Robert Sylvester Kelly, better known to the world as R. Kelly, is an American record producer, recording artist, songwriter, and former professional basketball player. Beginning his career in 1989, he is often described by his fans as the king of R&B. In 1992, he first came to limelight after working with the group “Public Announcement”. Subsequently, he worked on thirteen studio albums, three Collaboration albums and also released a book in 2012 titled “Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me”. With all his ventures, R Kelly net worth is estimated $ 165 million.
During his career, Kelly received many awards and was also nominated many times for his work. Till now he could bag awards such as BET Awards, three Grammy Awards, three Grammy Awards and two American Music Award. Apart from these he also has numerous Billboard Music Awards to his name.
|Weight||200 pounds (91 kg)|
|Height||6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m)|
|R kelly net worth||$ 165 million|
Born in Hyde Park, Chicago, Kelly has three siblings. Their mother, Joanne, was a single woman who worked as a singer to support the family. Growing up in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, Kelly joined the church choir at a young age.
Later in school, he met Lena McLin, his music teacher, who always encouraged him and asked him to perform in a school talent show. She also persuaded young kelly to shift his focus from basketball to music. He was not ready to give up basketball in the beginning but after realising his talent he eventually became serious for music.
He released his first album in 1992 titled “Born into the 90’s” and soon in 1993 he released his first solo album “Play”. It included the song “Bump N’ Grind”, which gained him a massive fan following and topped Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart.d