Eddie Van Halen
Eddie Van Halen
Celebrated Name: Eddie Van Halen
Real Name/Full Name: Edward Lodewijk Van Halen
Gender: Male
Age: 67 years old
Birth Date: 26 January 1955
Birth Place: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nationality: American
Height: 1.73 m
Weight: 72 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Valerie Bertinelli (m 1981 – div. 2007), Janie Liszewski (m 2009)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes(Wolfgang Van Halen)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): No
Is Eddie Van Halen Gay?: No
Profession: Musician, songwriter, producer, and inventor
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2022: $120 million
Last Updated: August 2022

Eddie Van Halen is a Dutch-American musician, songwriter, producer, and inventor. He is the founder of the American hard rock band, Van Halen. He was ranked number one in the list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” by the Guitar World magazine.

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Early Life & Biography

Eddie Van Halen was born on January 26, 1955 in Amsterdam, Netherlands to Jan van Halen and Eugenia van Halen.

His family later moved to California. Eddie and he, along with his brother Alex van Halen started to learn piano at the age of six. Both the brothers have been playing musical instruments from a very young age. He went to Long Beach City College, where he won first place in the annual piano competition from 1964 to 1967.

Later, Eddie started learning how to play the electric guitar. As a teenager, he used to lock himself in his room and practice guitar for hours. He and his brother formed a music band, “The Broken Combs,” along with three other of his friends. They used to perform at the Hamilton Elementary School in Pasadena at lunchtime.

Personal Life

Eddie met Valerie Anne Bertinelli at a concert in Shreveport, Louisiana, who was a popular actress and model. They both married in the year 1983. Together they have one son named Wolfgang. Later, the couple divorced in 2007.

Eddie has struggled with alcoholism and drug abuse throughout his life. He has stated in several interviews that he started smoking and drinking at the age of twelve. In 2007, he went to a rehabilitation center to cure his addiction.

Eddie met his girlfriend Janie Liszewski in the year 2008, and the following year the couple got married.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 26 January 1955, Eddie Van Halen is 67 years old as of today’s date 9th August 2022. His height is 1.73 m tall, and his weight is 72kg.

Career

Eddie Van Halen started his career in the year 1972 when he formed the music band, Van Halen, with his brother Alex Van Halen. Together, they used to play at various well-known clubs such as Whisky a Go-Go, and many others.

In the year 1977, they received a recording contract from Warner Bros. Records. Their self-titled music album “Van Halen” reached number 19 in the Billboard pop music charts and thus became one of rock’s most commercially successful debuts. The album went five-times platinum after a year of release.

As of 2019, the Van Halen band is the 20th on the list of best-selling artists in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America. Additionally, the band has also ranked 13 in the history of Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart. The band is also ranked 7th in the list of top 100 hard rock artists of all time by VH1.

Awards & Achievements

Eddie Van Halen has won several awards and achievements in his illustrious career. In 2007, he and his brother were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His single “Eruption” was voted number two in the poll of the “100 Greatest Guitar Solos”.

For his album “ For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge,” he won the 1992 Grammy Award in the category of Best Hard Rock Performance with Vocal.

He also has several patents to his name. He is the lead inventor of patent number US 4656917, US 7183475, and D388117.

Net Worth & Salary of Eddie Van Halen in 2022

Eddie Van Halen Net Worth
Eddie Van Halen Net Worth

Eddie Van Halen has an estimated net worth of more than $120 million as of August 2022. He has made this huge fortune through his successful career as a musician, songwriter, and producer.

His band has sold more than 56 million music albums in the United States and 80 million worldwide. Eddie also earns money through various live concerts, stage shows, and tours.

He and his brother have released several commercially successful music albums such as “Not Leaving You Tonight,” “We’re the Greatest,” “Donut City,” and many more. He also did a cameo role in the popular American sitcom Two and a Half Men.

Eddie Van Halen is one of the greatest guitarists as well as a musician in the world. He has received acclaim for his guitar work from across the globe. Eddie, like many rock guitarists, has never, fully, learned to read music, but his approach to the guitar has influenced an entire generation of guitarists.

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