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Clarence Clemons Net Worth

Clarence Clemons Net Worth is
$9.5 Million

Clarence Clemons Biography

Clarence Anicholas Clemons, Jr., born on the 11th of January 1942, was an American musician and actor who became famous as a saxophonist playing alongside great artists like Bruce Springsteen, Aretha Franklin, and Lady Gaga. He passed away in 2011.

So how much is Clemons’ net worth? As of early 2017, based on authoritative it is reported to be $9.5 million acquired from his years working as a musician, including producing his own music and collaborating with various artists, and making appearances in various film and television.

Clarence Clemons Net Worth $9.5 Million

Clemons was born in Norfolk County, Virginia, into a family with two other siblings. His father was Clarence Clemons Sr., who worked as a fish market owner, and his mother Thelma – a homemaker. He was introduced into music at a very young age as his grandfather was a Southern Baptist who loved gospel music. When he was nine, Clemons’s father gave him a saxophone for Christmas, and his love affair with the instrument began. Soon he was playing with his high school band at Crestwood High School, but he also played football in high school that helped him gain a scholarship to college, later attending Maryland State College under a music and football scholarship. Although he was able to continue playing football in college, he suffered a car accident that prevented him from turning pro so he focused on music instead.

When he was 18, Clemons got his first studio experience recording with Tyrone Ashley’s Funky Music Machine. Soon, he joined his first band called The Vibratones, who he played with from 1961 to 1965. Simultaneously, he worked as counsellor at the Jamesburg Training School for Boys from 1962 until 1970, but his early years as a musician helped set up his career and also raise his net worth.

In 1971, Clemons’ world changed when he met Bruce Springsteen. Although there are various stories circling around on how they met, Clemons claimed that they met one night while Springsteen was playing in Asbury Park. From there the two started playing together, and he became a permanent part of Springsteen’s E Street Band until his death in 2011. Their long standing friendship helped elevate his career and tremendously raised his wealth.

Aside from working with Springsteen, Clemons also had his own solo career, and released a total of seven albums. He worked with various other artists too, including Aretha Franklin, Ringo Starr, Lady Gaga and Aja Kim. He was also known for his appearances in various television shows and films, such as “New York, New York”, and “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”. Other shows that he appeared in were “Human Target”, “The Simpsons”, “My Wife and Kids”, “The Wire” and “’Til Death”. His various projects as a solo artist all helped raise his net worth as well.

In terms of his personal life, Clemons was married five times, lastly to Victoria in 2008 – he had five children. On 12 June 2011, Clemons suffered stroke, and six days later he passed away in Palm Beach, Florida.

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Quick Facts

Full NameClarence Clemons
Net Worth$9.5 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 11, 1942, Norfolk County, Virginia , U.S.
DiedJune 18, 2011, West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Height6' 5" (1.96 m)
ProfessionSaxophonist, musician, actor
EducationCrestwood High School, Maryland State College
NationalityAmerican
SpouseVictoria Clemons (m. 2008–2011, his death), Elizabeth Connell-Barr, Christina Clemons
ChildrenClarence "Nick" Clemons III, Charles Clemons, Christopher Clemons, Jarod Clemons
ParentsClarence Clemons Sr., Thelma Clemons
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/clarenceclemons?lang=en
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BTHnunEguBz/
ImDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0166317
Allmusichttps://www.allmusic.com/artist/clarence-clemons-mn0000782375
AwardsBig Man of the Year Award (2009, Little Kids Rock organization)
Record LabelsTruth and Soul Records
Music GroupsTyrone Ashley's Funky Music Machine, The Vibratones, E Street Band
NominationsRock and Roll Hall of Fame (E Street Band, 2014)
MoviesNew York, New York (1977), Bruce Springsteen: Glory Days (1985), Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989), Fatal Instinct (1993), Blues Brothers 2000 (1998), Lady Gaga: The Edge of Glory (2011)
TV ShowsDiff'rent Strokes (1985), Jake and the Fatman (1989), New York, New York, Bill, Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Human Target, Nash Bridges, The Simpsons (1999), My Wife and Kids (2003), The Wire (2004), The Edge of Glory (2011, music video), You're a Friend of Mine (1985, music video)


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He and the E Street Band are inducted into the 2012 New Jersey Hall of Fame for their contributions to Arts and Entertainment. They are the first group to be nominated for the honor. They include Steve Van Zandt, Garry Tallent, Vini Lopez, David Sancious, Max Weinberg, Roy Bittan, Nils Lofgren, Patti Scialfa, Ernest "Boom" Carter, and the late Danny Federici.
2He and the E Street Band (including Steve Van Zandt, Garry Tallent, Vini Lopez, David Sancious, Max Weinberg, Roy Bittan, Nils Lofgren, Patti Scialfa, Ernest "Boom" Carter, and the late Danny Federici) were inducted into the 2012 New Jersey Hall of Fame for their services and contributions to music.
3He was married five times and divorced four times. His fifth wife, Victoria Clemons survived him. He is survived by four sons, Clarence Clemons Jr; Charles Clemons; Christopher Clemons; and Jarod Clemons.
4He was a youth counselor in Newark, New Jersey in the 1960s and 1970s when he began playing with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band on the Jersey Shore. He first played with him in Asbury Park in 1971 during a lightning storm.
5He studied at Maryland State College (now the University of Maryland Eastern Shore) on a football and music scholarship. A knee injury interrupted his football career.
6Has suffered a stroke [June 12, 2011].
7Joined The E Street Band in October of 1972.
8Introduced as the "Minister of Soul", "Secretary of the Brotherhood" on the "Live in New York" album with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band.
9He appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care."
10He was a noted saxophone player for The E Street Band, featuring 'Bruce Springsteen'.
11Grew up and around Chesapeake, Virginia.


