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Net Worth – Why is R Kelly so low

R KELLY is a notorious singer-songwriter who has amassed massive wealth over the years.

Kelly, who was recently found guilty of racketeering on Monday, September 27, is known for his song Ignition.

Who is R Kelly?

A Chicago-native, R Kelly broke into the R&B scene in 1993 with his first solo album, 12 Play.

Kelly is known for his gospel-like vocals and highly sexualized lyrics, according to Britannica. He is a church-trained singer, which greatly contrasts with the messages in his music.

At age 16, Kelly and his family moved from the projects and Kelly was enlisted in prestigious school, Kenwood Academy, where his teacher entered him in a local talent show to perform a Stevie Wonder song.

By the time he was 22, his then-group MGM had won a $100K cash prize for competing on television show Big Break.


They later broke up due to a conflict over the money.

Since 12 Play came out, the album has sold over 5 million copies and features Bump N’ Grind, a song that became the longest running No. 1 R&B song in over 30 years, according to AP.

R Kelly’s net worth before and after

Reported by Celebrity Net Worth, Kelly’s current net worth is -$2million.

At the peak of his career, it is estimated that Kelly was worth around $100million.

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

You can read: R. Kelly Biography


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Alamu Tosin

The writer is Alamu Tosin. I have three strong passions in life — football, blogging and movies — in that order. I love spending time with friends talking about the important things in life and hate nothing more than ‘authority’ and hypocrisy. My personal believe in life is that once an individual sets his/her mind to achieve something, it is totally possible. And oh!, I am a strong Lannister, because I always pay my debt. For writing or fixing gigs, contact

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