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James Hetfield net worth is
$175 Million

James Hetfield Wiki Biography

James Alan Hetfield, simply known as James Hetfield, is a popular American singer, guitarist, record producer, as well as a songwriter. To audiences, James Hetfield is best known as the co-founder of “Metallica”, a heavy metal band formed in 1981 by Hetfield and Lars Ulrich. Currently, the band consists of Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo and Lars Ulrich. “Metallica” debuted in the music industry in 1983, with the release of their first studio album under the name of “Kill ‘Em All”, which over the years has sold more than three million copies worldwide and was eventually certified Platinum three times by the RIAA. However, it was the band’s third studio attempt called “Master of Puppets” that brought them the most commercial success and public exposure. Released in 1986, the album featured “Metallica’s” signifying song “Master of Puppets”, which became the band’s most frequently played song during live concerts. The song was also named one of the greatest heavy metal songs ever and was placed at #2 on the list of “The Top 500 Heavy Metal Songs of All Time”. “Metallica’s” album of the same name is considered to be a masterpiece by many critics and is largely appreciated by the fans of the group, as it sold more than four million copies worldwide and was later certified Platinum six times by the RIAA. A nine-time Grammy Awards winner, “Metallica” is truly one of the most influential heavy metal bands, alongside “Megadeath” and “Slayer”.

James Hetfield Net Worth $175 Million

A co-founder of “Metallica”, how rich is James Hetfield? Sources state that James Hetfield’s net worth is estimated to be $175 million. Undoubtedly, most of James Hetfield’s income and net wealth comes from his involvement in the music industry.

James Hetfield was born in 1963, in Downey, California, where he studied at Downey High School. Hetfield’s interest in music started when he was nine years old, when he took up piano lessons and gradually shifted to playing the guitar. Influenced by “Aerosmith”, “Queen”, “Misfits” and “AC/DC” among many other bands, James Hetfield made a decision to dedicate his life to music. When Hetfield joined Ulrich, he not only played the rhythm guitar but also provided the vocals for the band. “Metallica’s” popularity grew steadily until eventually they became known as one of the best heavy metal bands in the history of music. With “Metallica”, Hetfield recorded and released nine studio albums, the most recent being “Death Magnetic”, released in 2008. “Death Magnetic” album significantly differs from the band’s previous works in terms of style, yet this shift did not prevent it from landing a #1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, making it “Metallica’s” fifth consecutive studio album to accomplish it. “Metallica’s” contributions to the music industry have been acknowledged with four American Music Awards, nine Grammy Awards and five Kerrang! Awards. Meanwhile James Hetfield had been named among the Top Metal Vocalists of All Time and was featured in the book of “Top 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists”.

A famous singer, James Hetfield has an estimated net worth of $175 million.

