Ryan Lewis Net Worth

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Net Worth:
$22 Million
Date of Birth:
Mar 25, 1988 (35 years old)
Place of Birth:
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Musician, Photographer, Music Video Director, Graphic Designer, Disc jockey, Record producer, Audio Engineer
United States of America

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  1. Early Life and Education
  2. Career Beginnings 
  3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  4. Other Work
  5. Personal Life

What is Ryan Lewis’s Net Worth?

Ryan Lewis is an American producer, DJ, and musician who has a net worth of $22 million. Ryan Lewis was first introduced to a then unknown rap artist and musician who went by the name Macklemore, in late 2006. Lewis started collaborating with Macklemore as a photographer. In 2008, they decided to collaborate on some music, and subsequently released “VS. EP”. The EP gained widespread attention, and led to the release of the first studio album, “The Heist”. Ryan Lewis produces, records, engineers, and mixes all of their tracks himself, and also directs their music videos.

The Heist,” featured the number-one hit singles “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us” and won four Grammy Awards, including Best Rap Album. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis went on to release their second studio album, “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made,” in 2016.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are especially famous for releasing all their music independently, without any help from a major record label.

Early Life and Education

Ryan Lewis was born on March 25, 1988 in Spokane, Washington to Julie and Scott. He has two older sisters named Teresa and Laura. Lewis got into music at an early age, playing guitar in various rock bands with his best friend Ryan Sanson. As a teenager, he went to Ferris High School in Spokane before transferring to Roosevelt High School in Seattle. Lewis went on to attend the University of Washington.

Career Beginnings 

Lewis began his professional career as a photographer and videographer. In 2008, he released his debut EP, “Instrumentals,” featuring four alternative hip hop songs. Also that year, Lewis collaborated on an album with the artist Symmetry.

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

While working as a photographer, Lewis met rapper Macklemore in 2006. The pair became good friends, and in 2008 Lewis produced Macklemore’s mixtape “The Unplanned.” In 2009, they officially became the music duo known as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Subsequently, they released their debut EP, “The VS. EP.” The pair went on to release their debut single, “My Oh My,” in late 2010. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis had their commercial breakthrough two years later with their debut studio album, “The Heist,” which debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 and number one on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The album launched a pair of number-one hit singles, “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us,” as well as the single “Same Love,” which peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. “The Heist” went on to win four Grammy Awards, including Best Rap Album.

In the summer of 2015, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis released “Downtown,” the first single from their upcoming second studio album. It peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. Early the next year, the duo released five more singles: “White Privilege II,” “Spoons,” “Buckshot,” “Kevin,” and “Dance Off.” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis finally released their album “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made,” which debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 and number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. A few months after the album’s release, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis announced they were going on hiatus for an undisclosed period of time.

Other Work

After Macklemore & Ryan Lewis went on hiatus, Lewis co-wrote and produced Kesha‘s song “Praying,” the lead single from her third studio album, “Rainbow.” A couple years later, he co-wrote and produced Hobo Johnson’s song “Subaru Crosstrek XV.” Beyond his songwriting and producing activities, Lewis has also directed many music videos, mostly for songs he recorded with Macklemore.

Personal Life

In the summer of 2017, Lewis married his high school sweetheart Jackie Ganger. The pair took a European honeymoon in Greece and Italy afterward. In 2019, they had a daughter named Ramona.

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