|Celebrated Name:||Van Halen|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Edward Lodewijk Van Halen|
|Age:||65 years old|
|Birth Date:||January 26, 1955|
|Birth Place:||Amsterdam, North Holland|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Janie Liszewski|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes|
|Is Van Halen Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Songwriter, Musician, Producer|
|Net Worth in 2020:||$120 million|
|Last Updated:||April 2020|
Van Halen is a famous American songwriter, inventor, musician, and producer. He is the main founder and songwriter. He is the founder of the renowned band Van Halen, and there are David Lee, Alex, and Michale in his group. In the year 2012, he was voted on top in GUITAR WORLD Magazine is one of the best guitarists of all time.
Maybe you know about Van Halen very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2020? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Van Halen’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.
Early Life & Biography
He was born on 26th January in the year 1955 in Amsterdam in North Holland. He is ten sons of Eugenia Van Halen and Jan Van Halen. His father was a Dutch Clarinetist, pianist, and saxophonist. In the year 1962, his family shifted from the Netherlands to the US and resided in Pasadena. He and his elder brother, Alex, became US citizens. They used to learn piano together since the age of six. They used to go to San Pedro daily to learn piano from their teacher.
On 29th August, in 1980, he met actress VALERIE BERTINELLI in Shreveport. They got married on 11th April in the year 1981 and have one son together named Wolfgang. In the year 1999, he went through hip replacement because of his past injuries. In the year 2000, he started receiving treatment for Tongue cancer. Almost one-third of his tongue was removed during the surgery. In the year 2002, he got declared cancer-free.
On 5th December 2005, he filed a divorce against his wife, and their divorce got finalized in 2007. He has struggled with alcohol and drug abuse. From the age of 12, he started drinking and smoking. In an interview, he told me that he isn’t addicted to alcohol since 2008. On 6th October, in 2008, he proposed Janie Liszewski, who is a stunt woman and actress. Both of them got married on 27th June in 2009, and his son was their best man. In the year 2012, he went through emergency surgery for diverticulitis.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on January 26 1955, Van Halen is 65 years old as of today’s date 7th April 2020. His height is 1.7m tall, and his weight is 72kg.
He didn’t learn to read music, but he started learning the piano from a young age with his brother. He formed his band with his brother in the year 1972, and then they changed its name to Van HALEN. In the year 1977, he was offered a recording contract by Warner bros records. On the release of the song, his band reached on top billboard charts. Other than band, he has worked on several other music projects. In the year 1982, he played solo guitar on Michael Jackson’s BEAT IT song. In the year 1983, he sang vocals and played the guitars for a solo album of Brian May. He has worked with several famous artists in the industry.
He is famous for his unique style and influence and has inspirited the entire generation of young guitarists. In the year 1978, he was voted number 2 in GUITAR WORLD in 100 GREATEST GUITAR SOLOS list. He also holds a patent for a support device that is attached to the rear of his electric guitar. With this device, he has been able to play the guitar somewhat similar to piano.
Awards & Achievements
As he is part of the famous Van Halen band, the band has won several achievements till now. This band reached at top music charts with the first album release only. It is one of the successful commercial debut band. In the year 1992, this band got a Grammy award for best rock performance. In the year 2019, this band is in the RIAA’s 20th list and has sold around 56 million albums. In the year 2007, the band’s name got inducted in ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME. One can say that Eddie Van Halen has a lot to contribute to the band because he is a guitarist.
Net Worth & Salary of Van Halen in 2020
The net worth of Van Halen is around $120 million as of April 2020, which he has earned by being guitarist, keyboardist, producer, and songwriter. As he is the owner of the band, he has been able to earn a lot of money in these years.
He has been a successful guitarist as the member and founder of the Van Halen band. He is living a happy life with his wife and son in the United States. He has had cancer and a few other diseases, but he fought them all. He had a severe alcohol addiction, but he didn’t let himself set back because of it. His band has been able to win a lot of awards because of his contribution. He is the artist who is the inspiration for millions of youngsters.