Eddie Van Halen Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 14 Sep, 2018
Facts of Eddie Van Halen
Date of Birth: 1955 , January-26
Age: 63 years old
Birth Nation: Netherlands
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Eddie Van Halen
Birth Name Edward Lodewijk Van Halen
Nick Name Eddie
Father Jan Van Halen
Mother Eugenia van Halen
Nationality Dutch
Birth Place/City Nijmegen
Ethnicity White
Profession Musician
Net Worth $85 million
Eye Color Light-Brown
Hair Color Light Brown
Face Color White
Famous for Musician songwriter producer arranger guitarist
Affair with Janie Liszewski
Girlfriend Janie Liszewski
Married Yes
Married to Janie Liszewski (m. 2009), Valerie Bertinelli (m. 1981–2007)
Children 1
Divorce Yes
Albums A Different Kind of Truth
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Eddie Van Halen, a Dutch-American musician, songwriter, and producer, is a guitarist of American hard rock band Van Halen. He co-founded a band along with his brother Alex Van Halen, singer David Lee Roth and bassist Michael Anthony.

In 2011, Rolling Stone listed him in the number eight on the Top 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Eddie Van Halen is considered one of the best and most influential guitarists in the history of rock music. 

Early Life And Education Of Eddie Van Halen 

Eddie Van Halen was born in the year 1955 on 26th of January and this makes his age 61 at this time. He was born in a place called Nijmegen which lies in the Netherlands. He belongs to the nationality Dutch American. The names of his parents are Eugenia van Halen and Jan Van Halen. His long hair is ironic and iconic to his fans.

Eddie Van Halen’s childhood went pretty well. His father was a saxophonist, pianist, and clarinetist and his mother was a composer. He went to a college called Long Beach City College for a music contest and he won the content. 

Eddie Van Halen's Career

Eddie Van Halen’s career has made him who he is today. He has given whopping 56 singles to his fans and all the songs have been blockbusters in the past. He has released 12 studio albums till now. He also has 3 video albums to his name and two compilation albums too.

In the year 1982, he released an album called Diver Down and it managed to be a blockbuster hit. In the year 1993, his live album called Live: Right Here, Right Now was released and it managed to reach number 5 in the United States Chart. It also reached number 7 in the Australia charts.

Eddie Van Halen's compilation album called Best of Volume I was released back in the year 1996, it topped the Canadian and United States charts. His another compilation album called The Best of Both Worlds was released back in the year 2004.

It also managed to do very well and it reached number three on the United States charts and number two in Canadian charts. 

Eddie Van Halen's Net Worth And Properties

Eddie Van Halen’s net worth is $100 million at present. His net worth used to be $85 million in the past. He has amassed a huge amount of net worth from his musical career. His brother, the drummer of Van Halen, has $75 million net worth. 

In 2012, he earned $50K revenue share from his band’s album, A Different Kind of Truth. In 2007, he sold his Fender guitar for $25K. In 2004, he earned $1100K from the compilation album The Best of Both worlds with his band.  

He with the band Van Halen has released several albums including Van Halen, Van Halen II, Women and Children First. Fair Warning, Diver Down, 1984, 5150, OU812, For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, Balance, Van Halen II, and A Different Kind of Truth. Most of the albums have reached #1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

He currently resides in a $2 million lavish mansion in Los Angeles. In 2008, he sold his Beverly Hills house on $1.5 million. He has a collection of lucrative cars of different brands include:
1. Audi R8
2. Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG
3. Porsche 911 GT3
4. Lamborghini Miura

Charity

in 2017, he donated 75 guitars from his personal collection to Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation- a program that provides musical instruments to students in low-income schools. He donated these guitars to support students who can not afford musical instruments. Besides, he was involved in several charity works throughout the World. 

Eddie Van Halen's Personal Life

Eddie Van Halen is a married man. He is married to Janie Laszewski since 20009. The couple dated for three years before their marriage.

The couple married in the year 2009 and till now they are going pretty well with their relationship. There is almost no chance of a divorce to occur in their lives till now.

Previously, he was married to actress Valerie Bertinelli from 1981-2007. They were married in California on April 11, 1981. Halen has a child, a son, Wolfgang with her. After living for twenty-five years together they divorced in 2006.

Their son, Wolfgang, is a bassist for the band Van Halen. He is a 26-year-old musician who is the youngest members of Van Halen. 

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