Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) Net Worth

Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) net worth is
$1.2 Million

Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) Wiki Biography

Richard Colson Baker was born on 22 April 1990, in Houston, Texas USA, and is a noted rap artist known by his stage name of “Machine Gun Kelly” or MGK, named after the infamous gangster of the prohibition era, George Barnes, who went by the same nickname. MGK has gathered a lot of fame mainly due to the release of his mixtapes, namely “Certified” and “Homecoming”.

So just how rich is Machine Gun Kelly, as of late 2017? Sources state that Kelly’s net worth is estimated to be over $1.2 million, the majority of his wealth earned through his rapping career which began in 2006.

Machine Gun Kelly Net Worth $1.2 Million

As a child, MGK traveled with his missionary parents all around the world, including Egypt where he spent four years, and Germany, before they moved back to the United States, to Chicago and Denver. When he was fourteen, Baker’s family moved to Cleveland, where he studied at Shaker Heights High School, and later in Denver at Thomas Jefferson High School while living with his aunt.

Inspired by Ludacris and DMX, Richard Baker decided to pursue a rapping career in his teenage years, initially  releasing the mixtape “Stamp of Approval” in 2006. In 2009 he made his first appearance in the Apollo Theater, where he gathered multiple credits in competitions, such that his performance led him to participate in “Sucker Free Freestyle” show on MTV, in which he made a name for himself as a talented rap artist. In 2011, Baker took part in the “South by Southwest” (SXSW) festival, where he was noticed by fellow rapper and record producer Sean Combs, who signed him to his “Bad Boy Records” label. Richard Baker then changed his name to Machine Gun Kelly – suggested by his rapid delivery – and some time later released his debut album “Lace Up”, which brought him more public exposure. The album was released in 2012 and featured guest appearances from such artists as Synyster Gates, Lil Jon, DMX, Waka Flocka, Flame, Young Jeezy and M. Shadows. MGK’s album received rather mixed reviews from critics, some of whom felt that “Lace Up” did not do justice to MGK’s previous mixtapes, which were generally appreciated by the public. However, the album spawned four singles, namely “Wild Boy”, “Invincible” – which was featured as the official song of the WrestleMania XXVIII event – “Hold On (Shut Up)” and “Stereo”. In addition to that, the album peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200 chart. In total, Machine Gun Kelly’s debut album has sold more than 176,000 copies to date, and made a significant contribution to his overall net worth.

Machine Gun Kelly released his eighth official mixtape under the name of “Black Flag” in 2013, which featured appearances from Wiz Khalifa, French Montana, Kellin Quinn, Pusha T and others. Numerous projects followed, including his involvement at and in various sporting events, especially with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), before MGK released his second album in October 2016; entitled General Admission, it entered the Billboard 100 chart at #4, but at #1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop chart, with sales of 50,000 in the first week. His net worth was certainly boosted.

In addition to his rapping career, MGK has managed to increase his net worth by appearing in the romantic drama film entitled “Beyond the Lights”, with Minnie Driver and Nate Parker, as well as signing a deal with the clothing line called “Young and Reckless”.

In his personal life, MGK’s girlfriend had his daughter Casie in 2008, then after their separation he dated Amber Rose, a hip-hop model, but they also split. MGK has spoken openly about his use of drugs – formerly heroin, now cannabis, apparently still smoking the latter – which he has used to elaborate lyrics in several songs.

Full NameMachine Gun Kelly
Net Worth$1.2 Million
Salary$1.2 Million, $1.2 Million
Date Of BirthApril 22, 1990
DiedJuly 18, 1954, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States
Place Of BirthHouston, Texas, United States
Height6 ft 3 in (1.92 m)
ProfessionRapper, singer, actor
EducationShaker Heights High School, Thomas Jefferson High School, Denver
SpouseKathryn Kelly
ChildrenCasie Baker
NicknamesRichard Colson Baker
AwardsMTV Europe Music Award for Best US Act (2012), MTV Woodie Awards (2012), Radio Disney Music Award for Best Musical Collaboration (2017)
Record LabelsBad Boy Records, Interscope Records
Albums"Lace Up", mixtapes: “Certified”, “Homecoming”, "Generfal Admission" (2015), "Black Flag" (2013), "Stamp of Approval" (2007)
NominationsBillboard Music Award for Top Rap Collaboration
MoviesBeyond the Lights (2014), Machine Gun Kelly: The Gunner (2017), Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello: Bad Things (2016), Viral (2016), The Land (2016), Nerve (2016)
TV ShowsSucker Free Freestyle show, Roadies (2016), WWE Raw (2012-2017), Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2017), The Late Late Show with James Corden (2016), Ridiculousness (2011)
1An anarchy symbol above his belly button.
2Tattoo "EST 19xx" on his chest
1Words don't make you who you are.
1Lives with his daughter, Casie.
2Machine Gun Kelly made his national debut on filmmaker Bayer Mack's indie label, Block Starz Music, with the single "Alice in Wonderland", which was released on iTunes and accompanied a music video that earned MGK the "Best Midwest Artist" at the 2010 Underground Music Awards and Best Music Video at the 2010 Ohio Hip-Hop Awards.
3In seventh grade, MGK found solace in rhyming after watching DMX's "We Right Here" video.
4MGK stopped attending school and like 50 Cent, the high school freshmen, made a name for himself by calling out elder classmates.
5At 18 years old, he had a daughter named Casie.
6On January 28, 2013 MGK announced that he will be reverting to his previous stage name "Machine Gun Kelly".
7His stage name was given for his rapid-fire lyrical flow and is a reference to notorious criminal George "Machine Gun Kelly" Barnes.
8He rose to fame after releasing his first four mixtapes, Stamp Of Approval (2006), Homecoming (2008), 100 Words and Running (2010), and Lace Up (2010).
9In August 2011, MGK secured a recording contract with Interscope and Bad Boy Records, after a meeting with Jimmy Iovine and Sean "Diddy" Combs.
10In mid-2011, MGK signed a deal with Young and Reckless Clothing.
11Good friends with Austin Carlile (Lead vocals from Of Mice&Men), Da Kurlzz (member from Hollywood Undead ) and Tal Cooperman.
12He spoke Arabic before English.
13He has become iconic in the rap game for his rapid flow lyrics and atypical of the genre sense of style.
14At the age of fourteen, Baker moved to Cleveland, where he attended Shaker Heights High School.
15Richard has a young daughter named Cassie by a woman that is not known to the public.
16Won 'Breaking Woodie' from mtvU Woodie Awards 2012.
17Richard had his start on the popular video sharing site "Youtube", where he would share homemade tracks and upload videos of his daily life.
18Won 'Woodie of the Year' from mtvU Woodie Awards 2013.
19Together with a few friends from Cleveland, including Hypeman Slim Gudz and drummer "Rookie", Richard has an ideological movement known as E.S.T. 19XX.
20Live with his daughter, Casie.


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


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"


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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