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James Hetfield net worth:
$175 Million

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James Hetfield information

Birth date: August 3, 1963
Birth place: Downey, California, United States
Height:6 ft (1.854 m)
Profession:Singer, Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist, Record producer, Actor, Film Producer
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Francesca Hetfield (m. 1997)
Music groups:Metallica (Since 1981), Leather Charm

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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.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Brows Held High 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Howard Stern Birthday Bash 2014 Video performer: "Happy Birthday to You"
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2014 TV Special writer: "One"
Hellion 2014 writer: "Battery", "Metal Militia"
Mike & Mike 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Metallica Through the Never 2013 writer: "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 Boy 2012 writer: "Whiplash"
Project X 2012 writer: "Battery"
Anton Corbijn Inside Out 2012 Documentary writer: "Mama Said"
Revenge 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010-2011 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Late Show with David Letterman 2010-2011 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory 2011 Documentary writer: "Welcome Home Sanitarium", "Fade to Black", "The Day That Never Comes"
Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta 2011 TV Movie documentary writer: "Master of Puppets", "Enter Sandman"
Cry Baby: The Pedal that Rocks the World 2011 Video documentary writer: "Enter Sandman"
Trauma 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Super Bowl XLIV 2010 TV Special writer: "Cyanide" - uncredited
Casino Jack and the United States of Money 2010 Documentary writer: "ENTER SANDMAN"
House M.D. 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
WWF Raw 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Zombieland 2009 writer: "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
David Garrett Live in Berlin 2009 TV Movie writer: "Nothing Else Matters"
Guitar Hero: Metallica 2009 Video 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 Factor 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rage 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock 2007 Video Game writer: "One"
Heavy Metal in Baghdad 2007 Documentary writer: "Fade to Black"
Rock Bottom: From Hell to Redemption 2007 Documentary writer: "Nothing Else Matters"
Rock Band 2007 Video Game "Enter Sandman"
Cesko hledá SuperStar 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Darwin Awards 2006 writer: "No Leaf Clover", "Sad but True"
Metal: A Headbanger's Journey 2005 Documentary writer: "Master of Puppets" - as Hetfield
The Work of Director Anton Corbijn 2005 Video documentary writer: "Mama Said", "Hero Of the Day"
The Devil and Daniel Johnston 2005 Documentary writer: "Master of Puppets"
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster 2004 Documentary 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
Old School 2003 writer: "Master Of Puppets"
Biker Boyz 2003 writer: "We Did It Again"
The Forsaken 2001 writer: "Enter Sandman" - as James Alan Hetfield
WCW Monday Nitro 1999-2001 TV Series writer - 45 episodes
The Pledge 2001/I writer: "Poor Twisted Me"
Mission: Impossible II 2000 "I DISAPPEAR"
The Sopranos 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
XPW Hardcore Conception! 1999 Video writer: "Wherever I May Roam"
Any Given Sunday 1999 writer: "MOTORBREATH"
South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut 1999 performer: "Hell Isn't Good"
American Movie 1999 Documentary writer: "Fight Fire With Fire"
Hero of the Day 1998 Video writer: "Hero of the Day"
Metallica: Cunning Stunts 1998 Video 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 & Neighbors 1998 writer: "Enter Sandman", "Welcome Home Sanitarium", "Wherever I May Roam"
Disturbing Behavior 1998 writer: "Harvester Of Sorrow"
Homicide: Life on the Street 1998 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Spawn 1997 writer: "For Whom the Bell Tolls The Irony of it All" - as Hetfield
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills 1996 Documentary writer: "Welcome Home Sanitarium, "The Call of Ktulu", "Orion"
ECW Hardcore Heaven 1994 1994 Video writer: "Enter Sandman" - uncredited
MTV Video Music Awards 1991 1991 TV Special writer: "Enter Sandman"
Metallica: Cliff 'Em All! 1987 Video 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"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Metallica in Antarctica 2014 TV Movie
Howard Stern on Demand 2013 TV Series
The Simpsons 2006 TV Series James Hetfield
Metalocalypse 2006 TV Series Lorkey / Troll / Sniper / ...
Dave the Barbarian 2004 TV Series Dragon Leader

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Metallica: Live Shit - Binge & Purge, San Diego 1993 Video documentary producer: live music
Metallica: Live Shit - Binge & Purge, Seattle 1993 Video live music producer - as Hetfield

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Metallica Through the Never 2013

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Metallica Through the Never 2013 executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory 2011 Documentary special thanks: Metallica

