Macklemore Biography: Wife, Net Worth, Songs, Age, Height, Albums, Children

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Macklemore, whose real name is Ben Haggerty, gained fame in the music industry for his unique blending of hip-hop and pop music.

He has won multiple Grammy awards for his music and used his platform to advocate for social issues such as LGBTQ+ rights and racial justice.

Despite his success as a rapper, Macklemore has shown his versatility and talent as a singer, songwriter, and activist, making him a well-respected and influential figure in the entertainment industry.


  • Full Name: Benjamin Haggerty
  • Stage Name: Macklemore
  • Born: June 19, 1983
  • Age: 40 years old
  • Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA.
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: America Rapper
  • Height: 1.79 m
  • Parent: Julie Schott ,Bill Haggerty.
  • Siblings: Tim Haggerty.
  • Spouse: Tricia Davis
  • Children: 3, Sloane Ava Simone, Colette Koala, Hugo Jack Haggerty,
  • Relationship: married
  • Net Worth: $30 million

Early Life And Education

Macklemore, also known as Benjamin Haggerty, was born on June 19, 1983, in Seattle, Washington, USA.

His love for hip-hop started when he was young, and artists like Digital Underground inspired him. He attended Garfield and Nathan Hale High Schools, where he continued to pursue his passion for music by co-founding a hip-hop group and releasing an album.

After a brief stint at the College of Santa Fe, he returned to Seattle to focus on his music career.

Macklemore, born Benjamin Haggerty, was raised by his parents, Julie Schott and Bill Haggerty. He also had one sibling, Tim Haggerty.


Macklemore’s early solo career was marked by his underground rap work under Professor Macklemore.

He released several independent albums, including “Open Your Eyes” (2000) and “The Language of My World” (2005), which helped him build a loyal fan base in his hometown of Seattle.

However, his career took a significant turn when he joined forces with producer Ryan Lewis in 2008, forming the successful duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

This partnership launched him into mainstream success and solidified his place in the music industry.

In 2009, Macklemore teamed up with producer Ryan Lewis, and their collaboration led to massive international success.

In 2012, they released the Grammy Award-winning album “The Heist,” which featured hits like “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us.”

However, after their hiatus in 2017, Macklemore has since focused on his solo career. He released his third solo album, “Gemini” in 2017 and has continued to release singles and collaborate with other artists. His latest album, “Ben,” was released in March 2023.

Awards and Nominations

  • Best New Artist
  • Best Rap Album (The Heist)
  • Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance (“Thrift Shop”)
  • Grammy Awards: Won 4 awards from 7 nominations
  • American Music Awards: Won 2 awards from 6 nominations

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @macklemore
  • Facebook handle: Macklemore
  • Twitter handle: @Macklemore

Personal Life

Macklemore values his family deeply and has been in a committed relationship with his wife, Tricia Davis, since 2006.

They took the next step in their relationship by getting engaged in 2013 and have since welcomed three children into their family: daughter Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty (born in 2015) and a son (born in 2018).

However, Macklemore’s early life was not without its struggles as he grew up in Seattle, Washington.

Despite this, his mother’s profession as a social worker instilled in him a strong sense of social consciousness.

He also found solace in performing at a young age and was heavily influenced by various hip-hop artists and the legendary Michael Jackson.


Solo Albums

  • Ben (2023)
  • Gemini (2017)

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Discography

  • The Language of My World (2005)


While Macklemore isn’t credited as an actor in any major films, he was involved in the 2018 documentary Survivors Guide to Prison.

Net Worth

Macklemore, born Benjamin Haggerty, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter.

He rose to fame in 2013 with his hit song “Thrift Shop” and has since released several successful albums and singles.

While his exact net worth is unknown, it is estimated to be between $25 million and $30 million.

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