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How Edward Van Halen rose to fame and achieved net worth of $150 million ?

Edward Van Halen

Edward Van Halen was an American songwriter and musician. For Van Halen ( American rock band), he was the principal songwriter and guitarist, which he co-founded with Alex Van Halen (brother, drummer), Mark Stone (bassist), and David Lee Roth (singer). He is considered one of the all-time most incredible guitar players in rock history. He is famous for popularizing the tapping guitar solo technique.

Edward Van Halen Net Worth –

Edward’s net worth is estimated to be $150 million. He has five decades of a musical career. His most of his earning came from his band Van Halen’s fame, one of the world’s best selling bands of all time. The band’s debut album contributed $10 million in earnings. Van Halen II (1979 album) contributed $5 million, 1984 (1984 album) contributed $11 million, 5150 (1986 album) contributed $6 million.

Edward Van Halen Early Life –

Edward was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (January 26, 1955). His father was a jazz pianist, saxophonist, and clarinetist. Later the family settled in Nijmegen, Netherlands, and then moved to the US in 1962. He and his elder brother got citizenship from the US. At the age of six, both learned to play the piano. He never knew music and practice watching videos of other stars.

In Long Beach City College, he won first place in the annual piano competition. He then learned to play the electronic guitar. He practiced walking around the home. Along with his brother and three others, Edward formed a band, The Broken Combs. Band members practice during lunchtime in school.

Edward Van Halen Career Life –

Edward and his brother Alex, vocalist David Lee Roth, and bassist Mark Stone formed a band called Mammoth, later name changed to Van Halen in 1972. Michael Anthony replaced Mark Stone. The band signed a contract with Warner Brothers Records with Ted Templeton’s help in 1977. In 1978 their debut album Van Halen released. In 1979 Edward’s band released Van Halen II and include singles Beautiful Girls and Dance the Night Away.

Edward’s band released the third studio album Women and Children First in 1980. They released Fair Warning in 1981, River Down in 1982, and The band in 1984. In 1986 the band singer got changed. Sammy Hagar replaced David Lee Roth. The first album with the new singer was 5150. Edward’s band released For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge in 1991, Balance in 1995, and A Different Kind of Truth in 2012.

Edward Van Halen Personal Life –

Edward married Valerie Bertinelli but got separated in 2005. He has a son. In 2009 then married Janie Liszewski. He died on October 6, 2020, due to throat cancer. 

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