Ryan Lewis Net Worth 2022 – Salary, Income, Wife

Ryan Lewis Net Worth

Ryan Lewis has an estimated net worth of $25 million. He is a well-known American musician, rap artist, DJ, record producer, and music video director. He rose to prominence with singles like ‘Thrift Shop’ and ‘Can’t Hold Us,’ and has been dubbed rapper Macklemore’s right-hand man. He earns most of his income from album sales, concerts and music streaming.

Lewis met Macklemore in 2006 on ‘Myspace,’ and they began working together in 2008. Since their collaboration, the duo has made a name for themselves in the music industry.

Ryan’s love of music had always been an important part of his childhood, and he was able to build a career around it by pursuing his passion. He began his career as a photographer and videographer before producing and releasing his own extended play.

But it wasn’t until his collaboration with Macklemore that his talent was recognized on the US music charts. Ryan is hitting all the right notes, from his EP ‘The VS’ to his latest album ‘This Unruly Mess I’ve Made.’

In his ten-year career, he has received eighteen music awards and several nominations.

To calculate Ryan Lewis’s net worth, add up all of his assets and subtract his debts, also known as liabilities.

Ryan Lewis’s assets include everything he owns, such as the amount of money in his checking or savings account, real estate equity, savings and investment plans, and items with a clear market value (car, jewelry, clothes, art, etc.).

All outstanding debts, including the remaining balance on his home, car, business or personal loan, credit card debt, back taxes, and anything else he still owes, are included in his liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:

Name: Ryan Lewis
Net Worth: $22 Million
Monthly Salary: $100 Thousand
Annual Income: $1 Million
Source of Wealth: Musician, Photographer, Music Video Director, Graphic Designer, Disc jockey, Record producer, Audio Engineer

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Early Life

Ryan Lewis was born on March 25, 1988 in Spokane, Washington to Julie and Scott Lewis. He grew up alongside his older sisters, Teresa and Laura. Teresa is four years his senior, and Laura is two years his junior.

He attended ‘Ferris High School’ in Spokane, Washington, and began playing guitar in rock bands at a young age with his best friend, Ryan Sanson. At the age of fifteen, he developed a growing interest in music.

Ryan eventually graduated from ‘Roosevelt High School’ in Seattle, Washington, and then went on to major in ‘Comparative History of Ideas’ at the ‘University of Washington.’

He began working as a photographer and videographer immediately after graduating. With his musical passion at its peak, he produced and released his debut EP ‘Instrumentals,’ which featured four alternative hip-hop tracks.


In 2006, he met Ben Haggerty, better known as Macklemore, on the social networking site ‘Myspace.’ They became close friends, and Ryan helped with Macklemore’s promotional photography.

Ryan and the rapper first collaborated two years later, in 2008, when Ryan performed at the ‘Sasquatch Music Festival’ and ‘Outside Lands Music Festival’ in San Francisco.

The following year, Ryan and Macklemore released an EP called ‘The VS,’ which peaked at number seven on the iTunes hip-hop music chart.

The single ‘Stay At Home Dad’ was released as a free download in 2010. By October, he had completed another EP titled ‘VS Redux EP.’

The song ‘Wings’ debuted on radio stations around the world on January 21, 2011. The song received positive feedback and peaked at number 12 on the ‘US Billboard Hot 100.’

Soon after, the song ‘Can’t Hold Us’ became a hit with young music fans, peaking at number one on the ‘Billboard Hot 100’ music chart. The song, which featured guest artist Ray Dalton, was used in a ‘Miller’ beer advertisement in both Ireland and the United Kingdom.

He also released the song ‘My Oh My’ in memory of the Seattle Mariners, and performed it for the first time on ‘Mariners Opening Day’ with Macklemore.

His debut album with Macklemore, ‘The Heist,’ was released in 2013 and featured singles such as ‘Wings,’ ‘Can’t Hold Us,’ ‘My Oh My,’ and ‘Make the Money.’

In the middle of 2012, another single called ‘Same Love’ was released. In the song ‘White Walls,’ guest artist ‘Schoolboy Q’ appeared. The single ‘Thrift Shop’ was released in August.

Lewis performed the song ‘Same Love’ with Macklemore on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ and ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ in 2012.

The hip-hop duo stunned the audience at the ’56th Annual Grammy Awards’ in January 2014, before embarking on a year-long tour to promote their debut studio album.

Ryan had nearly finished work on the duo’s second studio album by early 2015. He announced the new album’s release date on Twitter later that year.

To bridge the gap between the two albums, he released a single called ‘Growing Up’ in August 2015, featuring the sensational pop-star Ed Sheeran.

On August 27, 2015, he released a new song with Macklemore called ‘Downtown,’ which featured several artists and was performed at the ‘2015 MTV Music Video Awards.’ The song peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Songs like ‘Buckshot,’ ‘Spoons,’ and ‘Dance Off’ were released shortly after the second single and quickly rose to the top of the US music charts. His second studio album, ‘This Unruly Mess I’ve Made,’ was released on February 26th, 2016.

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Major Works

In its first week, his debut album sold over 78,000 copies and debuted at number two on the ‘US Billboard 200.’ According to ‘All Music,’ the album “winds up a rich combination of fresh and familiar” due to Lewi’s kaleidoscope style.

The single ‘Thrift Shop’ topped 24 music charts worldwide and remained on the ‘Billboard Hot 100’ for six weeks. ‘Entertainment Weekly’ ranked it as the 18th best single of 2012.

In the first week of its release, his second album with Macklemore sold 51,000 copies. It topped the ‘US Billboard Independent Albums,’ ‘US Billboard R&B/ Hip-Hop Albums,’ and ‘UK R&B Albums (OCC)’ charts.


Ryan Lewis received several awards during the year 2013. At the American Music Awards, he won ‘Best Rap/Hip-Hop Album’ for Heist and ‘Best Single of the Year’ for ‘Thrift Shop.’

Among other accolades, he received the ‘Independent Breakthrough of the Year Award’ and the ‘Award for Most Played New Independent Act’ at the ‘AIM Awards’ in 2013. For ‘Thrift Shop,’ he received the ‘BET Award for Best Group’ and the ‘Billboard Best Rap Song of the Year Award.’

He also won the ‘MTV Video Music Award’ for ‘Best Hip-Hop Video,’ ‘Best Cinematography,’ and ‘Best Video with a Social Message’ for the single ‘Can’t Hold Us.’ At the ‘Teen Choice Awards,’ he and Macklemore won the ‘Hip/Hop Artist’ and ‘Hip-Hop Track’ awards.

At the People’s Choice Awards in 2014, he won four Grammys, including ‘Best Rap Album,’ ‘Best New Artist,’ ‘Best Rap Performance,’ ‘Best Rap Song’ for ‘Thrift Song,’ and ‘Favourite Hip Hop Artist.’

He won the ‘MTV Europe Music Awards’ ‘Best Video Award’ for ‘Downtown’ in 2015, and the ‘iHeartRadio International Artist or Group MuchMusic Video Award’ in 2016.

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Personal Life & Wife

Ryan Lewis proposed to his high school sweetheart, Jackie Ganger, in December 2015. The couple officially married on Saturday, July 1, 2017.

Ryan Lewis announced in a surprise Instagram post that they had their first child on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

Lewis revealed that his mother got HIV from a blood transfusion after giving birth, but none of her children got it. His mother fought the virus for 30 years and survived. Therefore, he has started a project called 30/30, which aims to build health centers in the United States and around the world to help people living with HIV.

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