Full NameJames Hetfield
Net Worth$175 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 3, 1963
Place Of BirthDowney, California, United States
Height6 ft (1.854 m)
ProfessionSinger, Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist, Record producer, Actor, Film Producer
EducationBrea Olinda High School, Downey High School, Brea Olinda High School, Downey High School
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseFrancesca Hetfield (m. 1997)
ChildrenCastor Virgil Hetfield, Cali Tee Hetfield, Marcella Francesca Hetfield, Castor Virgil Hetfield, Cali Tee Hetfield, Marcella Francesca Hetfield
ParentsCynthia Hetfield, Virgil Hetfield, Cynthia Hetfield, Virgil Hetfield
SiblingsDavid Hale, Deanna Hetfield, Christopher Hale, David Hale, Deanna Hetfield, Christopher Hale
NicknamesJames Alan Hetfield , Hetfield, James , Het , Jaymz , The Het , Papa Het , Mighty Het , Metallica , Hetfield
AwardsGrammy Award for Best Metal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance, MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video, Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance, Kerrang! Award for Best Album, Kerrang! Award for Best International Band, American Music Award for Favorite Heavy Met...
Music GroupsMetallica (Since 1981), Leather Charm
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Rock Song, Juno Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Award, Grammy Award for Best Rock Song, Juno Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Award
MoviesMetallica Through the Never, Hard Rock Treasures, Lemmy, Tallica Parking Lot, Metallica: Dark Souls, Metallica: Master of Puppets, Metallica: Reflections, Metallica: Phantom Puppets, Metallica Through the Never, Hard Rock Treasures, Lemmy, Tallica Parking Lot, Metallica: Dark Souls, Metallica: Maste...
TV ShowsThe Hunt, The Hunt
1Baritone voice
2ESP guitars
1[his thoughts following the death of Metallica bassist Cliff Burton] The only thing I could think was: The band? No way! There ain't no band. The band is not the band right now. It's just three guys. ]
2[on if the Metallica song "Ride the Lightning" was about capital punishment] Not exactly; I believe in capital punishment, but it was more like the idea of being strapped in the electric chair even though you didn't commit the crime. That song, and others on the record, were about not being able to escape a situation. [Lars Ulrich and I are both control freaks, and the idea of not being able to get out of a bad situation is a fear we both have.
3[about the Metallica / Guns N' Roses tour] Did I enjoy the tour? It was different. It was a good idea. We really had no idea what was going to come with it. They're a different type of band--and I use the word "band" loosely. It's a guy and some other guys. We were out to show people that there was something a little more progressive and hardcore than Guns N' Roses. And to go about it our way. But it was hard going on, dealing with [Axl Rose] and his attitude. It's not something we'd want to do again.
4Regret? That's a screwed-up word.
5[Why Metallica survived after the death of Cliff Burton] Knowing Cliff's attitude, he'd kick our butts if we quit.
6If I hadn't had music in my life, it's quite possible I'd be dead and I'd much rather be alive.
7There is something powerful in Metallica, a will, a drive.
8There is one Metallica. We have many styles, it's called Metallica.
9[at the end of concerts] Thank you, friends!
1Recording the next Metallica record. [February 2006]
2They are in the tour "Madly In Anger With The World Tour", for United States. Before entering a concert they record a small session of rehearsal with songs that doing for their new album, that they begin to record in the studio in January of 2005. [May 2004]
3Preparing for release of "St. Anger", first new Metallica album in five years. [April 2003]
4He is on holiday for some time before starting the recordings of the new album. [March 2005]
5He releases new album Death Magnetic with his band Metallica. [September 2008]
6In 1992 Hetfield was badly burned at the infamous Guns N' Roses / Metallica Stadium Tour in Montreal, Canada, when he accidentally stepped into a pyrotechnic blast. After 17 days he was able to continue vocals with Metallica, but was forced to temporarily give up his guitar duties to a band technician until he was able to make a full recovery.
7Lives in San Rafael, California.
8He has English, and some Scots-Irish, ancestry. While most of his family has lived in the United States for many generations, his maternal grandmother was English (born in London, England).
9His musical inspirations are Thin Lizzy, Ted Nugent, Venom, Nick Cave, Rocket from the Crypt, The Misfits, Black Sabbath, Diamond Head.
10Children: (with wife Francesca) Cali Tee Hetfield, (b. June 13, 1998 at 8 lbs 4 oz & 20 inches in San Francisco, California), Castor Virgil Hetfield, (b. May 18, 2000 at 9 lbs 6 oz & 22 1/2 inches in San Francisco, California) and Marcella Francesca Hetfield (b. January 17, 2002 at 8 lbs 5 oz & 21 1/4 inches in San Francisco, California).
11Suffered second-degree burns through a stage pyrotechnic accident while touring in Montreal, Canada, 8 August 1992.
12His wife is from Argentina and is a former costumer for his band Metallica.
13He originally wrote the 1991 hit "Nothing Else Matters" as a personal song, not intended to be played in front of anyone else, but Metallica drummer and band mate Lars Ulrich convinced him to use it for a Metallica song, which he did.
14Metallica's hit 1991 song "Enter Sandman" was inspired by fears and nightmares Hetfield had as a child.
15Metallica's 1991 song "The God That Failed" was based on the death of Hetfield's mother, because as a Christian Scientist she believed that her faith in God alone would be able to save her from cancer.
16Vocalist and guitarist for the heavy metal band Metallica.
17Is a skilled hunter.
18Member of The National Rifle Association.


