Uncle Kracker
Uncle Kracker
Real Name/Full Name Matthew Shafer
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Uncle Kracker
Birth Place: Mount Clemens, Michigan, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 6 June 1974
Age/How Old (at the time of death): 50 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimeters – 177 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
Weight: In Kilograms – 90 kg
In Pounds – 198.4 lbs
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Light Brown
Parents Name: Father – Sunny Shafer
Mother – N/A
Siblings: Yes(Mike Shafer)
School: L’Anse Creuse High School
College: N/A
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Melanie Haas
Kids/Children Name: Yes (4)
Profession: Musician
Net Worth: $6 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Matthew Shafer is a musician of the rock and country genre and recording artist based in America. He is famously known as Uncle Kraker and is a singer plus songwriter. He has attained great fame through his single “Follow Me.” Also, “Drift Away is well known to help him achieve success and get him to the top ten of the “Billboard Hot hundred.”

Well, how well do you know about Uncle Kracker? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Uncle Kracker’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Uncle Kracker to date.

Biography and Early Life 

Uncle Kracker took birth in “Mount Clemens, Michigan” on 6 June 1974. His father is Sunny Shafer, who was a gas station owner in Amoco during his time. Mike Shafer is Kracker’s brother, and he was motivated to learn after listening to Motown and country music. It was due to Mike’s competition with Kid Rock that helped Uncle Kracker meet the then-unknown rapper. Shafer also played turntables for the musician. He released his first solo album after working as a DJ for Kid Rock.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Uncle Kracker in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Uncle Kracker’s age is 50 years old as of today’s date 12th July 2024 having been born on 6 June 1974. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 177 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 198.4 lbs in Pound and 90 kg in Kilograms.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Matthew Shafer’s personal life has been filled with arrests and offenses. The musician was accused of sex offense of second degree in the year 2007. He was charged seventy-five thousand dollars for the same, including a year on probation.

Melanie Haas is Uncle Kracker’s wife. The couple wedded in Las Vegas in 1998 after being together for a long time. They have five children together; Miles and Ford (sons) and Skylar, Madison, and Troy (daughters). We can therefore say that he faced a lot of problems in his life and because of that he had to undergo very odd situations in his life, but apart from that he was so dedicated to his passion that he is so successful and because of this problem he received so much motivation to move forward in his life.


Matthew Shafer, aka Uncle Kracker, had achieved no education after high school. We do know that he had joined L’Anse Creuse High School, and he has been a musical performer since a young age. In his sixth grade, Shefar with his brother attended a DJ contest for all ages at Dayton club. We can say that he must have done something in his life, and because of that, he is so successful today, but we can say that he has hidden his education life due to some problems.

Is Uncle Kracker Gay? 

No, Uncle Kracker is not gay in the slightest. He is a straight person. Kracker has five children; Miles and Ford (sons) and Skylar, Madison, and Troy (daughters), and their mother, Melanie Haas, and Kracker, have been married for many years. Thus, it can be seen that he is a heterosexual, much like 93% percent of the world’s men population. We can this without any kind of hesitations or obligations, and because of that, we can conclude our above statement as well.

Professional Career 

Uncle Kracker’s musical career started when he met Kid Rock in a nightclub. His dear brother Mike had done the favor of introductions; Mike and Kid were opponents in the nightclub in Michigan. Kracker received an invitation from a kid to play turntable for his Rock Band in 1994. Thus, Uncle Kracker started performing live, too , in the shows.

After six years, Uncle Kracker released his debut album called “Double Wide,” which attained high success and hence making him a popular rapper. His second album, called “No stranger no shame,” was released by him in 2002. It was followed by his other albums called “Seventy Two and Sunny” and “Happy Hour” in 2004 and 2009, respectively. The platform was Atlanta Music. The year 2012 saw his last album entitled “Midnight Special.”

Also, he has a compilation released in 2018 entitled “An Introduction to Uncle Kracker.” “Follow me” and “Smile” are some of his famous singles. Uncle Kracker thus won the heart of people through his songs his fans thus he started to live in their hearts as well, and because of that, he became so famous including his channel got much fan followings from people.

Awards and achievements 

Despite his popularity and skills, Uncle Kracker has not been awarded any time. But Kracker’s singles multiple albums have made him a star throughout his career and has acquired fans in millions. He has got five discographies: from Double Wide to Midnight Special. Also, his first album had touched the 7th spot on Billboard. Uncle Kracker is truly a versatile personality we can say this without any kind of obligations.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Uncle Kracker in July 2024 

Uncle Kracker Net Worth
Uncle Kracker Net Worth

Uncle Kracker is believed to have an estimated net worth of around or more than $6 million as of 2024. He has amassed such fabulous wealth and fame through strong determination and hard work while being a single singer. Most of his earnings are from his record labels. “Double Wide,” “Follow Me,” “Smile” are some of the songs that have helped him add much to his revenue.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know 

  1. He wrote an apology song “Letter to my daughters” to apologize for his absence from home.
  2. He had expected only fishing and taking care of his kids in the next ten years

Uncle Kracker is a magnificent rapper who has earned high fame through his rap music. He has been extremely thriving in his profession, which furnished him great out turns. But even after having a few court charges, he had a prosperous career and enjoys notoriety , which makes him a cool person. He is one of the most sought-after rappers in America; his fans respect him. He is in a good relationship with many different personalities including Kid Rock. He has been active in his music career for over thirty years.


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