How much does James Hetfield earn in 2018 and what is his net worth? James Hetfield a singer, songwriter, guitarist, is a co-founder and a lead vocalist of the famous heavy metal band Metallica. Today he is ranked as 24th greatest Metal Vocalists of all Time by Hit parade while Rolling Stone has ranked him at position 87 as the greatest guitarist of all time.
Considering that Metallica has been around since 1981 and has released ten studio albums, four live albums and one cover album, in addition, they have been cited as one of the most commercially successful bands of all time having sold more than 125 million records globally. After all, what do you think is their lead vocalist James Hetfield net worth value in 2018 is? Well, here is more information on James Hetfield net worth and a few things you probably don’t know about James Hetfield.
Born in 1963 as James Alan Hetfield hails from Downey, California where he was raised up. He is the son of Vigil Lee Hetfield and Cynthia Basset who moiled as a driver and a musician respectively. James pursued his education at Downey High School after his sophomore. Since he had a passion for music and instruments, he went for guitar and piano classes at his young age.
Today, James happily sojourns in Vail, Colorado together with his three kids and wife, Francesca Tomasi whom he wedded in 1997.
James began his passion as a young boy, but we can say that his professional career began when he joined the Metallica Band which was founded in 1981. The band members were himself as the top vocalist/guitarist, Dave Mustaine as the spark guitarist, Ron McGovney on the bass, and Lars Ulrich on the drums. Using his guitar, James has performed songs like; ‘Just a Bullet Away’, ‘Nothing Else Matters’, ‘The Outlaw Torn’, among others. As a performer, James also has appeared as a guest in the MTV show, one of Simpson’s episodes, and many animation films where his vocals dominate.
However, James has been involved in many accidents such as being erupted by a charge and fracturing his arm severally due to skateboarding and was required to have a career break, but he returned to music as soon as he recovered. Apart from that, he has also been involved with vocal problems as well as the obsession with alcohol although he reformed after being rehabilitated.
The metallic band has been playing over the years and one of their mixtapes; ‘Death Magnetic’, debuted in 2008 and topped the Billboard Records. Other albums of the band include; S&M 1999, Stranger 2003, Hardwired To Self-Destruct 2008 among others. In total, they have released four live albums, ten studio albums and 39 singles.
On awards and achievements: James has not received any accolade yet but his band has championed in 9 Grammy Awards. However, his achievement includes being listed at no.24 amidst The Greatest Metal Vocalist and no.8 amidst The Greatest Metal Guitarist in 2009 among other recognitions. Also, due to his business activities, one of his customized boats won the West Coast Custom of the Year in 2010.
Net Worth, Salary & Income
James Hetfield net worth stands at $340 million. The source of James Hetfield net worth is his music career which is associated with his heavy metal band Metallic. The band has been listed as one of the most successful bands of all time commercially having sold more than 125 million records globally. Apart from the sale of music James Hetfield net worth receives a boost from sold-out tours. He is also a businessman.
6 Facts You Need To Know About James Hetfield
Being a member of Metallica is a big deal considering they are one of the greatest bands of all time looking at the commercial success and chart. James is their lead vocalist and a guitarist who has been acknowledged as one of the best in both lists of top 100 greatest guitarists and vocalists of all time.
1. The very first instrument James Hetfield was able to play well and perfect on it wasn’t the guitar but a piano.
2. Did you know that Hetfield is an avid mechanic and usually spends his time on classic cars?
3. His first band to join was Obsession and not Phantom Lord.
4. He once starred on Dave the Barbarian a Disney cartoon where he voiced two dragons.
5. Hetfield is a skilled hunter.
6. His chest is tattooed with his kid’s names.
James Hetfield is definitely talented with fancy fingers and a melodious voice making him to be among the best musicians of all time. No wonder he is ranked on position 24 among the greatest vocalists of all time. And since he is not showing any signs of retirement anytime soon, we can expect a higher figure in James Hetfield net worth in 2018-2019.