Eddie Van Halen net worth: Eddie Van Halen is a Dutch-American guitarist, songwriter, keyboardist, and producer who has a net worth of $85 million. He is best known for being the lead of the band Van Halen. Eddie was born on January 26, 1955 in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He moved with his family to Pasadena, California at the age of seven. He originally began to play the drums, but after seeing his older brother play the guitar decided to switch. He formed his band "Van Halen" in 1972, originally calling it "Mammoth", but there was already another successful band by that name.
In 1977 they were offered a recording contract with Warner Bros Records and released their first album in February of 1978. After renting a PA system from David Lee Roth, and getting frustrated with lead vocals, Eddie invited Roth to join the band. They released a total of six albums from 1978 to 1983, but the band had trouble working as a unit. Eddie has played guitar on several movie soundtracks including "Back To The Future", "Over The Top", "Twister", and "Lethal Weapon 4″. He also played guitar on Michael Jackson's "Beat It". Eddie was married to actress Valerie Bertenelli from 1981 to 2007, and together they have one son, Wolfgang Van Halen.