Originally posted on November 3, 2020 @ 6:46 pm
Edward Lodewijk Van Halen (aka Eddie Van Halen) was an American Musician, Songwriter, and Producer.
He is well-known for being the guitarist for the former American band, ‘Van Halen’ alongside Mark Stone (Bassist), David Lee Roth (Singer), and brother, Alex Van Halen (Drummer). Eddie’s rock band released singles such as Jump, Hot for Teacher, and Eruption.
In 1983, the Van Halen band appeared in the Guinness Book of Records for Highest paid single appearance. Did you know that Eddie Van Halen played guitar solo for the song, Beat it by Michael Jackson? Get to know more about the former guitar legend.
Net Worth and Income Sources.
Eddie Van Halen was active in the music industry since the early 70s. Back then, his main source of income came through his music career and guitar endorsements.
The Van Halen band was popular back in the days that the band members walked away with $1.3 Million during one concert. Eddie Van Halen passed away having a net worth of $100 million.
House, Car, Property, Lifestyle.
Eddie Van Halen was the owner of a home in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles. He had purchased his 10,000 Square foot home in the 1980s.
Eddie built a 5150 Studio within his Los Angeles home, where his band had recorded their albums. He was also the owner of a Beverley Hills Home, which is now being sold at $2.9 Million.
Additionally, Van Halen had a very interesting car collection. At 65, he still had good taste in choosing cars and houses. His cars included a Porsche 911 GT3 RS, 1947 Dodge flatbed, Lamborghini Miura, Audi R8, a V8, and a V-10.
The Van Halen Rock band was formed by Eddie and his brother Alex in 1972. Five years later, Warner Records offered the band a recording contract.
Van Halen’s debut album came in at number 19 on the Billboard pop music chart. After their first album’s success, which was a hard rock and heavy metal genre, the band went ahead to produce more.
Aside from his band, Eddie Van Halen worked on other projects either by himself or with his brother. He had music collaborations with artists such as Michael Jackson, Sammy Hagar, Roger Waters, and Gene Simmons.
In 1981, he launched the 5150 Baretta Model with Kramer, which was his first endorsement. Ten years later, he started working with Ernie Ball to develop the music man EVH-model guitar.
Somewhere around 1989, Eddie began making string endorsement deals. When the deal ended, the guitar strings became a piece of the Fender EVH Line, now sold as EVH Premium Strings.