Kirk Franklin Wiki, Bio, Wife, Divorce and Net Worth

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Kirk Franklin Wiki, Bio, Wife, Divorce and Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth/Birthday January 26, 1970
Age 54 Years 4 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession/Occupation Musician
Wife/Spouse Tammy Collins
Married Yes
Divorced Not Yet
Girlfriend/Dating No
Gay/Lesbian No
Ethnicity African-American
Net Worth $8.5 Million Dollars
Height/Tall 5 feet 5 inches(165 cm)
Weight N/A
Children/Kids Kerrion Franklin(son), Caziah Franklin(daughter), Carrington Franklin(adopted), Kennedy Franklin(son)

As wiki, Kirk Dwayne Franklin is an American musician, author and also a choir director who was born on January 26, 1970 and his current age is 45. He is from Fort Worth, Texas. His height is 1.66m tall and ethnicity is American. His aunt named Gertrude because his mother abandoned him raised him. In order to earn some money for Kirk’s piano lessons from the age of four, his aunt collected and resold aluminum cans. Kirk excelled in the field of music, by being able to read and also write music while he can play by ear. He got his first contract at the age of seven, which was turned down by his aunt.

When he was 12, he became the music director of the 'Mount Rose Baptist Church' adult choir. He was brought up in a strict religious upbringing, Kirk rebelled in his teenage time an in order to keep him out of trouble, Kirk’s grandmother organized an audition for him at a professional youth conservatory associated with a local university. He was accepted but when his life began to come on track for a while, there was an announcement that her girlfriend got pregnant and eventually, he got suspended from his school for such behavioral problems. Kirk studied music from Jewell Kelly and the Singing Chaparrals. Under her music direction, she allowed him to play the piano for the choir. After the death of one of his friend, he went back to the choir again. He founded a gospel group called The Humble Hearts, which recorded one of his compositions and was able to drag the attention of gospel music legend Milton Biggham and this led him to lead the choir, just at the age of 20 in the 1990 Gospel Music Workshop of America convention.

In the year 1992, Vicki Mack-Lataillade who is the co-founder of fledgling record label Gospo Centric, got so impressed when she heard one of the demo tapes of Kirk and The Family and immediately signed them. In the year 1993, they had their first debut album released. It remained at the topmost position on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart for 42 weeks and became the first gospel music album to sell over a million units. In 1996, after two years they again released ‘Whatcha Lookin’. The album won first Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel album. He had many other successful songs and albums. On January 16, 2010 Kirk and The Family reunited on stage to perform songs, which was made popular by them in the 90s at the 25th Annual Stellar Awards show. In this course, he arranged tour to many places of the world. 

Franklin married his long time friend and then, girlfriend Tammy Collins with whom he was dating from before. They each had one child from their previous relationships. Their children names are Kerrion (Kirk’s son) and Carrington (Tammy’s daughter) respectively. As a couple they have two children with another one who’s due date was on September 2015. Franklin appeared with his wife on the Oprah Winfrey Show where he discussed how he ended his addiction on pornography. Well, there is no any symptom of divorce in their relationship and he is obviously not a gay.

He has huge fan following in his social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram and twitter. Kirk has an estimated net worth of $8.5 million dollars. He has earned his net worth through his amazing musical biography.