Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are successful social justice-themed musicians and composers hailing from Seattle, Washington. Ryan Lewis was born March 25th, 1988, while his partner Macklemore, whose real name is Ben Haggerty, was born June 19th, 1983. Still relatively young men, neither are married (although Macklemore is engaged to be married to his partner of 7 years, Tricia Davis). Macklemore attended The Evergreen State College, a prominent liberal arts college specializing in social justice, before going on to perform in the amateur concert circuits after graduation. Ryan Lewis, originally a Spokane native, attended another famous institute; The University of Washington. The two specialize in producing popular, thoughtful rap that explores major social issues to beats that people can’t help but rock to.
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2. Income & Salary
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Ryan Lewis’s and Macklemore’s work together has led them to stardom, with the song “Can’t Hold Us” the first top 100 song that wasn’t produced from a major label. Their critically acclaimed song “Same Love” about the struggle for marriage equality is only one break out hit of their album, “The Heist”, which has sold over 80,000 physical copies and almost half a million iTunes sales. Their song “Thrift Shop” was a favorite for months on the radio, and well-respected for it’s message of anti-corporatism. The two are considered mentors in the music world, rapping about issues and ethical struggles important to youth in modern America. Recently, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were nominated for a myriad of awards at the 56th annual Grammys, including “Best New Artist”, “Song of the Year” of “Same Love”, and “Album of the Year” for “The Heist”.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
In Macklemore’s short time as a professional success, he’s garnered a massive net worth of 10 million dollars, which is continuing to grow. Considering his lack of affiliation to a major record label, this shows the staying power he has as a celebrity. Ryan Lewis is also recorded as having a financial net worth of 10 million dollars, a number that signifies the equitable financial partnership the two have. Yearly they both trend upwards, with neither millionaires only half a decade ago.