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Adam Charles Clayton was born on the 13th March 1960 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England and is the musician well known as the bassist of the rock band U2. As a member of the band he has won more than 20 Grammy Awards, more than 10 Q Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards, & BRIT Awards as well as a number of other prestigious awards. Adam Clayton has been active in the entertainment industry since 1976.

How rich is the musician? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the net worth of Adam Clayton is as much as $150 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016.

Adam Clayton Net Worth $150 Million

To begin with, Clayton is the eldest child of Brian, a pilot of the Royal Air Force, and Jo Clayton. When he was five years old, the family moved to Yellow Walls Road in Malahide near Dublin, where his sister Sarah Jane and his brother Sebastian were born. Clayton attended the private boarding school St. Columba’s College, and later matriculated from Mount Temple High School, where he, Bono, The Edge and Larry Mullen Jr. met. It is worth mentioning the fact that Adam did not have any formal music education before 1996.

He started as the U2 bassist plus band manager before Paul McGuinness took over the latter position. In the middle of the 1980s, the band became known worldwide, because they were appreciated more as live performers by fans than as artists as far as album sales are concerned, until their 1987 album “The Joshua Tree”. During the decade U2 would influence pop, electronics, dance and alternative rock music, but in 2000 U2 again achieved great commercial success with the album “All That You Can Not Leave Behind”, adding significantly to all the band mamber’s net worth including Adam Clayton’s.

After this album U2 set aside the experimental sounds they produced in the 1990s, becoming more conventional while maintaining their initial musical influences by returning to the sound of their early albums, so much so that they are now one of the musical artists with higher sales, selling approximately 150 million copies worldwide. Overall, U2 has recorded thirteen studio albums, which increased the total size of Adam Clayton and other members net worth. In 2005, the band was inducted in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.

Concerning his career as a musician, on the single “Sunday, Bloody Sunday” (1983) and the b-side song “Endless Deep” (1983) he sings a rare vocal contribution. Adam and Bono participated in the Band Aid charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” (1984); Bono sang and Adam played the bass. Adam Clayton won the best bass player Orville H. Gibson Guitar Award in 2001 and 2002.

Aside fro U2, Adam played bass on the album of Robbie Robertson called “Robbie Robertson” (1987) and participated in making Maria McKee albums. Adam and Larry Mullen Jr. collaborated in Nanci Griffith’s album “Flyer” recording the songs “These Days in an Open Book”, “Do Not Forget About Me”, “On Grafton Street” and “This Heart”. Clayton and Larry also did the soundtrack for the film “Mission: Impossible”; the theme song “Theme From Mission: Impossible” was also a Grammy nominee as the Best Pop Instrumental Performance.

