Wolfgang Van Halen is a musician from America who earned fame and recognition for his role as a bassist of the popular band, Van Halen. He possesses the unique characteristic of being able to play a variety of musical instruments like the drums and keyboard apart from the guitar. The most surprising thing is that all the talents manifested seamlessly in Wolfgang through self-practice, not to forget that he is just 27 now! Here is a quick summary of Wolfgang Van Halen’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Wolfgang Van Halen Early Life
Wolfgang Van Halen was born on March 16, 1991, in Santa Monica city of California State. Wolfgang’s father is Eddie Van Halen and mother, Valerie Libertine. His mother is an actress and father plays guitar for the band, Van Halen. Wolfgang’s father and uncle were both multi-instrumentalists, who used to play guitar, bass, and keyboard. He only got to know about his father being a musician when he picked up a CD of one of his father’s album.
Wolfgang Van Halen Career, Awards & Achievement
Wolfgang started his musical career by playing the drums. Accompanying his father on his Van Halen’s performances, Wolfgang tried to play the drums once in a while. At just the age of nine, he started playing the drums. He mostly learned to play the instrument himself but was also taught a few lessons from his uncle, Alex who was also a member of his father’s band.
At his tenth birthday, Wolfgang’s father gifted him a drum kit. He later went on to learning the keyboard as well. From 2004 onward he started taking part in Van Halen’s performances, playing the guitar with his father. He replaced the band’s guitarist, Michael Anthony in 2006 and joined as the bassist of the band.
Playing was something that Wolfgang enjoyed, having his father by his side provided him with the much-needed enthusiasm and comfort that all musicians seek for. He also recorded a few albums with the band. A Different Kind of Truth, his first album with Van Halen was released in 2012. In the same year, he joined Tremonti, an American rock band as a bassist. The first album of the band, ‘All I Was’ released on July 17 of 2012. Two more albums of the band were released – Cauterize (2015) and Dust (2016).
Awards & Achievement
Wolfgang was featured in the cover of Guitar World magazine’s April 2008 issue. This was the first father-son issue of the magazine. His father, Eddie named his instrument. ‘316’ which symbolizes the date of his son, March 16 (03.16) after Wolfgang. Wolfgang played the ‘316’ alongside his father in 2004 when they both were touring for Van Halen.
Eddie also worked on a line of guitar series named Wolfgang series, along with Peavey Electronics Corporations. A custom guitar Fender EVH Wolfgang was also made by his father.
Net Worth of Wolfgang Van Halen
Wolfgang’s career took off after he started playing for Van Halen. He has toured the US with his band and worked on various albums. Both his associations with Tremonti and Van Halen has helped him accumulate a decent amount of earnings. At just the age of 27, Wolfgang has a net worth of a staggering $12.5 million. He owes many thanks to his father for helping him achieve this feat.
Wolfgang Van Halen is young and vibrant. He is not even in this thirties, and yet, he has become the name and face of the band that he currently plays for. Much like his father, he uses the custom built guitar to perform at his shows. His father Eddie is positive of Wolfgang becoming much more popular and successful than him.