Makarov Lev was born on June 26, 1980 in Dresden.
In 2002 graduated from the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics of Moscow State University.
After graduation, in 2002, he found employment in the media industry as a research manager on the TNT channel.
From 2002 to 2004 he worked as a senior research manager and in 2004 he was appointed head of the research department. Later, in 2006, Lev took up an appointment as a Deputy Program Director for Strategic Planning on TNT Channel.
In 2007 Lev becomes a Program director of the re-launched TV channel "2X2".
From 2010 to 2012 he combined posts of Program director at two TV channels: "2X2" and MTV Russia.
From June 2012 to September 2016 he has been a CEO at "2X2" TV channel.
From September 2016 to March 2018 worked as a CEO of the "Che" TV channel.
From March 2018 untill now Lev works as a Deputy General Director for Special Projects in CTC Media.