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Eddie Van Halen Net Worth

Eddie Van Halen Net Worth is
$85 Million

Eddie Van Halen Bio/Wiki 2017

He’s mainly referred to as an associate of the group called “Van Halen”, where he’s performing as among the lead singers, guitarist, keyboard player and producer. The group has brought lots of fiscal success to the total sum of Eddie Van Halen net worth. The musician came to be in the Netherlands in 1955. But when he was seven years of age, he along with his family moved to reside to Pasadena in California. Initially, Eddie Van Halen was learning the best way to play drums. Yet, once he heard his brother playing guitar, Eddie Van Halen altered his mind and determined to become a guitar player, too.

At first, the group was called “Mammoth”, but, the members needed to think of another name because there already was a group having this name. One year after, the group released their very first record under this particular label, which proved to be really successful and added lots of sales to net worth of each of the members of the group, including Eddie Van Halen net worth.

Eddie Van Halen Net Worth $85 Million

But, the group soon began to argue in regards to the top vocalists and Eddie Van Halen let another member join the group, who was David Lee Roth. Before, the group had leased a PA system from him. Between the years 1978-1983, Eddie Van Halen and his group released six records, which got lots of success and made the group popular and getting an increasing number of enthusiasts all over the planet. Nevertheless, there were some problems also, when the group members began getting lots of disagreements, which led to them having problems when employed as a team. These contributions also added lots of sales to Eddie Van Halen net worth. Along with his professional career as a musician, Eddie Van Halen’s individual life can also be among the key issues when referring to the musician.

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Quick Facts

Full NameEddie Van Halen
Net Worth$85 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 26, 1955
Height1.73 m
ProfessionRecord producer, Author, Keyboard Player, Bassist, Music Arranger, Songwriter, Drummer, Eruption, Jump, Hot for Teacher
EducationPasadena City College
SpouseJanie Liszewski, Valerie Bertinelli, Eruption, Jump, Hot for Teacher
ChildrenWolfgang Van Halen
ParentsEugenia van Halen, Jan Van Halen, Eruption, Jump, Hot for Teacher
SiblingsAlex Van Halen
AwardsMTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance, MTV Video Music Award for Best Stage Performance, MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction, MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing, American Music Award for Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Album, Jump, Eruption, Hot for Teacher
Music GroupsVan Halen
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance
MoviesVideo Hits Volume I, Van Halen Live: Right Here, Right Now

Interesting Facts

1October 2012. After an extensive seven-month reader's poll face-off contest (500,000 votes), Guitar World magazine declares: Eddie Van Halen "Greatest Guitarist of All-Time".
2Once said in an interview he built his own guitar. His Frankenstrat consisted of the body of a Fender but the double-coil pickup of a Gibson. Later, to confuse those who would try to make unauthorized copies of his Frankenstrat, he added a non-functioning single-coil pickup and extra wiring in the middle to confuse people as to how the sound was produced.
3Ex-son-in-law of Andrew Bertinelli and Nancy Bertinelli.
4Eddie's very first guitar was a Teisco Del Ray electric with 4 pickups bought for $70.
5Brother-in-law of Stine Schyberg.
6Likes to say that David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar's problems with the band were due to "LSD" -- Lead Singer Disease.
7Has debuted the EVH Wolfgang guitar, which he describes as a culmination of his years of knowledge and experience with guitars. Eddie quietly road tested this new guitar during the band's recent reunion tour.
8August 4, 2008 - Engaged to Janie Liszewski.
9One of the tracks from Van Halen's self-titled debut album in 1978 includes Eddie's "Eruption" guitar solo. Eruption originally was intended to be a guitar warm-up exercise. However, one day while in the studio as Eddie was playing Eruption, the recording engineer happened to be recording. The rest is history (although, ironically, Eddie reportedly didn't like the way it sounded).
10While he is often credited as inventing the "tapping" technique, this is actually incorrect. The technique had been around for many years; he merely popularized it within the rock and roll genre.
11Has a reputation for being modest about his guitar talents, sometimes stating that Van Halen songs have been successfully made from guitar riffs of his that he didn't think were very good.
12Didn't speak any English when he and his family first immigrated to America.
13Is a recovering alcoholic; Eddie's father died of complications from alcoholism, and, reportedly, his paternal grandfather was an alcoholic also.
14When Van Halen became successful, one of the first things Eddie and his brother Alex did with their earnings was to tell their father he could retire and take things easy for the rest of his life.
15In 1999 he had hip replacement surgery.
16Met David Lee Roth while they both attended Pasadena Community College in the 1970s.
17His father, Jan van Halen, was an accomplished sax and clarinet musician in his own right. He appeared on clarinet on "Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now)" on the "Diver Down" album (released on April 14th, 1982).
18Son, Wolfgang Van Halen, born March 16, 1991.
19Has been working on new material in his home studio since being declared cancer-free (he was treated for throat cancer in 2000/2001), but has no idea what he's going to do with it for now. Van Halen split with its label, Warner Brothers, in 2001, and is currently without a recording contract. [June 2002]
20Parents moved the family to Pasadena, California, USA from the Netherlands when he and brother Alex were young. His father was Dutch, his mother Indonesian.
21Father, with Valerie Bertinelli, of son Wolfgang Van Halen.
22Guitarist for rock group Van Halen.
23Younger brother of Alex Van Halen.


