What is Machine Gun Kelly’s net worth?

Machine Gun Kelly

What is Machine Gun Kelly’s net worth?

Machine Gun Kelly, whose real name is Colson Baker, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor from Cleveland, Ohio.

He gained recognition for his mix of alternative rock and hip hop. Machine Gun Kelly signed with Puff Daddy’s Bad Boy Records and Interscope Records after releasing four mixtapes between 2007 and 2010.

He has released five studio albums, with his fifth album, “Tickets to My Downfall” (2020), marking a shift to pop-punk sound and aesthetic.

Machine Gun Kelly has also acted in several films, including “Beyond the Lights” (2014), “Nerve” (2016), “Bird Box” (2018), and “The Dirt” (2019).

As of February 2024, Machine Gun Kelly’s net worth is roughly $25 Million.

Machine Gun Kelly

Early life

Baker was born on April 22, 1990, in Houston, Texas, to Christian missionary parents. Baker and his family moved all around the world and he lived in Egypt for the first 4 years of his life.

He also moved to Germany as well as throughout the United States, in Chicago, Denver, and Cleveland. Baker’s mother left home when he was nine years old and he and his father moved to Denver to live with Baker’s aunt. Baker’s father fought depression and unemployment.

Baker says he had just two school outfits and that he endured bullying from children in his neighborhood.

He began listening to rap in the sixth grade when he attended Hamilton Middle School, a school with an ethnically diverse student body in Denver. While he lived in Cleveland, Baker attended Shaker Heights High School.

The first three rappers that got him into the genre of hip hop as a child were Ludacris, Eminem and DMX, with Baker gaining interest in the genre after listening to DMX’s “We Right Here” from the album The Great Depression (2001)

Machine Gun Kelly

Career

While finishing up high school after returning to the States, Baker convinced an MC manager to help him launch his career. It was at this point that Baker adopted the stage name “Machine Gun Kelly” as a reference to his fast-paced vocal delivery.

MGK started performing at local venues and eventually appeared at Harlem’s Apollo Theater. He also appeared on MTV2’s Sucker Free Freestyle. He then released his second mixtape: 100 Words and Running.

Although MGK was gaining exposure during this time, he continued to struggle financially. He was kicked out of his family home by his father, became a father himself, and worked at Chipotle to support himself.

MGK took a major step forward when he released the single “Alice in Wonderland.” The track won him numerous awards and increased his notoriety before the release of his new mixtape, Lace Up.

One of the tracks was dedicated to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and it was played at their stadium during home games. Following this successful run, MGK collaborated with Juicy J on the single “Inhale.” In 2011, MGK was approached by Sean Combs, who signed him to the record label Bad Boy Records.

Machine Gun Kelly

In 2012, MGK was finally ready to release his debut studio album, entitled Lace Up. The album contained hits like “Invincible” and “Wild Boy,” and featured artists such as Tech N9ne, Twista, and DMX.

That year, he collaborated with various artists, including Pusha T and Meek Mill, to create a mixtape called Black Flag. After lengthy delays, MGK then released his second studio album, General Admission, in 2015.

In 2016, MGK collaborated with Camila Cabello to create the hit single “Bad Things.” In 2018, MGK’s feud with Eminem reached a boiling point. Years prior, MGK had called Eminem’s 16-year-old daughter “hot” in a tweet.

Eminem did not see the tweet until over a year had passed, prompting him to create a diss track that attacked MGK. As the feud continued, Eminem eventually banned MGK from appearing on his online radio station. One of MGK’s most famous Eminem diss tracks was 2018’s “Rap Devil”.

In 2019, MGK released Hotel Diablo, his fourth studio album. The album contained the singles “I Think I’m Okay” and “Glass House,” and debuted at number 5 on the charts. That year, he also revealed that his next album, Tickets to my Downfall, would be a collaboration with Travis Barker scheduled for release in 2020. In 2022, MGK released the studio album Mainstream Sellout.
Acting

MGK has appeared in films such as Beyond the Lights, The Land, Bird Box, The Dirt, and Big Time Adolescence. He has also appeared on MTV’s Wild ‘n Out. Machine Gun Kelly played the role of “London Clash” in 2022’s self-directed Good Mourning.

How much is Machine Gun Kelly worth?

As of February 2024, Machine Gun Kelly’s net worth is estimated to be $25 Million.

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