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Macklemore Net Worth

Macklemore Net Worth is
$18 Million

Macklemore Biography

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..

Quick Facts

Full NameMacklemore
Net Worth$18 Million
Date Of BirthJune 19, 1983
Place Of BirthSeattle, Washington, United States
Height1.79 m
ProfessionRapper, Songwriter, Composer
EducationNathan Hale High School, The Evergreen State College, Garfield High School, Can't Hold Us, Same Love, Thrift Shop, Nürburg, Germany, Lucca, Province of Lucca, Italy
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseTricia Davis
ChildrenSloane Ava Simone Haggerty
ParentsBill Haggerty, Julie Schott, Can't Hold Us, Same Love, Thrift Shop, Nürburg, Germany, Lucca, Province of Lucca, Italy
SiblingsTim Haggerty
PartnerTricia Davis
NicknamesBen Haggerty , Professor Macklemore , Benjamin Haggerty , Möcklimore
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/Macklemore
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/macklemore
Google+http://plus.google.com/109528577178703388349
Instagramhttp://www.instagram.com/macklemore
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macklemore
Awardsan American Music Award, two AIM Awards, a BET Award for the Best Group, a Grammy Award for the Best New Artist, MTV Europe Music Award, People’s Choice Award for the Favorite Hip Hop Artist,
Music GroupsMacklemore & Ryan Lewis
NominationsGrammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Song of the Year, MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Music Video, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Song, MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction, MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing, BET Award for Video of the Year, World Music Award for World’s Best Song, MTV Europe Music Award for Best US Act, BET Hip Hop Award for People's Champ, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Impact Track, iHeartRadio Music Award for Best Lyrics, Echo Award for Best Hip Hop/Urban Artist (International), Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer Music Star: Group, Can't Hold Us, Same Love, Thrift Shop, Nürburg, Germany, Lucca, Province of Lucca, Italy


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Became a father, when his daughter Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty, was born on May 29, 2015.
2He is only the second artist to have a number one hit on the US singles chart while not being signed to any record label, and the first with multiple number ones. His first two singles "Can't Hold Us" and "Thrift Shop" both reached number one. (The first unsigned artist with a number one hit was Lisa Loeb with "Stay" in 1994).
3Has a brother named Tim.
4Briefly attended The Evergreen State College.
5Rapper who became wide known for his song 'Thrift Shop,' featured on his debut album The Heist.


Quotes

#Quote
1It's easy to view politicians as corrupt and voting essentially an act of picking the lesser of two evils. I understand that perspective and feel it's valid.
2I think people are enticed by indie rap and every time you have a group going against the grain, they're gonna be like, 'Wow, you did it yourself in 2012, that's impressive - how did you do it? What're you doing that's different? And how can I be a part of it?'
3Thrift shopping is really just an extension of me being that same kid and going into a place that's completely unconventional that has really endless possibilities in terms of outfits that you can put together and really just expressing yourself.
4You need to get outside of your comfort zone to write songs that are interesting, songs that are compelling, songs that are different from what other people are writing.
5Consciousness rap - a term that I don't think exactly exists but gets thrown around a lot - is not exactly popular.
6I don't write a great song every day. I don't write a great song every couple weeks. It comes in such random times.
7I played baseball up until my freshman year of high school. That was my main sport. I played third base.
8I think that civil rights issues take a lot of time to develop.
9Sampling is kind of prehistoric, given the technology and the textures you can create.
10I put myself in the place of the listener when editing my writing. The last thing that I want to do is be preached at and told who to be or what to think when listening to an artist. However, I do want to be inspired. There's a fine line.
11I think that there will always be artists out there who think they need to sign a major label deal in order to be successful. And that machine is what is going to work for them - there's tons of examples of pop stars who need that machine.
12I'm someone that examines culture and tries to break down why things are the way that they are whether its hip-hop music, sex, race, or consumerism. I try to examine it and scrutinize it to the point where I can write a song.
13I'm not more or less conscious than any other rapper out there.
14Reading a piece of poetry with no beat in front of 20 people is way more challenging than rocking for 10,000 people.
15I think what's wrong with the fashion world, particularly men's fashion, is the lack of creativity behind it.
16I'm a very conceptual writer.
17The fame and the money and all that stuff that comes along with it is all great, but that's not the sole purpose of why I make music.
18I definitely use 'smiling while rapping' as a tool in the booth. I want to have fun while recording.
19I think music should be experienced by people all ages.
20I want to make music that I like; not something that I have to make because I think it's going to sell.
21I shop at thrift shops probably five times a week.
22I'm as honest as I can be.
23When I write, I don't have any expectation of what kind of song it will become or who it might reach.
24'The more expensive the better' is kind of the American way, and if you spent $600 for a sweatshirt, then that makes it better.
25You have major labels that are willing to take unconventional approaches because the old model is crumbling in front of us.
26My partner has to have good sized bones.
27I just want to give the people 100% of myself as an artist.
28Music is therapy. Music moves people. It connects people in ways that no other medium can. It pulls heart strings. It acts as medicine.
29I find that when I put my spiritual life first, the rest of my life is easy. When I put my career first, that's when I have problems.
30You can only watch injustice go on for so long until you're compelled to say something. To speak out against it.
31'Vote Love' means vote equality. It means vote change. It means vote what's right for humanity.
32Bullying is a national epidemic.
33Gay people and women are still the most oppressed people in hip-hop culture. You can only watch that for so long. I have gay family. I have gay friends. That's the beautiful thing about writing songs. You get to take on issues that you're passionate about.
34[on his song 'Thrift Shop'] Commercial hip-hop tends to be about spending money or buying things. And I think that's gotten fairly boring. 'Thrift Shop' is the polar opposite. It's about saving money, finding bargains, bragging about the deals you're coming up with.


