Michael Mathers biography- Half-brother of Eminem

Who is Michael Mathers?

Michael Mathers is a name much ardent rap and hip-hop fans may recognize. Although Michael Mathers is not involved in the entertainment industry, he is the blood relative of one of the greatest rappers.

Michael, the half-brother of Eminem, AKA Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is enjoying a quiet life away from the media spotlight. 

Michael Mathers Biography
Michael Mathers Biography

Quick Facts

Full nameMichael Mathers
BirthdayNot Available
BirthplaceCalifornia, USA
AgeIn the Mid-30s
NicknamesNot Available
HoroscopeNot Available
ParentsMarshall Bruce Mathers Jr. 
SiblingsSarah Mathers
Half siblingsMarshall Bruce Mathers III,
Nathan “Nate” Kane Samara
Marital statusMarried
ProfessionNot Available
Net worthNot Available

Fun facts about Michael Mathers

  • Michael Mathers is the half-brother of rapper, songwriter, and record producer Eminem. 
  • He only came to know about being related to Eminem in 2005. 
  • He has a sister named Sarah Mathers, a waitress in California. 
  • After finding out about their relationship with Eminem, Michael and Sarah attempted to meet Eminem at one of his concerts. Unfortunately, Eminem was not keen on meeting his half-siblings and did not even acknowledge them. 
  • His half-brother Eminem is the winner of 15 Grammy Awards and has a net worth of a whopping $230 million. 


Michael Mathers is the son of Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. He was born in California, USA. 

Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr is the biological father of rapper and songwriter Eminem.

Since Michael likes to lead a low-profile life, he has kept information about his birthday under wraps. However, it is known that Michael is younger than Eminem, who was born on October 17, 1972.

In addition, Michael belongs to a Caucasian ethnic background. However, exact details about Michael’s religious views are unavailable. 

But his father, Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr., was a non-religious man. Hence, there is a probability that Michael is also non-religious, like his father. 

Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. and Deborah Rae Nelson welcomed their son Marshall Bruce Mathers III on October 17, 1972. When Marshall Bruce Mathers III was born, Deborah nearly lost her life during her 73-hour labor with him. 

When Marshall Bruce Mathers III was only six months old, his father left him and his mother and relocated to California. He moved on quickly and married another woman with whom he welcomed his kids, Michael Mathers and Sarah Mathers. 

On the other hand, Deborah Rae Nelson dated a man named Fred J. Samara. She gave birth to their son named Nathan “Nate” Kane Samara. Although Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. was a doting father to Sarah and Michael, he did not pay much attention to his eldest son Marshall Bruce Mathers III. 

In fact, Marshall Bruce Mathers III was keen on contacting his father, and he often wrote letters to him. But unfortunately, Bruce was not interested in having any relationship with his eldest son. As a result, all of the letters sent by Marshall came back marked “return to sender”. 

The cold response from his father affected Marshall greatly. He began developing signs of loneliness and was severely injured in the head during an assault by a bully named D’Angelo Bailey.

In addition, Marshall also had a strained relationship with his mother, Deborah. The rapper later described Deborah as suffering from Münchausen syndrome by proxy and valium addiction in his songs “Cleanin’ Out My Closet” and “My Mom.”  

Likewise, Marshall often had heated arguments with his mother. A social worker even described Deborah as having a “very suspicious, almost paranoid personality.” 

While his eldest son struggled to have a stable childhood, Bruce’s other children had a pretty normal childhood and a good upbringing. Both Michael and Sarah Mathers grew up in loving households. Michael, in particular, had a good relationship with his parents and shared a good bond with his sister, Sarah. 


Eminem and Michael Mathers

Loyal fans of Eminem are very much aware of the rapper’s troubled familial relationships. The “Lose Yourself” rapper also shares a cold relationship with his half-brother Michael Mathers.

Michael was unaware of his relationship with Eminem. He only came to know about his famous half-brother in 2005. 

Michael Mathers half brother Eminem
Michael’s half-brother Eminem

Michael’s sister Sarah Mathers was attending a family barbeque when the guests agreed that there was an uncanny resemblance between Michael and Eminem. Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. also agreed to this and contacted his great aunt, Edna, to find the answer to this great mystery. 

Edna, who had taken care of Eminem before Bruce and Deborah’s divorce, confirmed that Bruce and his children were related to the “Not Afraid” singer. 

After finding out about being related to Eminem, Sarah and Michael tried their best to reach out to their famous half-brother. They even attended one of Eminem’s concerts to try and meet him. They went backstage and even locked eyes with Eminem. However, all their efforts were wasted as Eminem ignored them and did not want to talk to them. 

Likewise, Bruce also tried to reconnect with Eminem. In an interview with Mirror, Bruce said,

“I desperately want to meet my son and tell him that I love him. I’m not interested in his money. I just want to talk to him. I want him to know that I’m here for him if he lets me back into his life.” 

