Macklemore’s Net Worth: The “Downtown” Artist’s Cars, Drug Addiction, and More

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Macklemore's Net Worth. Macklemore in 2013. Photo by Amanda Rhodes on Wikimedia Commons.

Last updated on January 24th, 2023 at 12:11 am

Macklemore is an American rapper most well-known for his songs “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us” and has quickly taken the world by storm. But how much is Macklemore’s net worth? And how did he amass his riches?

Read on to learn all about Macklemore’s net worth, cars, houses, and more.

Macklemore’s Net Worth

As of 2023, Macklemore’s net worth is estimated to be $35 million, which is quite a large chunk of change. It’s even more impressive when you consider that Macklemore is not represented by a record label and rather produces all his own work with a little assistance from Ryan Lewis.

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – This Unruly Mess I’ve Made Tour; Westfalenhallen Dortmund in 2015. Photo by Marcus Felix on Wikimedia Commons.

How Did Macklemore Get Rich?

Macklemore’s net worth mostly came from the sale of his music. But a small portion of it does come from his various investments. His most famous investment is his part ownership of the Major League Soccer Club in Seattle.

Macklemore’s Cars

Macklemore has owned numerous cars over the years, even owning a reported 25 cars at one time! He has unfortunately had a lot of bad luck, though, as he crashed his most famous $200,000 Mercedes-Maybach in 2017.

According to current reports, the artist owns a Cadillac DTS, Jeep Wrangler, and DeLorean DMC-12.

Macklemore’s House

Thanks to Macklemore’s net worth, he was able to purchase a massive mansion in Seattle for the low price of $2.15 million dollars in 2014. The home is reportedly a massive 2,829 square feet, which must mean the bedrooms are large because there are only 3!

The artist also reportedly owns some additional properties, although the details aren’t known.


How Much Does Macklemore Make Per Show?

Because Macklemore’s net worth comes from his music, you probably aren’t surprised to learn that he makes somewhere between $200,000 and $300,000 for each show he plays.

While this is truly a lot of money, you might be surprised to find out that this number pales in comparison to some other artists like Bad Bunny and Drake, who make $1 million and $500,000 per show, respectively.

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How Much Are Macklemore Tickets?

If you want to see Macklemore live, you should be prepared to shell out anywhere from $50 to $200, depending on the venue where you would like to see the artist. The cheapest tickets for Macklemore are available for his European shows, as he isn’t as popular in Europe as he is in the US.

Macklemore’s Early Life

Macklemore was born under the name Ben Haggerty in Seattle in 1983. He has one brother named Tim, and the two of them were raised together in Seattle.

Ben Haggerty doesn’t talk much about his childhood except that he was raised Catholic and began writing his first lyrics to hip-hop songs when he was just 15. He attended Garfield High School in Seattle.

Macklemore has battled an off-and-on drug addiction since 2000. While he went through a few major periods of remission before inevitably relapsing. According to the artist himself, he spent most of his 20s battling one addiction or another.

Despite his struggles, Macklemore started dating Tricia Davis in 2006, and the pair married in June 2015. The couple has 3 children as of 2023, two daughters and one son.

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Macklemore in 2013. Photo by Amanda Rhodes on Wikimedia Commons.

Macklemore’s Career

Macklemore’s career began in 2000 when he released a mixtape called “Open Your Eyes.” While his music was somewhat popular, it wasn’t until he met his future producing partner Ryan Lewis in 2006 that his music really took off.

The pair released multiple albums under the name Macklemore, and some of his songs began to top the charts. By 2011, Macklemore had enough fans that he kicked off his first multi-city tour. In 2015 he released one of his number-one songs of all time, “Downtown.”

Macklemore’s career has always been mixed with his drug abuse battle, and in 2016, he spoke with President Barak Obama about the dangers of opioids and other painkillers. He also sings about his addiction in numerous songs like “Drug Dealer.” During his music career, Macklemore has had many stints in rehab.

Since 2017, Macklemore has continued releasing new songs with Ryan Lewis and touring the world. Supposedly, as of 2023, he is clean and no longer abusing drugs.

Overall, Macklemore is an impressive artist, having released 3 solo albums in addition to two albums with Ryan Lewis, and his song “Downtown” is known around the world.

Whether you are a fan or not, you have to admit that Macklemore’s net worth is impressive. And we always love a story where an artist conquers a drug addiction, as substance abuse has led to the death of many other musical heroes.


Written by Hope Davis

Long-time music lover Hope became a full-time writer in 2020 after being laid off from her regular job due to COVID-19. She now spends her time traveling the world to see her favorite bands while writing about them!


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