Finally, in the personal life of the musician, Adam Clayton was engaged to super-model Naomi Campbell in 1994, although they split up after 6 months. In 2006 he became engaged to Susie Smith, however, early in the following year they announced their separation. In 2010, Clayton and his longtime French girlfriend had already become parents of a boy, and in 2013, Adam Clayton married Mariana Teixeira De Carvalho.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Heartbreak Kid 1993 writer: "One" - as Clayton
Palm Harbor Vice 2: Brotherhood of the Monkey 1993 writer: "Where the Streets Have No Name"
Gladiator 1992 writer: "Pride In the Name of Love"
Palm Harbor Vice 1991 writer: "Desire"
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary music: "Bad" / writer: "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
Miami Vice 1985 TV Series writer - 1 episode
WKRP in Cincinnati 1981 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Superstar Duets 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon TV Series music - 3 episodes, 2014 - 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2014
The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2014 TV Special music: "Ordinary Love" / performer: "Ordinary Love"
Dancing on Ice TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
The Bachelor Weekend 2013 writer: "One" - as Clayton
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom 2013 writer: "Ordinary Love"
The Voice of the Philippines 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno TV Series music - 2 episodes, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2011
The X Factor 2007-2012 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
B.B. King: The Life of Riley 2012 Documentary writer: "When Love Comes to Town"
The Voice UK 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Anton Corbijn Inside Out 2012 Documentary writer: "Beatiful Day" - as Clayton
The Lady 2011 lyrics: "Slug" / music: "Slug"
Idool 2011 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Melt with You 2011 writer: "Out of Control"
X Factor 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Runway 2010 writer: "Electric Co"
Late Show with David Letterman 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live 2009 TV Series music - 1 episode
Nim's Island 2008 writer: "Beautiful Day" 2000
Waveriders 2008 Documentary writer: "SILVER AND GOLD"
Idols! 2002-2007 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Idols 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idool 2007 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cubism: Pet Shop Boys in Concert - Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City 2007 Video writer: "Where the street have no name I can't take my eyes off you"
Cesko hledá SuperStar 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 1 2006 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Australian Idol 2003-2006 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Die Pathologin - Im Namen der Toten 2006 TV Movie writer: "Beautiful Day"
Click 2006 music: "Ultra Violet Light My Way" 1991
Pet Shop Boys: A Life in Pop 2006 TV Movie documentary writer: "Where the streets have no name I can't take my eyes off you"
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne 2003-2006 TV Series writer - 10 episodes
Parashat Ha-Shavua 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deutschland sucht den Superstar 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol 2004-2005 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Elizabethtown 2005 writer: "Pride In the Name of Love" 1984
Idol 2003-2005 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
CSI: NY 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Slovensko hladá SuperStar 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idool 2004 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Flynns Journey to Ireland 2004 Documentary writer: "Bad"
Canadian Idol 2003-2004 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
New Zealand Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Idol 2003-2004 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Idol stjörnuleit 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pop Idol 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Headrush 2003 writer: "Your Blue Room" - as Clayton
Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now 2003 TV Special documentary writer: "Beautiful Day"
Conspiracy of Silence 2003 writer: "All I Want Is You" - as Clayton
Rage 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idool 2003 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
About a Boy 2002 as Clayton, "Zoo Station"
He Died with a Felafel in His Hand 2001 writer: "Miss Sarajevo"
Kung Fu Kenobi's Big Adventure 1999 Short performer: "Theme From 'Mission Impossible'"
Unter uns: Die Highlights 1999 TV Movie performer: "Theme From Mission Impossible"
The Simpsons 1998 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Blackout 1997 writer: "MIAMI"
Mission: Impossible 1996 performer: "Theme From Mission: Impossible"
Top of the Pops 1995 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Stars in Their Eyes 1995 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Kids 1995 writer: "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
Ready to Wear 1994 writer: "Lemon Perfecto Mix"
Camilla 1994 performer: "Jolie Louise"
Milk Money 1994 "Some Days Are Better Than Others"
Blown Away 1994 writer: "With or Without You", "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
Reality Bites 1994 writer: "All I Want is You"
Fearless 1993 writer: "WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
U2: Elevation 2001 Live from Boston 2001 Video documentary as U2
Sightings of Bono 2000 Video short
U2: A Year in Pop 1997 TV Movie documentary
Al di là delle nuvole 1995 as U2
U2: LoveTown 1989 TV Short documentary
U2: Rattle and Hum 1988 Documentary
U2: Unforgettable Fire 1984 Documentary short
They Call It an Accident 1982

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Show with David Letterman 2009 TV Series Bumped Musical Guest #1 / Mail Answering Expert #3 / Phone Background Music Singer #3 / ...

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2014 TV Special songs featuring
Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man 2005 Documentary performer: Slipper Room, New York City

