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Clayton Holmes Grissom, known as Clay Aiken, is a famous American singer, songwriter, actor, TV personality and author who has a net worth of $6 million. Since the beginning of his career Aiken has released six studio albums and co-authored a novel. He was the second-placed contestant in the second season of the singing competition called “American Idol”. This success of a young singer wasn’t unexpected – his powerful charming voice and impeccable behavior helped him to achieve popularity and increased Aiken’s net worth, and today he is definitely a genuine pop-star.

Clay Aiken Net Worth $6 Million

Clay Aiken was born on November 30, 1978 in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was interested in music as a young boy and sang in the church choir, local theatre productions and musicals.

His first step to a serious musical career was in 2003, when Aiken released his first studio album. The producer of the album was Clive Davis – together with a young talent they were able to create “Measure of a Man” which debuted at number 1 one the Billboard 200, and became the highest-selling album for a solo artist since 1993. Later in 2004 Clay Aiken released a holiday album “Merry Christmas with Love” and succeedd again – it set a new record for the fastest-selling holiday album since 1991 and even tied Celine Dion’s record of highest placed debut holiday album on the Billboard charts. His second studio album “A Thousand Different Ways” was released in 2006, and in the same year Clay Aiken, thanks to increased net worth, bought a lavish home in Durham, North Carolina, US. However, he didn’t live there for very long and today the house in on sale for $2.7 million.

Clay Aiken is also known as a philantrophist. Together with Diane Bubel they co-founded an organization NIP (National Inclusive Project) to support children with mental and physical problems so they could more easily communicate with other kids. He is also the National Ambassador of US Fund for UNICEF, and since 2005 Aiken has regularly visited children in different countries and to give them material support and countenance. Despite that Aiken’s net worth still rises. Clay Aiken’s salary also lets him make some political donations – for example, he donated $2,400 to Cal Cunningham for United States Senate election several times.

One of the main contributions to Clay Aiken’s net worth has come from his appearances in different TV shows. Multiple times he has appeared on The Tonight Show – an American talk show that usually airs late night, interviewing with Jay Leno – the famous TV host and comedian.

Nowadays Clay Aiken lives with his wife Jaymes Foster, the sister of Canadian musician and record producer David Foster, in North Carolina. On August 8, 2008 their son Parker Foster Aiken was born. Today the singer continues public activity and his career. His net worth continues to grow thanks to his successful career as a musician and famous personality on TV.

