Tom MacDonald Net Worth

Background

Tom MacDonald is a 31-year-old Canadian rapper, with a significant social media following.  He was born on September 21, 1988 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to Lee Ann MacDonald.  No father’s name is provided.

Tom attended school in Vancouver and became a professional wrestler while he was still in high school.  His wrestling career with Real Canadian Wrestling (RCW) continued from 2004 through 2009, at which point he shifted his focus to music.  In an interview he explained his decision: “Honestly, my inspiration for pursuing a career in music was that my pursuit of a career in professional wrestling had come to an end.” MacDonald currently lives in Los Angeles, California with his rapper girlfriend, Nova Rockafeller.  The two have been a couple since 2017 and founded the punk band, GFBF, together.

His Music Career

MacDonald began his music career by writing songs for other musicians. He experimented with a number of musical genres, such as hip hop, alternative hip hop, and conscious rap during that time frame before deciding on the path he himself wanted to take. He also served as support for Major Lazer, Mad Child, and Swollen Members early on.

In May 2009, he built his YouTube channel, Tom MacDonald, and he posted his first music video, “Wannabe,” on it in May 2014.  His debut solo album, LeeAnn’s Son, was released the following month in 2014, and his most recently released album is titled Ghostories. Many of this heavily tattooed and pierced rapper’s songs are considered very controversial, addressing such topics as drug abuse, sexism, and prejudice.  He has defended his songs saying, “Rappers out here glorifying the abuse of prescription pills, gun violence, the exploitation of women, selling drugs and valuing material gain over moral standard. . .but I‘m the one getting crucified for making songs about real issues.  That’s very telling of where we are as a society.”

His YouTube channel currently has over 1 million subscribers and about 180 million views.  Two of his most popular videos have been “Whiteboy” and “Everybody Hates Me.”  His most recent music video, “The Music Industry,” was released on July 31, 2020.

MacDonald also has a presence on Instagram, with over 250,000 followers.  His Instagram handle is hangovergang.  And he has about 50,000 monthly active listeners on Spotify, with 500,000 streams.

He also has a website by that same name on which he sells custom-made apparel, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, and bandanas, and, of course, his own albums.  The albums sell for a reasonable $15 a piece, while most of the t-shirts are priced at $30, with hoodies, sweatshirts, and sweatpants commanding even higher prices.

MacDonald has a list of tours he will be making, accompanied by girlfriend Nova and advertising his newest album, the aforementioned Ghostories, on his website as well.  Those tickets are selling for the relatively low price of $20 apiece.

MacDonald’s Net Worth

As described above, Tom MacDonald has several sources of income.  He earns money from the sale of his albums, his YouTube music videos, the merchandise he sells on his website, and his tours.  He also earns royalties when followers stream his music via Spotify.  But income is not net worth. 

Net worth is equal to the market value of the assets that an individual owns minus the amount of debt the individual owes.  As an extreme example, if MacDonald’s only asset was a house he owned in Los Angeles with a market value of $2 million, but the home had a $1.5 million mortgage on it, his net worth would be only $0.5 million, or $500,000, regardless of his income.  Many celebrities with high incomes have low, or even negative, net worth due to a phenomenon known as “lifestyle creep,” wherein they get used to spending more than they earn.

Most sources estimate MacDonald’s current net worth to be somewhere between $500,000 and $700,000, but another one lists it at $12 million, and yet another at $25 million.  The latter source indicates it arrived at that number by considering all the cars and other property that Tom MacDonald owns and the income he earns.  It didn’t seem to take any debt the rapper might owe into account, so these higher numbers are questionable.  

Tom MacDonald
Age 31
Birthplace British Columbia, Canada
Current location Los Angeles, California
Education High school, Vancouver, British Columbia
Occupation Rapper
Employer Self
Relationship status Single, in a committed relationship
Net worth $500,000 – $700,000

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