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Adam Clayton Net Worth

Adam Clayton Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Adam Clayton net worth is
$150 Million

Adam Clayton Wiki Biography

Adam Charles Clayton was born on the 13th March 1960 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England and is the musician well known as the bassist of the rock band U2. As a member of the band he has won more than 20 Grammy Awards, more than 10 Q Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards, & BRIT Awards as well as a number of other prestigious awards. Adam Clayton has been active in the entertainment industry since 1976.

How rich is the musician? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the net worth of Adam Clayton is as much as $150 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016.

Adam Clayton Net Worth $150 Million

To begin with, Clayton is the eldest child of Brian, a pilot of the Royal Air Force, and Jo Clayton. When he was five years old, the family moved to Yellow Walls Road in Malahide near Dublin, where his sister Sarah Jane and his brother Sebastian were born. Clayton attended the private boarding school St. Columba’s College, and later matriculated from Mount Temple High School, where he, Bono, The Edge and Larry Mullen Jr. met. It is worth mentioning the fact that Adam did not have any formal music education before 1996.

He started as the U2 bassist plus band manager before Paul McGuinness took over the latter position. In the middle of the 1980s, the band became known worldwide, because they were appreciated more as live performers by fans than as artists as far as album sales are concerned, until their 1987 album “The Joshua Tree”. During the decade U2 would influence pop, electronics, dance and alternative rock music, but in 2000 U2 again achieved great commercial success with the album “All That You Can Not Leave Behind”, adding significantly to all the band mamber’s net worth including Adam Clayton’s.

After this album U2 set aside the experimental sounds they produced in the 1990s, becoming more conventional while maintaining their initial musical influences by returning to the sound of their early albums, so much so that they are now one of the musical artists with higher sales, selling approximately 150 million copies worldwide. Overall, U2 has recorded thirteen studio albums, which increased the total size of Adam Clayton and other members net worth. In 2005, the band was inducted in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.

Concerning his career as a musician, on the single “Sunday, Bloody Sunday” (1983) and the b-side song “Endless Deep” (1983) he sings a rare vocal contribution. Adam and Bono participated in the Band Aid charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” (1984); Bono sang and Adam played the bass. Adam Clayton won the best bass player Orville H. Gibson Guitar Award in 2001 and 2002.

Aside fro U2, Adam played bass on the album of Robbie Robertson called “Robbie Robertson” (1987) and participated in making Maria McKee albums. Adam and Larry Mullen Jr. collaborated in Nanci Griffith’s album “Flyer” recording the songs “These Days in an Open Book”, “Do Not Forget About Me”, “On Grafton Street” and “This Heart”. Clayton and Larry also did the soundtrack for the film “Mission: Impossible”; the theme song “Theme From Mission: Impossible” was also a Grammy nominee as the Best Pop Instrumental Performance.

Finally, in the personal life of the musician, Adam Clayton was engaged to super-model Naomi Campbell in 1994, although they split up after 6 months. In 2006 he became engaged to Susie Smith, however, early in the following year they announced their separation. In 2010, Clayton and his longtime French girlfriend had already become parents of a boy, and in 2013, Adam Clayton married Mariana Teixeira De Carvalho.

