James Hetfield net worth

James Hetfield net worth

Net Worth: $175 million

About James Hetfield

It has been announced that James Hetfield net worth reaches 175 million dollars. James Hetfield was born in 1963 in California and to the public he is mostly known as a member from the rock band Metallica. James Hetfield also is a songwriter, guitarist and lead singer in the band. His group Metallica is a very successful band, which specifies into hard rock music and it is his main source of incomes and, consequently, of the overall James Hetfield net worth. The singer was actually the one who created the band together with its other member named Lars Ulrich.

All in all, Metallica has won even nine Grammy awards in various categories and has released twelve albums, which have been successful not only in the United States but all around the world as well. James Hetfield whose full name is James Alan Hetfield was the first member to join the group when he found the advertisement published by Lars Ulrich looking for members to his new American heavy metal band. Moreover, until this day, the band has released three very successful live albums, four extended plays and 24 singles.

The sales of them all increased net worth of all the group members, including James Hetfield net worth. In addition, in 2009 James Hetfield got the 8th position in the list of Top 100 Greatest Metal Guitarist, which was created by Joel McIver. Moreover, he received the 24th position in the list of the 100 Greatest Metal Vocalist of all time by “Hit Parader”. Giving some background information and biographical details, James Hetfield is of German, English, Irish and Scottish descent. Moreover, he has 3 other siblings – two half-brothers from his mother’s first marriage and one younger sister. His parents did not get on very well which led to their separation.

His mom was a very famous opera singer and his dad was working as a truck driver. His parents divorced in 1976, when James Hetfield was only 13 years old. One of the most important thins in his earlier life is that both of his parents were strict Christian scientists and the star was being raised according to these morals. It also included strict dismiss of any kind of medicine, which was quite dangerous when his mother got cancer and did not want to use any medicaments. His mother died in 1979 from cancer when he was still a teenager. Coming back to his career and later life, James Hetfield is thought to be one of the most successful heavy metal players, which also increases James Hetfield net worth.


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