Machine Gun Kelly Is Worth A Lot More Than You Think

Machine Gun Kelly is far from an overnight success. He's been working hard to build up his career as an entertainer for years and his start wasn't an easy one. Celebrity Net Worth reported that the rapper's father moved to Kuwait to work for a job with the army when MGK was a teen. When he returned to the United States, he focused on his music career, transforming himself from Colson Baker to the stage name Machine Gun Kelly.

As Machine Gun Kelly, he performed at local venues, eventually appearing on the MTV2 show Sucker Free FreeStyle. Even though he was releasing mixtapes and building up a fanbase, he wasn't making enough money as a rapper to support himself. He became a father, his dad kicked him out of their home, and he started working at Chipotle to make ends meet. He continued to work on music, dropping mixtapes until Diddy signed him to Bad Boy Records in 2011. 

In 2012, MGK released his first studio album, Lace Up. He achieved mainstream success when he collaborated with Camila Cabello for her 2016 single "Bad Things." In 2020, MGK will drop his fifth album, Tickets to My Downfall. The album included the song "Bloody Valentine," which became a music video starring his girlfriend Megan Fox. MGK met Fox while filming the movie Midnight in the Switchgrass. They've received a lot of media attention for their relationship, but MGK also spends his time making money — and he has a lot.

Machine Gun Kelly has movies and endorsement deals

Machine Gun Kelly has come a long way from releasing underground mix tapes. Celebrity Net Worth reports that he is worth $10 million. Of course, he's made a lot of that money through his music career, but also has a long résumé as an actor, with 106 credits on his IMDb page. He played Tommy Lee in the Mötley Crüe biopic called The Dirt, which was released in 2019. He had a starring role in the short-lived Showtime series Roadies, which aired in 2016. 

In addition to music and acting, Machine Gun Kelly also inked a lucrative partnership with Reebok, which was announced in June 2017, releasing his own show. At the time, he spoke to Sole Collector about joining Kendrick Lamar, Future, and Teyana Taylor, artists who have also had contracts with the brand. Machine Gun Kelly remarked, "All of them have been artists I've known throughout the come-up." He also said, "I always like being a part of something the homies are involved in."

Machine Gun Kelly's star is on the rise, with Tickets to My Downfall dropping in 2020. He also has two feature films that are in pre-production, Punk and The Last Son of Isaac Lemay. Most likely, his estimated $10 million net worth is going to increase in the coming years.