Net Worth$150 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 13, 1960
DiedApril 4, 1972, Miami, Florida, United States
Place Of BirthChinnor, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Height1.78 m
Weight75 kg
ProfessionMusician, bass guitarist, songwriter
EducationSt. Columba's College, Mount Temple Comprehensive School
SpouseMariana Teixeira De Carvalho (m. 2013-)
ParentsBria Clayton, Jo Clayton
SiblingsSarah Jane, Sebastian Clayton
PartnerNaomi Campbell (1994), Susie Smith (2006)
Awards22 Grammy awards: Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Rock Album; 10 Q Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards, & BRIT Awards, Orville H. Gibson Guitar Award (2001, 2002)
Record LabelsIsland, Interscope
Albums"October", "Zooropa", "Original Soundtracks 1", "Mission: Impossible", "Achtung Baby", "The Joshua Tree" (1987), "Songs of Experience", “All That You Can Not Leave Behind”, “Flyer” (2000), “Robbie Robertson” (1987)
Music Groups"U2"
NominationsRock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame (2005)
1His glasses
1I don't think rock 'n roll is necessarily a young man's game. I think Neil Young is just as rock n' roll now as he was in his 20s. I'd like to think we can still be edgy and challenging.
2I've never necessarily chosen to be a bachelor. I've had girlfriends throughout the last 20 or 30 years. It's just that there were times when I met people that fascinated me and times I didn't.
3I was drawn to things I thought were either sexy or aggressive - or both.
4For us there's U2 music, and then there's everything else.
5From an early age I didn't buy into the value systems of working hard in a nine-to-five job. I thought creativity, friendship and loyalty and pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable was much more interesting.
6Unless man is committed to the belief that all mankind are his brothers, then he labors in vain and hypocritically in the vineyards of equality.
7There are two types of collector, I think. There are those who are quite academic, and get into the archaeology of finding the earliest example of a particular idea. Then there are those interested in what's new.
8Fame is like the dessert that comes with your achievements - it's not an achievement in itself, but sometimes it can overpower the work.
9It's very confusing when fame comes early on in your career. You get a little bit bent out of shape in terms of what's important. Fame is like the dessert that comes with your achievements - it's not an achievement in itself, but sometimes it can overpower the work.
10The drums tell me everything. Everything else registers a millisecond later.
11The art market was very different before the mid-1980s: then, art was all about passion, whereas now it's become a commodity.
12If you believe in a cause, you must be willing to put yourself on the line for that cause.
13I don't think rock 'n' roll is necessarily a young man's game.
14I definitely got to a point where I realize how unusual it is to be able to play large, sold-out shows 30 years into a rock and roll career. I don't take it for granted.
15I was actually pretty shy in school. My defense mechanism was to be the class clown. I remember getting into a lot of trouble for being disruptive, and I was brought in front of the headteacher, who said: 'What's going to happen to you; what are you going to do when you grow up?' and I said: 'Well, I'm obviously going to be a comedian.'
16A man's respect for law and order exists in precise relationship to the size of his paycheck.
17I think rock 'n' roll would become exponentially, considerably more difficult to perform past about 65.
18Men should not be forced to wear pants when it's not cold.
19You can't make assumptions when you're dealing with health issues.
20On A-Ha: A very creative band.
21Men should not be forced to wear pants when it's not cold. [After posing nude for an Achtung Baby photograph]
1Plays bass guitar with U2.
2Despite his recent disengagement with ex-fiancée Naomi Campbell, he still remains good friends with her, and she continues to be one of the group's biggest fans.
3Bassist for U2.
4Was engaged to supermodel Naomi Campbell during their ZooTV show era but they split soon after
5Was the only member without children until he announced the birth of his son in January 2011.
6In the beginning he was U2's manager
7Oldest member of U2, also the tallest (at 5' 10").
8Designed fashion clothing in the mid-90s.