The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
X-Men: Apocalypse2016writer: "Four Horsemen"
Daddy's Home2015writer: "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
The Big Short2015writer: "Master of Puppets", "Eye of the Beholder"
Mike & Mike2013-2015TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Wrestle Donst Wrestle2015Documentary short writer: "For Whom the Bells Tolls"
Brows Held High2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Howard Stern Birthday Bash2014Video performer: "Happy Birthday to You"
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards2014TV Special writer: "One"
Hellion2014writer: "Battery", "Metal Militia"
Metallica: Amped for IMAX2013Short writer: "Fixxxer", "For Whom The Bell Tolls" performed by Metallica, "Damage, Inc"
Metallica Through the Never2013writer: "Ride the Lightning", "Cyanide", "Creeping Death", "For Whom the Bells Tolls", "...And Justice for All", "Whiplash", "Master Of Puppets", "Orion", "Fuel", "Enter Sandman", "One", "The Memory Remains", "Wherever I May Roam", "Battery", "Nothing Else Matters", "Hit The Lights"
That's My Boy2012writer: "Whiplash"
Project X2012writer: "Battery"
Anton Corbijn Inside Out2012Documentary writer: "Mama Said"
Revenge2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Metal Evolution2011TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010-2011TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Late Show with David Letterman2010-2011TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory2011Documentary writer: "Welcome Home Sanitarium", "Fade to Black", "The Day That Never Comes"
Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta2011TV Movie documentary writer: "Master of Puppets", "Enter Sandman"
WrestleMania XXVII2011TV Special writer: "For Whom The Bell Tolls"
Cry Baby: The Pedal that Rocks the World2011Video documentary writer: "Enter Sandman"
X Factor2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Trauma2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Super Bowl XLIV2010TV Special writer: "Cyanide" - uncredited
Hesher2010writer: "The Shortest Straw", "Fight Fire With Fire", "Battery", "Motorbreath"
Casino Jack and the United States of Money2010Documentary writer: "ENTER SANDMAN"
House M.D.2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
WWE Raw2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Zombieland2009writer: "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
California's Gold2009TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
David Garrett Live in Berlin2009TV Movie writer: "Nothing Else Matters"
Guitar Hero: Metallica2009Video Game writer: "All Nightmare Long", "Battery", "Broken Beat & Scarred", "Creeping Death", "Cyanide", "Disposable Heroes", "Dyers Eve", "Enter Sandman", "Fade To Black", "Fight Fire With Fire", "For Whom The Bell Tolls", "Frantic", "Fuel", "Hit The Lights", "King Nothing", "Master of Puppets", "My Apocalypse", "No Leaf Clover", "Nothing Else Matters", "One", "Orion", "Sad But True", "Seek & Destroy", "The Memory Remains", "The Shortest Straw", "The Thing That Should Not Be", "The Unforgiven"
X Factor2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rage2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Cross the Universe2008Video documentary writer: "Final" - as Hetfield
Guitar Hero World Tour2008Video Game writer: "Trapped Under Ice"
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock2007Video Game writer: "One"
Heavy Metal in Baghdad2007Documentary writer: "Fade to Black"
Rock Bottom: From Hell to Redemption2007Documentary writer: "Nothing Else Matters"
Idool 20072007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rock Band2007Video Game "Enter Sandman"
Cesko hledá SuperStar2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Darwin Awards2006writer: "No Leaf Clover", "Sad but True"
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Metal: A Headbanger's Journey2005Documentary writer: "Master of Puppets" - as Hetfield
The Work of Director Anton Corbijn2005Video documentary writer: "Mama Said", "Hero Of the Day"
The Devil and Daniel Johnston2005Documentary writer: "Master of Puppets"
Australian Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster2004Documentary writer: "Frantic", "Seek and Destroy", "Some Kind of Monster", "Dirty Window", "My World", "Shoot Me Again", "Enter Sandman", "Purify", "Master of Puppets", "The Shortest Straw", "Sad But True", "The Unnamed Feeling", "Sweet Amber", "All Within My Hands", "Damage, Inc.", "St. Anger", "Battery", "For Whom the Bell Tolls", "Invisible Kid" - as Hetfield
Tony Hawk's Underground 22004Video Game writer: "Whiplash"
Old School2003writer: "Master Of Puppets"
Biker Boyz2003writer: "We Did It Again"
The Forsaken2001writer: "Enter Sandman" - as James Alan Hetfield
WCW Monday Nitro1999-2001TV Series writer - 45 episodes
The Pledge2001/Iwriter: "Poor Twisted Me"
Mission: Impossible II2000"I Disappear"
The Sopranos2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
XPW Hardcore Conception!1999Video writer: "Wherever I May Roam"
Any Given Sunday1999writer: "MOTORBREATH"
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut1999performer: "Hell Isn't Good"
American Movie1999Documentary writer: "Fight Fire With Fire"
Hero of the Day1998Video writer: "Hero of the Day"
Metallica: Cunning Stunts1998Video documentary writer: "Creeping Death", "Sad but True", "Ain't My Bitch", "Hero of the Day", "King Nothing", "One", "Fuel", "Nothing Else Matters", "Until It Sleeps", "For Whom the Bell Tolls", "Wherever I May Roam", "Fade to Black", "Ride the Lightning", "No Remorse", "Hit the Lights", "The Four Horsemen", "Seek & Destroy", "Fight Fire with Fire", "Master of Puppets", "Enter Sandman", "Motorbreath"
Your Friends & Neighbors1998writer: "Enter Sandman", "Welcome Home Sanitarium", "Wherever I May Roam"
Disturbing Behavior1998writer: "Harvester Of Sorrow"
Homicide: Life on the Street1998TV Series writer - 1 episode
Spawn1997writer: "For Whom the Bell Tolls The Irony of it All" - as Hetfield
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills1996Documentary writer: "Welcome Home Sanitarium", "The Call of Ktulu", "Orion"
ECW Hardcore Heaven 19941994Video writer: "Enter Sandman" - uncredited
MTV Video Music Awards 19911991TV Special writer: "Enter Sandman"
Metallica: Enter Sandman1991Video short writer: "Enter Sandman"
Metallica: Cliff 'Em All!1987Video documentary writer: "Creeping Death", "Damage, Inc.", "Whiplash", "Master of Puppets", "The Four Horsemen", "Fade To Black", "Seek & Destroy", "Welcome Home Sanitarium", "For Whom The Bell Tolls"


