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Gary Lee Clark, Jr. was born on the 15th February 1984, in Austin, Texas USA, and is a singer as well as guitarist, with his music draws its influences from blues, jazz, country and hip-hop. Gary Clark Jr.’s trademark is his smooth voice and saturated guitar riffs. He won the Grammy Award for the Best Traditional R & B Performance in 2014. Clark Jr. has been active in the entertainment industry since 1996.
How much is the net worth of Gary Clark Jr.? It has been estimated that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $4 million, as of the data presented in late 2016. Music is the main source of Clark Jr. modest fortune and popularity.
Gary Clark Jr. Net Worth $4 Million
To begin with, Clark started playing guitar at the age of 12, and in his youth he gave small concerts in his hometown of Austin, where he met Clifford Antone who is the owner of the music clubs Antone’s through which Gary became acquainted with Jimmie Vaughan. He and other local musicians accompanied him during his career. Clark Jr. first attracted major attention when he sang at the Crossroads Guitar Festival, alongside B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Buddy Guy, Steve Winwood, Sheryl Crow, and ZZ Top in 2010. In June 2011 and 2012, Clark joined the annual Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, and also in 2012 he joined the event Red, White and Blues at the White House. At the end of 2012, Clark made a guest appearance at the final concert of the Rolling Stones in New Jersey, and with the Stones and John Mayer played the song “Goin ‘Down” by Freddie King. His net worth was rising.
His international breakthrough came in 2013 with his album “Clark Blak and Blu”, which reached number six on the Billboard 200 album chart, and top position on the Billboard Blues Album chart. The following year, it was released worldwide and charted in many countries. It was also nominated for two Grammy Awards: the song “Please Come Home” in the category of traditional blues and “With Is not Messin” in the category of best rock song. During the 31st annual Austin Music Awards, Gary won eight awards including in the categories the Male Vocalist of the Year, Blues/Soul/Funk Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Electric Guitarist of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Musician of the Year and Band of the Year. In 2015, the album “The Story of Sonny Boy Slim” was released, which also topped the Billboard Blues Album chart as well as appeared in 8th position of the Billboard 200 album chart. The same year he sang with Beyonce Knowles and Ed Sheeran on the Stevie Wonder Tribute. It should also be noted that Clark Jr. won Blues Music Awards in the category of the Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year in 2014 and 2015.
Finally, in the personal life of the musician, he got engaged to his girlfriend Nicole Trunfio at the end of 2014. At the beginning of 2015 their son named Zion was born, and they married in 2016.