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Full NameJames Hetfield
First NameJames
Last NameJames
Birth NameJames Alan Hetfield
ProfessionMusician, Singer, Songwriter
Birth CityDowney, California,
Birth CountryUSA
Father NameVirgil Hetfield
Mother NameCynthia Hetfield
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Date of BirthAugust 3,1963
Age56 years

How Much Is Metal Legend James Hetfield’s Net Worth?

Legendary Metallica frontman James Hetfield has a net worth of around $300 million as of July 2019. He amassed this net worth from a career spanning more than 41 years. He is known for his incredible work in the music industry.

Hetfield is considered one of the best frontmen and metal musicians in the world. He and Metallica have left an incredible mark on music history and are undoubtedly the premier metal band who have been one of the best metal acts in the world for more than 4 decades.

The Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall Of Famer is considered the voice of the 80s and 90s metal. He has also worked with other rock legends like Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Grohl, Slash and Jimmy Page collaborating with them on various occasions.

Net Worth - Income Sources, Salary, Earnings, Movies

James Hetfield has a net worth of $300 million as of July 2019 according to Celebrity Net Worth while other sources report his net worth to be around $340 million.

He amassed this stellar and long-lasting career which started back in 1978.

James Hetfield is worth $300 million
James Hetfield is worth $300 million

Hetfield has earned millions every year and is one of the richest metal musicians in the world.

He earned $2.3 million from the live album The Big Four: Live from Sofia, Bulgaria which was released in 2010.

He also made an appearance in the movie like Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, which earned him a decent amount.

Metallica Album Sales & Earnings From Tour

Metallica is one of the bestselling metal acts in the world, in fact, they have sold over 125 million albums worldwide as per data from Wikipedia.

The following table lists the album and sales of his iconic band.

Release DateAlbumSales
July 25, 1983Kill 'Em All8.5 million (Global)
July 27, 1984Ride the Lightning4,334,000 (US)
March 3, 1986Master of Puppets4,578,000 (US)
August 25, 1988...And Justice for All5,330,000 (US)
August 12, 1991Metallica16,830,000 (US)
June 4, 1996Load5,088,000 (US)
November 18, 1997Reload4,036,000 (US)
June 5, 2003St. Anger2,000,000 (US)
September 12, 2008Death Magnetic1,853,000 (US)
November 18, 2016Hardwired... to Self-Destruct4,000,000 (Global)

Apart from this, he also earns from the revenue of merchandise sales, and tours.

In fact, their European tour in 2018 earned the band around $50 million and their earnings were $2 million per night on average.

To learn more about how bands earn from gigs and tours click here.

Instagram Earnings & Endorsements Deals

Hetfield is known all over the world and has over 547k followers on his Instagram as of July 2019.

According to Influencerbay, he earns around $962 to $1,649 per post made on the social media platform.

He is also endorsed by various brands and uses equipment from ESP Guitars. He is one of the main endorsers of ESP Guitars his signature guitarist the” ESP Iron Cross Snow White James Hetfield Signature”.

Assets, Houses, Cars, Expenses, Taxes & Insurances

The multimillionaire musician has a lot of properties all over the nation.

In fact, he turned over 1,000 acres of land to the Marin Agricultural Land Trust.

James' home in Vail
James' home in Vail

To add to this, he also has a house in Vail, Colorado, the USA where the average house price is around $922,300.

He also lived for some time in the Bay Area but moved out after experiencing elitist attitudes from his neighbors.

Hetfield also has a lot of extremely extravagant cars in his garage, check it out:

S. No.Car
1.1936 Auburn Roadster
2.1937 Lincoln Zephyr
3.1948 Jaguar
4.Ford F-100 Pickup
5.Oldsmobile ‘Grinch’
6.Buick Skylark ‘Skyscraper’
7.1936 Ford ‘Iron Fist’ Coupe

Looking at his car collection we can say that he is a fan of classic cars and doesn’t mind spending the big bucks on these marvelous vehicles.

He may also pay hefty income, property, and vehicle taxes as per the laws of his state and county.

He might also have insurance of his health, life, body, and assets but the exact plans and policies are not available in the media.

Charity Works

Hetfield is involved with the charity called Little Kids Rock which helps, encourages and enables children to play popular music.

With Metallica he has donated a lot to charities, in fact, Metallica donated around $50,234.60 to homeless people in Manchester. Similarly, they donated around $78,848 to a homeless charity in Ireland.

James Hetfield’s Personal Life: Wife, Age, Height, Kids, Family & Daughter

James Hetfield was born James Alan Hetfield on August 3, 1963, in Downey, California, the U.S to father Virgil Hetfield and mother Cynthia Hetfield.

As of July 2019, his age is 55 and has a height of 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm).

Hetfield, an American by nationality belongs to mixed ethnicity; hails from English, German, Irish, and Scottish heritage.

He has two half-brothers named Christopher Hale and David Hale. Similarly, he also has a sister named Deanna Hetfield.

James went to Downey High School and then went to Brea Olinda High School; he graduated high school in 1981.

Regarding his relationships, he is married to Francesca Hetfield. They have been married since August 17, 1997, and share 3 children together.

James Hetfield with his wife Francesca and children
James Hetfield with his wife Francesca and children

They have 2 daughters named Cali Tee Hetfield and Marcella Francesca Hetfield along with a son named Castor Virgil Hetfield.

Updated On Thu Sep 19 2019 Published On Fri Jul 05 2019 By