How Much Is The Fortune of Musician Craig Jones?

Craig Jones is an American musician who has an estimated net worth of $10 million as of early 2020. Jones is the current member of legendary metal band Slipknot, founded in 1995 by Shawn Crahan, Joey Jordison (former member) and Paul Gray (former).

The Iowa-born native joined the band in 1996 as a guitarist & then as keyboardist replacing the guitarist Donnie Steele- the same year when guitarist Mick Thomson joined.

The other current members of the band include Corey Taylor, Sid Wilson, Jim Root, Alessandro Venturella, and Jay Weinberg.

Journey In Slipknot: From Guitarist To Sampler And Keyboardist

The 7 feet 7 inches tall musician Craig Jones joined Slipknot in 1996, as a replacement for guitarist Donnie, following the recording of their debut demo, Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. He previously had collaborated with Joey Jordison and was enlisted by the same.

Slipknot keyboardist Craig Jones
Slipknot keyboardist Craig Jones

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Soon after, Mick Thomson joined as guitarist & Jones transited to the keyboardist, serving as a sampler for increasing sound effects, background noises, programmed samples and media samples used in their music.

While Slipknot’s Craig has a net worth of $10 million, the band itself is worth $20 million in 2020.

Here Are Some List Of Slipknot’s Albums

Albums Earnings
Slipknot (June 29, 1999) $2,490,000
Disasterpieces (November 26, 2002) $4,100,000
Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)  (May 25, 2004) $1,678,000
Voliminal: Inside the Nine (December 5, 2006) $1 million
All Hope Is Gone (August 20, 2008) $1,423,000
(sic)nesses (September 28, 2010) $1 million
.5: The Gray Chapter (October 19, 2014) $177,500

Along with the Slipknot, Jones also worked in the soundtracks, Goat and Day of the Gusano: Live in Mexico.

Craig Jones’ Instruments

Craig has fluently plays various instruments like sampler, keyboards, synthesizers, and guitar. Here are lists of few musical instruments used by Jones in his career:

Instruments Price
AKAI MPC2000XL sampler $500 to $1,000
Roland JP-8000 $500 to $790.69
Yamaha controller $1,099.99
Roland SP-808 GrooveSampler $1,000
Hardware and software samplers $1,349
Korg Kontrol 49 Midi keyboard/pad controller $249
Cakewalk Sonar $50

Besides that, the musician has also played in Yamaha PSR 720, Roland SP-808EX/E-mix station, and Korg MicroKontrol Midi keyboard/pad controller.

Mask Evolution

When Jones joined Slipknot he joined the wore pantyhose on his head with a Spam (food) t-shirt. He used Topstone Silver Wolf Mask (1996) and Lecherous Hairless Clown Mask(1997).

American musician Craig Jones
American musician Craig Jones

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After that, from 1996 to 1997, Craig changed Child Size Space Helmet. Again, he began using Painted Child Size Space Helmet with respirator from 1997 to 1999. Additionally, the former guitarist of Slipknot wore Above with nails protruding from helmet mark between 1999 to 2001.

Since 2002, he has been using the Leather mask with nails, varying in size, protruding from the head. Furthermore, he also wore a Nail Mohawk mask since 2019.


Craig Jones was born Craig Michael Jones on February 11, 1972, in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.

The musician is very private when it comes to his personal life, so the details regarding his parents, siblings, and education are not available.

Is Craig Jones Married?

47 years old Craig Jones is married to Mary Taylor. The couple is currently living a happy married life.

Prior to Taylor, Craig was married to Evangeline Marie Jones (LeBlanc) in August 1998. Unfortunately, the former couple divorced in 2003.

Health Issue

Moreover, in September 2004, there was news that Craig would not be contributing to the crew for a short interval because of some medical emergency.

During the time, the official website informed that Jones aka #133 (#5) was in extreme pain during 1st week of their European tour where the millionaire was unable to sleep and eat properly.

Later, the talented sampler decided to move to the United States for emergency dental surgery. Regarding his health issue, Jim said:

“We’re filling his spot, we’ve got a picture of him in the dressing room and we miss him every day, [but] we couldn’t cancel the tour”.

As of 2020, Jones seems living a healthy life as there is no news of his bad health issue.

Net Worth Listing Of Other Band Members:

Band Members Net Worth
Shawn Crahan $10 million
Sid Wilson $20 million
Corey Taylor $10 million
Joey Jordison (former) $5 million
Jim Root $9 million
Paul Gray (former) $5 million
Chris Fehn (former) $8 million
Mick Thomson $20 million
Jay Weinberg
Alessandro Venturella $5 million
Anders Colsefni