 whom they have four children together. They include; Caziah Franklin, Kerrion Franklin, Kennedy Franklin, and Carrington Franklin. Together with his wife, they have been featured in The Oprah Winfrey Show discussing on how Kirk ended his addiction on pornography.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Kirk Franklin commenced his career while at the age of 17 years when he joined the choir at Mt. Rose Baptist Church in the year 1992. Together with the choir, they recorded an album in the same year which was in the Billboard Top Gospel Albums as well as made many sales. They then released another album known as Whatcha Lookin in 1996 which also had much success. He then collaborated with Cheryl “Salt” James in 1997 who they collaborated together and then released a song which was also a great success.
He also releases a song in 2002 known as The Rebirth which also became a great success in the Gospel Albums topping the Gospel Albums Chart. He later released other songs in 2005 giving him much success on his career. In 2007 he released an album known as The Fight of My Life which made much success. He has additionally been a co-executive producer of BET original series among many other appearances. He has received seven awards and had several nominations.
Net Worth & Earnings
Kirk Franklin has an estimated net worth of $10 Million. This comes from the earnings has made from his professional career which has been very successful. He has had much of his earnings from the music career where he has had much income from the sale of his albums. In addition to this, he is also a record producer as well as directs music.
Despite having a very challenging childhood following the neglect from his mother, Kirk Franklin has had much success which was not limited by his childhood. As a result of this, he has won several awards due to his outstanding career.