Vedder was born on December 23, 1964, in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Illinois, the United States as Edward Louis Severson III. While he was a child, his parents mother, Karen Lee Vedder, and father, Edward Louis Severson Jr., got divorced.
After the divorce, his mother soon married to Peter Mueller. Vedder was raised with his stepfather Mueller believing that Muller biological father. However, later he came to know that Mueller is his stepfather after his mother got divorced from him. He is of Dutch, German and Danish ancestry.
In his early career, Vedder worked as a part-time night attendant at a local gas station. Later, he met a former Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Jack Irons and became friendly with him. After sometimes, Iron gave him a demo tape from a band in Seattle, Washington, which was was looking for a singer. He listened to the tape shortly before going for surfing, and from where he created a lyrics in his mind.
After that, he wrote lyrics for three songs, which describe the story of a young man. He recorded these songs with the demo tape, which was also loved by the former Mother Love Bone members, Stone Gossard and Jeff.
Vedder was invited by Seattle for the audition of their new band. By listening to Vedder's unique voice they were impressed and selected him to work as a vocalist. He began working on the band along with Chris Cornell. During his time with the band "Hunger Strike" became a duet between him and Cornell, which led him to much fame. He has also worked for Pearl Jam and Temple of the Dog band as a drummer and vocalist.
After his successful career, Vedder worked as a vocalist in an American romantic comedy movie, Singles, which was directed by Cameron Crowe. The co-stars of the movie are Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick, and Bill Pullman. The movie became a huge hit and made a collection of $18.5 million on a $9 million budget.
Similarly, Vedder has appeared and worked in numerous movies and television shows including The Late Show, MTV Unplugged: Pearl Jam. Further, Ramones: Raw, Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, The People Speak, Conan O'Brien Can't Stop, and Jay-Z: Made in America.
Vedder is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. He married his longtime girlfriend Beth Liebling. The couple lived a happy married life for more than six years and they got divorced. After his divorce with his first wife, he began dating his girlfriend Jill McCormick and also married her. He has two daughters Olivia Vedder and Harper Vedder. Vedder lives a happily married life along with his spouse and children and the couple has no any rumor of divorce.
Vedder is one of the popular singer and musician, who earns a huge amount of money from his professional career. He has worked for numerous band and movies from which he must have collected a decent amount of money. He bought a house in Seattle by paying $0.8 million amount of money. He has a luxurious car called Continental Mark IV, which cost $40.000. According to some source, his current net worth is about $80 million.