Alex Van Halen Net Worth
Alex Van Halen net worth: Alex Van Halen is a Dutch-born American drummer and the co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen. Alex Van Halen has a net worth of $95 million. Alex formed what would become the world-famous Van Alen, in 1974 with his brother, Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth and Michael Anthony.
Early Life: Alexander Arthur Van Halen was born on May 8, 1953 in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. The family name was originally spelled with a lowercase "v" and is pronounced with a Dutch inflection.
Music Career: In 1974, Alex and his bandmates would discover that another band already existed called Mammoth, so they changed their name to Van Halen. Roth has made extensive claims that the name Van Halen was his idea, naming their band after Alex. Alex took on managerial duties in addition to playing for the band. He was charged with tasks like booking gigs and had massive creative input when it came to Van Halen's 1978 self-titled debut album.
The band received its first recording contact from Warner Brothers in 1974 and released its first self-titled 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.
Van Halen went on to release eleven more studio albums since their initial release. Van Halen officially disbanded one month after brother Eddie's death on October 6, 2020.
Musical Influence: Alex endorses Ludwig drums, as well as its pedals and hardware. He uses Paiste cymbals and Remo drumheads, playing with Regal Tip drumsticks. Alex has been a Paiste endorser since 1983, and would develop his signature ride cymbal with paste in later years. Alex has also famously utilized Rototoms and octobans in addition to electronic drums. He is world-renowned for operating extravagantly-sized drum kits which feature, again famously, an on-fire orchestral gong as well as four bass drums.
Real Estate: In 1993 Alex paid an undisclosed amount for an undeveloped 3.7-acre lot in a gated community called Beverly Park high up in the hills of Beverly Hills. He then spent millions building what became an impressive 14,500 square-foot mansion. In 1998 Alex sold the mansion to actor/comedian Paul Reiser for $6 million. That's the same as around $10 million in today's dollars. Alex should have held onto the home because today comparable properties are worth $30 – $40 million.
A year after offloading the Beverly Park mansion, Alex paid $2 million for a property in Hidden Hills, California. Today this home is worth around $5 million.
Alex Van Halen
|Net Worth:||$95 Million|
|Date of Birth:||May 8, 1953 (67 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Profession:||Drummer, Musician, Actor, Percussionist, Keyboard Player, Guitarist|
|Nationality:||United States of America|