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Richard Rawlings Biography
|Born||March 30, 1969 (age 53)
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
|Education||Eastern Hills High School|
|Occupation||Businessman, reality television star|
|Employer||Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Gas Monkey Garage
Gas Monkey Live
|Known for||Star of Fast N’ Loud and “Garage Rehab”
Owner of Gas Monkey Garage
|Television||Fast ‘n Loud|
|Spouse(s)||Karen K Grames (1993–1994)
Suzanne Marie Mergele (1999–2009, 2015–2019)Katerina Rawlings (2020-Present)
Richard Rawlings was born on March 30, 1969, in Fort Worth, Texas. When Richard was a kid, he and his dad went to auto shows together. Rawlings also helped his dad build cars.
Richard bought his first car, a green 1974 Mercury Comet when he was 14. By the time he turned 16 and could drive legally, he had already bought and sold several cars. In high school, he drove a 1977 Pontiac Trans Am. He graduated from Eastern Hills High School in 1987. Also, Check Out Al Pacino’s Biography.
Richard Rawlings Net Worth:$20 Million
|Net Worth:||$20 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Mar 30, 1969|
|Place of Birth:||Fort Worth, Texas, United States|
|Age:||53 years old|
Richard Rawlings is an American entrepreneur and media personality. He is the star of the reality television show Fast N’ Loud on Discovery Channel. He is also a proprietor of the Gas Monkey Garage as well as both the Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill.
Richard Rawlings Career
Before opening his garage, Rawlings worked as a law enforcement officer, firefighter, paramedic, and owner and operator of his own printing and advertising company called Lincoln Press. In 2002, Rawlings sold Lincoln Press to open his Gas Monkey Garage.
The auto shop creates automobiles for customers across the globe and has become a world-famous shop for hot rods. Since 2012, Rawlings and Gas Monkey Garage have been the subject of a reality show on the Discovery Channel called “Fast N’ Loud.” Rawlings appears on the show alongside his employees Aaron Kaufman, KC Mathieu, and Scot McMillan.
The 4 men look for rare cars and restore them. Rawlings also has been the co-host of the Discovery Channel show “Garage Rehab” since 2017. On that show, Rawlings helps struggling auto shops become successful.
In September 2013, Rawlings opened the Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill in Northwest Dallas. Richard opened a second location at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in March 2014. In October 2014, he opened Gas Monkey Live, a live music venue.
In May 2015, Rawlings published his first autobiography, “Fast N’ Loud: Blood, Sweat, and Beers.”
In 2019, Rawlings licensed the Gas Monkey brand to a line of energy drinks.
Richard Rawlings Personal Life
In 1990, Rawlings married Karen Grames but divorced the following year.
In 1999, he married his second wife Suzanne Marie Mergele. The couple divorced in 2009 but remarried in 2015. In March 2019, Rawlings announced via his Twitter account that Suzanne and Rawlings were separating and filing for divorce.
In August 2019, Rawlings proposed to girlfriend Katerina Deason. Rawlings announced their engagement across his social media.
Facts About Richard Rawlings
As per legend, in the 1990s Richard took a bullet when he came across a carjacker attempting to steal his 1965 Mustang 2+2.
Richard Rawlings is also a passionate transcontinental racer and has taken part in several rallies. Richard once held the world record for the fastest time in the Cannonball Run, until his score was broken in 2013. Rawlings traveled 2811 miles from New York to Los Angeles in 31 hours and 59 minutes. That equates to an average driving speed of 87.6 MPH. He has also won both the Gumball 3000 and The Bullrun an unprecedented two times each.