According to Celebrity Net Worth, British rock artist and renowned guitarist Eric Clapton is one of the most successful musicians in history, with a net worth of $450 million after six decades on stage and in the studio.
The Early Career of Eric Clapton
With the rock band the Yardbirds, he started his musical career in earnest in 1963. He joined John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers on the day the band scored its first major hit in 1965.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, he rose to popularity and prominence with the band Cream, producing six albums and big songs such as the catchy “White Room” in the late 1960s. Clapton has collaborated with a number of different bands and musicians during his career, including Steve Winwood and blues legend B.B. King.
Accolades and Awards
Clapton has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times and has won 17 Grammy Awards, including six in 1992 for his solo work. Clapton won Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the Grammy Awards that year for his song “Tears in Heaven,” which was inspired by the sad loss of Clapton’s four-year-old son. Clapton was also honored for his efforts with Cream with the Lifetime Achievement Award. According to the Where’s Eric! Eric Clapton fan group, he has had many albums certified gold, platinum, multi-platinum, or diamond. That implies the gold records sold over 500,000 times and the diamond recordings sold over 10 million times.
Film Production Career
Clapton makes the most of his money as a recording artist and performer, but he also works as a songwriter, actor, and producer. According to IMDb, he composed the soundtracks for all four “Lethal Weapon” films. He created and arranged the music for the documentary “Three Days in Auschwitz” in 2015.
Art Yachts Real Estate and Other Investments
Eric Clapton isn’t one to leave his money in the bank. He’s a smart real estate, artwork, and yachts investor. He also owns a sizable Ferrari collection, estimated to be valued between $50 million and $100 million by Celebrity Net Worth.
Clapton has multimillion-dollar properties in England, France, Ohio, and Antigua, according to Celebrity Net Worth. In 2009, his 10,000-square-foot Antigua house, which he constructed for $14 million, rented for $50,000 per week.
Clapton is also a collector of art, owning works by Edgar Degas and Henri Matisse, among others. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he previously bought a Gerhard Richter collection for $3.4 million and sold art for $77.3 million years later.
Covid-19 Controversy and Tour Concerts
Clapton recently made news when he said on the Telegram channel of film director and architect Robin Monotti that he would not perform in U.K. venues that required visitors to provide evidence of vaccination. According to Rolling Stone, the star’s comments came after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that vaccination permits will be needed to access nightclubs and entertainment venues.
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