Eddie Van Halen Net Worth
Eddie Van Halen net worth: Eddie Van Halen is a Dutch-American guitarist, songwriter, keyboardist, and producer who has a net worth of $100 million. He is best known for being the lead guitarist 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. He was ranked #1 in a Guitar World magazine reader's poll of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time in 2012. Van Halen was also ranked #8 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 greatest guitarists in 2011. The band Van Halen has released a total of 12 studio albums and their albums 5150 in 1986, OU812 in 1988, For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge in 1991, and Balance in 1995 all reached #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Their single "Jump" reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and their singles "(Oh) Pretty Woman", "Why Can't This Be Love", "Black and Blue", "When It's Love", "Poundcake", "Runaround", "Top of the World", "Won't Get Fooled Again" (live), "Don't Tell Me (What Love Can Do)", "Humans Being", "Me Wise Magic", and "Without You" all reached #1 on the US Mainstream Rock chart.