Eddie Van Halen, a Dutch-American musician, songwriter, and producer, is a guitarist of the American hard rock band, Van Halen. He co-founded a band along with his brother Alex Van Halen, singer David Lee Roth and ba s sist Michael Anthony. In 2011, Rolling Stone listed him in 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, Bio, And Education
Eddie Van Halen was born in the year 1955 on the 26th of January, and this makes his age 64 at this time. He was born in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He holds dual nationality; Dutch and 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 named Long Beach City College for a music contest, and he won the content.
Eddie Van Halen's Prolific 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 three 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 led 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 other 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's Net Worth Is High
Eddie Van Halen’s net worth is $100 million at present. His net worth used to be $85 million, a couple of years. He has ama s sed a huge amount of net worth from his musical career. His brother, the drummer of Van Halen, has a $75 million net worth.
In 2012, he earned a $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.
In the year 1996, the artist collected a ma s sive amount of money over $3.7 million.
He currently resides in a $2 million lavish mansion in Los Angeles. In 2008, he sold his Beverly Hills house for $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
Charities And Donations
Eddie Van Halen also has a pa s sion for humanity, who engaged in several non-profit organizations. 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 Wife, Kids, And Affair
Eddie Van Halen is a married man. He is married twice and divorced once. Eddie is married to his current wife Janie Laszewski since 2009. 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 until now.
As of now, it has been over a decade since the pair exchanged the wedding vows and now leads a healthy relationship.
Previously, he was married to actress Valerie Bertinelli from 1981 to 2007. They were married in California on April 11, 1981. Halen has a child, a son, Wolfgang Van Halen, with her. Their son Wolfgang is an American musician who is currently the ba s sist for Van Halen. After living for twenty-five years together, they divorced in 2006.
Their son, Wolfgang, is a ba s sist for the band Van Halen. He is a 26-year-old musician who is the youngest member of Van Halen.
Eddie Van Halen's Age, Height, And Other Facts
- Eddie Van Halen's age as of 2019 is 64 years.
- Height: Halen stands at 5 feet 6 inches (1.73 m)
- Birth Name: Edward Lodewijk van Halen
by Bchrome, 30 Dec, 2016