About Kirk Franklin
It has been reported that the total amount of Kirk Franklin net worth is as high as 8.5 million dollars, as of right now. Kirk Franklin is a well known name in music world. There, he is a gospel singer and also a choir director. In addition to that, he has also started his career as an author. In the early 90s, Kirk Franklin became well known in music world when he founded his own band called “Kirk Franklin and The Family”. They soon released their first album and it went on to sell as much as more than 1 million copies and such sales have also added up to the total estimate of Kirk Franklin net worth. His career into music world has also been recognized as he became a winner of several Grammy awards. Starting in 2000, Kirk Franklin also embarked on a solo career, which has also added up to the overall amount of Kirk Franklin net worth.
Kirk Franklin was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1970. When he was a baby, his mother abandoned him and he grew up in a care of his great aunt. When he was 4 years old, Kirk Franklin started to attend piano lessons. In fact, to pay for these lessons, his great aunt would collect and resell aluminum cans.
Kirk Franklin soon started to write music and read sheets. Kirk Franklin also joined a local choir and when he was 12 years old he became a music director of the Mt. Rose Baptist Church. In 1992 he created a choir known as “The Family”, where seventeen people were singing. This choir included mainly his friends. Because the choir became so successful, it landed the record deal and the band became known as “Kirk Franklin & The Family”.
In 1996 the band released “Whatcha Lookin’ 4”, which was its first album. The album got a double platinum certification. Moreover, because of this album, Kirk Franklin was awarded with a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album. Thus, the sales of it have also added up to the total amount of Kirk Franklin net worth.
In addition to leading the choir “The Family”, he is also known as a leader of some other choirs, such as “One Nation Crew” and “God’s Property”. His career into music has been appreciated a lot and up to this day Kirk Franklin has won seven Grammy awards.