Michael Clifford - Updated Jul 2024

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Michael Clifford

Michael Clifford is an Australian singer and actor. Michael Clifford is a guitarist in a band called 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS). He has been an active public personality since 2011 along with his bandmates. Before fame, he was a YouTube sensation. The band uploaded cover songs on their YouTube Channel.

Early Life and Childhood 

Michael Gordon Clifford was born on 20 November 1995. He is an Australian citizen born in Sydney, Australia. He is the only child of parents Karen and Daryl Clifford. Likewise, he is 28 years old. He did his schooling at Norwest Christian College located at Riverstone, Sydney. Furthermore, he met his bandmates Luke and Calum during school. He is also known as “Mikey” among his friends, family, and fans. Likewise, he is also the one who came up with his band’s name (i.e. 5SOS).

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Caption: Michael Clifford’s childhood picture (Source: Instagram)

Professional Life

Michael Clifford began his career as a YouTuber. He gained fame through his cover songs on the YouTube channel alongside his bandmates. Likewise, he is the lead guitarist of the Australian music band “5 Seconds of Summer“. There are four members in the band 5SOS, and he is one of them. The band has released a total of three music albums. The albums are 5 Seconds of Summer (2014), Sounds Good Feels Good (2015), and Youngblood (2018). He has also performed at several countries and venues around the world with his bandmates.

A week after the release of ‘Easier’, Clifford released his signature Gibson guitar called the Michael Clifford Signature Melody Maker. He stated that the main motive of this gesture was to pay homage to Joan Jett Melody Maker. He has admired the Melody Maker since age 17 and also said it created the best music.

Additionally, he is also an actor. He debuted with the movie Todd’s Pop Song Reviews. It was released in 2009. Furthermore, his other works include A Night at the Silent Movie Theatre (2012) and Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2017). Subsequently, he is also an integral part of the 5SOS documentaries released in 2014, 2015, and 2018.


He has bagged several awards along with his bandmates. The group won “New Artist of the Year” at AMAs, “Artist on the Rise” and “Best New Artist” at the MTV Europe Music Award in 2014. In addition, the group also won “Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year” at the APRA Music Awards, “Favorite Breakout Artist” at the People’s Choice Awards, and “Best Australian Act” at the MTC Music Awards in 2015. The most recent award bagged by the rock band is “Best Duo/Group of the Year” at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in 2019. 

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Caption: Members of 5 Seconds of Summer bagged the title “Best Duo/Group” at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards. (L-R) Ashton Irwin, Michael, Calum Hood, and Luke Hemmings, Source: Instagram/ Michael Clifford

Michael Clifford – Net Worth 2024

His estimated net worth is Australian dollar 25 million, according to the Celebrity Net Worth.

Relationship Status

Michael Clifford has been entangled in several dating rumors. However, he is engaged to the Instagram star, Crystal Leigh. He proposed to his girlfriend of three years in January 2019. His fiance is also an internet sensation, born in June 1984. He is 11 years younger than his fiance. Regardless of their age difference, the couple is happy together. They also share romantic and cute photographs on their respective media accounts frequently.

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Caption: Michael proposed to his long-time girlfriend Crystal Leigh in June 2019, Source: Instagram/Michael

Michael Clifford – Body Measurements

Michael Clifford has a slim body. He has a height of  6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs approximately 77 kg. Likewise, his natural eye and hair color are brown. However, he keeps experimenting with his hair colors. Red, silver, blue, yellow, pink, green, orange, peach, and purple are some of the hair dyes he has experimented with.

Also, constantly changing his hair color is his signature style. Furthermore, the size of his biceps is 14”, and his chest 33”. He wears his shoes sized 10 according to the measurement in the U.S. Similarly, he has also got a cool eyebrow piercing.

Michael Clifford – Social Media

He is quite active on social media platforms. He has 10.4 million followers on Twitter and 5.1 million on Instagram. Similarly, he has also gained 609, 012 likes on his official Facebook page. We can also search for more information about him through the official website and YouTube channel of his band, 5SOS.