Popularly known by his stage persona Clown, Michael Shawn Crahan, an American musician is one of the co-founders of the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Slipknot.
He is also known as #6 among his fans. Crahan is the last remaining original member in Slipknot as of 2013. With the band Slipknot, Crahan has released 7 studio albums like Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat., Slipknot, Iowa, and more.
As of February 2020, Crahan has a net worth of $10 million.
Michael Shawn Crahan was born on 24th September 1969 in Des Moines, Iowa, the United States of America to Mary V. Crahan and Michael J. Crahan. As per his nationality, Shawn is American and has Irish descent.
Crahan is married to Chantel Crahan. The couple exchanged their wedding vows on 27th June 1993 in midst of family and friends.
Together they share four children named Alexandria, Gage, Gabrielle, and Simon. The family of six resides in Iowa as of 2020.
Did You Know? Shawn's youngest daughter Gabrielle Shawn died at the age of 22 on 18th May 2019. Her death was assumed to be drug overdose.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Shawn Crahan aka Clown is estimated at around $10 million as of February 2020. The primary source of his income is his career as a vocalist, artist, and music producer.
Here is a list of Slipknot’s album sale earnings throughout the year:
|1999||Welcome to Our Neighborhood||$1 million|
|2006||Voliminal: Inside the Nine||$1 million|
|2008||All Hope Is Gone||$1,423,000|
|2012||Antennas to Hell||$16,000|
|2014||.5: The Gray Chapter||$177,500|
Furthermore, Shawn also earns a decent sum of money from film works.
In 1995, Shawn along with fellow musician Paul Gray formed a metal band known as the Pale Ones. They added Joey Jordison as their drummer and released a song entitled “Slipknot” in 1996. After Joey’s suggestion, they officially changed their name to Slipknot and released their first official album.
He later brought in Corey Taylor as the band’s vocalist after he felt that the original vocalist for Slipknot was too guttural. They released their official debut album titled in 1999.
The album gained major notability and toured with Ozzfest the same year. Shawn has sung backing vocals for several songs for the band which has been recorded and performed live.
Likewise, he also wrote Tattered & Torn which was featured on the band’s first album, Mate. Feed. Kill, Repeat.
Apart from Slipknot, he has founded Big Orange Clown Records which has so far signed the metalcore band Gizmachi. Likewise, he also performed with an American experimental rock band To My Surprise recording guitar and vocals for the band’s debut album.
As of 2007, Shawn began performing as a drummer for rock band Dirty Little Rabbits. The band has released one EP entitled Breeding and was a supporting act for Stone Sour during their North American tour in Summer 2007.
In 2009, he remixed Coheed and Cambria’s “Welcome Home” and a Suicide Silence track on their EP titled Wake Up.
As of 2020, Crahan has directed many of Slipknot’s music videos. While performing with the band, Shawn generally wears clown-style masks, whereas, when performing Vermilion, all of the band members wear their own death masks instead.
Here is a list of current to former band members of Slipknot with their net worth:
|Band Members||Net Worth|
|Sid Wilson||$20 million|
|Corey Taylor||$10 million|
|Joey Jordison||$5 million|
|Jim Root||$9 million|
|Paul Gray||$5 million|
|Chris Fehn||$8 million|
|Mick Thomson||$20 million|
|Craig Jones||$10 million|
|Alessandro Venturella||$5 million|