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MGK Net Worth

MGK Net Worth is
$1.2 Million

MGK's salary

MGK Biography

Richard Colson Baker was born on 22 April 1990 in Houston, Texas USA, and under the pseudonym of Machine Gun Kelly or MGK, is known as a rapper who has released single ‘’Alice in Wonderland’’, and as an actor he portrayed Wesley in the TV series ‘’Roadies’’.

So just how rich is MGK as of early 2018? According to authoritative sources, this rapper and actor has a net worth of $1.2 million, accumulated from his career in the previously mentioned fields, which began in 2006.

MGK Net Worth $1.2 Million

MGK was born to missionary parents, and moved a lot during his formative years, spending time in countries such as Egypt and Germany. MGK’s parents separated, and he lived with his aunt and father, but was bullied by other kids in the neighborhood in Denver, Colorado, where they settled. MGK attended Hamilton Middle School, where he started listening to rap – his role models were Ludacris, Eminem and DMX. However, his father moved, which resulted in MGK living alone in his aunt’s basement, and subsequently he began calling-out older students, and then stopped attending school. It was at that time when he started doing drugs, and produced the song ‘’Stamp of Approval’’, but eventually rose above it and entered the world of stardom on iTunes with his debut single ‘’Alice in Wonderland’’ in May 2010, establishing his net worth.

He quickly gained recognition and followed up with ‘’Lace Up’’, his debut studio album which featured 13 tracks such as ‘’Save Me’’ and the main song ‘’Wild Boy’’, made in collaboration with the critically acclaimed rapper Waka  Flocka Flame, entered the ‘’US Billboard Hot 100’’, peaking at number 98, and in 2012 he was rewarded with MTV Breaking Woodie award. Gaining more attention from the media, MGK was featured in ‘’XXL’’, an American hip hop magazine, then during the following year, MGK released the mixtape ‘’Black Flag’’ – stating that it was dedicated to ‘’love, because for his entire life it has been taken from him’’- and was a 14-track mixtape featuring songs such as ‘’Raise The Flag’’ and ‘’Breaking News’’, as well as ‘’Pe$o’’ made in collaboration with Pusha T and Meek Mill, and ‘’Mind of a Stoner’’ featuring Wiz Khalifa. MGK then produced another album, ‘’General Admission’’, released in 2015 and featuring 13 songs including ‘’Spotlight’’ and ‘’Till I Die’’, with the latter doing fairly well on charts, and entering the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, adding to his net worth.

Besides being a rapper, MGK is also an actor, and in that branch of entertainment has had several projects, most importantly portraying Wesley in 10 episodes of ‘’Roadies’’, alongside Carla Gugino and Luke Wilson. Besides that, he is currently filming ‘’Bird Box’’, and his movie ‘’Captive State’’ will be released in mid-2018.

When it comes to his personal life, MGK troubled background resulted in an addiction to heroin. He even stated that he planned on overdosing on that drug and committing suicide. However, he is clean now and has spoken about his experience in his song ‘’Lead You On’’. In 2008, he fathered a girl named Cassie. He isn’t together with Cassie’s mother, however, they are apparently still on good terms. He later dated model Amber Rose, but is currently single.

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Quick Facts

Full NameMachine Gun Kelly
Net Worth$1.2 Million
Salary
Date Of BirthApril 22, 1990
DiedJuly 18, 1954, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States
Place Of BirthHouston, Texas, USA
Height1.92 m
Weight72 kg
ProfessionRapper, Actor, Music Producer, Singer-songwriter
EducationHamilton Middle School
NationalityAmerican
SpouseKathryn Kelly
ChildrenCasie Colson Baker
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/machinegunkellymusic
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/machinegunkelly
Google+https://plus.google.com/+machinegunkelly
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/machinegunkelly
MySpacehttps://myspace.com/machinegunkelly
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0446622
Allmusichttps://www.allmusic.com/artist/machine-gun-kelly-mn0002125399
AwardsMTV Breaking Woodie Award, MTV Europe Music Award for Best US Act (2012), Radio Disney Music Award for Best Musical Collaboration (2017)
Record LabelsEST19XX, Interscope Records, Bad Boy Records
AlbumsBloom, Black Flag (Deluxe Edition), General Admission, Rage Pack (Deluxe Edition), Black Flag, Lace Up, Half Naked & Almost Famous, EP Rage Pack, Stamp of Approval, Fuck It
NominationsiHeartRadio Music Award for Best Cover Song (2018), Billboard Music Award for Top Rap Collaboration (2017)
MoviesViral, Nerve, Punk's Dead, The Land, Beyond the Lights, Bird Box
TV ShowsRoadies


