Eric Clapton is a well-known guitarist from England who has an estimated net worth of over $300 million. He is also a songwriter and singer and has been inducted three times into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Clapton was a member of the Yardbirds, following that he played for John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. He also formed Cream. He was placed at No. 2 on the list of “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” by the Rolling Stones magazine.
Biography & Wiki
Eric Patrick Clapton was born in Ripley, Surrey, England on 30 March 1945, to his parents Edward Walter Fryer and Patricia Molly Clapton. He received an acoustic guitar on his 13th birthday.
He completed his schooling from Hollyfield School and then went to Kingston College of Art but dropped out soon to pursue a career in music. At the age of 17, he was in the British R&B group called ‘Roosters’.
In 1979, Eric Clapton got married to Pattie Boyd. Despite being married, he has a daughter, Ruth Kelly Clapton with Yvonne Kelly. He divorced Pattie in 1988. He also had a son named Conor with Lory Del Santo. In 2002, he got married to Melia McEnery. The couple has three daughters named Sophie Belle, Ella May, and Julie Rose.
He also has a grandson named Eric Owen Bartlett born to his daughter Ruth.
After leaving his college, Eric Clapton performed with the ‘Roosters’ and ‘Casey Jones & the Engineers’. In 1963, he joined the rock and roll band the ‘Yardbirds’. In 1965, the released the hit single “For Your Love”. In April of the same year, he joined ‘John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers’. But he left the group a few months later.
He rejoined John Mayall again and found critical success with ‘Blues Breakers – John Mayall – With Eric Clapton’. In 1966, he left his previous band and joined the band ‘Cream’. He found commercial success with the band and was in the band in the late 1960s.
In 1970, he released his self-titled solo album. This was followed by the albums ‘461 Ocean Boulevard’, ‘No Reason to Cry’, ‘Slowhand’, ‘Backless’, ‘Another Ticket’, ‘Money and Cigarettes’, ‘Behind the Sun’, August’, ‘Journeyman’, ‘From the Cradle’, ‘Pilgrim’, ‘Reptile’, ‘Clapton’, ‘Old Sock’, and ‘’I Still Do’.
Clapton has also released four albums with Derek and the Dominos, one album with Delaney & Bonnie Friends, one album with John Legend and the Plastic Ono Band, and one album with Blind Faith.
Awards & Achievements
In 1986, Eric Clapton won the BAFTA Award for Edge of Darkness. He has won the Primetime Emmy Award in 2008. In 1995, he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. In 1983, Princess Michael of Kent awarded Clapton with the Silver Clef Award. He has won 18 Grammy Awards and has won numerous other awards.
Net Worth of Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton has an estimated net worth of more than $300 million as of 2017-2018. He made this fortune by releasing many albums with different groups. In 2009, he was the 17th richest person in Surrey according to Surrey Life magazine. His wealth also comes from the holding company called ‘Marshbrook Ltd.’. He also has shares in ‘Cordings Piccadilly’.
Eric Clapton is considered one of the most popular guitarists in the world. He has released a number of albums with many groups and his music has also featured in various films. He has received several honors and has been active in various charity works. He is also a car enthusiast and has got many cars. His popularity has made him the only person to be inducted thrice in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.