|Real Name/Full Name
|David Howell Evans
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:
|Barking, United Kingdom
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|8 August 1961
|62 years old
|In Centimetres – 177 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
|In Kilograms – 78 Kg
In Pounds – 171 lbs.
|Father – Garvin Evans
Mother – Gwenda Evans
|Gillan and Richard
|St Andrew National School, Mount Temple Comprehensive School
Morleigh Steinberg (2002-present)
|Blue Angel, Sain Evans, Levi Evans, Hollie Evans, and Arran Evans
The Edge is the professional name for Irish-born American musicians and songwriters whose real names are David Howell Evans. Edge is famous as the lead guitarist, backing vocalist, and also keyboardist of the popular rock band U2. He has been a member of the band since it was started and so far he has recorded 14 albums with them. He also has one solo record. The Edge has been ranked by several people as one of the greatest guitarists of all time.
Well, how well do you know about The Edge? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about The Edge’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about The Edge to date.
Biography and Early Life
The Edge was born in Barking in the United Kingdom on 8 August 1961 and his parents gave him the name David Howell Evans. His parents Garvin and Gwenda Evans were from South Wales and his father worked as an electrical engineer. He is the second of the couple’s three children, and he has an older brother Richard and a younger sister Gillian.
When he was six years old his father got a transfer and the whole family moved to Ireland’s Dublin County. He received guitar and piano lessons as a child and at the age of seven, his mother bought him his first guitar.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is The Edge in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, The Edge’s age is 62 years old as of today’s date 26th February 2024 having been born on 8 August 1961. Though, he is 5′ 8″ in feet and inches and 177 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 171 lbs in Pound and 78kg in Kilograms.
The Edge got his education from St. Andrews National School. He also attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School alongside his brother Richard. After completing his education he did not go to college but rather opted to pursue a career in music.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
In 1983 the Edge got married to Aislinn O’Sullivan who was his high school sweetheart. After one year they were blessed with their first child Hollie. She was followed by Arran and then Blue Angel. In 1990 the couple separated but the divorce was finalized in 1996.
The Edge stayed for three years after the separation with his wife and then he started dating Morleigh Steinberg, who was a dancer for the band. Together they have a son Levi and a daughter Sian. After staying for several years without legalizing their marriage, they finally tied the knot in 2002.
Is The Edge Gay?
On the question of whether the guitarist is gay, the answer is a no. he is straight when it comes to his sexual orientation. He has been married twice and he is currently a father to five children. His marriage to his wife Morleigh has worked well for several years and they are happy together.
When they were students at Mount Temple Comprehensive School, the Edge and his brother Richard formed the band U2 together with Paul “Bono” Hewson and Adam Clayton. Richard later left to join another band and the Edge was left as the lead guitarist.
The band started performing in small venues in Dublin, and they later started playing in other venues in Ireland. U2 had their first concert outside Ireland in December 1979 when they performed in London and soon after they began a tour across the British Isles.
In 1980 the band released their first album called Boy and it was well-received because by then they already had a following. Since then, he has been the lead guitarist of the band which has recorded a total of 14 albums most of which have found great success. To date, the band is said to have sold millions and millions of their albums all over the world.
Even though he has a regular role in U2, the Edge has also worked with other several artists and recorded music. These are Rihanna, Tina Turner, Johnny Cash, Jay-Z, Jah Wobble Ronie Wood and many others. As a songwriter, his work includes musicals for Clockwork Orange, the film Golden Eye, and the series The Batman.
As a member of the band U2, The Edge was the winner of the 22nd Grammy Award. He was as well inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was a recipient of an honorary doctorate in music from Berklee College of Music in 2007. He was also honored with a Les Paul Spirit Award in 2017.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of The Edge in ’2024’
Apart from being named one of the greatest guitarists of all time by several people, the Edge is also very rich. He has a net worth of $450 million as of 2024, making him one of the wealthiest guitarists. He has made this money from his career as a guitarist and songwriter as well. His professional career began many years ago, and he still goes on.
The Edge began taking guitar and piano lessons when he was still very young. His interest in music was given a boost when his mother bought him a guitar at the age of seven. Since then, he has gone ahead to conquer the world of music becoming one of the greatest guitarists we have today.