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Сеlеbrаtеd Nаmе    

R Kelly

Rеаl Nаmе/Full Nаmе

Robert Sylvester Kelly




55 Years

Віrth Dаtе 

8 January 1967

Віrth Рlасе                                 



6 feet 1-inch


91 Years

Ѕехuаl Оrіеntаtіоn   


Маrіtаl Ѕtаtuѕ   


Wіfе/Ѕроuѕе (Nаmе)

Aaliyah and  Andrea Lee


Yes (three children)

Dаtіng/Gіrlfrіеnd 2022   



American singer, actor, & record producer

Nеt Wоrth іn 2022  

-$2 million. 

R Kelly’s introduction:

R Kelly net worth is -$2 million. Robert Sylvester Kelly was born on 8 January 1967 on the south side of Chicago. Robert Kelly is professionally known as R Kelly. He is an American singer, actor, & record producer. Kelly’s mother’s name is Joanne, who was a singer. Her father was absent throughout his son’s life. So, Kelly’s mother raised him and his three siblings alone. 

Table of Contents:

Early life:

Age, height, and weight:

R Kelly’s personal life:

R Kelly’s career:

Awards & Achievements:

What is R Kelly’s net worth in 2020?

What is R Kelly’s net worth in 2021?

What is R Kelly’s net worth in 2022?

Early life:

Robert dropped out of high school to perform as a musician. He then entered Kenwood Academy, where he performed Stevie Wonder’s one song. After that, R. Kelly started performing on the streets of Chicago.

R. Kelly earned his big break when he won a $100,000 prize money on the television talent show Big Break. He gained recognition when he released his debut album named ‘Born Into the 90’s’. Kelly pursued his rapping from there and today he is best known for being one of the most famous singers of all time.

Age, height, and weight:

As of 2022, R. Kelly is 55 years old. His weight is around 91 kg. and he stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch.

R Kelly’s personal life:

In 1994, R Kelly secretly married a girl named Aaliyah, though the marriage was later annulled. Then in 1996, Kelly went on to marry dancer, Andrea Lee. They had three children before divorcing in 2009.

R Kelly’s career:

R Kelly started his singing career in 1991, after his years of performances in Chicago streets. Then Kelly signed a contract with Jive Records. In 1992, he released his debut album Born Into The 90s. The debut album turned out to be a big success with some hit songs including “Slow Dance (Hey Mr. Dj)” & Honey Love.

In 1993, R Kelly scored his first Number 1 single on the pop charts, Bump N’ Grind. After Kelly’s mother’s death, he continued living with his Nickname “Prince of Pillowtalk”. Kelly was named the king of R&B.

In November 1993, R Kelly released his solo debut named “12 Play.” The album was eventually certified six times platinum.

Then, R. Kelly wrote and produced the entire debut album of the teenage pop singer Aaliyah. In 1995, his album “R. Kelly” sold four million copies worldwide.

In 1996, he released a superhit “I Believe I Can Fly” that topped the charts and earned him three Grammy awards.

In 1998, Kelly released his album “R”, where he featured a duet with Celine Dion entitled “I Am Your Angel” which sold around 7 million copies.

In 1999, R Kelly and “Puffy” Combs made the charts with “Satisfy You”. Kelly also joined the rap with king Jay- Z to create another top hit “Fiesta”. 

In 2000, Kelly released a series of multi-platinum music videos or albums, as well as the hip-hop opera Trapped in the Closet, which Kelly released to radio stations in short portions. The final portion was released to the public in 2010.

In 2012, Kelly released “Write Me Back”, which followed the footsteps of some stars like Teddy Pendergrass and Marvin Gaye.

Kelly’s most recent albums named “Black Panties” and “The Buffet” were released in 2013 and 2015, respectively. He has also participated in 12 official tours all over the world.

Awards & Achievements:

R Kelly has released 14 studio albums, 5 compilation albums, and 3 collaboration albums.

In addition to his three Grammys, Kelly has won awards including several AMAs, a BET award, and many Billboard awards. Kelly has also collaborated with many artists around the world including the likes of Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, & Gladys Knight.

A Lost Fortune ( Getting into legal troubles):

R. Kelly faced many legal issues, his net worth could have easily topped $50-100 million. Over the years, Kelly has paid tens of millions of dollars reportedly to allegedly settle dozens of lawsuits, made by women, who claimed she was abused by the singer.

Kelly reportedly lost a big portion of his net worth after divorcing Andrea Lee, (his wife from 1996-to 2009).

Later, R Kelly was arrested and charged with allegedly having sex with an underage girl. He was eventually acquitted of 14 charges. As per the International Business Times, R. Kelly revealed in 2020 court documents that he owed nearly $1.9 million to the IRS.

What is R Kelly net worth in 2020?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, R Kelly net worth is -$2 million currently. At the peak of his career, Kelly’s estimated net worth was around $100 million.

In 2020, it was revealed that R Kelly owes over $1.9million to the IRS.

What is R Kelly net worth in 2021?

Kelly is an American singer, actor, and record producer.

R Kelly’s net worth is negative $2 million in 2021.

Why is R Kelly’s net worth so low?

Kelly has been suing women over accusations of assault and other charges. From 1996 to 2009, Kelly’s fortune was reduced following his divorce from Andrea.

What is R Kelly’s net worth in 2022?

As of 2022, R Kelly net worth is negative $2 million, meaning that Kelly is in substantial debt now. As per reports, Kelly had a net worth in the tens of millions previously, potentially as high as $100 million, but is now in the red.

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