Eric Clapton Net Worth

Net Worth: $250 Million

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  • Source of Wealth Music
  • Birth Place Ripley, Surrey, England
  • Height 5' 11½" (1.82 m)
  • Marital Status Married M(elia McEnery)
  • Full Name Eric Patrick Clapton
  • Nationality British
  • Date of Birth March 30, 1945
  • Ethnicity English
  • Occupation Musician, Singer-Songwriter, Record Producer, Artist
  • Education Kingston College of Art, Hollyfield School
  • Children 4 (Ruth Kelly, Julie Rose, Ella May, Sophie Belle)
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About Eric Clapton

English guitarist and singer-songwriter Eric Clapton has a net worth of $250 million. Clapton has been inducted three separate times into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Eric Clapton earned the nickname “Slowhand” while playing guitar for a succession of hot 1960s bands: The Yardbirds, John Mayhall and the Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, and Derek and the Dominoes. While with Derek and the Dominoes, he recorded the rock classic “Layla.” During the 1970s, Clapton played as a guest with some of the greatest performers of the era, and had solo hits in “After Midnight” and a cover of Bob Marley’s “I Shot The Sheriff.” In the 1980s and ’90s, Clapton met with even more critical and popular success, and had a string of hits, including the top single “Tears in Heaven,” about the death of his young son.

The Surrey-based’s Marshbrook company made a £1 million loss on sales of nearly £10 million in 2009-10, but that was after paying Slowhand a £3.9 million salary, down on the previous year’s payout, when he took £11.7 million. Over the past 20 years, his earnings have totalled £138 million. The guitarist shows no signs of slowing, with 34 concerts in America and Europe in 2010 and a new album that sold much better elsewhere than it did in Britain. The former art student has racked up 15 Grammy awards with the Yardbirds, Cream and as a solo performer.

Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of Eric Clapton's net worth by breaking down the most relevant financial events such as yearly salaries, contracts, earn outs, endorsements, stock ownership and much more.

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Earnings 2013 N/A
Record Sales 2013

Estimated earnings from his live album Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 (certified platinum by Music Canada)

$10,000
Earnings 2012 N/A
Asset 2012

Value of his Ferrari 458 Italia

$4,750,000
Earnings 2011 N/A
Earning Turned Donation Mar. 2011

Value of the items he sold at an auction, which included a 1984 Gibson hollow body guitar, a Gianni Versace suit from his 1990 concert at the Royal Albert Hall, and a replica of the famous Fender Stratocaster known as "Blackie" (all proceeds from the auction were donated to Clapton's Crossroads drug and rehabilitation centre in Antigua)

$2,150,000
Asset 2011

Market value of his Venice Beach home

$2,500,000
Earnings 2010 N/A
Record Sales 2010

Estimated earnings from his album Clapton (47,000 copies sold in its first week)

$47,000
Earnings 2009 N/A
Record Sales 2009

Estimated earnings from his live album Live from Madison Square Garden with Steve Winwood (certified 2x platinum by RIAA and gold by BVMI)

$250,000
Earnings 2007 N/A
Record Sales 2007

Estimated earnings from his compilation album Complete Clapton (certified platinum by BPI, and gold by RIAA and RIAJ)

$900,000
Earnings 2006 N/A
Record Sales 2006

Estimated earnings from his album The Road to Escondido with JJ Cale (certified gold by IFPI - AUT, BVMI, IFPI - SWI and RIAA, and silver by BPI)

$677,500
Earnings 2005 N/A
Royalties 2005

Value of the rights to his official memoirs, written by Christopher Simon Sykes and published in 2007, sold at the 2005 Frankfurt Book Fair

$4,000,000
Record Sales 2005

Estimated earnings from his live album Royal Albert Hall London May 2-3-5-6, 2005 with Cream band (certified 5x platinum by RIAA)

$500,000
Record Sales 2005

Estimated earnings from his album Back Home (certified gold by RIAJ and RIAA)

$600,000
Record Sales 2005

Estimated earnings from his compilation album I Feel Free Ultimate Cream with Cream band (certified gold by BPI)

