Clay Aiken is a Songwriter, author, actor, singer and philanthropist in America. Clay Aiken is the first runner-up in the American Idol second season. He released 6 albums and his novel is the best selling novel. Let’s find out how much is Clay Aiken’s net worth.
Clay Aiken was born on 30th November 1978 in the Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. Clay Aiken’s full name is Clayton Holmes Grissom. He is an American by nationality. His father’s name is Vernon Grissom and mother’s name is Faye Aiken.
From his childhood, Clay Aiken wants to become a musician. At the age of 5, he started singing. In 2003, he auditioned for American Idol. Clay Aiken completed his schooling from the Raleigh’s Leesville Road High School. He completed his graduation from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Campbell University. Clay started singing in Raleigh Boychoir, church, school, and in the local theater.
Clay worked with the Young Men’s Christian Association in his school days. He joined the band Just By Chance as a vocalist after completing his graduation. Clay hosts and performed with the band. He is a brilliant performer. He sang the national anthem for the Carolina Hurricanes and Raleigh IceCaps many times.
Clay Aiken is gay. In 2008, Clay announced that he became the father. But after a few years, Clay accepted that he is gay. Clay has an allergy to various foods including nuts. In 2003, Clay dated Jaymes Foster. But the couple separated soon. He dated Reed Kelly for a few years. He also dated Jeff Walters and Davin Finn. Now, Clay Aiken is single.
Clay Aiken has an amazing voice that won the hearts of many people. Earlier, he wanted to take part in the Amazing Race but later he changed his decision for one of his friends. His career as a singer started when Clay took part in the second season of the American Idol. Clay sang always and forever song and got selected in the list of top 32. He was the runner-up in the competition which held in May 2003.
Clay released his first album Measure of a Man later in 2003. The album reached the no 1st position on the billboard. It was certified with RIAA Double Platinum. Clay also performed in various live TV shows including Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon. In 2004, he released his album Merry Christmas with Love. This was another hit. Later in 2004, he performed in the, A Clay Aiken Christmas TV show. He was the producer of this show.
In 2005, Clay performed in the series of comedy American medical drama television as a worker of a cafeteria. In 2006, his album A Thousand Different Ways was reached in the 19th position in the market. This was another hit for him. In 2006, Clay launched his album; all is well and on my way here in 2008. In 2012, Clay released his album Steadfast. In 2014, he entered in the Politics.
Awards & Achievements
Clay Aiken won many awards in his musical career. In 2003, he won the Fan’s Choice Award. He was nominated for the Favorite Male Artist in the same year and won the Best Selling Single of 2003 award.
In 2004, Clay won the award for the Best Selling Christmas Album and also for the Best Selling Christian Album. In the same year, Clay also won the Top 40 Male Artist of the Year Award. In 2005, he won the Outstanding Yule CD Award.
Net Worth of Clay Aiken
Clay Aiken is an outstanding singer and actor. His estimated net worth is around $8 million. He gained such a huge worth from his hard work. Clay released 6 studio albums which helped to increase his worth to a huge amount. Clay was also a runner-up in the second season of the American Idol. Clay performed in the Ten Tours. He also published the best selling book. His album Measure of Man has been sold more than 3 million copies in the whole world.
Clay Aiken performed in various shows including Jimmy Kimmel Live and in The Tonight Show. Clay also performed as a guest star in the Drop Dead Diva, 30 rocks, and in the Scrubs. He also performed in a reality show The Apprentice. Clay gave many things to the industry which increased his net worth. In 2006, he bought a luxury house in Durham, North Carolina, United States for $2.361 million. His house is located in an area of 9,392 square feet.
Clay Aiken is an amazing personality. He is very hardworking and multi-talented personality. Clay is an excellent entertainer and famous all over the world. His amazing voice can win the heart of any person in the world. Clay is present in all the social media sites and has a huge list of fans and followers.