Well la-di-da, Mr Moneybags!
According to The Richest, earnest punk rocker Ian MacKaye is supposed to be worth $25 million. First of all, there’s no doubt in my mind that this is just a number they pulled out of their asses. I can’t imagine Ian MacKaye boasting about his net worth.
Second, the only purpose I can possibly imagine for publishing this “information” is rage bait, but it’s just not doing it for me. I get that I’m supposed to feel betrayed or something, but I just can’t bring myself to care if Ian MacKaye made a bunch of money from Fugazi or Dischord Records or Apple stock. I mean, is it even liquid? Is it wrapped in a bunch of investments? Are those investments in the music business, or does Ian MacKaye own a bunch of Subway® sandwich shop franchises? Because that would be a much more awesome story.
Below, MacKaye’s short-lived band Embrace performs “Money,” 1986: