- Full Name: James Alan Hetfield
- Born: 08/03/1963
- Place of Birth: Downey, California, USA
- Occupation: Musician
- Marital Status: Married
James Hetfield Net Worth History
Hetfield started out his career as a musician, singer and songwriter, forming the Award winning rock band Metallica, along with band member Lars Ulrich. Hetfield has done most of the song writing for the band, and delivers amazingly popular lead vocals and guitar work. His unique voice and singing style are part of the reason why Metallica has reached its mega success. The band has wone a total of nine Grammy Awards for their outstanding performance in several differet categories. The success of the band Metallica has been the main source of Hetfield’s net worth. He achieved the distinction of 8th out of 100 in the Top 100 Greatest Metal Guitarist category, developed by Joel McIver. In addition, he ranked 24th in the 100 Greatest Metal Vocalists of all time from “Hit Parader.” Metallica continues to release new singles and albums, which will no doubt, increase Hetfield’s assets.
James was born to parents who were from diverse backgrounds. His father, a truck driver, and his mother a light opera singer. James has one younger sister and two half brothers from his mother’s previous marriage. His parents divorced in 1976 and his mother died of cancer in 1979. James wrote a song titled “The God that Failed” in response. His parents were Scientologists and adhered strictly to the doctrine which caused his mother to refuse any type of treatment for her cancer. James showed at an early age that he had a talent for expressing what he felt inside through song writing. This is one of the amazing talents that has helped Hetfield and the band Metallica to achieve the success that they now enjoy.
Although James has reached many pinnacles and is considered to be a great success, his life has not been without its problems. Hetfield had struggles with alcoholism through the years. This is often the case with people involved in the music industry. He is one of the exceptions in the rock and roll world. In 2001, James entered and was successful in completing rehab for his addiction. He has been clean and sober since. He married, had three children and is a proud husband and father. His onstage appearance changed fairly dramatically when he cut his long wild hair and appeared onstage as a clean cut family man. The physical change, however, had no effect upon his stage performances. He delivered as expected in his energetic concerts and trademark growly vocals. Among his other loves are his classic cars. He has a taste for the 1930s and 40s styles and has an impressive collection.
Hetfield currently lives with his family in a 6 bedroom 6 and a half bath luxury home, estimated to be valued at 4.5 million dollars. He also owns the surrounding wilderness area in order to have the serenity of nature in his own back yard. He has achieved much in his career, and it isn’t over yet. As long as James Hetfield continues contributing his writing, guitar work and one of a kind vocals, his net worth will continue to rise.