Mystery Science Theater 30001993TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Heartbreak Kid1993writer: "One" - as Clayton
Palm Harbor Vice 2: Brotherhood of the Monkey1993writer: "Where the Streets Have No Name"
Gladiator1992writer: "Pride In the Name of Love"
Palm Harbor Vice1991writer: "Desire"
Live Aid1985TV Special documentary music: "Bad" / writer: "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
Miami Vice1985TV Series writer - 1 episode
WKRP in Cincinnati1981TV Series writer - 1 episode
Superstar Duets2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series music - 3 episodes, 2014 - 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2014
The 86th Annual Academy Awards2014TV Special music: "Ordinary Love" / performer: "Ordinary Love"
Dancing on IceTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
The Bachelor Weekend2013writer: "One" - as Clayton
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom2013writer: "Ordinary Love"
The Voice of the Philippines2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series music - 2 episodes, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2011
The X Factor2007-2012TV Series writer - 3 episodes
B.B. King: The Life of Riley2012Documentary writer: "When Love Comes to Town"
The Voice UK2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Anton Corbijn Inside Out2012Documentary writer: "Beatiful Day" - as Clayton
The Lady2011lyrics: "Slug" / music: "Slug"
Idool 20112011TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Melt with You2011writer: "Out of Control"
X Factor2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Runway2010writer: "Electric Co"
Late Show with David Letterman2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Live from Studio Five2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live2009TV Series music - 1 episode
Nim's Island2008writer: "Beautiful Day" 2000
Waveriders2008Documentary writer: "SILVER AND GOLD"
Idols!2002-2007TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Idols2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idool 20072007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cubism: Pet Shop Boys in Concert - Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City2007Video writer: "Where the street have no name I can't take my eyes off you"
Cesko hledá SuperStar2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 12006TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Australian Idol2003-2006TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged SeriesTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Die Pathologin - Im Namen der Toten2006TV Movie writer: "Beautiful Day"
Click2006music: "Ultra Violet Light My Way" 1991
Pet Shop Boys: A Life in Pop2006TV Movie documentary writer: "Where the streets have no name I can't take my eyes off you"
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2003-2006TV Series writer - 10 episodes
Parashat Ha-Shavua2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol2004-2005TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Elizabethtown2005writer: "Pride In the Name of Love" 1984
Idol2003-2005TV Series writer - 3 episodes
CSI: NY2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Slovensko hladá SuperStar2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idool 20042004TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Flynns Journey to Ireland2004Documentary writer: "Bad"
Canadian Idol2003-2004TV Series writer - 3 episodes
New Zealand Idol2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Idol2003-2004TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Idol stjörnuleit2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pop Idol2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Headrush2003writer: "Your Blue Room" - as Clayton
Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now2003TV Special documentary writer: "Beautiful Day"
Conspiracy of Silence2003writer: "All I Want Is You" - as Clayton
Rage2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idool 20032003TV Series writer - 1 episode
About a Boy2002as Clayton, "Zoo Station"
He Died with a Felafel in His Hand2001writer: "Miss Sarajevo"
Kung Fu Kenobi's Big Adventure1999Short performer: "Theme From 'Mission Impossible'"
Unter uns: Die Highlights1999TV Movie performer: "Theme From Mission Impossible"
The Simpsons1998TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Blackout1997writer: "MIAMI"
Mission: Impossible1996performer: "Theme From Mission: Impossible"
Top of the Pops1995TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Stars in Their Eyes1995TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Kids1995writer: "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
Ready to Wear1994writer: "Lemon Perfecto Mix"
Camilla1994performer: "Jolie Louise"
Milk Money1994"Some Days Are Better Than Others"
Blown Away1994writer: "With or Without You", "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
Reality Bites1994writer: "All I Want is You"
Fearless1993writer: "WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME"


U2: Elevation 2001 Live from Boston2001Video documentary as U2
Sightings of Bono2000Video short
U2: A Year in Pop1997TV Movie documentary
Al di là delle nuvole1995as U2
U2: LoveTown1989TV Short documentary
U2: Rattle and Hum1988Documentary
U2: Unforgettable Fire1984Documentary short
They Call It an Accident1982


Late Show with David Letterman2009TV SeriesBumped Musical Guest #1 / Mail Answering Expert #3 / Phone Background Music Singer #3 / ...

Music Department

The 86th Annual Academy Awards2014TV Special songs featuring
Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man2005Documentary performer: Slipper Room, New York City


