Yngwie Malmsteen
Yngwie Malmsteen
Celebrated Name: Yngwie Malmsteen
Real Name/Full Name: Yngwie Johan Malmsteen
Gender: Male
Age: 60 years old
Birth Date: 30 June 1963
Birth Place: Stockholm, Sweden
Nationality: Swedish
Height: 1.9 m
Weight: 75 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): April Malmsteen (m. 1999), Amber Dawn Landin (m. 1993)
Children: Yes (Antonio Malmsteen)
Profession: Swedish guitarist, songwriter, composer, and bandleader
Net Worth in 2024: $12 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

Yngwie Malmsteen (birth name: Lars Johan Yngve Lannerbäck) is a Swedish based guitarist as well as a bandleader who is best recognized for initially getting fame in the 1980s on account of his neoclassical metal playing style within heavy metal.

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Early Life

Yngwie Malmsteen was born in the year 1963 in Stockholm, located in Sweden. He is known to be the third child belonging to a musical family. When he was of age ten, he has made his initial band entitled “Track on Earth,” which includes himself and one friend belonging from school performing on the drums.

When he was of age twelve, he has accepted his mom’s maiden name, i.e., Malmsten, in the form of his surname, then somewhat altered it to Malmsteen as well as changed his third offered name Yngve to “Yngwie.”

When he was a teenager, he got greatly affected by classical music; specifically in the 19th century based violinist-composer named Niccolò Paganini, and even found out his greatest significant guitar influence, i.e., Ritchie Blackmore. Moreover, he, too, mentions Uli Jon Roth as well as Brian May as noteworthy influences.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 30 June 1963, Yngwie Malmsteen is 60 years old as of today’s date 16th June 2024. His height is 1.9 m tall, and his weight is 75 kg.


Yngwie Malmsteen started off his career during early 1982 (when he was of age 18), when Mike Varney from Shrapnel Records, who had listened to a demo tape of him playing from 1978 entitled Demo Powerhouse, conveyed Malmsteen to the US.

Moreover, he has also played shortly with Steeler on the share of its year 1983 self-titled album, later performed along with Graham Bonnet within a band named Alcatrazz, its 1983 debut entitled No Parole from Rock ‘n’ Roll, as well as 1984 live album entitled Live Sentence.

Also, in the year 1984, he has launched his initial solo album entitled Rising Force, which presented Barrie Barlow from Jethro Tull on drums and keyboard players named Jens Johansson.

During the era of the early 1990s, he has launched the albums, namely Eclipse, The Yngwie Malmsteen Collection, Fire & Ice, and The Seventh Sign. Notwithstanding his initial and continuous success perceived in Asia and Europe, by the early 1990s, heavy metal styles, like neoclassical metal as well as shredding, had turned as out of fashion inside the US.

In the year 2003, he has also joined Joe Satriani as well as Steve Vai as a portion of the G3 supergroup, known as a tour depicting guitar performances. In the year 2007, he was revered in the Xbox 360 version made for Guitar Hero II. Moreover, players can get the “Yngwie Malmsteen” award through hitting 1000 or higher notes in series.

Awards & Achievements

Rising Force won him Guitar Player Magazine’s award on account of Best Rock Album, and it was too nominated for a Grammy intended for ‘Best Rock Instrumental,’ attaining no. 60 right on the Billboard album chart.

Net Worth & Salary of Yngwie Malmsteen in 2024

Yngwie Malmsteen Net Worth
Yngwie Malmsteen Net Worth

As of June 2024, Yngwie Malmsteen has an estimated net worth of $12 Million. He makes his fortune from his career as a guitarist and as a bandleader.

His performing style appears much similar compared to more famous “rock gods,” however, he is usually regarded as a top artist within his field, as well as a true rock master playing on a technical level.

During the era of the 80s and 90s, he got high fame in Europe as well as Asia after his style of “shredding” guitar solos was developed unfashionable in the US. This guitarist’s initial solo album originated in the year 1984, and from that point onwards, he started earning high.

The album entitled Rising Force was basically considered to be an instrumental side project. However, it ultimately developed to a full-fledged solo album for him, adding to his income.

Yngwie Malmsteen persists in playing live music as well as launch a successful studio and also compilation albums to the present day. His fame is high, and this can be acknowledged as in the year 2009, Time magazine mentioned him as among the ten greatest electric guitar players of all time.



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