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1In seventh grade, MGK found solace in rhyming after watching DMX's "We Right Here" video.
2MGK stopped attending school and like 50 Cent, the high school freshmen, made a name for himself by calling out elder classmates.
3At 18 years old, he had a daughter named Casie.
4On January 28, 2013 MGK announced that he will be reverting to his previous stage name "Machine Gun Kelly".
5His stage name was given for his rapid-fire lyrical flow and is a reference to notorious criminal George "Machine Gun Kelly" Barnes.
6He rose to fame after releasing his first four mixtapes, Stamp Of Approval (2006), Homecoming (2008), 100 Words and Running (2010), and Lace Up (2010).
7In August 2011, MGK secured a recording contract with Interscope and Bad Boy Records, after a meeting with Jimmy Iovine and Sean "Diddy" Combs.
8In mid-2011, MGK signed a deal with Young and Reckless Clothing.
9Good friends with Austin Carlile (Lead vocals from Of Mice&Men), Da Kurlzz (member from Hollywood Undead ) and Tal Cooperman.
10He spoke Arabic before English.
11He has become iconic in the rap game for his rapid flow lyrics and atypical of the genre sense of style.
12At the age of fourteen, Baker moved to Cleveland, where he attended Shaker Heights High School.
13Richard has a young daughter named Cassie by a woman that is not known to the public.
14Won 'Breaking Woodie' from mtvU Woodie Awards 2012.
15Richard had his start on the popular video sharing site "Youtube", where he would share homemade tracks and upload videos of his daily life.
16Won 'Woodie of the Year' from mtvU Woodie Awards 2013.
17Together with a few friends from Cleveland, including Hypeman Slim Gudz and drummer "Rookie", Richard has an ideological movement known as E.S.T. 19XX.
18Live with his daughter, Casie.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1An anarchy symbol above his belly button.
2Tattoo "EST 19xx" on his chest


Quotes

#Quote
1Words don't make you who you are.


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Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Roadies2016TV SeriesWesley
Viral2016/ICJ (as Colson Baker)
Nerve2016Ty (as Colson Baker)
Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 22016Crash (as Richard Colson Baker)
Mod Sun: Shoot Em Down2016Video short
The Land2016Slick
Beyond the Lights2014Kid Culprit (as Richard Colson Baker)
Alternative Press Music Award Show2014TV Movie

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Containment2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Beyond the Lights2014performer: "Masterpiece", "C'mon Boy", "Private Property"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
WrestleMania XXVIII2012TV Special performer: "Invincible"

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Late Late Show with James Corden2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Alternative Press Music Awards2016TV MovieHimself
WWE Fastlane2016TV MovieHimself
Machine Gun Kelly: World Series2015ShortHimself
Catfish: The TV Show2015TV SeriesHimself
Pop Wrapped TV2015TV Series documentary
BET Awards 20152015TV MovieHimself
WWE Raw2012-2015TV SeriesHimself
Unsung2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Steve Aoki Featuring Machine Gun Kelly: Free the Madness2014Video shortHimself
AVN Awards 20142014TV SpecialHimself - Musical Guest
KellyVision2009-2014TV Series documentary shortHimself
Guy Court2013TV SeriesHimself
Korn's Family Values Live2013TV MovieHimself
The Show with Vinny2013TV SeriesHimself
MtvU Woodie Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimself - Host
Lace Up2012TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
RapFix Live2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
2012 BET Hip Hop Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
WrestleMania XXVIII2012TV SpecialHimself
mtvU Woodie Awards 20122012TV SpecialHimself
Half Naked & Almost Famous2011TV Mini-SeriesHimself
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