R Kelly, whose full name is Robert Kelly, was one of the biggest R&B singers throughout the 1990s and the early 2000s and amassed a multimillion dollar wealth.
On Wednesday, he was sentenced to 30 years in prison for offences related to racketeering and sex trafficking.
R Kelly's personal wealth was finally reduced, nevertheless, as a result of years of legal issues.
Kelly's debut album "12 Play" was certified six times platinum after becoming well-known in 1993.
. Despite selling more than four million copies of his subsequent album, "R. Kelly," two years later,
, it wasn't until the singer's single "I Believe I Can Fly" was published in 1998 that he was recognised with three Grammy Awards and reached the top of the charts.
He also has issues with the IRS over taxes. Kelly received a $2 million tax lien from the IRS last year for failing to pay taxes in 2008
. They disclosed Kelley owed $5 million in delinquent taxes in 2012, dating back seven years
. In 2013 and 2016, Kelly was accused by the agency of having more than $600,000 in assets and $1.2 million in unpaid taxes.
U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly imposed a 30-year prison term and a $100,000 fine on Kelly during his sentencing.
Kelly has "repeatedly been scammed and financially abused, frequently by the persons he paid to protect him," his attorneys claimed during the sentencing
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Kelly now has a negative $2 million net worth.
Celebrity Net Worth estimates that R Kelly's net worth is approximately negative $2 million; in 2020, it was discovered that Kelly owes the IRS more than $1.9 million.
Kelly's worth during the height of his success was reportedly about $100 million.
R Kelly was found guilty in 2021 of nine crimes brought against him, including racketeering - involving six claimed victims - and interstate sexual trafficking.