Quick Facts

Birth date: November 30, 1978
Birth place: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Profession:Singer, Actor, Singer-songwriter, TV Personality, Author, Social activist, Activist
Nationality:United States of America
Children:Parker Foster Aiken
Movies:, American Idol, Disneymania 3 in Concert
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Preparing to release new book, "Learning to Sing". [October 2004]
2Preparing to release Christmas album. [October 2004]
3On Broadway as Sir Robin in Monty Python's Spamalot until May 4th [2008]
4JukeBox Tour [August 2005]
5Had first child with friend Jaymes Foster-Levy at 8:08 am on August 8, 2008 - a boy, Parker Foster Aiken. [August 2008]
6Released CD album "On My Way Here." [May 2008]
7New album "A Thousand Different Ways" is in the making, due for release September 19 2006 [August 2006]
8On his Christmas tour, The Joyful Noise Tour [November 2004]
9Released "The Way" the second single from his album, Measure of a Man. [February 2004]
10Baby son with Jaymes Foster-Levy, Parker Foster Aiken, born on August 8th 2008 at 8:08 AM in North Carolina.
11His first son Parker Foster Aiken weighed in at 6 lbs, 2 oz.
12Has said that former "Avalon" member Jody McBrayer is one of his favorite singers, and was a big inspiration to him.
13He is allergic to many kinds of foods, including all tree nuts. He is not allergic to peanuts, which grow on a vine.
145 September 2006 - President George W. Bush selected him to serve on the President's Committee for People With Intellectual Disabilities.
15Has sold more albums and had more #1s then any other "American Idol" contestant behind Kelly Clarkson.
16Ranked #18 in TV Guide's list of "TV's 25 Greatest Teen Idols" (23 January 2005 issue).
17Had three major tours in the year 2004 (The Independent Tour in Spring, the Clay Aiken Solo Tour 2004 in Summer, and the Joyful Noise Tour in Winter)
18Got his first name (Clayton) from his grandmother's maiden name. He claims it is a Southern Tradition. (Source: "Learning to Sing: Hearing the Music In Your Life," by Clay Aiken)
19First book, titled Learning to Sing, came out on November 19th, 2004.
20Christmas album, titled Merry Christmas with Love, came out on November 16th, 2004.
21Was born with a collapsed lung.
22Shares a birthday with the following celebrities: Ben Stiller, 80s punk rocker Billy Idol, 8 Simple Rules (2002) star Kaley Cuoco, 24 (2001) star Elisha Cuthbert and Dick Clark.
23His first album went triple platinum.
24As of April 15, 2004, his single, "Solitaire," sold 191,132 copies.
25Was the one and only contestant on the 2nd season of American Idol that was never voted in the bottom two or three.
26His biological father, Vernon Grissom, died February 27, 2004. His stepfather, Ray Parker, died on July 4, 2002.
27His song, "The Way", was co-written by Enrique Iglesias.
28Plans to release one album in 2004, a Christmas album
29He shared a house in L.A with former "American Idol" contestant, 'Kimberley Locke'.
30His freshman album, Measure of a Man, shipped double platinum.
31Founded the Bubel/Aiken Foundation to include children with developmental disabilities in activities with typical children. Named the foundation for Mike Bubel, a boy with autism that he worked with in North Carolina. Mike's mother Diane persuaded him to audition for American Idol.
32His single, 'This Is The Night', went platinum in the US, and 6 times platinum in Canada.
33In the first week of the release of his single, it sold over 393,000 copies, the most since Elton John's "Candle in the Wind".
34Mother is Faye Aiken Parker; late step-father, Ray Parker; step-brother, Jeff; step-sister, Amy and half-brother, Brett.
35Recorded two CDs entitled "Redefined" and "Look What Love Has Done" prior to American Idol. These CDs are no longer available.
36Shortened Clayton to Clay after a suggestion from the producers of American Idol (2002).
37Worked for the YMCA in Raleigh, North Carolina
38Was a special education major at UNC-Charlotte
39Changed his last name, Grissom, to his mother's maiden name, Aiken.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1His wink


Quotes

#Quote
1[Prior to joining the cast in Spamalot]: I really couldn't have asked for a more wonderful group of people to work with. Let's not lie, the chance to work with legendary creative minds like Mike Nichols and Eric Idle is, on its own, a reason to jump at this opportunity.
2[In 2009]: Every year the models do an acting challenge, and since I had been in Spamalot and was doing the Broadway thing, Tyra Banks, [the show's host] called and wanted me to be a part of it, I did a scene with some of the girls and then later on tried to help judge that scene.
3[on being the Ambassador for the Children's Agency]: The situation in Chiapas and Tabasco has really become a forgotten emergency. Telling the story of these brave people, especially the children, to a U.S. audience is the reason that I am here. Sharing this experience with my family during this time of year makes it even more special.
4I left Raleigh six months ago, and nobody knew who I was. It's very hard to get used to.
5I'm religious. I think this is something God had planned for me.
6American celebrities have an amazing amount of influence on the way America thinks, feels, and acts. I think that such an influence should be used in the most positive way possible.
7I think there's a difference between appearance and image. An image is not how you look. It's what you do. It's what you portray. Your personality, the example you set, and that's huge for me.
8I'm never really comfortable with people cheering for me.
9It doesn't really matter to me how I make a difference, I just wanna make sure that I do.


