Clay Aiken has managed to boost his net worth years after appearing on ‘American Idol.’ Now, the reality star is all set to run for Congress.
From music career to politics, Clay has managed to juggle between different things. On Janaury 10, it was confirmed that he would be running for Congress as a Democrat in North Carolina.
In fact, he even posted a video shedding more light on his thoughts and why he wants to run for Congress.
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Clay Aiken’s net worth explored
As per Celebrity Net Worth, Clay has an estimated net worth of $4 million. The reality star first rose to fame when he appeared on ‘American Idol.’
Even though he was eliminated after reaching round 32, the stars seemed to align for him as he was brought back to the show as a wild card entry. A second chance at ‘American Idol’ provided Clay with the exposure he had been hoping for.
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He managed to land himself in the final 12. However, it wasn’t enough to win the title of next ‘American Idol.’ Despite this, Clay managed to make a name for himself in the music industry as he sold nearly five million copies of his album.
After having a career in music, in 2014, Clay decided to enter politics. He was the Democratic Party’s candidate for North Carolina’s second congressional district. Unfortunately, he did not win. Now, he is aiming for victory once again.
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Reality star announces he is running for Congress
Clay made this announcement on Twitter as he wrote: “Can you believe it’s been almost 20 years since I first got to share my voice with you? That’s a long time. A LOT has changed! We need powerful voices more than ever, so I’m running for Congress. And my voice is even stronger now!”
In the video, he says: “One thing that has never changed for me is how much I love my home state. North Carolina is the place where I first discovered that I had a voice and that was a voice that could be used for more than singing.”
He continued: “Today, it seems like the loudest voices in North Carolina politics are white nationalists and hateful homophobes.”
When did the American Idol alumni come out?
Clay decided to come out to the world in 2008, after the birth of his son. Speaking to People, he said: “Yes, I’m a gay dad. It was the first decision I made as a father. I cannot raise a child to lie or to hide things. I wasn’t raised that way, and I’m not going to raise a child to do that.”