R. Kelly
R. Kelly
Celebrated Name: R. Kelly
Real Name/Full Name: Robert Sylvester Kelly
Gender: Male
Age: 57 years old
Birth Date: 8 January 1967
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.85 m
Weight: 85 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Wife/Spouse (Name): Andrea Lee (m. 1996–2009), Aaliyah (m. 1994–1995)
Children: Yes (Jay Kelly, Joann Kelly, Robert Kelly Jr.)
Profession: American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former semi-professional basketball player
Net Worth in 2024: $1 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Former Basketball Player, American born R. Kelly, is popular today for his rap songs. He works as a singer, producer, and songwriter. He debuted with ‘Public Announcement’ in the year 1992.

Maybe you know about R. Kelly very well But do you know how old and tall is he, and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of R. Kelly’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life

Born as Robert Sylvester Kelly on the 8th of January in 1967 in Chicago, he was the third of all the four siblings to single mother, Joanne. His mother was a singer, and his father had no role to play in his life due to constant absence.

For most of his childhood, Kelly and his family lived hand to mouth. At the age of eight, he started singing in the church choir. This was also the time when he had a girlfriend for the first time. He lost her forever in a tragic incident when she fell in a river and was taken away by the fast current. Her dead body was found later; Kelly claims her to be his first inspiration towards music. Kelly also suffered sexual abuse by an older woman at a young age and revealed it in his autobiography.

He went to Kenwood Academy and joined the basketball team over there. One of his teachers encouraged him to take up singing instead, and he opted for it after the success of his performance in the choir at the talent show.

He formed his own group with his friends and named it ‘MGM’ (Musically Gifted Men), in 1990 they were able to release their first single that was titled ‘Why You Wanna Play Me.’

Personal life

In 1996 he got married to Andrea Kelly and had children. The couple, however, got divorced in 2009.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 8 January 1967, R. Kelly is 57 years old as of today’s date 28th May 2024. His height is 1.85 m tall, and his weight is 85 kg.


Kelly was passionate about music from a young age and left school to perform in a subway. He also participated in the show ‘Big Break,’ and this actually gave him his big break, as he was able to win the $100,000 prize and release his own album with Jive Records. The album was titled ‘Born in the 1990’s’ and was released in 1993. Today his music is enthusiastically followed by millions who adore his famous tracks.

This was released along with his group and was then followed by his solo debut by the name ‘12 Play’, which went to be certified as 6x Platinum. At the same time, he also started record production for other singers and produced one for the young ‘Aaliyah.’ His own Album ‘R. Kelly’ was released in 2005 and went on to sell 4 million copies. His single from the album ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ also topped charts and won several awards.

In his musical career, Kelly has released a total of 14 Studio Albums, five compiled albums, and three albums in collaboration. Apart from success, Kelly has also seen doom in his career. He was charged once for getting sexually involved with a minor and went to jail; however, he was late acquitted of all the charges against him.

Awards & Achievement

Kelly has been awarded 3 Grammys, 1 BET Award, 2 American Music Awards, 11 Soul Train Awards, with 6 NAACP Awards, and several Billboard Music Awards.

Net Worth & Salary of R. Kelly in 2024

R. Kelly Net Worth
R. Kelly Net Worth

Kelly has not only been active in his singing career but also in his production career. Apart from releasing several successful and award-winning singles and albums, he has also produced records for multiple celebrity singers. His net worth today amounts to $1 million as of May 2024.

Kelly was talented for sure, but he was also a controversial figure. He not only got involved with minors but was also accused of getting secretly married too young Aaliyah.


  1. It’s a shame R. Kelly had to mess his life up. He was such a remarkable talent and getting into all this trouble with minor kids had to be a sickness he could not control! I feel for his children knowing everyone knows how R. Kelly really is hopefully they will not let it ruin their lives. Also his ex wife has been put through a lot too. She can move on with her life and be a lot happier now. He has not be sentenced yet but he will have to be accountable for his actions this time!


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