Machine Gun Kelly is the popular stage name of Richard Colson Baker. He is a famous American rapper, songwriter, and actor. He has featured in several television series and movies. Let us look into the net worth of Machine Gun Kelly as of 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Machine Gun Kelly was born as Richard Colson Baker on 22nd April 1990 in Houston, Texas, the USA. His parents were missionaries who traveled to many countries. Richard Colson Baker learned Arabic while spending four years of his life in Egypt. Later, he along with his parents moved to Germany, Chicago, LA, Denver, and Ohio. At present, Richard Colson Baker lives in Cleveland, Ohio, the USA.
Machine Gun Kelly’s mother left the family. After that, he and his father moved in to live with his Aunt. Since his father suffered from depression, he was unable to get permanent employment. At one point, Machine Gun Kelly’s father left for Kuwait on missionary work. However, he returned and took Machine Gun Kelly to Kuwait.
Machine Gun Kelly’s life was not easy with his father. Often, he was in and out of school but, he discovered his talent in rap music. He began making music since he was only four years old. From the age of four, Machine Gun Kelly earned his stage name due to his rap music style called ‘rapid-fire lyrical flow.’
Career, Awards & Nominations:
When Machine Gun Kelly was 19 years, he went to Apollo Theatre of Harlem where he won as the top rapper. He became famous on Sucker Freestyle of MTV2 where Machine Gun Kelly performed against his material called, ‘Chip off the Block.’
Machine Gun Kelly’s fame helped him when he released his four mix-tapes. These include 2006s ‘Stamp of Approval’, 2008s ‘Homecoming’ and 2010s ‘100 Awards and Running’ and ‘Lace Up.’ These mix-tapes helped Machine Gun Kelly to win many awards. Of these, the most important award is the MTV Breaking Woodie Award.
Machine Gun Kelly released his first single named ‘Alice in Wonderland’ (2010). This made him famous, and he won many local awards. The following year, he appeared for his first concert at SXSW Music festival held in Texas. Machine Gun Kelly met the famous producer Diddy (Sean Combes) who was impressed with Machine Gun Kelly’s performance. Thus, Diddy willingly signed Machine Gun Kelly up as the rapper to Diddy’s Bad Boy Record label.
Machine Gun Kelly started earning from Bad Boys Records. Also, Machine Gun Kelly’s name was on the top of the list of most popular hip-hop stars of America. Machine Gun Kelly signed two album deals with the Bad Boy Records and a joint venture with the Interscope Records. He sang on the XV’s song called ‘Finally Home.’ Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabela, the singer, made a super-hit song called ‘Bad Things’ in 2017.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The estimated net worth of Machine Gun Kelly or Richard Colson Baker as of now is $10 million. Most of his income is from the release of albums as a rap musician and producer. Machine Gun Kelly makes several tours and concerts, and he is one of the wealthiest artists of today. Unlike other contemporary hip-hop artists, Machine Gun Kelly does not sell his songs. In addition to rap music, Machine Gun Kelly has performed as an actor and played various roles in television and movies. He was famous for appearing in ‘SLC Punk’ series.
Machine Gun Kelly’s last album that was released in February made many post reviews. His music videos are also making several views on YouTube. This is in addition to the product endorsement and advertising through which Machine Gun Kelly is earning with his various social media accounts.
Machine Gun Kelly and John Goodman would continue to co-star in the future movie, ‘Captive State,’ Sci-Fi thriller.