James Hetfield net worth

Though James Hetfield earnings may have declined over the recent years but still James Hetfield net worth is still estimated to be $ 185 Million. In 1981, Hetfield got interested in an advertisement given in the local newspaper. He responded to it and met the drummer Lars Ulrich. After a mutual agreement, the duo formed the band Metallica. After having released 24 singles, three live albums, and nine studio albums, his band Metallica has won nine Grammy Awards.

From an early start, he was fascinated by musical instruments and thus at a young age he learned piano, drums, and guitar. Influenced mainly by the works of Aerosmith, he began his professional career in 1978. Prior to Metallica, he even worked with other bands such as “Obsession” and “Leather Charm”.

James hetfield net worth
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LabelsWarner Bros, Megaforce, Elektra
Height1.85 m
Weight180 lbs (81.6 kg)
James Hetfield net worth$ 185 Million



Born in Downey, California, James is the son of Virgil Lee Hetfield and Cynthia Bassett. He is of English, German, Scottish, and Irish descent.

Apart from his love for guitars, Hetfield also enjoys activities such as skateboarding, hunting,  snowboarding, jet-skiing, water-skiing, sketching, customizing Bikes and cars in his garage,  going to hot-rod shows and also watching the Oakland Raiders.

He also has a passion for tattoos and thus flaunts various artistic tattoos including some denoting Christianity and some referring to his band and things that he value.

Being passionate about music and some hobbies, he devotes much of the time doing those activities, however, the rest of his time he spent with his family. He married Francesca in 1997 and now the family includes Marcella, Castor, and Cali. Many times he has thanked his wife for being supportive as earlier he had dealt with anger issues. With her support, he has also achieved his goal of being sober, abstaining from alcohol since 2002.