• Richard Rawlings is an entrepreneur and television personality best known for his appearance in the reality TV show “Fast N’ Loud”
• He is the owner of Gas Monkey Garage and several other businesses
• He grew up working on cars with his dad, but after high school focused on other jobs such as firefighter, paramedic and enforcement officer
• His business was picked up by the Discovery Channel for the show “Fast N’ Loud” and his net worth is estimated at $15 million
• He has a history of dating, had two marriages and two children, and is currently single.

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$15 million
Date Of BirthMarch 30, 1969
SpouseSuzanne Rawlings
MarkSalt and Pepper hair/goatee

Who is Richard Rawlings?

Born on the 30th March 1969, in Fort Worth, Texas USA, Richard Rawlings is an entrepreneur and television personality, best known to the world for his appearance in the reality TV show “Fast N’ Loud”, which airs on the Discovery channel since 2012. He is also the owner of Gas Monkey Garage and several other business ventures.

Richard Rawlings Background and Education

From an early age Richard was drawn to cars, and would often go to auto shows with his dad. The two began working on cars and even built their own. Richard bought his first automobile when he was 14 years old, however, after matriculating from Eastern Hills High School, Richard left his passion for cars aside, and supported his life doing several other jobs.

Career Beginnings

Before he began professionally working on cars, Richard was a firefighter, paramedic and enforcement officer, while also starting the printing and advertising company Lincoln Press in 1999. Three years later he opened Gas Monkey Garage in Dallas, and then 2004 sold his ad company in order to fully focus on his career in the workshop.

Rise to Fame

After years of the successful dealership, his business was picked up by the Discovery Channel to create the show “Fast N’ Loud”, which is currently in its ninth episode. The success of his business, and also the popularity of the show have added a great deal to his net worth; Richard became extremely popular and is a highly respected person in the automotive industry.
Aside from his dedication to work, Richard also focused on the notable 1979 Cannonball Run record from New York City to Los Angeles, wanting to break the time of 32 hours and 51 minutes. He managed to achieve that with co-pilot Dennis Collins in 2007 using a black Ferrari 550 which they modified, adding extra fuel cells – they set the new record of 31 hours and 59 minutes.

Gas Monkey Restaurants

In addition to the garage, Richard has managed to expand his brand into restaurants by opening Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill in Dallas, Texas in 2013, and then in March opened his second restaurant at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, further increasing his wealth. Since then, Richard has opened in two more locations, first in Key West, Florida, then in Harker Heights, Texas, with a little different name and setting, Richard Rawlings’ Garage, a new restaurant intended for locals.

Back in 2016, Richard also launched an energy drink under his Gas Monkey brand, named Gas Monkey Energy.

Richard Rawlings Net Worth and Assets

Thanks to a number of successful business endeavors, in the past few years, Richard’s net worth soared, and now according to sources his wealth is estimated at $15 million.

Car Collection

As any other car lover, Richard has his own collection, which includes a Lamborghini Countach, Ford Mustang, Porsche, and his dream car a 1932 Ford Roadster, among many others, including several Ferarri models.

Richard Rawlings Marriage and Dating History

Richard has quite a history of dating; his first wife was Karen K. Grames, with whom he was married for only a year, 1993 to 1994. Five years later he married Suzanne Marie Mergele, but after his business became highly-demanding, their relationship fell through, and the couple divorced in 2009, however, they started dating again after several years, and in 2015 renewed their vows.

General Info

Full NameRichard Rawlings
Net Worth$15 million
Salary$50 thousand
Date Of BirthMarch 30, 1969
Height1.85 m
ProfessionRace car driver, Entrepreneur, Media Personality, Writer, Auto mechanic
EducationEastern Hills High School


SpouseSuzanne Rawlings


TV ShowsFast N' Loud

Social profile links


#Marks / Signs
1Salt and Pepper hair/goatee


2Get you some of that!
3Bottom line, if we're gonna have fun, it better have a motor!




Dodge: Commence to Rock2016ShortUncle Richie
Alpine Restyle: The Getaway2015ShortGas Monkey
Dodge Law: Speak No Evil2015ShortRichard Rawlings
Bullrun: Cops, Cars & Superstars IV2007TV Series


Welcome to Happiness2015executive producer
Fast n' Loud2015TV Series producer - 1 episode
Misfit Garage2014TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes


Fast n' Loud2013TV Series performer - 1 episode


Fast n' Loud2012-2017TV SeriesHimself
Misfit Garage2016TV SeriesHimself - Owner: Gas Monkey Garage / Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly2015TV SeriesHimself
The Fame2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
A Tribute to David Zaslav: Newhouse Mirror Awards2014Documentary shortHimself
Shark After Dark2013TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV SeriesHimself
Overhaulin'2005TV Series documentaryHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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