Eric Clapton Net Worth

Net Worth: $200 Million

Statistics
  • Source of Wealth Music
  • Birth Place Ripley, Surrey, England
  • Height 5' 11½" (1.82 m)
  • Full Name Eric Patrick Clapton
  • Nationality United Kingdom
  • Date of Birth March 30, 1945
  • Occupation Musician, Singer-songwriter, Record producer, Artist

About Eric Clapton

English guitarist and singer-songwriter, Eric Clapton has a net worth of $195 million (£125m) as of April 2012, according to the Sunday Times UK Rich List. 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.

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