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Facts of Eddie Vedder

  • Birth Place : Evanston, Illinois
  • Country : USA
  • Gender : Male
  • Marital Status : Married
  • Married With : Jill McCormick
  • Horoscope : Capricorn
  • Net Worth : $100m US
  • Income/Salary : $833k US
  • Height : 5.8 ft
  • Weight : 68 kg
  • Eye Color : Blue Eyes
  • Father Name : Edward Louis Severson, Jr
  • Mother Name : Karen Lee Vedder

Who is Eddie Vedder?

American Eddie Vedder is an award-winning musician and singer-songwriter. He is renowned as the lead vocalist for the American rock band Pearl Jam.

In 2020, he is on a musical tour along with the band. On the 23rd of June 2020, he will be appearing Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany.

Eddie Vedder- Birth Age, Family

Eddie was born on the 23rd of December 1964 in Evanston, Illinois to Karen Lee Vedder and Edward Louis Severson, Jr. His birth name is Edward Louis Severson III. They are of Dutch- Germanic- Danish ethnicity.

Family History

In 1965, his parents were separated. His mother, Karen remarried Peter Mueller and they raised as a child. However, they were also separated. Till the time, Vedder didn’t know that Mueller was not his biological father.

His biological father, Edward died of multiple sclerosis whom he considered as the family friend when he knew the truth.

Eddie has three half-brothers.

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Eddie’s Education

He attended school in his hometown. Later, he joined San Dieguito High School, Encinitas, California. He dropped out of the institute due to the high pressure of work and study. During the time, he used to work on drug store at night.

However, in early 1980, he earned his high school GED and attained a community college near Chicago.

Eddie Vedder’s Career

At the very early phase, Eddie worked in a drug store, Restaurant as waiter, Gas station as an attendant. During his job as an attendant, he met Jack Iron, former drummer of Red Hot Chili Peppers. Soon, they became basketball friends.

Later, Eddie wrote lyrics for three songs and recorded the songs which were later entitled as Momma-Son. Former Mother Love Bone members listened to the tape and got impressed by the unique sound. The band recruited him for the Temple of the Dog. He provided background vocal for many songs of the project.

Journey with Pearl Jam

Initially, Vedder was recruited by the founding members like Ament, Gossard, and McCready for the band. In 1991, they launched their first album, Ten under record label Epic Records. The album became an instant best selling with 13x Platinum.

Some of his album along with the band including the year and US Billboard Position are-

Year Albums US Billboard Position

  • 1993 Vs 1
  • 1998 Yield 2
  • 2000 Binaural 2
  • 2013 Lighting Bolt 1

Soundtracks, Collaborations

Apart from the band, Vedder has contributed soundtracks for various films and documentaries which includes 1995- Dead Man Walking, 2004- A Brokedown Melody, 2007- Body of War and Reign Over Me.

Eddie has collaborated with other rock bands like The Who, Ramones, R.E.M, Bad Religion, and Fastbacks.

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Films

In 1992, he met his first cameo along with Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam in the movie Singles. Later, the singer was featured in the cameo roles in the movies and documentaries like 1996-Hype!, 2003- End of the Century, 2007- Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, 2012- West of Memphis, and 2017- Twin Peaks.

Vedder’s Awards

  • 2007, Environmentalist of the Year by SIMA Waterman’s Honorees
  • 2008, Golden Globe Awards for Best Original Song.
  • 2008, nominated by World Soundtrack Awards for Best Original Song For Flim.
  • 2009, nominated by Grammy Awards for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo.

Eddie Vedder- Net Worth, Salary

Eddie Vedder has an estimated net worth of $100 million. His earning as the lead singer of the band is $833k US monthly which makes $10 million US annually.

Apart from this, he earns through his movie cameo and music concert.

Eddie’s Height, Weight

He is a blue-eyed auburn. His height is all most 5 feet and 8 inches and weighs 68kg.

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Eddie Vedder Controversy

On 11th July, at the concert in Milton Keynes, Eddie’s surprised everyone by his speech saying that there are many people who are looking for reasons to kill people.

Such people are looking for reasons to cross the borders and take off the land where they don’t belong. He doesn’t want to pay taxes in order to bomb on the children.

Due to such remake, Israeli fans flooded the Pearl Jam’s Facebook page with comments criticizing the speech. Israeli rock DJ Red published an open letter telling that Eddie has revealed his true face and to remain away from Israel.

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

He has 2.2m followers on Facebook, 147k on Instagram, and 3.6m on Twitter.

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