Billions2016TV SeriesMetallica
American Dad!2016TV SeriesJames Hetfield
Metallica in Antarctica2014TV Movie
Tallica Parking Lot2013Short voice
Howard Stern on Demand2013TV Series
The Simpsons2006TV SeriesJames Hetfield
Metalocalypse2006TV SeriesLorkey / Troll / Sniper / ...
Dave the Barbarian2004TV SeriesChino
Metallica: Enter Sandman1991Video shortJames Hetfield (uncredited)


Tallica Parking Lot2013Short
Metallica Through the Never2013screenplay by

Music Department

Metallica: Live Shit - Binge & Purge, San Diego1993Video documentary producer: live music
Metallica: Live Shit - Binge & Purge, Seattle1993Video live music producer - as Hetfield


Metallica Through the Never2013executive producer


Let It Ride2006Documentary narrator: voice


Addicted to Porn: Chasing the Cardboard Butterfly2016Documentary special thanks completed
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory2011Documentary special thanks: Metallica


When Metallica Ruled the World2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
CMT Outlaws2004TV SpecialPerformer
4Pop2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Rage2004TV SeriesHimself
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster2004DocumentaryHimself
MTV Backstage Pass: Summer Sanitarium Tailgate Party2003TV ShortHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20032003TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Metallica)
Spot2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Boogie2003TV SeriesHimself
Metallica: Dark Souls2003Video documentaryHimself
Metallica: St. Anger Rehearsals2003Video documentaryHimself (Guitarist / Vocalist) (as Metallica)
Headbangers Ball2003TV SeriesHimself
MTV Icon: Metallica2003TV Special documentaryHimself (Guitarist / Vocalist) (as Metallica)
Classic Albums: Metallica - The Black Album2001Video documentaryHimself (Guitarist / Vocalist) (as Metallica)
MTV Video Music Awards 20002000TV SpecialHimself (Guitarist / Vocalist) (as Metallica)
Tours 2000: Backstage, Behind the Scenes & Over the Top2000TV MovieHimself
100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock2000TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Member, Metallica
S&M Documentary2000Video shortHimself (uncredited)
FanClub2000TV SeriesHimself
Making the Video2000TV Series documentaryHimself
MADtv2000TV SeriesHimself
Metallica: S&M2000TV Special documentaryHimself (Guitarist / Vocalist) (as Metallica)
MTV Video Music Awards 19991999TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Metallica)
Woodstock '991999TV SpecialHimself (Guitarist / Vocalist) (as Metallica)
Hero of the Day1998VideoHimself (Guitarist / Vocalist) (as Metallica)
Metallica: Cunning Stunts1998Video documentaryHimself (Guitarist / Vocalist) (as Metallica)
Metallica: Live Covers1998TV MovieHimself (Guitarist / Vocalist) (as Metallica)
Metallica TV1998TV SpecialHimself
Metallica: Reload/Rehearse/Request1998TV Movie documentaryHimself - Guitarist / Vocalist
The 24th Annual American Music Awards1997TV SpecialHimself (Guitarist / Vocalist) (as Metallica)
Space Ghost Coast to Coast1996TV SeriesHimself
Woodstock '941995Video documentaryHimself (Guitarist / Vocalist) (as Metallica)
Headbangers Ball1995TV SeriesHimself
Metallica: Live Shit - Binge & Purge, San Diego1993Video documentaryHimself (Guitarist / Vocalist) (as Metallica)
