Alex Van Halen is a popular musician who was born in Netherlands and later became American. He is mostly popular for being the drummer of “Van Halen” band, which he co found along with his brother Eddie Van Halen and others. Continue reading to find out Alex Van Halen’s net worth in 2018, professional career and personal life below. Keep reading to know more about Alex Van Halen’s net worth in 2018.
Alex Van Halen Early Life
Alexander Arthur van Halen was born on May 8, 1953 in Amsterdam the capital of the Netherlands. His father Jan Van Halen was a saxophone and a clarinet player but he died in 1986, and his mother Eugenia van Halen died in 2005.
Alex Van Halen was mostly grown and raised in a city named Nijmegen in Gelderland before moving with his family to California when he was around 9 years old. He and his brother Eddie Van Halen trained on the piano when they were children. Alex was first supposed to be a guitarist and Eddie a drummer, but Alex went to train on the drums. Both brothers studied at the Hamilton Elementary School. Alex Van Halen finished his schooling from the Pasadena High School and then he attended the Pasadena City College where he took classes for music, composition, and others.
For his personal life, Alex Van Halen first marriage was to Valeri Kendall for 2 months only after a couple of years of engagement. His second marriage was to Kelly Danniels Carter from 1984 – 1996. Alex Van Halen has been married to Stine Schyberg since 2000. He has 2 sons from all of his marriages, their names are Aric Van Halen and Malcolm Van Halen. Alex Van Halen’s nephew is the musician Wolfgang Van Halen.
Alex Van Halen Career, Awards & Achievement
During his time at school as a child, Alex Van Halen along with his brother Eddie Van Halen and other boys found a band naming it “The Broken Combs” and they were performing at their school by that time. At college, he found another band named “Mammoth” along with Michael Anthony and David Lee Roth.
Alex Van Halen and Mammoth members remained together for a while. Later, David Lee Roth joined the band, they changed the band’s name to “Van Halen” and Michael Anthony joined them as a replacement for Mark Stone. The band released their debut self titled studio album in 1978 and currently they have over 20 albums. Their debut album gave them huge success as it’s considered as their breakthrough career success with millions of copies sold around the world.
Awards & Achievements
Alex Van Halen has won many awards throughout his career with his band “Van Halen”. The band won the American Music Award for Favorite Heavy Metal Hard Rock Album for “For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge” album, which also won the Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance. Furthermore, he and the band won 4 MTV Video music Awards in the categories of Best Stage Performance, Video of the Year, Best Direction and Best Editing.
Net Worth of Alex Van Halen
The musician Alex Van Halen net worth is set to $105 million. He earned his wealth from the great singles and albums he released and performed along with his band. Alex Van Halen earned with his band members millions of dollars from the albums sales and from their live performances, making him one of the richest drummers.
Alex Van Halen is considered as one of the richest and greatest drummers of all time. He has more than 20 albums with his band “Van Halen” that successfully ranked on top charts and sold millions of copies. Alex Van Halen is currently married to Stine Schyberg and they are happily living together.