Eddie Vedder Net Worth : Career & Charity

The popular American singer-songwriter and musician Eddie Vedder has an impressive net worth of 100 million dollars 2022.

Vedder is the lead vocalist and first rank lyricist of one of the prominent rock bands in American music history, Pearl Jam. At the same time, one of its four guitarists too!

Eddie Vedder singing and playing guitar
Eddie Vedder at Bonnaroo music festival

Best known for his classical raw baritone vocals, Vedder has also been honored with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Furthermore, Eddie was ranked at 7th number on a poll of “Best Lead Singers of all Time,” compiled by Rolling Stone.

Quick Facts

Here are some of the quick facts regarding Eddie Vedder!

Full Name Edward Louis Severson III
Other Names Eddie Jerome Vedder
Eddie Vedder
Wes C. Addle
Date of Birth December 23, 1964
Age 57 years old
Gender Male
Place of Birth Evanston, Illinois, United States
Nationality American
Profession Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Composer, Film Producer, Accordionist, Percussionist, Multi-instrumentalist
Genre Rock
Band and Music Groups Pearl Jam (1990-present)
Temple of the Dog, Bad Radio (1988 – 1990)
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Religion Atheist
Height 170 cm (5′ 7″)
Weight 143.5 lbs (65 Kgs)
Ethnicity Mixed (Norwegian and Dutch, German and Danish)
Residence Evanston, Illinois
Color of eye Blue
Color of hair Brown/Gray
Father’s Name Edward Louis Severson, Jr.
Mother’s Name
Karen Lee Vedder
Siblings Jason and Michael (Brothers)
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Relationship Beth Liebling ​ ​ ( m. 1994; div. 2000)​
Jill McCormick ​ ( m. 2010)​
Education San Dieguito High School
San Diego City College
Social Media Instagram
Active Years 1987–present
Net Worth 100 million USD
Last Updated June, 2022

Eddie Vedder Net Worth and Income

The lead singer of Pearl Jam has a total net worth of 100 million dollars.

Before Pearl Jam, Eddie was a lead singer in an American funk-rock band named Bad Radio between 1988 and 1990.

 

Band members of Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam

Since the establishment of Pearl Jam in 1990, the band has launched nine studio albums, twenty-eight singles, and six live albums.

Furthermore, there are more than two hundred bootleg releases by the band and two compilation albums.

In addition, Vedder’s debut solo album was Into the Wild, released in September 2007, which sold 369,000 copies in the US.

Here are a few of the remarkable earnings by Eddie Vedder.
Year Estimated Earnings Album
2013 $387,000 From the album Riot Act with Pearl Jam
2009 $787,500 From the album Riot Act with Pearl Jam
2007 $30,000 From the live album Live at the Gorge 05/06 with Pearl Jam
2007 $380,000 From his album Into the Wild
2006 $785,000 From the album Riot Act with Pearl Jam
2004 $1,178,000 From the compilation album Rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991–2003) with Pearl Jam
2004 $50,000 From the live album Live at Benaroya Hall with Pearl Jam
2003 $585,000 From the compilation album Lost Dogs with Pearl Jam
2002 $787,500 From the album Riot Act with Pearl Jam
2000 $850,000 From the album Binaural with Pearl Jam
1998 $1,900,000 From the album Yield with Pearl Jam
1998 $1,170,000 From the live album Live on Two Legs with Pearl Jam
1996 $1,750,000 From the album No Code with Pearl Jam
1994 $5,930,000 From the album Vitalogy with Pearl Jam
1993 $7,880,000 From the album Vs. with Pearl Jam
1991 $1,000,000 From his album Temple of the Dog
1991 $15,230,000 From the album Ten with Pearl Jam

Eddie Vedder House and Cars

House at West Seattle

West Seattle is a cluster of neighborhoods in Seattle, Washington, with attractive Saltwater beaches. Furthermore, another member of Pearl Jam, Jeff Ament, also shares this neighborhood.

Eddie's house at Seattle
Eddie’s house in Seattle

However, the details of the house have not been disclosed.

House at Hawaii

Located on the island of Molokai- a beautiful place known for its spectacular cliffs, this Hawaii-an house of Vedder is priced at $3.99

In the town of Kaunakakai, the house is spread on 1,824 acres of land. Particularly, the already existing farm of the singer was used as a working ranch that grew many fruits and nuts in the area where he later constructed his own building.

To illustrate, Vedder has been reported to spend his time surfing on this island.

While it may be true, former US president Obama also visited Eddie Vedder’s home during his trip to Hawaii.

Cars

Audi A5 

Audi A5 in black color
Audi A5

Vedder is a very private person and doesn’t disclose much about his possessions. However, he has been spotted with a black Audi model A5 a couple of times.

In addition, this Sportback model coughs mileage up to 19.2 km per liter and boasts a multi-function steering wheel.

Vacations

Vedder loves surfing. In 2011, he was spotted spending his getaway in Arpoador Beach.

Eddie Vedder in the ocean
Eddie Vedder in Rio De Janeiro

In truth, again, this place is a small headland between Ipanema and Copacabana, lying in the southern region of Rio De Janeiro.