$100,000
Earnings 2004 N/A
Sale of Asset Jun. 2004

Value of his Lowden acoustic guitar upon sale

$41,825,000
Sale of Asset Jun. 2004

Value of his 939 000-42 Martin that he played on the Unplugged sold at an auction

$791,500
Earning Turned Donation Jun. 2004

Value of his Blackie stage guitar sold Christie's Auction House, New Yorl and was used to raise funds for his Crossroads Centre for drug and alcohol addictions

$959,500
Record Sales 2004

Estimated earnings from his album Me and Mr. Johnson (certified gold by RIAJ and RIAA, and silver by BPI)

$660,000
Record Sales 2004

Value of his Gibson Firebird sold at an auction

$847,500
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Earnings 2002 N/A
Record Sales 2002

Estimated earnings from his live album One More Car, One More Rider (certified gold by ABPD)

$100,000
Earnings 2001 N/A
Record Sales 2001

Estimated earnings from his album Reptile (certified gold by BVMI, IFPI - SWI, BPI and RIAA)

$760,000
Earnings 2000 N/A
Record Sales 2000

Estimated earnings from his album Riding with the King with B.B. King (certified 2x platinum by RIAA, platinum by ARIA and RIAJ, and gold by IFPI - AUT, BVMI, NVPI, IFPI - SWI and BPI)

$2,613,000
Earnings 1999 N/A
Record Sales 1999

Estimated earnings from his compilation album Blues (certified gold by RIAA)

$500,000
Earning Turned Donation 1999

Value of some of his guitar collection he sold to raise fund or continuing support of the Crossroads Centre in Antigua

$5,000,000
Record Sales 1999

Estimated earnings from his compilation album Clapton Chronicles: The Best of Eric Clapton (certified diamond by RIAJ, 2x platinum by BPI and ARIA, platinum by IFPI - AUT, IFPI - SWE and RIAA, gold by BVMI and IFPI - SWI)

$3,055,000
Earnings 1998 N/A
Record Sales 1998

Estimated earnings from his album Pilgrim (certified 2x platinum by RIAJ, platinum by RIAA and IFPI - NOR, and gold by ARIA, IFPI - AUT, SNEP - FRA, BVMI, IFPI - SWE, IFPI - SWI and BPI)

$2,033,000
Earnings 1995 N/A
Record Sales 1995

Estimated earnings from his compilation album The Very Best of Cream with Cream band (certified gold by RIAA and BPI)

$600,000
Record Sales 1995

Estimated earnings from his compilation album The Cream of Clapton (certified 2x platinum by RIAA)

$2,000,000
Earnings 1994 N/A
Record Sales 1994

Estimated earnings from his album From the Cradle (certified 3x platinum by RIAA, platinum by RIAJ and NVPI, 2x gold by SNEP - FRA, and gold by IFPI - AUT, BVMI, IFPI - SWE, IFPI - SWI and BPI)

$3,888,000
Earnings 1993 N/A
Record Sales 1993

Estimated earnings from his compilation album Stages (certified silver by BPI)

$60,000
Earnings 1992 N/A
Record Sales 1992

Estimated earnings from his live album Unplugged (certified diamond by RIAA and Music Canada, 8x platinum by ARIA, 4x platinum by BPI, NVPI and RIAJ, 2x platinum by IFPI - AUT, SNEP - FRA and IFPI - SWI, 5x gold by BVMI, and gold by IFPI - SWE)

$15,920,000
Earnings 1991 N/A
Record Sales 1991

Estimated earnings from his live album 24 Nights (certified gold by RIAA and BPI)

$75,000
Record Sales 1991

Estimated earnings from his compilation album Story (certified platinum by NVPI, and gold by SNEP - FRA and IFPI - SWI)

$160,000
Earnings 1989 N/A
Record Sales 1989

Estimated earnings from his album Journeyman (certified 2x platinum by RIAA, platinum by BPI, and gold by SNEP - FRA, RIAJ, NVPI and IFPI - SWI)

$2,535,000
Earnings 1988 N/A
Record Sales 1988

Estimated earnings from his compilation album Crossroads (certified 3x platinum by RIAA)