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Hip-Hop ArtistRyan Lewis
2014GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap AlbumRyan Lewis
2014GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap PerformanceRyan Lewis, Wanz
2014GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap SongRyan Lewis
2014GrammyGrammy AwardsBest New ArtistRyan Lewis
2013VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Video with a Social MessageRyan Lewis, Mary Lambert
2013Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Hip-Hop/Rap ArtistRyan Lewis

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Dorian AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)TV Musical Performance of the YearThe 56th Annual Grammy Awards (2014)Ryan Lewis, Madonna, Mary Lambert
2014Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Music GroupRyan Lewis
2014BET AwardBET AwardsBest GroupRyan Lewis
2014BritBrit AwardsBest International GroupRyan Lewis
2014GrammyGrammy AwardsSong of the YearMary Lambert, Ryan Lewis
2014iHeartRadio Music AwardiHeartRadio Music AwardsArtist of the YearRyan Lewis
2014iHeartRadio Music AwardiHeartRadio Music AwardsBest New ArtistRyan Lewis
2014iHeartRadio Music AwardiHeartRadio Music AwardsBest LyricsRyan Lewis
2013VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Video of the YearRyan Lewis, Wanz
2013Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Summer Music Star: GroupRyan Lewis
2013ARIA Music AwardARIA Music AwardsBest International ArtistRyan Lewis


Filmography

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2015 writer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2015
Friday Night FootballTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2015 writer - 2 episodes, 2015
Lip Sync BattleTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Rap Critic Reviews2013-2015TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Glee2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 20152014TV Movie writer: "Thrift Shop" - as Ben Haggerty
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2014TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Horrible Bosses 22014performer: "Can't Hold Us" / writer: "Can't Hold Us" - as Ben Haggerty
Tammy2014performer: "Thrift Shop featuring Wanz" / writer: "Thrift Shop featuring Wanz" - as Ben Haggerty
Bates MotelTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
About a BoyTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Dancing on IceTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2014 writer - 2 episodes, 2014
Pastor Mike Online2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards2014TV Special performer: "Same Love" / writer: "Same Love"
Danville 2nd Ward Young MenTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
American Music Awards 20132013TV Special performer: "Can't Hold Us" / writer: "Can't Hold Us"
Waterloo Road2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
2013 MTV Video Music Awards2013TV Special performer: "Same Love" / writer: "Same Love" - as Ben Haggerty
So You Think You Can Dance2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
2013 Billboard Music Awards2013TV Special performer: "Thrift Shop" / writer: "Thrift Shop"
Bridegroom2013Documentary performer: "Same Love" / writer: "Same Love"
Saturday Night Live2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
902102013TV Series 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Five Year Bid2012Short performer: "Thrift Shop" / writer: "Thrift Shop"
WE: A Collection of Individuals2012performer: "Can't Hold Us" / writer: "Can't Hold Us"

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Get a Record Deal2013Short as Ben Haggerty
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Can't Hold Us2013Video short
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Otherside2011Video short
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: And We Danced2011Video short
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: My Oh My2011Video short
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Fake Empire2009Video short

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Music Awards 20152015TV MovieHimself - Performer
MTV Europe Music Awards 20152015TV MovieHimself - Performer
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
2015 MTV Video Music Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Glamour & the Squalor2015DocumentaryHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2012-2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
Good Morning America2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself - Guest
Fences: Arrows2014ShortHimself
The Best Hit USA2014TV SeriesHimself
This Is Hot 972014TV SeriesHimself
Under the Gunn2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
E! Live from the Red Carpet2014TV SeriesHimself
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Winner / Performer (as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Ben Haggerty)
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 20142013TV MovieHimself
Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 20142013TV MovieHimself
Sama'an Ashrawi's All-Star Tribute to U.G.K.2013DocumentaryMacklemore (as Ben Haggerty)
iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 20132013TV MovieHimself - Performer
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: 2013 Fall Tour Docu Series - EP. 042013Video shortHimself
American Music Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: 2013 Fall Tour Docu Series - EP. 032013Video shortHimself
David Blaine: Real or Magic2013TV MovieHimself
Macklemore's Big Surprise2013TV MovieHimself - Host
2013 YouTube Music Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
Highjacking Hip Hop2013Himself -
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
2013 MTV Video Music Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Nominee / Performer
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out2013TV SeriesHimself
2013 Billboard Music Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Christie's Basquiat2013Video shortHimself
The Colbert Report2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2013 MTV Movie Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Conan2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey2012-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
MtvU Woodie Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimself - Performer
SXSW 2013 Warner Showcase2013Video shortThemselves
Saturday Night Live2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Late Show with David Letterman2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Blank Canvas2013Documentary
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHimself
The DUB Magazine Project2012TV Series documentaryHimself
RapFix Live2012TV SeriesHimself
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Victory Lap2012Video shortHimself
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Fall Tour2011ShortHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
15 Unforgettable No 1 Hits!2014TV MovieThemselves
2014 Billboard Music Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
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