Pictures

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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Reality/Variety Star - MaleAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002)


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chelsea Lately2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Apprentice2012TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Phineas and Ferb2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
30 Rock2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Holiday Festival on Ice 20072007TV Movie performer: "Winter Wonderland"
Disneymania in Concert2005Video performer: "Proud of Your Boy"
Scrubs2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
Without a Paddle2004performer: "Invisible"
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed2004performer: "The Way"
Canadian Idol2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
Aladdin1992performer: "Proud of Your Boy"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Office2013TV SeriesClay Aiken
Drop Dead Diva2011TV SeriesTyler Callahan
30 Rock2009TV SeriesClay Aiken
Scrubs2005TV SeriesKenny

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Clay Aiken: Tried & True Live!2010Video

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Clay Aiken Christmas2004TV Special executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2006-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Special Correspondent / Himself - Political Contributor
Real Time with Bill Maher2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Runner-Up2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
TakePart Live2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Extra2014TV SeriesHimself - Senatorial Candidate
The Colbert Report2014TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2013TV SeriesHimself
American Idol2003-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Performer / Himself - Guest Performer / ...
The Dr. Oz Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
D.L. Hughley: The Endangered List2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Apprentice2012TV SeriesHimself - Contestant / Himself - Finalist
The Wendy Williams Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Face the Nation2012TV SeriesHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey2012TV SeriesHimself
Watch What Happens: Live2012TV SeriesHimself
The Talk2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Clay Aiken: Tried & True Live!2010VideoHimself
Phineas and Ferb2010TV SeriesHimself
The View2003-2010TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Co-Host
Chelsea Lately2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
America's Next Top Model2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge / Recording Artist
The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS2008TV MovieHimself
Rosie Live2008TV MovieHimself
Paula's Party2008TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2008TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003-2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
Rachael Ray2008TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2003-2008TV SeriesHimself / Musical Guest / Himself - Musical Guest
Good Morning America2003-2008TV SeriesHimself
American Idol Rewind2008TV SeriesHimself - Finalist / Himself
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?2007TV SeriesHimself
Dancing with the Stars2007TV SeriesHimself
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol2007Video GameHimself (uncredited)
Days of Our Lives2006TV SeriesHimself
The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHimself
The Tyra Banks Show2006TV SeriesHimself
2006 American Music Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2004-2006TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live2004-2006TV SeriesHimself
Walmart Soundcheck2006TV SeriesHimself
Omg! Insider2006TV SeriesHimself
Dear Santa2005TV MovieHimself
All My Children2005TV SeriesHimself
The Standard2005TV SeriesSinger - American Idol
The Oprah Winfrey Show2003-2005TV SeriesHimself
Disneymania in Concert2005VideoHimself
Head 2 Toe2005TV SeriesHimself
A Clay Aiken Christmas2004TV SpecialHimself
Christmas in Rockefeller Center2004TV MovieHimself - Performer
The 32nd Annual American Music Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
A Capitol Fourth2004TV SpecialHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Gimme the Mike2004TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2004TV Series documentaryHimself
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live2004TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Ed2004TV SeriesHimself
American Idol: Life on the Road2004TV SpecialHimself
The 31st Annual American Music Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Fromage 20032003TV MovieHimself
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade2003TV SpecialHimself
The 2003 Billboard Music Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
The Nick at Nite Holiday Special2003TV MovieHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2003TV SpecialHimself
An American Idol Christmas2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Total Request Live2003TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2003TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2003TV SeriesHimself
The Wayne Brady Show2003TV SeriesHimself
The Early Show2003TV SeriesHimself
Primetime2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Miss America Pageant2003TV SpecialHimself - Musical Guest
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon2003TV SeriesHimself
Off the Record2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Canadian Idol2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
eTalk Daily2003TV SeriesHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Robert De Niro2003TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Apprentice2015TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea Lately2012-2014TV SeriesHimself
The Office2013TV SeriesClay Aiken
Paid to Play2005DocumentaryHimself
20 Most Awesomely Bad Songs of 20042004TV Special documentaryHimself
E! 101 Most Starlicious Makeovers2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Celebrities Uncensored2003TV SeriesHimself

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