Benjamin Hammond Hagerty known as Macklemore is a rapper who has collaborated with Ryan Lewis and is known as ‘Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’. In 2013, his single “Thrift Shop” became the No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100. Together with Lewis, their debut album called ‘The Heist’ peaked at #2 in the Billboard 200. As a solo artist, he has released two albums including ‘The Language of My World’ in 2005. He has also appeared in two television series and has released various albums with Ryan Lewis. The estimated net worth of Macklemore is $22 million US dollars. He has won a number of awards and nominations in his career.
Benjamin Hammond Hagerty was born on June 19, 1983, in Seattle, Washington. He was born to parents Julie Schott and Bill Haggerty. He was raised in Seattle, Washington along with his brother Tim. He got interested in hip hop at the age of six. When he was 15, Macklemore began to write lyrics. He was influenced by artists like Wu-Tang Clan, Talib Kweli, Aceyalone, Hieroglyphics, Mobb Deep, and Freestyle Fellowship. He attended the Garfield High School.
When in school, he formed the group ‘Elevated Elements’ with other students. In 2000, they released an album called ‘Progress’. In the same year, he recorded an EP called ‘Open Your Eyes’. He then went to Nathan Hale High School and used his name as “Macklemore”. In January 2005, he released his first album called ‘The Language of My World’. In 2009, he completed his graduation from The Evergreen State College.
In 2013, Macklemore got engaged with Tricia Davis. They have a daughter named Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty born in May 2015. The couple got married a month later. In 2017, he was involved in a collision.
In 2006, Ryan Macklemore met Ryan Lewis. In 2009, he released a mixtape called ‘The Unplanned Mixtape’. On the iTunes hip hop chart, it reached at #7. In the same year, Macklemore teamed up with Ryan Lewis and used the duo’s name as ‘Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’. They released an EP called ‘The VS. EP,’ and also released the single “Irish Celebration”.
In March 2010, they released another single “Stay At Home Dad”. In October 2012, the duo released the album called ‘The Heist’. It debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. In August 2015, he released the single “Growing Up (Sloane’s Song)” with Ed Sheeran. Another single called “Downtown” which featured Foxy Shazam was released in the same month. In February 2016, Macklemore released another studio album entitled ‘This Unruly Mess I’ve Made’.
The album included the duo’s single “White Privilege II”. Two months later, he released two more singles Wednesday Morning” and “Drug Dealer”. In June 2017, he released the single “Glorious” which featured Skylar Grey. The single was from his second solo album. In July 2017, he released “Marmalade” which featured Lil Yachty.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have won two American Music Awards out of six nominations. They have also won two AIM Awards. In 2014, they won the BET Award. They also won two Billboard Music Awards. In 2014, they won four Grammy Awards out of seven nominations. His album, ‘The Heist” was nominated in the category of ‘Album of the Year’. They have also won the 2014 People’s Choice Awards and have won 2 Teen Choice Awards.
How much is Macklemore Net Worth in 2017
Macklemore became interested in music right from a young age. He started writing songs from 15 and formed a group when he was in school. Macklemore’s net worth is an estimated $22 million US dollars as of 2017. He owes this wealth to the sale of his albums. This also comes with his collaboration with Ryan Lewis. In his career, he has released two solo albums, including ‘Gemini’ in 2017.
In 2014, he appeared as a guest judge in ‘Under the Gunn’. With Ryan Lewis, he has released nine singles, two EPs, and two studio albums. They have also released 11 music videos. As a featured artist, he has appeared in Fences’ “Arrows”.
Macklemore is a supporter of same-sex marriage and LGBT rights. In 2010, he has dedicated the song “My Oh My” to Dave Niehaus. He is a fan of the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle SuperSonics.