Metallica: Live Shit - Binge & Purge, Seattle1993VideoHimself
U1993TV SeriesHimself
For Those About to Rock: Monsters in Moscow1992DocumentaryHimself (as Metallica)
MTV Video Music Awards 19921992TV SpecialHimself - Metallica Guitarist and Vocalist
A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica1992Video documentaryHimself - Guitarist & Vocalist
Metallica: Live Tushino Airfield, Moscow 28 Sept 1991 - Monsters of Rock Festival1991VideoHimself (as Metallica)
Metallica: 2 of One1989VideoHimself (Guitarist / Vocalist) (as Metallica)
Metallica: Cliff 'Em All!1987Video documentaryHimself (Guitarist / Vocalist) (as Metallica)
Addicted to Porn: Chasing the Cardboard Butterfly2016Documentary completedNarrator (voice)
Metallica: Live in Concert2016TV MovieHimself
Circus Halligalli2016TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 - Celebrity Zombie Auditions2015TV ShortHimself
Pop Wrapped TV2015TV Series documentary
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Metallica Live at Blizzcon2014TV MovieHimself
Made in Japan - The Rise of Deep Purple Mk II2014TV MovieHimself
Metallica: This Monster Lives2014Documentary shortHimself
Howard Stern Birthday Bash2014VideoHimself - Video Message
The Hunt2014TV Series documentaryNarrator
Lords of the Car Hoards2014TV SeriesHimself - Band Member, Metallica
Hit the Lights: The Making of Metallica Through the Never2014VideoHimself
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Performer (uncredited)
Sidewalks Entertainment2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Metallica: Amped for IMAX2013ShortHimself
Metallica Through the Never2013Himself
Zip!2013TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Music1998-2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Metallica: Quebec Magnetic2012VideoHimself
UFC on Fox2012TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
Music Nuggets2012TV SeriesHimself
Anton Corbijn Inside Out2012Documentary
San Francisco Symphony at 1002011DocumentaryHimself
X-Play2010TV SeriesHimself
Metallica/Slayer/Megadeth/Anthrax: The Big 4 - Live from Sofia, Bulgaria2010DocumentaryHimself
Campbell Live2010TV SeriesHimself
Fantástico2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Metallica: Orgullo pasión y gloria. Tres noches en la ciudad de México.2009VideoHimself
Metallica - Français pour une nuit2009VideoHimself - lead singer - guitar
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Message of Love2009VideoHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Whole Lotta Shakin'2009VideoHimself
Metallica: In Their Own Words2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Guitar Hero: Metallica2009Video GameHimself
Lars Ulrich - En metalrod vender hjem2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Seven Ages of Rock2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Metallica: The Videos 1989-20042006VideoHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2006TV MovieHimself
The Darwin Awards2006Himself
The Work of Director Anton Corbijn2005Video documentaryHimself (segments "Hero of the Day" and "Mama Said") (as Metallica)
Hard Rock Treasures2005TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHimself - Metallica
Sendung ohne Namen2003TV Series documentaryHimself
SNL: 25 Years of Music1999TV MovieHimself (as Metallica)

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