American born rapper and singer who was also known by the name Professor Mack Lemore, has now changed it to Macklemore and is known for his rap songs released through mixtapes, albums, and EP’s. Now let’s have a close look on Macklemore’s net worth in 2019.
Born Hammond Haggerty in 1983 on the 19th of June in Washington, he is the son of Julie Schott and Bill Haggerty. He has one brother by the name Tim, both of them were raised in Seattle.
Haggerty was introduced to rap at the age of six through Digital Underground. In one of the YouTube interviews out of the many he gave in his life, he stated that he had once heard the ‘Parental advisory’ music on the radio when he was underage. He began writing lyrics at the age of 15 and soon started singing as well.
He went to Garfield High School where he created a hip-hop group and then named it Elevated Elements, they also went on to release an album of their own, which was titled ‘Progress’ and was launched in the year 2000. He later went to Nathan Hale High School as well and this is where he got the name ‘Professor Macklemore’ when he was working on a project that involved creating an original superhero.
He went to the Evergreen State College for completing his bachelor degree in 2009.
He got engaged to Tricia Davis in 2013 after dating her for seven years, they had their first child in 2015 and got married the same year. The couple welcomed their second child this year.
While he was writing his own rap songs in his school and singing them, it also prepped him for releasing his first EP, which came out when he was just 17. He went on to release his own album five years later, which was then followed by his mixtape that came out in 2009.
This was also the time when he was also struggling with substance abuse. This was one of the down phases of his career, due to the drug distraction, but soon got out of it, and got his life and career back on track. After meeting Ryan Lewis in Seattle, the two began to create music in collaboration and released their studio album in 2012 which went by the name ‘The Heist’. The album gained great success and also featured on the second rank in Billboards charts with the first rank on iTunes.
They released their second album in 2016, which was called ‘Unruly Mess I have Made’. This too managed to get the top ranks on top charts. Macklemore came out with his solo album this year which was titled ‘Gemini’ and got the 1st and 2nd rank in Canadian and American billboard charts respectively. Some of the popular hit songs by Macklemore are ‘Same Love’, ‘Downtown’, ‘Thrift Shop’, ‘Can’t hold us’ and more.
Macklemore Awards & Achievement
His studio album with Ryan Lewis ‘The Heist’ was nominated for the Grammy Award for ‘Album of the Year’. The song ‘Same Love’ which was done by both of them, was also nominated for the Grammy Award for ‘Song of the Year’.
Net Worth of Macklemore
Macklemore came into the rap scene very young and was able to successfully create a name for himself. After releasing several albums in collaboration, as well as solo, he has today created a net worth of $20 million.
Macklemore was a talented child who started well but got distracted due to the substance abuse. However, this did not let him lose his focus, he soon came back on the track and surprised all his fans and well-wishers.