- Complete Name: Richard Colson Baker
- Nicknames: MGK, Machine Gun Kelly
- Date of Birth: April 22, 1990
- Age: 29 years
- Birthplace: Houston, Texas, US
- Nationality: American
- Occupation: Rapper, Actor
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus
- Eye Color: Green
- Hair Color: Light Brown
- Father: Unknown
- Mother: Unknown
- Siblings: None
- Spouse Name: Unmarried
- Children Name: Casie Colson Baker (Daughter)
- Height in Feet: 6′ 4″
- Height in Centimeters: 193 cm
- Weight in Kilogram: 72 kg
- Weight in Pounds: 159 pounds
- Feet/ Shoe Size: 12 (US)
- Body Measurements: Unknown
MGK is an American rapper and actor whose abbreviation of MGK stands for Machine Gun Kelly. The rapper began his career at a very young age and went on to release many albums. On the acting front, MGK has appeared in many television shows and movies. He has also released many hit singles like “A Little More”, “Till I Die”, “Hold On (Shut Up)”, “Wild Boy”, “Invincible”, and “Stereo”. Here is a quick summary of Machine Gun Kelly’s net worth as of 2018.
Machine Gun Kelly’s real name is Richard Colson Baker and he was born on 22 April 1990 in Houston, Texas. He has traveled with his family in many places and finally settled in the United States.
He began rapping when he was still in school. He went to Denver’s Thomas Jefferson High School and was involved in drugs. MGK began his music career at Shaker Heights High School and adopted the name “Machine Gun Kelly”.
In 2015, Machine Gun Kelly was in a relationship with Amber Rose. He has also dated Rachel Starr. At the age of 18 years old, he became the father of Casie. The mother of Casie is not known.
He was involved in heroin addiction and has openly come up with this. He has confessed to using of cannabis. He was influenced to music by DMX and Eminem.
Machine Gun Kelly released his first album called ‘Lace Up’ in 2012. It was released on the label Bad Boy and Interscope. His second album ‘General Admission’ became available from October 2015. The album peaked at No. 1 in the US R&B and Hip Hop charts.
His most recent studio album ‘Bloom’ was released in May 2017. MGK has also released the extended play ‘Half Naked and Almost Famous’ in March 2012. He has released many mixtapes including ‘Unstoppable’, ‘Stamp of Approval’, ‘Homecoming’, ‘Certified’, ‘Black Flag’, ‘Fuck It’, and ‘Rage Pack’.
As a lead artist, Machine Gun Kelly has released many hit songs like “Wild Boy” with Waka Flocka Flame, “Hold On (Shut Up)” with Young Jeezy, Till I Die”, and “Bad Things” with Camila Cabelo.
MGK has appeared in two episodes of WWE Raw. He has also guest appeared on the television shows ‘Ridiculousness’, ‘Catfish’, ‘Unsung’, and ‘Guy Court’. In 2016, he appeared as ‘Wesley “Wes” Mason in ‘Roadies’.
In films, he has appeared in ‘Beyond the Lights’ in 2014. His other film roles are ‘Punk’s Dead’, ‘Nerve’, ‘Viral’, and ‘The Land’. Machine Gun Kelly’s upcoming films are ‘Captive State’ and ‘Bird Box’. Both the films are scheduled to release in 2018.
Awards & Nominations
Machine Gun Kelly has won nominations for the Billboard Music Award in 2017. He is the winner of the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards. The rapper is a two-time winner of the MtvU Woodie Awards. He has won the Ohio Hip Hop Awards several times in his career. In 2018, he was nominated for the iHeartRadio Music Awards. He has also won the Radio Disney Music Awards in 2017.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings
As of 2019, The estimated net worth of Machine Gun Kelly is more than $1.5 million. By starting his career at an early age, he went on to amass a good fortune for himself. He has successfully released many albums and has also won many awards. His song “Alice in Wonderland” fetched him the Midwest Artist Award. He also teamed up with many other artists for their singles. Machine Gun Kelly is also an actor and was the co-executive producer of the 2016 movie ‘The Land’.
Machine Gun Kelly is one of the most famous rappers in the world. He is also active in television and films. From mixtapes to studio albums, he has done it all. The awards winning rapper is known to smoke cannabis daily. He was also influenced by Ludacris, and today he himself has become an influential person.