Unfortunately, Eminem made it clear that he did not want any sort of relationship with Bruce since he abandoned him at such a young age. Similarly, he expressed his disdain towards Bruce for not contacting him for all these years despite all the years that the rapper spent trying to reach out to him.

Bruce passed away on June 26, 2019, from an apparent heart attack. He passed away near Fort Wayne, Indiana, at age 67. Eminem neither commented on his father’s demise nor attended his funeral. 

RELATED: Read the full biography of popular rapper Eminem here.

Michael Mathers and Sarah Mathers

Sarah Mathers is Michael Mathers’ sister. Apparently, Sarah is working as a waitress in California at present. 

Daughter of Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr, Sarah Mathers is the half-sister of rapper, songwriter, and record producer Eminem. Ever since she found out about her famous half-brother, Sarah has made multiple attempts to contact Eminem. 

A newspaper clip showing picture of Eminem step sister Sarah Mathers

Nevertheless, Eminem never reached out to either Sarah or Michael. The “Love the Way You Lie” rapper has not met his half-siblings yet and apparently does not ever want to meet them. 

RELATED: Read the full biography of Sarah Mathers here.

Michael Mathers and Nathan Kane Samara

Nathan “Nate” Kane Samara is Michael Mathers’ stepbrother. Although Nate is estranged from Michael and his family, he is very close to his half-brother Eminem. 

Eminem, who happens to be 14 years older than Nate, did his best to play the role of a parental figure to Nate so that he could have a normal childhood. As a result, the half-siblings had a tight-knit bond growing up, and even to this day, they are incredibly close to each other. 

Michael mathers step-brother Nathan Kane Samara
Michael’s step-brother Nathan Kane Samara

Eminem and Nate had a difficult childhood due to their abusive mother and the financial burdens that troubled their family from time to time. Thus, the two brothers always had to look out for each other. 

When Eminem rose to popularity, the then 16-years-old Nate moved in with his famous brother. Inspired by Eminem, Nate also tried his luck in the music industry. 

He released many singles, such as “Slide on Over” and “Shadow of a Celebrity.” But, unluckily, he could never reach the heights of success like Eminem. 

At present, Nate works as a personal trainer. He got married to his longtime girlfriend, Ashley, in 2018. Ashley and Nate have three children together. 

RELATED: Read the full biography of Nathan Kane Samara here.

Social media presence

Despite the curiosity of Eminem fans surrounding his half-brother Michael Mathers, Michael has been successful in leading a very low-profile life. In fact, he has stayed away from the media spotlight and even seems to steer clear of social media. 

Although many accounts associated with Michael Mathers seem to exist on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, it is unclear whether they are, in fact, Michael’s own. Even if he did have a social media account, it is most probably private. 

Michael Mathers career and net worth

Since Michael remains away from the media limelight, he refrains from using social media, and because of these reasons, information about his lifestyle and career is unknown. 

It is currently unknown what Mathers does for a living, and his exact net worth is also unclear. However, Mathers must have a decent net worth, considering that he has been leading quite a comfortable life with no news about any financial troubles making the rounds yet. 

In contrast, Michael’s half-brother Eminem is considered one of the world’s wealthiest rappers. The “Déjà Vu” singer is estimated to have a jaw-dropping net worth of approximately $230 million. 

The Grammy Award-winning artist definitely lives a luxurious life that most can only dream of. Although most of his childhood was spent in poverty, today, Eminem has the lifestyle of a genuine millionaire. 

His lavish mansion, located in Clinton Township, Michigan, stands at an area of 8,900 square feet. Eminem purchased the house in September 2000 for $1,483,500.

Likewise, Eminem owns a Porsche Carrera GT worth $448,000. A massive car fanatic, Eminem also owns a Ferrari 599 GTO worth an estimated $371,000.

He is often confused with…

Michael Mathers is the half-brother of American rapper Eminem. However, many often confuse him with other famous people who share his name. 

The celebrity half-sibling is often confused with photographer Michael Mathers, based at 1060 Ridge Drive, Astoria. The Harvard University graduate photographer was born on February 3, 1945. He specializes in photography styles, including portraits, landmarks, nature, work, and time-lapse photography. 

Sharing the same name, Michael Mathers is an attorney based in Salisbury, Maryland. Born in Panama City, Florida, on February 23, 1985, Mathers graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s in Social Work. He earned his law degree from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, specializing in estates, trusts, and elder law. 

Often confused as Eminem’s half-brother due to the namesake, Michael is also an actor. He was a part of the 2005 short film Phil’s Holiday, directed by Ryan Gardner Smith. The movie also stars Nancy Fingerhood and Matt Krupa. 

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  1. How Can Nathan Kane be a half sibling to Michael Mathers if they don’t share the same parents at all? Nate shares the same biological mother as Eminem, whereas Michael and Sarah shares the same biological father…. So therefore Nate, Michael and Sarah shares nothing at all….

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