Eddie Money has left his imprints in the music industry from his extraordinary voice. Eddie gained immense success in the 1970s, and the 1980s, from his passion as a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Furthermore, he is known explicitly for a strand of Top 40 and rock chart hits. His hit songs consist of “Take Me Home Tonight,” “Walk on Water,” “The Love in Your Eyes,” “Maybe I’m a Fool,” and many more. Moreover, he gained fame as a working-class rocker with a hoarse voice.

Quick Info
Birth NameEdward Joseph Mahoney
BornMarch 21, 1949
FatherDaniel Patrick Mahoney
MotherDorothy Elizabeth
Height1.8 m
Weight68 kg
WivesMargo Lee Walker
Laurie Harris
Net Worth$15 million
DeathSeptember 13, 2019

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Where was Eddie Money born?

Eddie Money was born on March 21, 1949, in Brooklyn, New York, USA, under Edward Joseph Mahoney. He was taken to his mother, Dorothy Elizabeth, and his father, Daniel Patrick Mahoney. Daniel served as a police officer, whereas Dorothy was a homemaker. Sadly, at the age of 70, Eddie died on September 13, 2019, in Los Angeles, California, US.

What are Eddie’s distinctive features?

Eddie holds an American nationality, and as per ethnicity, belongs to Irish Catholics. He had the star sign of Aries. Talking about his religion, he was Christian and followed Christianity. Besides, he stood at the height of 1.8 m and weighed about 68 kg.

Where did Eddie Money receive his education?

Eddie had been brought up in Levittown, New York, on Long Island. From an early age only, Eddie had an interest in singing. So, just at the age of 11, Eddie started to sing in the street. Later, in his teenage time, he had to move to Woodhaven, Queens. During his teenage, he went for the rock bands to get help from the cheerleaders.

For his education, he went to the Island Trees High School. However, before, he had already been suspended from another school for producing a report card. Eddie was certified by the school in 1967. Later, when he reached eighteen years, he decided to follow the footsteps of his senior as a police officer, like his grandfather, father, and brother.

However, later in 1968, he was for music, so he flourished in his music career. Then, he transferred to Berkeley, California, where he became a vocal coach Judy Davis student. From there, he had his stage name, Eddie Money.

How did Eddie Money start his career in the industry?


Eddie was a regular performer at the club in San Francisco Bay Area. Eddie released his first album in 1997. He charted with singles like “Two Tickets to Paradise” and “Baby Hold On.” This was about visiting a girlfriend despite not having Money. Moreover, in the early 80s, Money took advantage of the MTV video scene with his humorous narrative videos for “Shakin” and “Think I’m In Love.”
His first studio album is Eddie Money, which he released in December of 1977 under Wolfgang Records. This album has 10 tracks and is certified platinum in Canada and 2x Platinum in RIAA. Eddie’s second studio album is titled Life for the Taking, released in January of 1979 under Columbia Records. This album has 10 tracks, and the album peaked at number 17 on the US Billboard 200 charts.

The 1980s

Furthermore, he released Playing for Keeps, his third studio album, in July of 1980 under Columbia Records. The album has 9 tracks that peaked at number 35 on the US Billboard 200 charts. He then released his fourth studio album, No Control, on June 11, 1982, under Columbia Records. The album peaked at number 20 on the US Billboard 200 charts and was certified platinum in 1987.
Where’s the Party? Is the title of the fifth studio album that he released in October of 1983 under Columbia Records. The album has 9 tracks, and it peaked at number 67 on the US Billboard 200 charts. His sixth studio album is Can’t Hold Back, which he released on August 8, 1986, under Columbia Records. The album has 5 tracks on side A and 5 tracks on side B. In addition, this album has the single “Take Me Home Tonight,” which is one of his biggest hits. Furthermore, the album was certified platinum in 1987.


Money released his seventh studio album titled Nothing To Lose on October 4, 1988, under Columbia Records. This album peaked at number 49 on the US Billboard 200 charts with 10 tracks in total. His eighth studio album is Right Here, which he released in September 1991 under Columbia Records. The album has a total of 8 tracks that peaked at number 160 on the US Billboard 200 charts.
Furthermore, his ninth studio album is Love and Money, which he released under Wolfgang Records on May 30, 1995. The album has 11 tracks with producers Richie Zito, Curt Cuomo, Dennis Matkosky, Kim Bullard, and Eddie himself. In 1999, he released his tenth studio album, Ready Eddie, under CMC International Records on May 18. Again, this album has a total of 11 tracks.

The 2000s

His eleventh studio album is titled Wanna Go Back, which he released in 2007 under Warrior Records. The album has a total of 12 tracks. Furthermore, his final studio album is Brand New Day, released on April 17, 2020, under Money Music Records. This album has a total of 11 tracks and was released after his death as a tribute.


Eddie appeared in many television shows. In 2002, he featured in “The King of Queens” and “The Drew Carey Show.” Later in 2012, he appeared in a commercial for GEICO insurance. Likewise, in 2018, he featured in episode six of “The Kominsky Method.” Also, in the same year, he debuted on AXS TV on April 8, named “Real Money.” The show was premiered a day before he died. In the front, he shared about his cancer diagnosis.

What is the Net Worth of Eddie Money?

Eddie Money had earned massive popularity from his professional career. Likewise, along with gaining name and fame by giving numerous hit albums and solos, he also had been able to obtain a handsome amount of Money. Also, he earned a decent amount of Money appearing in various television sitcoms, series, reality series, and commercials. Eddie had an estimated net worth of about $15 million.

Who are Eddie Money’s wife and children?

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Eddie was a married man. Firstly, he married Margo Lee Walker in 1984 on Valentine’s Day, i.e., February 14. Margo was a college student. Though they tried a private wedding, their teenage fans were seen screaming.

Later, Eddie had a second wife. In 1989, he shared vows with Laurie Harris. Also, the couple was blessed with five children. Zachary, Jessica, Joseph, Julian, and Desmond, were their five children, respectively. The couple remained together for more than 30 years. Three months before Eddie’s death, the couple again shared their vows. Eddie lived happily along with his wife and children during his living.

How did Eddie Money die?

In 1980, Money was in controversy due to the overdose on synthetic barbiturates and alcohol. Also, that caused damage to the sciatic nerve on his left leg. He was even unable to walk for a year. 

Later in 2001, he joined a twelve-step program and promised his wife and children that he would change. He was hence clean and sober in 2003.

Unfortunately, in July 2019, Eddie had heart valve surgery. Eddie continued to smoke for many years, due to which he suffered from stage 4 esophageal cancer. This resulted in his death in the hospital of Los Angeles on September 13, 2019, at the age of 70.