1Likes to jump up in the air and do the splits during his "Eruption" guitar solo.
2Frankenstrat guitar
3"Eruption" guitar solo
4Two-tapping (a guitar technique that he popularized)
5Use of synthesizers
6Use of the whammy bar


1I just like songs. I don't mean to sound like a prick or nothin', but I've never really been that much of a fan of bands outside of Cream. And I don't really listen to anything nowadays. The last record I might've bought was Peter Gabriel's So. With Cream, I was more a fan of their interaction live. You know, they were an example of "What's the difference between jazz and rock & roll? We just play louder." That's all. We get 12 notes. Do what the fuck you want with 'em, you know???
2You'd have to be numb or dead not to get excited about 20,000 people screaming.
3I'm a musician, Dave's a rock star.
4"I really don't feel like I've done s**t yet." When asked by Rolling Stone magazine to describe his greatest accomplishment as a guitarist (sometime around 2003).


Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007AVN AwardAdult Video News AwardsBest MusicSacred Sin (2006)Loren Alexander



WKRP in Cincinnati1978TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Mind of a Chef2016TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Strictly Come Dancing2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sing2016writer: "Jump" - as Eddie Van Halen
Everybody Wants Some!!2016writer: "Everybody Wants Some!", "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love"
Ochéntame... otra vez2016TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Eddie the Eagle2016"Jump"
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mike & Mike2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Superkids - Die größten kleinen Talente der Welt2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Minions2015writer: "Eruption"
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Furious 72015writer: "Blast Off"
Glee2009-2015TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Love Film Festival2014writer: "Jump"
Today at Wimbledon2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing on Ice2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Voice UK2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Masters Snooker2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues2013writer: "Dance The Night Away" - as Eddie Van Halen
South Park2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Hit Wonderland2013TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Star King2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011-2013TV Series writer - 22 episodes
Celebrity Splash! Australia2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mayweather2013TV Movie documentary performer: "We're The Greatest"
The World's Greatest Tribute Bands2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Footy Show2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
This Is 402012writer: "Little Guitars"
Argo2012writer: "Dance the Night Away"
That's My Boy2012writer: "And The Cradle Will Rock", "Dance The Night Away"
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Green Hornet2011writer: "Feel Your Love Tonight"
Wir sind Kaiser2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Total Wipeout2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero: Van Halen2009Video Game writer: "Ain't Talkin Bout Love", "And The Cradle Will Rock", "Atomic Punk", "Beautiful Girls", "Cathedral", "Dance The Night Away", "Eruption", "Everybody Wants Some", "Feel Your Love Tonight", "Hang Em High", "Hear About It Later", "Hot For Teacher", "I'm The One", "Jamie's Cryin", "Jump", "Little Guitars", "Loss Of Control", "Mean Street", "Panama", "Romeo Delight", "Running With The Devil", "So This Is Love", "Somebody Get Me A Doctor", "Spanish Fly", "Unchained"
Electric Dreams2009TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Zombieland2009writer: "Everybody Wants Some"
Two and a Half Men2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rage2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero World Tour2008Video Game writer: "Hot For Teacher"
Op zoek naar Joseph2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Superbad2007writer: "Panama"
Metal: A Headbanger's Journey2005Documentary writer: "Eruption" - as Van Halen
Herbie Fully Loaded2005writer: "Jump"
American Dad!2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gran Turismo 42004Video Game writer: "Panama"
I'm Sammy Hagar2004Short performer: "Why Can't This Be Love" / writer: "Ain't Talkin' Bout Love", "Why Can't This Be Love"
High Chaparall2004TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Little Nicky2000writer: "Running With the Devil"
Freaks and Geeks1999-2000TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Ready to Rumble2000writer: "Runnin' With The Devil"
Mission to Mars2000writer: "Dance The Night Away"
Detroit Rock City1999writer: "Running With The Devil"
Big Daddy1999writer: "Jump"
Lost & Found1999/Iwriter: "Runnin' with the Devil" - as Eddie Van Halen
Olympic Glory1999Documentary short writer: "Hot For Teacher"
Varsity Blues1999writer: "Hot For Teacher"
La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano1998"Lost Boys Calling" 1998
SLC Punk!1998writer: "Hot For Teacher"
Lethal Weapon 41998producer: "Fire in the Hole" - as Eddie Van Halen
Private Parts1997writer: "Jamie's Cryin'", "Dance The Night Away"
Twister1996performer: "Respect The Wind" / producer: "Respect The Wind" / writer: "Humans Being", "Respect The Wind"
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie1995writer: "Dreams"
Airheads1994writer: "I'm the One" - as E. Van Halen
Van Halen Live: Right Here, Right Now1993Video writer: "Poundcake", "Judgement Day", "Man on a Mission", "When It's Love", "In 'N' Out", "Right Now", "Pleasure Dome", "Spanked", "Runaround", "Finish What Ya Started", "Cabo Wabo", "The Dream Is Over", "Jump", "Top of the World"
MTV Video Music Awards 19911991TV Special writer: "Poundcake"
Over the Top1987producer: "Winner Takes It All"
Van Halen Live Without a Net1986Video performer: "There's Only One Way To Rock", "Summer Nights", "Get Up", "5150", "Best Of Both Worlds", "Panama", "Love Walks In", "Guitar Solo", "I Can't Drive 55", "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love", "Why Can't This Be Love", "Rock and Roll"
Better Off Dead...1985writer: "Everybody Wants Some!!"
The Wild Life1984performer: "DONUT CITY" - uncredited / producer: "DONUT CITY" - uncredited / writer: "DONUT CITY" - uncredited
Ekkusu bonbâ1980TV Series "Star Fleet"