Quotes

#Quote
1I am not out to get laid every night, not looking for the bomb cocaine or weed. I just want to clear my head and see what living on the planet is really like as a normal, well almost normal, human being.
2I grew up with a very religious background. I got into soul music, but I wanted to rock. I was a rocker. I was born rock 'n' roll sax player.
3You had your black bands and you had your white bands and if you mixed the two you found less places to play.
4[on first playing with Bruce Springsteen in 1971] I swear I will never forget that moment. I felt like I was supposed to be there. It was a magical moment. He looked at me, and I looked at him, and we fell in love. And that's still there.


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Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: The River Tour, Tempe 19802015
Brothers2009TV SeriesClarence Clemons
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Sweet Emotion2009Video
The Wire2004TV SeriesRoman
My Wife and Kids2003TV SeriesJohnny Watson
The System2003TV SeriesStaff
The Simpsons1999TV SeriesNarrator
Swing1999Jack
Sin City Spectacular1998TV Series
Blues Brothers 20001998The Louisiana Gator Boys
Viper1998TV SeriesLeo Duquesne
The Weird Al Show1997TV SeriesMiner
The Sentinel1997TV SeriesWorkman
Nash Bridges1996TV SeriesBig Barry
Fatal Instinct1993Clarence
Human Target1992TV SeriesJeff Carlyle
The Flash1990TV SeriesDarrell Hennings
Jake and the Fatman1989TV SeriesBlue Danny Boyd
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure1989The Three Most Important People in the World (uncredited)
Diff'rent Strokes1985TV SeriesMr. Kingsley
Bruce Springsteen: Dancing in the Dark1984Video short
New York, New York1977Cecil Powell

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Guitar Man2015/IDocumentary performer: "Rebel Rouser"
Grammy Living Legends1989TV Movie performer: "But the World Goes 'Round"
Porky's Revenge1985performer: "Peter Gunn Theme" Instrumental
B.C. Rock1980performer: "FELINE BLUES"

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Swing1999musician: saxophone

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Who Do I Think I Am?2011Documentary producer

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2012TV Movie in memoriam
20th Annual Trumpet Awards2012TV Special in memory of
BET Awards 20112011TV Special in memory of

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Who Do I Think I Am?2011DocumentaryHimself
American Idol2011TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town2010DocumentaryHimself - E Street Band
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live2009TV MovieHimself
The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert2009TV SpecialHimself
The Daily Show2009TV SeriesHimself
'Til Death2009TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Saxophone (segment "Springsteen")
Seven Ages of Rock2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Hammersmith Odeon, London '752005VideoHimself
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: Live in Barcelona2003Video documentaryHimself
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 45th Annual Grammy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentaryHimself
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration2002TV MovieHimself - Performer
That's Life2001TV SeriesHimself
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Live in New York City2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bruce Springsteen: The Complete Video Anthology 1978-20002001Video documentaryHimself
Blood Brothers: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band2000Video documentaryHimself
Alvin Lee Rockspective2000ShortHimself
Murder Incorporated1995VideoHimself
TV Nation1994TV Series documentaryHimself
R.A.D.D.: Drive My Car1994TV ShortHimself - Musician
The 21st Annual American Music Awards1994TV SpecialHimself
Howie1992TV SeriesHimself (1992)
American Bandstand's 40th Anniversary Special1992TV MovieHimself
Voices that Care1991TV Movie documentaryHimself - Choir Member
Grammy Living Legends1989TV MovieHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1986-1989TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Bruce Springsteen: Video Anthology 1978-19881989Video documentaryHimself
Legendary Ladies of Rock & Roll1988TV SpecialHimself - Special Guest (as Clarence Clemmons)
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation1988TV Special documentaryHimself
Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid1986Video documentaryHimself
Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City1985Video shortHimself (uncredited)
Late Night with David Letterman1985TV SeriesHimself
Bruce Springsteen: Born in the U.S.A.1984Video shortHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
The Greatest2009TV Series documentaryHimself - #100: 'You're a Friend of Mine'
60 Minutes2008TV Series documentaryHimself - Saxophone (segment "Springsteen")
Bruce Springsteen: Under Review 1978-1982 - Tales of the Working Man2008Video documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler1999TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
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