Kirk Franklin Net Worth is$8.5 Million
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Profession: Singer, Record producer, Songwriter, Music Director, Musician, Rapper, Artist
Date of Birth: Jan 26, 1970
Nicknames: Kirk D. Franklin, Franklin, Kirk
Ethnicity: African American
Country: United States of America
Kirk Franklin was born in Texas and has an estimated net worth of $8.5 million dollars. A gospel singer and author, Kirk Franklin first rose to prominence in the early 90s, performing with the group he founded, which came to be known as Kirk Franklin and The Family. Their debut album went on to sell over a million copies. He has won multiple Grammy Awards and has been performing as a solo artist since 2000.
Kirk Dwayne Franklin (born January 26, 1970(1970-01-26)) is an American Gospel music musician, choir director, and author, and is most notably known for leading urban contemporary gospel choirs such as The Family, God's Property and One Nation Crew (1NC).
A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Franklin was raised by his grandmother, Gertrude, having been abandoned as a baby by his mother.[dead link] Gertrude collected and resold aluminum cans to raise money for Kirk to take piano lessons from the age of four. Kirk excelled in music, being able to read and write music, while also play by ear.
He received his first contract offer at the age of seven, which his aunt turned down. He joined the church choir and became music director of the Mt. Rose Baptist Church adult choir at the age of eleven.
Despite his strict religious upbringing, Franklin rebelled in his teenage years, and in an attempt to keep him out of trouble, his grandmother arranged an audition for him at a professional youth conservatory associated with a local university. He was accepted and, while his life seemed to be on track for a while, the announcement of a girlfriend's pregnancy and his eventual expulsion from school for behavioral problems proved otherwise.
After the shooting death of a friend, Franklin returned to the church, where he began to direct the choir once again. He also co-founded a gospel group, The Humble Hearts, which recorded one of Franklin's compositions and got the attention of gospel music legend Milton Biggham. Impressed, Biggham enlisted him to lead the DFW Mass Choir in a recording of Franklin's song "Every Day with Jesus." This led to Biggham hiring Franklin, just 20 years old at the time, to lead the choir at the 1990 Gospel Music Workshop of America Convention, a major industry gathering.
In 1992, Franklin organized "The Family", which is a seventeen-voice choir, formed from neighborhood friends and associates. In 1992, Vicki Mack-Lataillade, the co-founder of fledgl

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Kirk Franklin Readies New BET Competition Series

Kirk Franklin will officially expand on his long-term relationship with BET this year, taking on a new reality competition series. The longtime "Sunday Best" host has produced and plans to host "Gone Gospel." Described as a "Gospel boot camp," "Gone Gospel ...
Posted: June 16, 2013, 7:38 am

Racing fan shoots himself dead in infield of NRA-sponsored NASCAR race after argument

A racing fan shot himself dead at an NRA-sponsored NASCAR race in Texas last night, it was revealed today. Kirk Franklin, 42, of Saginaw, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a heated argument in the infield of Texas Motor Speedway, police said.
Posted: April 14, 2013, 3:15 pm

Gospel great Kirk Franklin tops SpiritFest lineup

Kirk Franklin never does anything in a small way. The gospel icon is a musical bridge-builder, uniting audiences across contemporary Christian music, hip hop, pop and R&B. He's also a best-selling author, host of BET's wildly popular gospel talent show ...
Posted: August 23, 2014, 7:44 pm
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