$3,000,000
Earnings 1987 N/A
Record Sales 1987

Estimated earnings from his compilation album The Cream of Eric Clapton (UK) (certified 3x platinum by BPI, and gold by SNEP - FRA and IFPI - SWI)

$1,010,000
Earnings 1986 N/A
Record Sales 1986

Estimated earnings from his album August (certified platinum by BPI and gold by RIAA)

$800,000
Earnings 1985 N/A
Record Sales 1985

Estimated earnings from his album Behind the Sun (certified platinum by RIAA)

$1,000,000
Earnings 1983 N/A
Record Sales 1983

Estimated earnings from his live album Time Pieces Vol.II Live in the Seventies (certified gold by BPI)

$50,000
Record Sales 1983

Estimated earnings from his compilation album Strange Brew with Cream band (certified platinum by RIAA)

$1,000,000
Earnings 1982 N/A
Record Sales 1982

Estimated earnings from his compilation album Time Pieces: The Best of Eric Clapton (certified 7x platinum by RIAA, platinum by IFPI - AUT and NVPI, and gold by BPI)

$7,165,000
Earnings 1981 N/A
Record Sales 1981

Estimated earnings from his album Another Ticket (certified gold by RIAA)

$500,000
Earnings 1980 N/A
Record Sales 1980

Estimated earnings from his live album Just One Night (certified gold by RIAA and silver by BPI)

$55,000
Earnings 1978 N/A
Record Sales 1978

Estimated earnings from his album Backless (certified platinum by RIAA and silver by BPI)

$1,060,000
Earnings 1977 N/A
Record Sales 1977

Estimated earnings from his album Slowhand (certified 3x platinum by RIAA, and gold by BPI and IFPI - SWI)

$3,110,000
Earnings 1976 N/A
Record Sales 1976

Estimated earnings from his album No Reason to Cry (certified silver by BPI)

$60,000
Earnings 1975 N/A
Record Sales 1975

Estimated earnings from his live album E. C. Was Here (certified silver by BPI)

$5,000,000
Record Sales 1975

Estimated earnings from his album There's One in Every Crowd (certified silver by BPI)

$60,000
Earnings 1974 N/A
Record Sales 1974

Estimated earnings from his album 461 Ocean Boulevard (certified gold by RIAA and BPI)

$600,000
Earnings 1973 N/A
Record Sales 1973

Estimated earnings from his live album In Concert with Derek and the Dominos (certified gold by RIAA)

$50,000
Record Sales 1973

Estimated earnings from his live album Eric Clapton's Rainbow Concert (certified silver by BPI)

$5,000
Earnings 1972 N/A
Record Sales 1972

Estimated earnings from his compilation album The History of Eric Clapton (certified gold by RIAA)

$500,000
Earnings 1970 N/A
Record Sales 1970

Estimated earnings from his live album On Tour with Eric Clapton with Delaney & Bonnie & Friends (certified gold by RIAA)

$50,000
Record Sales 1970

Estimated earnings from his album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs with Derek and the Dominos (certified gold by RIAA and silver by BPI)

$560,000
Earnings 1969 N/A
Record Sales 1969

Estimated earnings from his compilation album Best of Cream with Cream band (certified gold by RIAA)

$500,000
Record Sales 1969

Estimated earnings from his album Goodbye with Eric Clapton (certified gold by RIAA)

$500,000
Record Sales 1969

Estimated earnings from his live album Live Peace in Toronto 1969 with John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band (certified gold by RIAA)

$50,000
Record Sales 1969

Estimated earnings from his album Blind Faith with Blind Faith band (certified platinum by RIAA and gold by BPI)

$1,100,000
Earnings 1968 N/A
Record Sales 1968

Estimated earnings from his album Wheels of Fire with Cream band (certified gold by RIAA)

$500,000
Earnings 1967 N/A
Record Sales 1967

Estimated earnings from his album Disraeli Gears with Cream band (certified platinum by RIAA and gold by BPI)

$1,100,000
Earnings 1966 N/A
Record Sales 1966

Estimated earnings from his album Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers (certified silver by BPI)

$60,000
Record Sales 1966

Estimated earnings from his album Fresh Cream with Cream band (certified gold by RIAA)

$500,000
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