Alex Van Halen is a Dutch-born American drummer and the co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen. Born in the Netherlands on May 8, 1953, his current estimated net worth is $75 million. He formed this world-famous band in 1974 with his brother, Eddie, and with David Lee Roth and Michael Anthony. The band received its first recording contact from Warner Brothers in 1974 and released its first album, Van Halen, in 1978. Alex Van Halen and his band have remained almost continuously successful since then. The group has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide, has had the most Number One Hits on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart and, in the 1980s, had more Billboard Hot 100 hits than any other hard rock band. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) named Van Halen the 19th Best Selling band/artist of all time. Van Halen is one of only five bands to have two albums sell more than 10 million copies and, in 2008, was listed as one of the best-paid live acts in the world. Alex Van Halen is also an ordained minister.