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Linear 2009 Video executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
U2: Innocence + Experience, Live in Paris 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself - Bass guitar
TFI Friday 1997-2015 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
The Irish Rock Story: A Tale of Two Cities 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2014 TV Series Himself
The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Original Song
71st Golden Globe Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Winner
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2014 TV Series Himself
Who the F**K Is Arthur Fogel 2013 Documentary Himself
Touch the Sky 2012 Documentary Himself
From the Sky Down 2011 Documentary Himself
Glastonbury 2011 U2 2011 TV Movie Himself
Caiga quien caiga - CQC 2011 TV Series Himself
Music of Ireland: Welcome to America 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
U2: 360 Degrees at the Rose Bowl 2010 Video documentary Himself (as U2)
Music of Ireland: Welcome Home 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
U2 Arrives @ the Rose Bowl 2009 TV Movie Himself
U2 Three Button World 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Start Me Up 2009 Video Himself
Malas compañías 2009 TV Series Himself
Entre línies 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Gomorron 2009 TV Series Himself - Om U2
Late Show with David Letterman 2009 TV Series Himself - Top Ten List Presenter / Himself - Honorary Street Receiver
We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial 2009 TV Special Himself (as U2)
U2 Live from Paris: Concert 2007 Video Himself
U2 3D 2007 Documentary Himself
U2 - Vertigo 2005: Live from Milan 2006 Video Himself - Performer (as U2)
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2005 TV Movie Himself
60 Minutes 2005 TV Series documentary Himself - Bassist (segment "U2")
Vertigo 2005: U2 Live from Chicago 2005 Video Himself
The Work of Director Anton Corbijn 2005 Video documentary Himself (segments "One" and "Electrical Storm") (as U2)
The Work of Director Stéphane Sednaoui 2005 Video documentary Himself (segments "Mysterious Ways" and "Discotheque") (as U2)
Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man 2005 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Live 8: A Worldwide Concert Event Presented by Nokia 2005 TV Special Himself
TV total 2005 TV Series Himself
MTV Jammed 2004 TV Series Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2004 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 2004 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
CD:UK 2004 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 1981-2004 TV Series Himself / Himself - U2
Morten og Peter i Dublin 2003 TV Series documentary Himself (as U2)
U2: The Best of 1980-1990 2002 Video documentary Himself
U2: The Best of 1990-2000 2002 Video documentary Himself (Bass)
U2's Beautiful Day 2002 Video documentary Bass
U2: Elevation 2001 Live from Boston 2001 Video documentary Himself (bass)
America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001 TV Special documentary Himself - Performer (as U2)
Made in Manhattan: U2 2001 Documentary Adam
We Know Where You Live 2001 TV Movie Himself (as U2)
Premios Amigo 2000 2000 TV Movie Himself (as U2)
Classic Albums: U2 - The Joshua Tree 1999 Video documentary Himself
Entropy 1999/I Himself
The Simpsons 1998 TV Series Himself
U2: PopMart Live from Mexico City 1997 Documentary Bass
MTV Europe Music Awards 1997 1997 TV Special U2-performer (uncredited)
Power Vision - Pop Galerie 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
U2: A Year in Pop 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
MTV Europe Music Awards 1996 1996 TV Special Himself - Presenter
U2: Zoo TV Live from Sydney 1994 Documentary Himself - Bass Guitar
U2: Numb 1993 Video documentary short Himself - Bass (as U2)
U2: Love Is Blindness 1993 Video documentary short
Rock and Roll Inaugural Ball 1993 TV Movie Himself (as U2)
U2: Achtung Baby, the Videos, the Cameos and a Whole Lot of Interference from ZOO-TV 1992 Video documentary Bass
MTV Video Music Awards 1992 1992 TV Special Himself
Red Hot and Blue 1990 TV Movie Himself - Bass
U2: LoveTown 1989 TV Short documentary Bass
U2: The Making of the Movie 'Rattle and Hum' 1988 TV Movie documentary Himself
U2: Rattle and Hum 1988 Documentary Himself
U2: Outside It's America 1987 Documentary Himself
World in Action 1987 TV Series documentary Himself
U2: Wide Awake in Dublin 1985 Documentary Himself
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary Himself (as U2)
U2: Unforgettable Fire 1984 Documentary short Himself (Bass)
U2: Under a Blood Red Sky 1983 Documentary Himself (Bass)
The Tube 1983 TV Series Himself
The Kenny Everett Television Show 1983 TV Series Himself
Get Set for Summer 1982 TV Series Himself
Tomorrow Coast to Coast 1981 TV Series Himself
The Old Grey Whistle Test 1981 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show 1980 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pop Gold 2015 TV Mini-Series Himself
The Simpsons: Celebrity Friends 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Pop Galerie Reloaded 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
20 to 1 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
60 Minutes 2006 TV Series documentary Himself - Bassist (segment "U2")
CD:UK 2006 TV Series Himself
Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik 2004-2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Buenafuente 2005 TV Series Himself
Chain Reactions 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Simpsons 2002 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 1987-2001 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) · Bono (lyrics)
· The Edge
· Larry Mullen Jr.
· Danger Mouse
2013 Capri Song Award Capri, Hollywood Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) · Bono (music and lyrics by)
· The Edge (music by)
· Larry Mullen Jr. (music by)
· Danger Mouse (music by)
2003 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture Gangs of New York (2002) · Bono
· The Edge
· Larry Mullen Jr.
2003 World Soundtrack Award World Soundtrack Awards Best Original Song Written for a Film Gangs of New York (2002) · The Edge
· Bono
· Larry Mullen Jr.
1996 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures Batman Forever (1995) · The Edge
· Bono
· Larry Mullen Jr.
1995 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Music Video - Long Form U2: Zoo TV Live from Sydney (1994) · Bono (artist)
· The Edge (artist)
· Larry Mullen Jr. (artist)
· David Mallet (video director)
· Ned O'Hanlon (video producer)
· Rocky Oldham (video producer)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) · Bono (music and lyrics)
· The Edge (music)
· Larry Mullen Jr. (music)
2014 World Soundtrack Award World Soundtrack Awards Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) · Bono (music, lyrics, and performed by)
· The Edge (music and performed by)
· Larry Mullen Jr. (music and performed by)
· Danger Mouse (music by)
2013 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Original Song Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) · Bono (music and lyrics)
· The Edge (music)
· Larry Mullen Jr. (music)
· Danger Mouse (music)
2009 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Original Song Brothers (2009) · Bono (music, lyrics, and performed by)
· The Edge (music and performed by)
· Larry Mullen Jr. (music and performed by)
2003 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song Gangs of New York (2002) · Bono
· The Edge
· Larry Mullen Jr.
2003 MTV TRL Award MTV TRL Awards Rock The Mic Award · U2
· Bono (as U2)
· The Edge (as U2)
· Larry Mullen Jr. (as U2)
2003 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Original Song Gangs of New York (2002) · Bono (music, lyrics, and performed by)
· The Edge (music, lyrics, and performed by)
· Larry Mullen Jr. (music, lyrics, and performed by)
2002 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Adapted Song Moulin Rouge! (2001) · John Lennon (music and lyrics by: All You Need is Love)
· Paul McCartney (music and lyrics by: All You Need is Love and Silly Love Songs)
· Paul Stanley (music and lyrics by: I Was Made for Loving You)
· Desmond Child (music and lyrics by: I Was Made for Loving You)
· Vini Poncia (music and lyrics by: I Was Made for Loving You)
· Phil Collins (music and lyrics by: One More Night)
· Bono (music and lyrics by: Pride - In the Name of Love)
· The Edge (music and lyrics by: Pride - In the Name of Love)
· Larry Mullen Jr. (music by: Pride - In the Name of Love)
· Kenny Gamble (music and lyrics by: Don't Leave Me This Way)
· Leon Huff (music and lyrics by: Don't Leave Me This Way)
· Cary Gilbert (music and lyrics by: Do
2000 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Long Form Music Video U2: PopMart Live from Mexico City (1997) · Bono (artist)
· Larry Mullen Jr. (artist)
· The Edge (artist)
· David Mallet (video director)
· Ned O'Hanlon (video producer)
1997 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Adapted Song Mission: Impossible (1996) · Lalo Schifrin (original theme music by)
· Larry Mullen Jr. (original theme music adapted and performed by)
1996 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture Batman Forever (1995) · The Edge (music)
· Larry Mullen Jr. (music)
· Bono (lyrics)
1994 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture In weiter Ferne, so nah! (1993) · The Edge (music)
· Larry Mullen Jr. (music)
· Bono (lyrics)
1988 Grammy Grammy Awards Song of the Year · Bono (songwriter and performer)
· The Edge (songwriter and performer)
· Larry Mullen Jr. (songwriter and performer)


