Clay Aiken Net Worth
Clay Aiken Net Worth: Clay Aiken is an American singer–songwriter, television personality, author, activist and politician who has a net worth of $7 million dollars. The first runner-up on the second season of "American Idol", Clay Aiken has released six studio albums, been on nine tours, produced a successful Christmas special, and co-authored a best-selling novel. From January 2008-January 2009, he played Sir Robin in "Monty Python's Spamalot" on Broadway. He was born Clayton Holmes Grissom on November 30, 1978, in Raleigh, North Carolina. He took on his mother's maiden name as his last name at the age of 18. He first gained attention as a runner-up on Fox's second season of American Idol in 2003. Aiken's powerful tenor voice accompanied by his Southern charm and sweet demeanor secured him both the second place on the show and a loyal following. He was soon offered a recording contract by RCA Records would go on to release a multi-platinum debut album called Measure of a Man, in October 2003. He went on to notch up further success as he has created five more albums, been on nine tours, produced a successful Christmas special, and even co-authored a New York Times best-selling novel titled Learning to Sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life. Furthermore, he made his Broadway debut playing the part of Sir Robin in Monty Python's Spamalot in January 2008, which ran through January 4, 2009. In addition to working on his extensive career, Clay Aiken has been a frequent talk show guest, particularly on The Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. He also guest-starred on Scrubs, Drop Dead Diva, 30 Rock and participated in comedy skits on various other shows. In 2014, Clay unsuccessfully ran as the Democratic Party's candidate for North Carolina's Congressional District.