Eddie Vedder is a rock singer, performer and songwriter with a net worth of $90 million. He is popular for his lead role at the band Pearl Jam. He started his music journey in the mid-1980s. It is during these years that he also met Jack Irons, a former drummer of The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Eddie Vedder Net Worth - $90 million
Birth Name - Edward Louis Severson III [Edward Mueller, Jerome Turner, Wes C. Addle, Jerome230]
Date of birth - December 23, 1964
Zodiac Sign - Capricorn
Birth Place - Evanston, Illinois, United States
Nationality - American
Height - 5' 7"
Profession - Accordionist, Multi-Instrumentalist, Film Score Composer, Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist, Actor, Percussionist
Jack Iron introduced Vedder to a Seattle music project where he was given the demo tape: “Temple of the Dog”. This music group inspired him to write lyrics that turned out to be three Pearl Jam songs. He auditioned to join what is popularly known as Pearl Jam.
Pearl Jam has about nine studio albums, six live albums,twenty-eight singles,two compilation albums,and well over two-hundred official bootleg releases. Their first album “Ten” was their most successful. The album has RIAA certification and thirteen times platinum just in the United States.
Together with his band, Vedder has been awarded 13 awards. These awards comprise of one Grammy and five American Music Awards. He has also featured in several movies’ soundtracks. Some of these include: “Body of War”, “Into the Wild” and “Dead Man Walking”. He has a Golden Globe Award for his film soundtracks.
Vedder has also performed with other artists such as U2, The Who and The Rolling Stones.He led the Pearl Jam in the 1990s alongside Kurt Cobain. He was the spokesperson for this band when it became popular.
Vedder initially dropped from high school but later returned. He earned a GED before fully engaging in music. He had a rough childhood. He also led a wild life as a young man and was more into rock music and surfing. He was more intrigued with the classic rockers; the likes of the Who, the Doors and Neil Young. Similarly, he was into punk bands such as the Clash and Minor Threat.
He moved a lot between San Diego and Chicago when he was forming his first band while he was 20. The band was Bad Radio. However, this band did not go far. Moreover, he played in many bands in San Diego.
Eddie Vedder net worth is therefore a culmination of his music career. He attributes a big chunk of his net worth to Pearl Jams.
He was the main singer and song writer for Pearl Jams. The albums from this band have been very successful. The success of the band also meant success for Vedder. The band has a total of about 13 esteemed awards.
Eddie Vedder was born as Edward Louis Severson in December 1964 in Evanston, Illinois. He is the son of Karen Lee Vedder and Edward Louis Severson, Jr. His parents parted in 1965 and his mother remarried Peter Mueller.
Peter Mueller raised Vedder as his son and hischanged Edward Mueller. Vedder is of Danish and German origin.
His family adopted seven children. They then relocated to San Diego in the mid-1970s. With the guitar from his mother at the age of 12, Vedder began engaging in music. He found comfort in The Who's 1973 album, Quadrophenia.
His mother and Mueller divorced in his late teens. She relocated to Chicago with his siblings. He stayed in California with his step father because of school. In addition, he learnt after the divorce that Mueller was not his biological father and that he had met his biological father on occasion as a child.
Vedder began living on his own after high school. He was also working a night shift at a drug store in Encinitas. He dropped from school in his senior year because of pressure from work. He could not balance. He moved back home in Chicago and changed his identity to Eddie Vedder. Vedder is his mother’s maiden name.
He finished his high school in the early 1980s while he was also working as a waiter. He then went to a community college in Chicago for a short while before relocating to San Diego. He occupied his time recording demo tapes at home while working part time.
At one point, he was a security guard at the La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla. He performed with several bands in San Diego such as Destroy, Surf and Butts. One of his bands, Bad Radio, focused on songs by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.