Eddie Van Halen is a well-known musician, songwriter, and author. He is the co-founder of a rock band named Van Halen.
Halen is a famous lead guitarist in American rocked music. His parents were music lovers and want him to play the piano. Alternatively, he began playing guitar for hours in his room. Eddie Van Halen net worth is around $100 million.
Eddie Van Halen (full name Edward Lodewijk Van Halen) was born in Nijmegen, Netherlands on 26 January 1955 to Eugenia and Jan Van Halen. He belongs to a mixed descent.
Eugenia Van Beers was a musician himself. He also wants his kids to be in the same profession. His father used to play the piano and forced Eddie and his brother to learn it. Eventually, Eddie began to play guitar.
From an early age, he idolized Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton. Through the recordings of Eric Clapton, he learned almost all of the tunes.
Later, Eddie’s and his brother’s love for music that becomes unstoppable. So, they formed a band when they were in Primary School.
Beginning Of Career
Eddie began his career along with his brother Alex. They formed a band called “Mammoth,” including Mark Stone as a bassist and David Lee Roth as a vocalist. Later, in 1972, they changed the name to Van Halen and replaced Mark Stone with Michael Anthony.
This band was recognized in 1977 by record producer Ted Templeton. He helped the group to sign a contract with Warner Brother Records.
After one year of the contract, the first album “Van Halen” released in 1978 and peaked at No. 19 on Billboard Albums Chart.
Eddie Van Halen Personal Details
|Real Name||Edward Lodewijk Van Halen|
|Date of Birth||26 January 1955|
|Place of Birth||Nijmegen, Netherlands|
|Nationality||American and Dutch|
|Profession / Occupation||Song Writer, Musician, Producer and Author|
Eddie Van Halen Stats
|Height||5’8 feet or 173 cm|
|Shoe Size||11 US|
Eddie Van Halen Family Details
|Spouse / Wife Name||Janie Liszewski, Valerie Bertinelli|
|Father Name||Jan Van Halen|
|Mother Name||Eugenia Van Beers|
|Children||Wolfgang Van Halen|
|Siblings||Alex Van Halen|
In 1979, “Van Halen 2” released, which become more successful, reached to the 6th number of Billboard Album Chart. This album includes famous hit songs “Beautiful Girls” and “Dance the night away.”
The third album, “Women and Children First,” released in 1980. This album was quite different from the other album they released.
In 1981, Eddie married to Valerie Bertarelli. After 24 years of marriage, both divorced each other. They have a son together, named Wolfgang Van Halen. His son is also a musician. Later in 2009, he married to a well-known actress Janie Liszewsk.
Eddie Van Halen Net Worth
According to the 2020 estimate, Eddie Van Halen net worth is around $100 million. He earned most of the earning from his musical career. Later, he began working as a producer, songwriter, and author.
Eddie, along with his band, sold almost 56 million albums in America, and 80 million albums throughout the world. He also earned money through stage shows, concerts, and musical tours.
Facts About Eddie Van Halen
- His parents were music lovers, and his father was a musician himself.
- In Primary school, Eddie, along with his brother Alex formed a musical band.
- Eugenia Van Halen always wants Eddie to be a pianist, but he ends up learning guitar.
- He gives three famous hit albums back to back.
- In 2001, Eddie had tongue cancer.