R Kelly Net Worth

R Kelly Net Worth

How much is R Kelly net worth?

Net Worth:$1 Million
Country of Origin:Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Date of birth: January 8, 1967
Source of wealth:Singer, Song producer, and Writer
Last Updated:2024


Robert Sylvester Kelly popularly known as R. Kelly was born on January 8, 1967, in Chicago, Illinois.  He is an American singer, record producer and also a former basketball player. He is considered as the most successful R & B of all time. He made a huge success when his debut album “Born Into The 90’s” released. H

His net worth was around $100000 in those times. However, R Kelly net worth in 2022 is estimated to be around $1 million.

Kelly was primarily a singer and songwriter. He was great at producing music since childhood. Kelly worked for many artists and gained lots of fame. He performed on the streets in the late ’80s and finally made his first appearance with the group “public announcement”.

Soon his first solo album 12 play also made a remarkable success in the music industry.

Along with his success which was the reason for his increasing net worth, Kelly has also remained under discussion for numerous cases of sexual abuse and he suffered a great loss due to those allegations.

Early life

Kelly is third among his siblings. His mother’s name was Joanne Kelly, who was a professional singer, and she used to lead the choir in the Baptist church. Kelly and his siblings were also grown in the Baptist church.

Kelly’s childhood was miserable, he never met his father and his absence made a great loss for Kelly. He started singing in the church choir when he was just eight. R. Kelly’s life style was not a lavish one; even he was raised in the house full of women. Kelly was often sexually abused by a woman in his house who was quite older than him. He also mentioned this in his book Soulacoster that he was embarrassed and scared of what was happening with him for years.

Kelly was eight when he met Lulu. He was very immature but his love for Lulu was exceptionally pure. He also mentioned her in his autobiography. They promised each other that they will always love each other, but unfortunately, an incident stole Lulu from Kelly. For Kelly lulu was his first musical inspiration.

He was too much into music, and his talent was discovered by his high school music teacher dr. Lena McLin believed that he will be an amazing singer, songwriter and rock star in the future.  She encouraged him to perform in the high school’s talent show. He performed really well and won 1st position along with the grand prize of $100000. R Kelly net worth peaked up to $100000 in just the beginning of his career.

Due to dyslexia he was dropped out of high school and started performing on streets.

Personal life

Kelly loved her mother, they share a very strong bond together, but due to cancer, she left this world in 1993.

Kelly secretly married to a 15-year-old girl in 1994, Aaliyah. Although the marriage was annulled, as Aaliyah was underaged.

Kelly married a beautiful dancer Andrea Lee in 1996. They moved in R. Kelly’s house in Olympia fields.  She gave birth to three children of Kelly. Due to the physical argument, Andrea claimed for divorce in 2005. Unfortunately, the couple got separated in 2006 and finally divorced in 2009.

He has been involved in numerous conspiracies of sexual assertions and child pornography cases. Which caused him too much loss and he was charged several times.


  • Kelly won many awards and also nominated multiple times in R&B and hip hop categories. He won over 110 awards and nominated 274 times in his music career.
  • In 2000 and 2005 he won favorite soul R&B male artist awards by American Music Awards.
  • In 2003 R. Kelly won best male R&B artist award by BET (Black Entertainment Awards).
  • From 1994 till 2003 he won 12 awards in top R&B and hip hop artist category by Billboard Awards.
  • From 2001 till 2006 he won 8 awards in top R&B, hip hop artist, songwriter and song producers category by Billboard Awards.
  • In 1998 he won best male R&B vocal performance, best R&B song and the best song was written for television and visual media by Grammy Awards.
  • In 2001 he won MOBO outstanding achievement award by MOBO Awards.
  • In 2007 he won nest hip hop video award by MTV Australia Video Music Awards.
  • He won many awards in various categories By BMI Awards, NAACP Image Awards, Source Hip Hop Awards, Vibe Awards, and Soul Train Awards too.

Music career

Kelly’s musical journey was amazing. The big break talent show was the first step towards his success in 1989 in which he won $100,000 as a grand prize.

In 1992 his debut album “Born into the 90s” with the collaboration of the group Public Announcement made a huge success at music charts.

His first solo album “12 Play” released in 1993 yielded him on the topmost R&B artist. This album did a record-breaking business and went six times platinum.

Kelly gained too much fame and considered as the best producer and songwriter of those times. Kelly and Aaliyah also released their debut album “Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number” which made its place on 18th number on a billboard.

Kelly soon started remixing the songs. He remixed his own songs and made a totally new version. he remixed the songs for his fellow artists too including Toni Braxton, Aaliyah, Janet Jackson, and Barry white.

In 1995 Kelly was awarded Grammy Award for writing and producing Micheal Jackson song you are not alone.

In 1996 he released a mega-hit “I Believe I Can Fly”. He earned 3 Grammy Awards for it.

From 1985 to 2010 he was named as a most successful R&B of all times. Kelly also joined Jay-Z for the creation of top hit ‘Fiesta’.

R Kelly net worth is estimated to be around $1 million which makes him one of the famous American singers.


Today R Kelly worth is just $1 million. Kelly earned a lot by producing writing and singing his amazing collection. More than 60 million albums and 15 million singles were sold worldwide. He was recognized as one of the topmost R&B and hip hop artist in the ’90s.

He was also awarded in high school a grand prize of $100,000 for his outstanding performance. He has worth of $100,000 in just the beginning of his career.  But because of the controversies and allegations of sexual misconduct he had paid a huge amount to settle the lawsuits.

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Written by Abdul Qayyum Rajpoot

Abdul Qayyum Rajpoot is a productivity enthusiast who in on mission to help entrepreneurs and solopreneurs in achieving their business goals through focus, grit, and motivation. When he is not advocating smarter work, he is traveling the world or journaling his achievements in the self-growth arena on his blog.

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