The Wedding in Hawaii

Eddie Vedder married at Oahu
Eddie Vedder at his marriage ceremony in Oahu

The singer married his long-time girlfriend, Jill McCormick, in Oahu, Hawaii, over the weekend.

Charity

EB Research Partnership (EBRP)

Vedder and his wife, Jill, are the co-founders of Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Partnership (ERBP).

It is a non-profit organization that works towards treating and curing EB, a skin disease that results in wounds that never heal. Similarly, the disease brings the onset of blisters, bleeding, defacement of skin, and persisting pain.

And, the foundation has helped many children dealing with that gruesome skin disorder.

To explain, in February 2021, Eddie collaborated with the artist Keegan Hall to raise $100K which was fully donated to EBRP. Moreover, the sum was raised in just an hour.

Other Contributions

Eddie Vedder has made several donations and stood up for many remarkable causes. Some of the charities he supported are:

Artists for Peace and Justice: Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) is a fundraising project established in 2009 to encourage peace and social justice worldwide. Furthermore, it addresses the issue of poverty as well.

Bridge School: It is an outreach program founded by Neil Young that collaborates with schools, parents, and other professionals. Specifically, the vision of this program is to help students with speech and physical impairments by the measures of AT and AAC.

Every Mother Counts: A campaign started to support mental and child health and advocate for education among all.

David Lynch Foundation: DLF is a non-profit organization established in 2005 with a vision of helping people with stress, anxiety, depression, etc., via Transcendental Meditation.

Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation: It is a public charity founded in 2008 to stimulate positive change in communities by promoting music, art, and environmental education.

Kelly Slater Foundation: The foundation raises money to benefit other charities conscious about society and the environment.

In addition, there are other foundations to which Vedder has made his contributions, such as Surfrider Foundation, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Silverlake Conservatory of Music, PETA.

Songs, Investments and Book Publications

Songs

Looking back at some of the finest American rock bands, Pearl Jam surely takes the credit for its soulful canzone to political rants.

Equally important, Eddie Vedder has given many finest tracks in these four decades, both with and without Pearl Jam. In brief, the ten greatest hits by Vedder are mentioned here, which are also listed in the Billboards!

In like manner, a few of the solo hits given by the singer-songwriter are:

Songs Albums
Rise Into the Wild
Longing to Belong Ukulele Songs
My City of Ruin Haiti Relief
Light Today Ukulele Songs
Sleeping by Myself Ukulele Songs
Dream a Little Dream Ukulele Songs
Guaranteed Into the Wild

Investments

Reportedly, in 2014, Vedder invested almost $250 million in the start-up of Dropbox along with its CEO Drew Houston. The company was originally named “Even Flow.”

In the same way, Eddie is a co-founder of EBRP. Not only but also, his wife is a co-founder and vice-chairman of the same research organization.

Book Publication

Eddie has co-written a couple of books and, similarly, penned his forewords for several other pieces. As a result, few books associated with him are:

Book "Man of the Hour" by Eddie Vedder
Man of the Hour by Eddie Vedder

Career

Early Years

Eddie Vedder was born by the name Edward Louis Severson III in December 1964. Following his birth, his parents got divorced, and his mother remarried.

Subsequently, he left his tense home and joined high school but eventually dropped out. Having a passion for music, he returned to California in 1984 and started pursuing his passion by joining several bands.

Known for his impressive baritone vocals, Vedder joined a band named Bad Radio between 1988-1990.

It was the early 1990s when Eddie joined the American rock band named Pearl Jam which is believed to hype grunge music at that period.

The band’s original members were Eddie Vedder (lead vocalist), Stone Gossard (rhythm guitarist), Jeff Ament (bassist), Mike McCready (lead guitarist), and Dace Krusen (drummer).

Personal Life

Eddie Vedder was married to Beth Liebling in 1994, but the couple divorced after four years of marriage.

Then, in 2010, Vedder married his longtime lover, Jill McCormick holding a small ceremony in Oahu, Hawaii.

Eddie Vedder with his family
Eddie Vedder with his family

Also, the couple is blessed with two beautiful girls, Oliva and Harper Moon.

Interesting Facts about Vedder

  1. Eddie is a multi-instrumentalist, and he received his first guitar as a gift from his mother on his twelfth birthday.
  2. Vedder has worked with the famous Pakistani vocalist, musician, composer, the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan for the soundtrack of Dead Man Walking.
  3. Eddie Vedder is a huge fan of the legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Likewise, he also has covered six songs of Dylan.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the instruments played by Eddie Vedder?
Vedder has the skill of playing multiple instruments such as Guitar, Mandolin, Bass, Drums, Ukelele, Harmonica, Piano, Percussion, Keyboard, Synthesizer, and a couple of more.

Is Eddie Vedder a vegetarian?
Yes, the singer is a vegetarian. Indeed, Eddie is an animal lover and has expressed his dislike about killing animals through his songs.

Does Eddie have any tattoos?
Yes, he has a tattoo on his right calf. Furthermore, Vedder is an environmental activist, and his tattoo sports a crossed tomahawk and a wrench which is a logo of an environmental group- Earth First.

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