Richard Rawlings is an American car builder, cross-country racer, and reality TV personality best known for appearing in Discovery’s ‘Fast N’ Loud.’

1969-born Rawlings, became a gearhead as a young boy while attending auto shows with his father.

He quickly got into car reconstruction, having purchased his first car at 14.

After graduating from Eastern Hills High School, he landed various jobs, including law enforcement officer, firefighter and paramedic.

In 1999, he got into business founding the printing and advertising company, Lincoln Press, which he sold in 2004.

Following his childhood passion for cars, he launched his auto-restoration shop, Gas Monkey Garage, in Dallas, in 2002.

The auto-restoration facility has been the focus of Discovery’s hit reality show, Fast N’ Loud since 2012. 

Since he founded GMG, Aaron Kaufman, a master mechanic helped him uplift the business to international recognition.

The duo’s collaboration was well-documented on the show and their bromance was worth watching until Aaron left to start-up his own in 2016.

Richard started a restaurant and live music bar, Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill in Northwest Dallas in 2013.

He opened the 2nd location at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in 2014 and has planned to open the 3rd location outside of Dallas.

In 2014, he opened Gas Monkey Live, a venue dedicated to live music.

Beginning in 2014, he has been featured in national TV commercials promoting Dodge vehicles.

He has a collection of personal cars including 1968 Shelby Mustang GT350, a 1952 Chevrolet Fleetline, a rare 1932 Ford and a 1968 Shelby GT Fastback among others.

A racing enthusiast, Richard has won Gumball 3000 and the Bullrun two times. He is the record holder in the Cannonball Run.

From all his businesses and salary of approx. $50k per episode, he has garnered a huge net worth of $15 million.

He has announced on Instagram that a new episode of ‘Fast N’ Loud’ will air on March 18 nearly after three months.