Eddie Van Halen is known as an American-Dutch musician who is a famous lead guitarist at the band, Van Halen. The lead metal guitarist of the 1980's era has also covered a guitar solo in Michael Jackson's hit track 'Beat It.' With the success of his American hard rock, Van Halen is now a legendary group which influenced various musical bands.
How Much Is Eddie Van Halen's Net Worth?
Eddie Van Halen has accumulated a massive net worth of $100 million. He has gathered most of his net worth from his musical career. During the 1970s and 1980s, his band Van Halen dominated the hard rock scene and rallied substantial payrolls with a hit single "Runnin' With the Devil." He was a guitarist in the group along with the vocalist David Lee Roth and bassist Michael Anthony. His brother Alex Van Halen is also the founder of the band.
Eddie in 2008 sold his house in Beverly Hills for $1.5 million. But In the late 2017's Eddie's former house on Beverly Hills was listed for a sale of $2.999 million. The Cape Cod-inspired home is 2,917 square feet along with three bedrooms and four bathrooms with nearly half an acre in a gated community.
The 63-years-old musician band 'Van Halen' got a breakthrough when Kiss bassist Gene Simmons found them in a local club and financed them for the record of their 1978 first self-titled album Van Halen. With heavy metal and hard rock tracks, in 1979 they released another album Van Halen II which peaked at #6 on Billboard 200.
From 1980 to 1998, guitarist Eddie continued to increase his assets with their discographies like Women and Children First; Fair Warning; Diver Down; and 1984. Their studio album also includes 5150; OU812; For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge; Balance; and Van Halen III. In 2012, the band released their twelfth studio album A Different Kind of Truth. Eddie's famous tracks which reached #1 on US Mainstream Rock chart includes Without You; When It's Love; Me Wise Magic; and Humans Being.
His son, Wolfgang Van Halen is the bassist of the band Van Halen which he joined in 2006. From his career as a musician, Wolfgang has amassed a net worth of $10 million.
Who Is Eddie's Wife?
Eddie is married to his longtime girlfriend, Janie Liszewski. Janie, his wife, is an actress and stuntwoman. The duo met in 2006 and Eddie purposed Janie on October 2008. After their romantic affair, they tied their knot on 27 July 2009 at a private ceremony at Van Halen's Studio City, California.
Eddie Van Halen and his wife, Janie Liszewski (Photo: eonline.com)
His brother Alex officiated his wedding ceremony whereas his son Wolfgang Van Halen served as best man. It was Eddie's second marriage and among the 100 guests Eddie's ex-wife, Valerie Bertinelli also attended his ceremony. Valeri is also an American actress and television personality.
Eddie's Relationship With His Fist Wife
Eddie met Valerie on August 1980 during his band Van Halen concert in Shreveport, Lousiana. After the years of dating, they got married on 11 April 1981 at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Westwood, California.
Eddie Van Halen and his first wife, Valerie Bertinelli (Photo: countryliving.com)
After nearly a decades of their espoused life, their son Wolfgang Van Halen was born on 16 March 1991. But the legendary guitarist could not stay in terms with Valerie, and she filed for divorce on 5 December 2005 in a Los Angeles Superior Court. Their divorce was finalized on 20 December 2007.
His ex-wife, Valerie on 1 January 2011 married financial planner Tom Vitale. Eddie along with his son Wolfgang attended her ceremony which took place at Malibu, California.
Eddie Van Halen who is a native of Nijmegen, Netherlands was born on 16 January 1955. He stands at the height of 1.73 meters (5' 8''). The guitarist belongs to American-Dutch ethnicity. In the early 1960's, he moved to California along with his parents. Eddie grew up in Pasadena, Eddie along with his brother who is an American-Dutch musician, Alex Van Halen.
As per wiki, when he was a high school student, he was influenced by Eric Clapton as well as the heavy metal bands like Black Sabbath and Deep Purple.