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#Fact
1 Plays bass guitar with U2.
2 Despite his recent disengagement with ex-fiancée Naomi Campbell, he still remains good friends with her, and she continues to be one of the group's biggest fans.
3 Bassist for U2.
4 Was engaged to supermodel Naomi Campbell during their ZooTV show era but they split soon after
5 Was the only member without children until he announced the birth of his son in January 2011.
6 In the beginning he was U2's manager
7 Oldest member of U2, also the tallest (at 5' 10").
8 Designed fashion clothing in the mid-90s.

#Quote
1 I don't think rock 'n roll is necessarily a young man's game. I think Neil Young is just as rock n' roll now as he was in his 20s. I'd like to think we can still be edgy and challenging.
2 I've never necessarily chosen to be a bachelor. I've had girlfriends throughout the last 20 or 30 years. It's just that there were times when I met people that fascinated me and times I didn't.
3 I was drawn to things I thought were either sexy or aggressive - or both.
4 For us there's U2 music, and then there's everything else.
5 From an early age I didn't buy into the value systems of working hard in a nine-to-five job. I thought creativity, friendship and loyalty and pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable was much more interesting.
6 Unless man is committed to the belief that all mankind are his brothers, then he labors in vain and hypocritically in the vineyards of equality.
7 There are two types of collector, I think. There are those who are quite academic, and get into the archaeology of finding the earliest example of a particular idea. Then there are those interested in what's new.
8 Fame is like the dessert that comes with your achievements - it's not an achievement in itself, but sometimes it can overpower the work.
9 It's very confusing when fame comes early on in your career. You get a little bit bent out of shape in terms of what's important. Fame is like the dessert that comes with your achievements - it's not an achievement in itself, but sometimes it can overpower the work.
10 The drums tell me everything. Everything else registers a millisecond later.
11 The art market was very different before the mid-1980s: then, art was all about passion, whereas now it's become a commodity.
12 If you believe in a cause, you must be willing to put yourself on the line for that cause.
13 I don't think rock 'n' roll is necessarily a young man's game.
14 I definitely got to a point where I realize how unusual it is to be able to play large, sold-out shows 30 years into a rock and roll career. I don't take it for granted.
15 I was actually pretty shy in school. My defense mechanism was to be the class clown. I remember getting into a lot of trouble for being disruptive, and I was brought in front of the headteacher, who said: 'What's going to happen to you; what are you going to do when you grow up?' and I said: 'Well, I'm obviously going to be a comedian.'
16 A man's respect for law and order exists in precise relationship to the size of his paycheck.
17 I think rock 'n' roll would become exponentially, considerably more difficult to perform past about 65.
18 Men should not be forced to wear pants when it's not cold.
19 You can't make assumptions when you're dealing with health issues.
20 On A-Ha: A very creative band.
21 Men should not be forced to wear pants when it's not cold. [After posing nude for an Achtung Baby photograph]

#Trademark
1 His glasses
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