Macklemore Net Worth

February 14, 2023
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Benjamin Hammond Haggerty was born 19 June 1983 in Seattle, Washington State, USA, of part- Irish descent. He is a Grammy Awards- winning rapper, probably better known by his stage name of Professor Macklemore – or just Macklemore – and whose career has been active since the turn of the century.

So just how rich is Macklemore, as of late 2017? Authoritative sources estimate that his net worth reaches $18 million dollars, accumulated during a career which began at the turn of the century, and which makes him one of the multimillionaire rappers in the music industry,

Macklemore Net Worth $18 Million

The Macklemore family had just two boys, who were raised in Seattle. At the age of 14, Macklemore began writing lyrics, but later became interested in rap. Regardless, he enrolled at and graduated from The Evergreen State College having a BA degree. However, this didn’t stop Macklemore getting started on his career in music, he says influenced by Living Legends, Talib Kweli, Freestyle Fellowship and Aceyalone.

In 2000, under his new stage name he recorded a mixtape – “Open Your Eyes” – which he distributed himself and released in October 2000, and began working on his first official full-length album, called “The Language of My World”. However, it wasn’t released until 2005, with its lead single, “Love Song”, being announced the same day, featuring singer Evan Roman and produced by Budo, who would later go on to produce several more tracks for Macklemore. His net worth was now well established.

Macklemore released his second album in 2012, entitled ‘The Heist’, which was far more popular, peaking in first position of the US R&B and Rap charts, as well as New Zealand chart. The album was certified platinum in US, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, and gold in Britain, thus significantly increasing Macklemore’s net worth. The album also brought Macklemore an American Music Award for the Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album, and a Grammy Award for the Best Rap Album.

Macklemore has released several extended plays as well as a number of singles, together with Ryan Lewis, collaboration with whom was very successful, bringing a number of nominations and earning them an American Music Award for the Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artists, two AIM Awards for the Independent breakthrough of the year and the most played new independent act, a BET Award for the Best Group, a Grammy Award for the Best New Artist, the MTV Europe Music Award for the Best New Act including a Teen Choice Award and People’s Choice Award for the Favorite Hip Hop Artist. All these recognitions contributed to Macklemore’s net worth jumping high, on top of his now well-recognised profile.

Additionally, due to his popularity, he has appeared in lots of non-single guest performances with artists including Abyssinian Creole, Grynch, C-Nik, and Blue Scholars as well as Ryan Lewis. He has produced more than ten music videos, including ‘The Town’, ‘Wings’ directed by Zia Mohajerjasbi, ‘My Oh My’ directed by Jason Koenig,  ‘Thrift Shop’ directed by Jon Jon Augustavo, among many others.

In his personal life, despite – or perhaps because of – his successful career Macklemore has acknowledged being addicted to drugs and alcohol, and going into rehab.  Regardless, he has been married to Tricia Davis since 2015, after a long association. Macklemore has his own homepage, which also helps to increase his net worth and wealth, and on which is a myriad of information relating to the artist’s professional and personal life..

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