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Ernest Clayton Walker, Jr. was born on the 19th August 1969, in Vidor, Texas USA, and is a country music artist with 30 country singles that have made it to the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts, and has also recorded 11 studio albums thus far. Walker’s career started in 1993.
Have you ever wondered how rich Clay Walker is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Walker’s net worth is as high as $8 million, an amount earned through her successful career in music. In addition to being a popular country artist, Walker has also appeared in a few movies, and worked on several soundtracks, which have improved his wealth too.
Clay Walker Net Worth $8 Million
Clay Walker was born the oldest of five children of Ernest and Danna Walker. He was introduced to the guitar at the age of nine thanks to his father, and Clay started competing in local talent competitions at the age of 15. He went to Vidor High School, and worked as nighttime desk clerk at a Super 8 Motel while still at school. After matriculation in 1986, Walker toured as a musician, looking for the gigs, and finally found a job at the bar called the Neon Armadillo in Beaumont, Texas. The record producer, James Strout, found Walker in November 1992 and offered him deal with Giant Records, a part of Warner Music Group. Later that year, Walker signed his first professional contract, and his net worth was established.
In August 1993, Clay released his debut self-titled studio album, which peaked at No. 8 on the US Billboard Top Country Albums, No. 52 on US Billboard 200, and No. 2 on US Billboard Top Heatseekers, and achieved platinum status in both America and Canada. The singles “What’s It to You”, “Live Until I Die”, and “Dreaming with My Eyes Open” topped the US Country chart, which only increased his net worth by a large margin. In 1994, Walker recorded another platinum album called “If I Could Make a Living”, which reached No. 4 on US Billboard Top Country Albums, and No. 42 on US Billboard 200. The singles “If I Could Make a Living” and “This Woman and This Man” were positioned in first place on the US Country chart, increasing further his net worth.
His next two releases – “Hypnotize the Moon” (1995) and “Rumor Has It” (1997) – both achieved platinum status, and peaked at the No. 57 and No. 32 on US Billboard 200 chart, respectively. Walker’s success in the ‘90s helped him to increase his net worth significantly. By the end of the decade, he had released two more albums entitled “Greatest Hits” (1998) and “Live, Laugh, Love” (1999), but these failed to achieve platinum status.
Clay Walker has recorded five more albums so far, with “A Few Questions” (2003), “Fall” (2007), and the latest “She Won’t Be Lonely Long” (2010), being the quite popular among country fans in the US and therefore lucrative. “A Few Questions” peaked at the No. 3 position on US Billboard Top Country Albums and No. 23 on US Billboard 200 chart. “Fall” was placed even better, reaching the No. 5 and No. 15 on the respective charts, and Walker’s most recent studio album “She Won’t Be Lonely Long” peaked at the No. 5 and No. 16 respectively.
Walker has also worked as an actor, in such movies as “Clay Walker: Jesse James” (2012), and in the Oscar-nominated history drama “Alone Yet Not Alone” (2013). He won the Radio & Records’ Best New Male Artist Award in 1993, and later Country Song Roundup’s Best New Male Vocalist in 1995.
Regarding his personal life, Clay Walker married Lori Jayne Lampson in 1992 and has two daughters with her; they divorced in 2003. Walker married model Jessica Craig in September 2007, and has three children with her.
Walker is well-known for his charitable work, as he has helped to raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis since his diagnosis in 1996. In 2003, he founded the charity called Band Against MS.