Kirk Franklin Net Worth and Salary: Kirk Franklin is an American gospel singer, choir director, and author from Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas who has a net worth of $9 million as of 2022. In the early 90s, Kirk Franklin first rose to fame when he formed a band called Kirk Franklin and The Family and began performing with other members.
Franklin is also best known as the orchestrator of various gospel choirs such as The Family, God’s Property, as well as One Nation Crew (1NC), and many others. He has done work some multiple studio albums including some live albums, and compilations, such as the platinum-certified God’s Property from Kirk Franklin’s Nu Nation, Hero, and many others.
His hit music helped him to win numerous awards like the sixteen Grammy Awards, twenty Stellar Awards, and ten Dove Awards, among others. In addition, Kirk Franklin is one of the inaugural conscripts into the Black Music And Entertainment Walk of Fame.
Net Worth 2022:
|Net Worth||$9 Million|
|Age||52 years old|
|Date Of Birth||January 26, 1970|
|Annual Salary||$800 thousand|
A 52 years old musician, Kirk Dewayne Franklin was born on the 26th of January 1970 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, to father Dwight. His parents were teenagers when Kirk was born and he was raised by his aunt Gertrude after his mother abandoned him at the age of 3.
To raise some money for his education his aunt Gertrude worked to recycle aluminum cans. Kirk was just 4 years old when his aunt gave him money to learn piano lessons.
Kirk got his first contract which his aunt turned down when he was 7 years old. He entered the church choir in order to pursue a music career and would become music director of the Mt. Rose Baptist Church adult choir by the age of 11.
While growing up in his hometown of Fort Worth, Kirk attended Oscar Dean Wyatt High School where he also learned music with Jewell Kelly and the Singing Chaparrals. He later returned to the church and began directing the choir at the age of 15 after he lost his friend in a shooting.
That was the same time when Franklin co-founded a gospel group known as The Humble Hearts. He immediately caught the attention of Gospel music legend Milton Biggham who chose him to lead the choir at the Gospel Music Workshop of America Convention in 1990.
In the year of 1992, the popular label GospoCentric Records label contacted to Kirk’s 17-voice choir called “The Family” to sign a deal. Kirk Franklin & The Family was the group’s debut album which was released in 1993 and it has sold more than 1 million units.
The album received platinum sales status and stayed at number one on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart for forty-two weeks. In 1996 the group dropped their 3rd album titled Whatcha Lookin’ 4, which also became their last album.
Shortly after the release of the album, Franklin earned his very first Grammy Award in the category of Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album. In addition, the album received double-platinum status.
In the following year, Franklin teamed up with vocal ensemble, God’s Property and released two collaborative albums including God’s Property from Kirk Franklin’s Nu Nation, and The Nu Nation Project. The album’s lead track was released titled Stomp with Cheryl which hit several charts peaking into the Top 40.
The collaborative studio album, God’s Property from Kirk Franklin’s Nu Nation hit the R&B Albums chart for 5 weeks peaking at number one, Pop charts at number three, as well as earned 3× platinum certification. The album also led Franklin to win his second Grammy in the category of Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album. He also earned three nominations for Grammy Awards.
Kirk Franklin began working as a solo artist and provided the soundtrack for the American comedy film Kingdom Come.
Then in early 2002, he released his live album The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin which topped the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, as well as received Platinum status. The guest appearances came from several artists including Shirley Caesar, Crystal Lewis, Willie Neal Johnson, TobyMac, Jaci Velasquez, Yolanda Adams, Papa San, Bishop T.D. Jakes, and Alvin Slaughter.
In October of 2005, Franklin dropped his 8th album Hero in America which earned Gold and Platinum status by RIIA. The album also ranked number one on the Billboard Top Christian and Top Gospel albums. That project included two hit singles Looking for You and Imagine Me both the tracks hit the R&B charts. Moreover, Franklin also won 2 won two Grammys for Hero in 2007.
The Fight of My Life, which was his 10th album dropped at the end of that year debuting No. 33 on the Billboard 200 as well as sold over 74 thousand copies in its first week. Kirk Franklin continued to release his following albums including Hello Fear (2011), Losing My Religion (2015), and Long, Live, Love (2019).
After getting success in the music industry, Kirk decided to launch his own record label called Fo Yo Soul Recordings which he founded in 2013 in a collaboration with RCA Records. The Walls Group and artists like Tasha Page-Lockhart are also signed with his label.
In 2018 Franklin collaborated with Tori Kelly to release her album titled, Hiding Place. In 2021 the animated film Space Jam: A New Legacy was released for which Franklin and popular rapper Lil Baby recorded the soundtrack titled We Win.
Franklin has sold over 10 million albums in the United States alone according to the reports of Best Selling Albums.
Kirk Franklin received numerous awards and nominations throughout his successful music career. He won awards including American Music Awards, Dove Awards, seven Grammy Awards, Stellar Awards, Urban Music Awards, and Soul Train Awards.
On January 20, 1996, Franklin married to his long-time girlfriend Tammy Collins. They each had one kid from their past marriages. Franklin and Tammy have two children together son named Caziah Franklin born in 2000 and a daughter Kennedy Franklin who was born back in 1997.
Tommy had a daughter Carrington from her past relationship and Franklin legally adopted her. Kirk’s son Kerrion Franklin was born in 1988 and is also from his past relationship.
From 1996 to 2004 Franklin and Tammy Collins resided in a luxurious house which is located in the gated community which has 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, and spans over 7,500 square feet of space. Kirk sold this house for about $1.1 million.
Franklin and his wife Tammy then dropped $2.3 million on a mansion located in Texas. This home has 4 beds, and 5 baths, and spans over 7,600 square feet of space. In August of 2021, Kirk sold this mansion for 2 million.
Kirk Franklin Net Worth:
As of 2022, Kirk Franklin Net Worth is estimated to be around $9 million. The singer has amassed a vast chunk of money throughout his early 1990s career. During that time, the gospel musician Kirk managed to earn millions of dollars from his music record.
The majority of his income comes from the music industry such as album sales, live concerts, hit singles, collaborations, and other business ventures. Franklin is one of the most prominent gospel singers in the country. Kirk Franklin’s annual income is approximately $800 thousand. The singer also has a YouTube channel where he has over 1.5 million subscribers.