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 24th Annual American Music Awards 1997 TV Special Himself (Guitarist / Vocalist) (as Metallica)
Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1996 TV Series Himself
Woodstock '94 1995 Video documentary Himself (Guitarist / Vocalist) (as Metallica)
Headbangers Ball 1995 TV Series Himself
Metallica: Live Shit - Binge & Purge, San Diego 1993 Video documentary Himself (Guitarist / Vocalist) (as Metallica)
Metallica: Live Shit - Binge & Purge, Seattle 1993 Video Himself
U 1993 TV Series Himself
For Those About to Rock: Monsters in Moscow 1992 Documentary Himself (as Metallica)
MTV Video Music Awards 1992 1992 TV Special Himself - Metallica Guitarist and Vocalist
A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica 1992 Video documentary Himself - Guitarist & Vocalist
Metallica: Live Tushino Airfield, Moscow 28 Sept 1991 - Monsters of Rock Festival 1991 Video Himself (as Metallica)
Metallica: 2 of One 1989 Video Himself (Guitarist / Vocalist) (as Metallica)
Metallica: Cliff 'Em All! 1987 Video documentary Himself (Guitarist / Vocalist) (as Metallica)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Metallica Live at Blizzcon 2014 TV Movie Himself
Made in Japan - The Rise of Deep Purple Mk II 2014 TV Movie Himself
Metallica: This Monster Lives 2014 Documentary short Himself
Howard Stern Birthday Bash 2014 Video Himself - Video Message
The Hunt 2014 TV Series documentary Narrator
Hit the Lights: The Making of Metallica Through the Never 2014 Video Himself
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Performer (uncredited)
Sidewalks Entertainment 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Metallica: Amped for IMAX 2013 Short Himself
Metallica Through the Never 2013 Himself
Zip! 2013 TV Series Himself
Behind the Music 1998-2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Metallica: Quebec Magnetic 2012 Video Himself
UFC on Fox 2012 TV Series Himself - Audience Member
Music Nuggets 2012 TV Series Himself
Anton Corbijn Inside Out 2012 Documentary
San Francisco Symphony at 100 2011 Documentary Himself
X-Play 2010 TV Series Himself
Metallica/Slayer/Megadeth/Anthrax: The Big 4 - Live from Sofia, Bulgaria 2010 Documentary Himself
Absent 2010 Documentary Himself
Campbell Live 2010 TV Series Himself
Lemmy 2010 Documentary Himself
Fantástico 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Metallica: Orgullo pasión y gloria. Tres noches en la ciudad de México. 2009 Video Himself
Metallica - Français pour une nuit 2009 Video Himself - lead singer - guitar
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Message of Love 2009 Video Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Whole Lotta Shakin' 2009 Video Himself
Metallica: In Their Own Words 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Guitar Hero: Metallica 2009 Video Game Himself
Lars Ulrich - En metalrod vender hjem 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Metallica: The Videos 1989-2004 2006 Video Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2006 TV Movie Himself
The Darwin Awards 2006 Himself
The Work of Director Anton Corbijn 2005 Video documentary Himself (segments "Hero of the Day" and "Mama Said") (as Metallica)
Hard Rock Treasures 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
When Metallica Ruled the World 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
CMT Outlaws 2004 TV Special Performer
4Pop 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Rage 2004 TV Series Himself
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster 2004 Documentary Himself
MTV Backstage Pass: Summer Sanitarium Tailgate Party 2003 TV Short Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Himself - Performer (as Metallica)
Spot 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Boogie 2003 TV Series Himself
Metallica: Dark Souls Unauthorized 2003 Video documentary Himself
Metallica: St. Anger Rehearsals 2003 Video documentary Himself (Guitarist / Vocalist) (as Metallica)
Headbangers Ball 2003 TV Series Himself
MTV Icon: Metallica 2003 TV Special documentary Himself (Guitarist / Vocalist) (as Metallica)
Classic Albums: Metallica - The Black Album 2001 Video documentary Himself (Guitarist / Vocalist) (as Metallica)
MTV Video Music Awards 2000 2000 TV Special Himself (Guitarist / Vocalist) (as Metallica)
Tours 2000: Backstage, Behind the Scenes & Over the Top 2000 TV Movie Himself
100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock 2000 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Member, Metallica
S&M Documentary 2000 Video short Himself (uncredited)
FanClub 2000 TV Series Himself
Making the Video 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
MADtv 2000 TV Series Himself
Metallica: S&M 2000 TV Special documentary Himself (Guitarist / Vocalist) (as Metallica)
MTV Video Music Awards 1999 1999 TV Special Himself - Performer (as Metallica)
Woodstock '99 1999 TV Special Himself (Guitarist / Vocalist) (as Metallica)
Hero of the Day 1998 Video Himself (Guitarist / Vocalist) (as Metallica)
Metallica: Cunning Stunts 1998 Video documentary Himself (Guitarist / Vocalist) (as Metallica)
Metallica: Live Covers 1998 TV Movie Himself (Guitarist / Vocalist) (as Metallica)
Metallica TV 1998 TV Special Himself
Metallica: Reload/Rehearse/Request 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself - Guitarist / Vocalist
Metallimania 1997 Documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Video on Trial 2006 TV Series Himself - Accused
SNL: 25 Years of Music 1999 TV Movie Himself (as Metallica)

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#Fact
1 Recording the next Metallica record. [February 2006]
2 They 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]
3 Preparing for release of "St. Anger", first new Metallica album in five years. [April 2003]
4 He is on holiday for some time before starting the recordings of the new album. [March 2005]
5 He releases new album Death Magnetic with his band Metallica. [September 2008]
6 In 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.
7 Lives in San Rafael, California.
8 He 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).
9 His musical inspirations are Thin Lizzy, Ted Nugent, Venom, Nick Cave, Rocket from the Crypt, The Misfits, Black Sabbath, Diamond Head.
10 Children: (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).
11 Suffered second-degree burns through a stage pyrotechnic accident while touring in Montreal, Canada, 8 August 1992.
12 His wife is from Argentina and is a former costumer for his band Metallica.
13 He 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.
14 Metallica's hit 1991 song "Enter Sandman" was inspired by fears and nightmares Hetfield had as a child.
15 Metallica'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.
16 Vocalist and guitarist for the heavy metal band Metallica.
17 Is a skilled hunter.
18 Member of The National Rifle Association.

#Quote
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.
4 Regret? 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.
6 If I hadn't had music in my life, it's quite possible I'd be dead and I'd much rather be alive.
7 There is something powerful in Metallica, a will, a drive.
8 There is one Metallica. We have many styles, it's called Metallica.
9 [at the end of concerts] Thank you, friends!

#Trademark
1 Baritone voice
2 ESP guitars
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