Yngwie Malmsteen Wiki, Age, Bio, Height, Wife, Career, and Net Worth 

Yngwie Malmsteen

Yngwie Malmsteen is a guitarist and bandleader who rose to prominence to his neoclassical metal playing style within heavy metal.

Wiki, Bio, Family, Siblings, Childhood & Education

Yngwie Malmsteen was born in the Swedish city of Stockholm in 1963. He is well-known for being the third child of a musical family. When he was ten, he and one other student who played the drums joined forces to form “Track on Earth,” his first band. When he was twelve, he chose the last name his mother had used before changing it slightly to Malmsten. He also changed the suggested third name, Yngve, to “Yngwie.”

Classical music greatly influenced him when he was a teenager, especially the violinist-composer Niccol Paganini from the 19th century. Ritchie Blackmore was also a significant influence on him as a guitarist. Furthermore, he cites Uli Jon Roth and Brian May as substantial influences.

Yngwie Malmsteen’s Age, Height, Weight, and Body Dimensions

Yngwie Malmsteen was born on June 30, 1963, and will be 59 years old on July 22, 2022. His height is 1.9 meters, and his weight is 75 kilograms.


Yngwie Malmsteen’s Profession & Career

Yngwie Malmsteen’s career began in early 1982 (at 18), when Mike Varney from Shrapnel Records, who had heard a demo tape of him playing from 1978 titled Demo Powerhouse, brought Malmsteen to the United States.

Furthermore, he briefly performed with Steeler on the share of its 1983 self-titled album, later performed with Graham Bonnet within a band named Alcatrazz, its 1983 debut entitled No Parole from Rock ‘n’ Roll, and its 1984 live album entitled Live Sentence.

In addition, in 1984, he released his first solo album, Rising Force, which featured Jethro Tull drummer Barrie Barlow and Jens Johansson on keyboards.

He released the albums Eclipse, The Yngwie Malmsteen Collection, Fire & Ice, and The Seventh Sign in the early 1990s. Despite his initial and ongoing success in Asia and Europe, by the early 1990s, heavy metal styles such as neoclassical and shredding had fallen out of favor in the United States.

In 2003, he joined Joe Satriani and Steve Vai as part of the G3 supergroup on tour depicting guitar performances. In 2007, he was honored in the Xbox 360 version of Guitar Hero II. Furthermore, players can earn the “Yngwie Malmsteen” award by hitting 1000 or higher notes in a series.

Achievements and Awards

Rising Force won him the Guitar Player Magazine award for Best Rock Album, and it was also nominated for a Grammy for ‘Best Rock Instrumental,’ peaking at number 60 on the Billboard album chart.

Yngwie Malmsteen’s Salary and Net Worth

His net worth is estimated to be $12 million as of July 2022. His fortune comes from his work as a guitarist and bandleader.

Quick Facts

Celebrated NameYngwie Malmsteen
Real NameYngwie Johan Malmsteen
Age59 years old
Birth Date30 June 1963
Birth PlaceStockholm, Sweden
Height1.9 m
Weight75 kg
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
WifeApril Malmsteen (m. 1999), Amber Dawn Landin (m. 1993)
ChildrenYes (Antonio Malmsteen)
ProfessionSwedish guitarist, songwriter, composer, and bandleader
Net Worth$12 Million