Sacred Sin2006Video as Eddie Van Halen
Van Halen: Humans Being1996Short co-composer
Van Halen Live Without a Net1986Video
The Wild Life1984
The Seduction of Gina1984TV Movie
Van Halen: Hot for Teacher1984Video short


Two and a Half Men2009TV SeriesEddie Van Halen
Late Show with David Letterman1993TV Series
Cafe Americain1993TV SeriesStreet Musician
Frasier1993TV SeriesHank
Van Halen: Hot for Teacher1984Video shortEdward Van Halen

Music Department

Sydney1990TV Series composer: theme music - as Eddie Van Halen, 1990


Sacred Sin2006Video executive producer - as Eddie Van Halen


Renegade Live @ the House of Blues2009Video documentary special thanks
Bonne année2008special thanks


Piers Morgan Tonight2013TV SeriesHimself
Cry Baby: The Pedal that Rocks the World2011Video documentaryHimself (as Eddie Van Halen)
Biography2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Lopez Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself
Guitar Hero: Van Halen2009Video GameHimself (voice)
Spike's Guys Choice2009TV MovieHimself (as Eddie Van Halen)
American Masters2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Howard Stern on Demand2006TV SeriesHimself
Joe Does the Oscars2006TV MovieHimself
Howard Stern1998TV SeriesHimself
Van Halen: Video Hits Vol. 11996VideoHimself
Van Halen: Humans Being1996ShortHimself
The 23rd Annual American Music Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentaryHimself
The Jon Stewart Show1995TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Van Halen Live: Right Here, Right Now1993VideoHimself
This Morning1992TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19921992TV SpecialHimself - Van Halen Guitarist
Saturday Night Live1987TV SeriesHimself
Van Halen Live Without a Net1986VideoHimself (as Eddie Van Halen)
Frank Sinatra: Portrait of an Album1985VideoHimself (uncredited)
Late Night with David Letterman1985TV SeriesHimself
The 38th Annual Golden Globe Awards1981TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Rock Legends2016TV Series documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2009TV Series documentaryHimself
20/202009TV Series documentaryHimself
Dr. Drew's Celebrity Addiction Special2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Countdown Spectacular 22007TV MovieHimself
De wereld draait door2007TV SeriesHimself
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHimself - Van Halen
The Van Halen Story: The Early Years2003Video documentaryHimself
Mayor of the Sunset Strip2003DocumentaryHimself
Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 42000TV Movie documentaryHimself

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    Eddy Van Halens musicis so intense its like a magnet it draws you right into Eddys beat…Im 66& never gets old thank you Van Halen…Im also proud that Eddy, your so successful…must be those Quitar licks