It’s not easy to make it big in the rap and hip-hop industry. This is particularly true if you’re not a person of color. Mac Miller however proves that with determination and perseverance, success can be found no matter how tough competition might get. This American rapper and producer is now one of the most popular names in the rapping realm.
From Humble Beginnings
Malcom James McCormick was born on January 19, 1992 to parents Karen Meyers and Mark McCormick. His mother was a photographer and his father was an architect. He was raised in Pittsburgh and attended the Winchester Thurston School. He later on moved to attend the Taylot Allderdice High School. There, he was out of focus and failed to excel in academics. McCormick was more interested in pursuing a rapping career and by the age of 15, he had already set his mind on this goal. He then taught himself how to play piano, drums, guitar, and bass to help him along his way to reach his ambitions.
At the age of 15, he had already begun practicing rapping. He expressed the he originally wanted to be a singer, but after hearing contemporary influences in the world of rap, he quickly changed courses. In 2010, McCormick signed on with Rostrum Records and moved his way towards a major album. He recorded a bunch of mix tapes to gain the attention of producers. Luckily, he was set off to start a solo tour and managed to sell out every date. Later that year, he won two awards at the local hip-hop awards ceremony. McCormick’s success soon followed after the tour, and fans all over the globe started embracing the first deserving white rapper since Eminem. Today, McCormick is a popular name among the youth and has stemmed out his career into being a producer.
Assets and Net Worth
Mac Miller’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million USD. His album Blue Side Park managed to rake in millions, selling well over 400,000 copies in the United States alone. He also makes a significant amount from digital sales on platforms like iTunes, thanks to his independent record label. Mac Miller now owns a lavish house in the heart of LA where he currently resides. He also has an impressive collection of cars, video game consoles, and rare comic books that he enjoys reading during his spare time.