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Michael Gordon Clifford was born on 11 November 1995, in Sydney, Australia, to Karen and Daryl Clifford. He is an Australian musician and singer, best known as a member of the Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer.
So just how rich is Michael Clifford at present? Sources state that Clifford has earned a net worth over $10 million, as of mid-2016. His wealth has been accumulated during his so far short music career.
Michael Clifford Net Worth $10 Million
Clifford attended Norwest Christian College, but dropped out in 2011 to pursue his career in music. The same year he and his college friends Luke Hemmings and Calum Hood began posting videos of themselves performing covers of various hits together on YouTube, with Clifford serving as the guitarist and backing vocalist. Later that year, drummer Ashton Irwin joined the group and they soon became a YouTube sensation. Aside from a sizable fun base, they caught the attention of well-known music labels, which led them to sign with Sony ATV Music Publishing, and to release their first EP called “Unplugged”. The net worth of all was established, including Clifford’s.
The band’s popularity grew when a member of the famed band One Direction, Louis Tomlinson, posted a link to the YouTube video of their song “Gotta Get Out”. Shortly after, another member of One Direction, Niall Horan, tweeted the link to 5 Seconds of Summer’s video of their first single “Out of My Limit”, which was released in 2012 and which reached over 100,000 views within the first 24 hours, reinforcing the band’s growing popularity among worldwide audiences.
In 2013 the band joined One Direction’s tour “Take Me Home”, singing as an opening act in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. In the meantime, they played a national headlining tour in Australia with all dates being sold out within minutes. Their popularity was boosted, which considerably added to Clifford’s net worth.
Later that year, 5 Seconds of Summer signed with Capitol Records, releasing their single “She Looks So Perfect” in early 2014. The song became a number one single in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland, marking 5 Seconds of Summer only the fourth Australian band to reach such success in 14 years. A few months later, they released their second single “Don’t Stop”, reaching # 2 on the UK Singles Chart, and #1 in Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. Both songs were included in the band’s debut album “5 Seconds of Summer”, released in the mid-2014. The album reached #1 on the Billboard Chart, was a #1 album in 13 countries and the Top 10 in 26 countries, winning a Kerrang! award. Two more successful singles followed in 2014, “Amnezia” and “Good Girls”, as well as the music video for the latter song, which gathered more than two million views within 48 hours.
In late 2014, the band released their first live album, “LiveSOS”, containing live tracks from their previous album and a studio mix of “What I Like About You”, a cover song by the American band The Romantics. The following year saw their first headlining tour “Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour” in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and North America. A new song “She’s Kinda Hot” soon followed, being the first single of their second studio album “Sounds Good Feels Good”, released in autumn 2015. The band’s most recent single is the 2016 “Girls Talk Boys”, taken from the soundtrack of the film “Ghostbusters”. 5 Seconds of Summer recently announced their tour “Sounds Live Feels Live World Tour” to be held in the UK, Ireland, Asia and North America in 2016.
As a member of the popular band which has been described as pop punk, pop rock and power pop, Clifford has established high popularity among worldwide audiences. The band, which has received several awards, including People’s Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Kids’ Choice Awards and MTV Video Music Awards, has also enabled the young artist to amass and a significant personal wealth.
In his private life, Clifford hasn’t been married yet. Sources believe he is still unattached.