Linear2009Video executive producer


U2: Innocence + Experience, Live in Paris2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Bass guitar
TFI Friday1997-2015TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
The Irish Rock Story: A Tale of Two Cities2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Graham Norton Show2014TV SeriesHimself
The 86th Annual Academy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Original Song
71st Golden Globe Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Winner
E! Live from the Red Carpet2014TV SeriesHimself
Who the F**K Is Arthur Fogel2013DocumentaryHimself
Touch the Sky2012DocumentaryHimself
From the Sky Down2011DocumentaryHimself
Glastonbury 2011 U22011TV MovieHimself
Caiga quien caiga - CQC2011TV SeriesHimself
Music of Ireland: Welcome to America2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
U2: 360 Degrees at the Rose Bowl2010Video documentaryHimself (as U2)
Music of Ireland: Welcome Home2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
U2 Arrives @ the Rose Bowl2009TV MovieHimself
U2 Three Button World2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Start Me Up2009VideoHimself
Malas compañías2009TV SeriesHimself
Entre línies2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Gomorron2009TV SeriesHimself - Om U2
Late Show with David Letterman2009TV SeriesHimself - Top Ten List Presenter / Himself - Honorary Street Receiver
We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial2009TV SpecialHimself (as U2)
U2 Live from Paris: Concert2007VideoHimself
U2 3D2007DocumentaryHimself
U2 - Vertigo 2005: Live from Milan2006VideoHimself - Performer (as U2)
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2005TV MovieHimself
60 Minutes2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Bassist (segment "U2")
Vertigo 2005: U2 Live from Chicago2005VideoHimself
The Work of Director Anton Corbijn2005Video documentaryHimself (segments "One" and "Electrical Storm") (as U2)
The Work of Director Stéphane Sednaoui2005Video documentaryHimself (segments "Mysterious Ways" and "Discotheque") (as U2)
Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man2005DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Live 8: A Worldwide Concert Event Presented by Nokia2005TV SpecialHimself
TV total2005TV SeriesHimself
MTV Jammed2004TV SeriesHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2004TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live2004TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
CD:UK2004TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1981-2004TV SeriesHimself / Himself - U2
Morten og Peter i Dublin2003TV Series documentaryHimself (as U2)
U2: The Best of 1980-19902002Video documentaryHimself
U2: The Best of 1990-20002002Video documentaryHimself (Bass)
U2's Beautiful Day2002Video documentaryBass
U2: Elevation 2001 Live from Boston2001Video documentaryHimself (bass)
America: A Tribute to Heroes2001TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer (as U2)
Made in Manhattan: U22001DocumentaryAdam
We Know Where You Live2001TV MovieHimself (as U2)
Premios Amigo 20002000TV MovieHimself (as U2)
Classic Albums: U2 - The Joshua Tree1999Video documentaryHimself
The Simpsons1998TV SeriesHimself
U2: PopMart Live from Mexico City1997DocumentaryBass
MTV Europe Music Awards 19971997TV SpecialU2-performer (uncredited)
Power Vision - Pop Galerie1997TV Series documentaryHimself
U2: A Year in Pop1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
MTV Europe Music Awards 19961996TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
U2: Zoo TV Live from Sydney1994DocumentaryHimself - Bass Guitar
U2: Numb1993Video documentary shortHimself - Bass (as U2)
U2: Love Is Blindness1993Video documentary short
Rock and Roll Inaugural Ball1993TV MovieHimself (as U2)
U2: Achtung Baby, the Videos, the Cameos and a Whole Lot of Interference from ZOO-TV1992Video documentaryBass
MTV Video Music Awards 19921992TV SpecialHimself
Red Hot and Blue1990TV MovieHimself - Bass
U2: LoveTown1989TV Short documentaryBass
U2: The Making of the Movie 'Rattle and Hum'1988TV Movie documentaryHimself
U2: Rattle and Hum1988DocumentaryHimself
U2: Outside It's America1987DocumentaryHimself
World in Action1987TV Series documentaryHimself
U2: Wide Awake in Dublin1985DocumentaryHimself
Live Aid1985TV Special documentaryHimself (as U2)
U2: Unforgettable Fire1984Documentary shortHimself (Bass)
U2: Under a Blood Red Sky1983DocumentaryHimself (Bass)
The Tube1983TV SeriesHimself
The Kenny Everett Television Show1983TV SeriesHimself
Get Set for Summer1982TV SeriesHimself
Tomorrow Coast to Coast1981TV SeriesHimself
The Old Grey Whistle Test1981TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show1980TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Pop Gold2015TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Simpsons: Celebrity Friends2010TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Pop Galerie Reloaded2009TV Series documentaryHimself
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryHimself
60 Minutes2006TV Series documentaryHimself - Bassist (segment "U2")
CD:UK2006TV SeriesHimself
Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik2004-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Buenafuente2005TV SeriesHimself
Chain Reactions2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Simpsons2002TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1987-2001TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

2014Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PictureMandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
2013Capri Song AwardCapri, HollywoodMandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
2003Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PictureGangs of New York (2002)
2003World Soundtrack AwardWorld Soundtrack AwardsBest Original Song Written for a FilmGangs of New York (2002)
1996ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsMost Performed Songs from Motion PicturesBatman Forever (1995)
1995GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Music Video - Long FormU2: Zoo TV Live from Sydney (1994)

Nominated Awards

2014OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original SongMandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
2014World Soundtrack AwardWorld Soundtrack AwardsBest Original Song Written Directly for a FilmMandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
2013DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Original SongMandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
2009DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Original SongBrothers (2009)
2003OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongGangs of New York (2002)
2003MTV TRL AwardMTV TRL AwardsRock The Mic Award
2003OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original SongGangs of New York (2002)
2002OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Adapted SongMoulin Rouge! (2001)
2000GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Long Form Music VideoU2: PopMart Live from Mexico City (1997)
1997OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Adapted SongMission: Impossible (1996)
1996Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PictureBatman Forever (1995)
1994Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PictureIn weiter Ferne, so nah! (1993)
1988GrammyGrammy AwardsSong of the Year

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