Quick Facts of Edward Lodewijk Van Halen
- Full NameEdward Lodewijk Van Halen
- Net Worth$85 million
- Date of Birth26 June, 1955
- NicknameEdward Halen
- Marital Status Married
- BirthplaceNijmegen, Netherlands
- Ethnicity Mixed
- ProfessionMusician, songwriter, producer, arranger, guitarist
- Nationality Dutch
- Active Year1964–present
- SpouseValarie Bertinelli (m. 1981, div. 2007), Janie Liszewski (m. 2009)
- Online PresenceTwitter, Instagram
- Horoscope Aquarius
The most original and influential guitarists to have rocked the American music scenario, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen is the co-founder and lead guitarist of the hard rock band named Van Halen. In addition, the 64-year-old, Halen was ranked number one in the 2012, “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time“.
Well, Halen was born to the music-loving parents, Javan Helen and Eugenia Helen in Nijmegen, Netherlands. Similarly, his birthdate is Jan 26, 1955, and he has mixed ethnicity of Dutch, Indonesian Javanese, and Italian. Likewise, he grew up in the United States and has the Dutch nationality.
Edward Lodewijk Van Halen’s Married and Wife:
Halen married an actress, Valarie Bertinelli in the year 1981. Halen and Valarie have a son named Wolfgang Van Halen. They divorced in the year 2007. Further, his son is an American musician and works as a bassist for Van Halen.
After his divorce from Valarie, Edward married Janie Liszewski in 2009. Currently, the couple is living together happily.
Edward Van’s Controversy:
The rumors regarding Edward leaving Van Halen was the talk of the town. In an interview with Guitar World, Simmons said that “Eddie was unhappy about how he and David Lee Roth were or weren’t getting along and he was very serious leaving Van Halen at the time.” Edward was rumored to join Kiss.
Edward Van’s Career & Net Worth:
Edward Lodewijk started his career, forming a band named Mammoth along with brother Alex, bassist Mark Stone and vocalist David Lee Roth and in 1972, they changed the name of the band to Van Halen. The band released their debut album, ‘Van Halen’ in 1978 with Warner Brothers Records.
In 1979, their second album, ‘Van Halen II’ was released and in 1980, they released their third album, ‘Women and Children First’.
They have released the albums like Fair Warning, Diver Down, 1984, 5150, OU812, For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, Balance, Van Halen III, and A Different Kind of Truth. In 2001, he was awarded the 10th Annual LA Music Awards.
Edward sold his Beverly Hills house for $1.5 million and currently, he is living in a $2 million lavish mansion in Los Angeles. Edward’s net worth is assumed to be $85 million as of 2019. Hence, we can say that he has a luxurious lifestyle.