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Charlamagne Tha God Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Charlamagne Tha God worth? $10 Million.

How did Charlamagne Tha God earn his money and wealth?

Charlamagne Tha God is the professional name of Lenard McKelvey who is a TV and radio presenter. He was born on June 29, 1978, and grew up in Moncks Corner, South Carolina. He grew up in a rough environment and had a troubled childhood. He was arrested for possession of cocaine and marijuana twice. He was arrested again when he witnessed a shooting from the back seat of a car. His father refused to bail him out. He was bailed out after he called his mother and asked her to pay his bail. He stayed in jail for 41 days. He attended night school and worked as a radio intern until he began to host his own radio show in 2010. He chose Charlamagne as his moniker as Charles was his pseudonym as a drug dealer and also based on the individual Charlamagne who used to rule western Europe during 700’s and 800’s. He was the second mic to host Wendy Williams but was laid off from the show due to his unorthodox and upfront questioning of R&B and hip-hop artists who participated in the program.

McKelvey began to host “The Breakfast Club” (2010) along with Angela Yee and DJ Envy on WWPR-Fm in New York City. It was also simulcast on Revolt. McKelvey joined the comedy TV show “Guy Code” (2011) which was telecast by MTV. He was also a part of MTV’s “Charlamagne & Friends”.

McKelvey has collaborated with MTV often and hosted “The Brilliant Idiots” podcast with Andrew Schulz on Combat Jack’s Loud Speaker Network. He was the co-host at MTV New Year’s live from Times Square in 2013 and 2014 while he was the correspondent for the MTV Video Music Awards pre-show in 2015. He is currently a part of MTV2 “Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne Tha God” where he stars as well as hosts. He is also the narrator in “Inside The Label”, a show by BET.

McKelvey has written a book titled “Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It” in 2017 and ranked sixth in the New York Times list of best-selling non-fiction for more than two months. It is viewed as “a street-smart self-help guide” offered in eight different principles.

McKelvey is married to Jessica Gadsden whom he married in September 2011. They were school sweethearts who started dating in the 1990’s. They have two daughters together.

What are the best rated TV shows of Charlamagne Tha God?

  1. Ridiculousness: Charlamagne Tha God (2017) 9.8
  2. The Daily Show: Charlamagne Tha God (2017) 7.1
  3. The Opposition with Jordan Klepper: Laura Duca & Charlamagne Tha God (2018) 7.1
  4. The Daily Show: Charlamagne Tha God (2016) 6.7
  5. Real Time with Bill Maher: Ep. #16.17 (2018) 6.6
  6. The Nigthly Show with Larry Wilmore: A Plus-Sized Debate & Candidate Likely (2016) 6.4

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