Lenard Larry McKelvey aka Charlamagne Tha God is a popular television star. The American star is globally recognized as a radio presenter as well. He is loved by his fans and followers by his excellent hosting skills which makes him incomparable to the rest. Charlamagne Tha God had gained exceptional fame from the very popular radio show known as “The Breakfast Club” which had gained considerable TRP as well.
However, there are innumerable things to know about this well-known performer. Hence, here in this article, you will be able to know about the early life, biography, career, awards & nominations won by the star and the net worth of Charlamagne Tha God in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Charlamagne Tha God was born on the 29th of June in the year 1978 in the Moncks Corner region of South Carolina. He was the son of Larry Thomas McKelvey. Charlamagne Tha God has had an unpredictable childhood. He was arrested twice for selling and dealing of drugs like marijuana and cocaine. His third arrest was because of his presence in the crime scene of a shooting. However, he had confirmed that he was only a mere spectator of the whole act and had been on a car’s rear seat.
The scenarios went against him this time, and he had to remain behind bars for 41 days as his father did not submit the necessary amount for his bail. However, after the said period of time, his mother came to the rescue.
Charlamagne Tha God is known to have married in 2014, at the age of 37 with Jessica. Jessica has been his friend from the high school. The duo has henceforth been blessed with two beautiful children.
Career, Awards & Nominations
After the series of ups and downs, Charlamagne Tha God had finally decided to live a different life. He had henceforth completed his education from a night school, after which he had landed a job at the radio. As a drug peddler, he was recognized by the name “Charles”. Therefore, while working with Wendy Williams, he preferred being called “Charlemagne” which happens to be the name of a European King.
Soon Charlamagne Tha God started performing in the “The Breakfast Club” along with his co-star, and in the year 2010, he was assigned a host. Thereafter, in 2011, he was signed as a cast at “Guy Code” which aired on MTV2. Thereafter, in the year 2015, he went on to start his own show which came to be known as the “Charlamagne & Friends”.
Charlamagne Tha God went on to publish his debut book known as “Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes To Those Who Create It”.
His book was declared as New York Times sixth bestseller, in the year 2017.
Net Worth & Earnings
The life of Charlamagne Tha God has been a roller coaster, especially during his early days. From a drug peddler to a celebrity in the silver screen, his journey has been incredible. Though much of his fame has been garnered from the show “The Breakfast Club”, he has performed as a host in several other shows, owing to which the net worth of Charlamagne Tha God has been estimated to be $12 million as of the present year.
Charlamagne Tha God is presently performing as a narrator in the BET show which is known as “Inside The Label”. The show was also aired on the popular channel of MTV2. Charlamagne Tha God is also appreciated for his rapid-fire interviewing sessions with popular hip-hop artists of the industry. Besides the other popular shows, he has also hosted several live events such as the glorious live event of MTV New Year.