James Hetfield’s net worth: James Hetfield is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter who has a net worth of $ 300 million. James Hetfield is famous for being the singer, guitarist and composer of the popular heavy metal band, Metallica. He is also one of its founding members along with drummer Lars Ulrich. He was born James Alan Hetfield on August 3, 1963 in Downey, California. Hetfield had his first musical experience in his childhood after taking piano lessons. When he turned fourteen, he realized that playing rock music was his true calling. It was in October 1981 when he co-founded Metallica with drummer Lars Ulrich. The band would finally win nine Grammy awards and sell more than 125 million albums. To date, they have released 10 studio albums, four live albums, three extended works and 39 singles. James was ranked number 24 on the Hit Parader magazine’s list of “The 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time.” The most successful Metallica album so far is its self-titled release of “Metallica” from 1991, which is also known as the black album. This album has sold 17 million copies in the United States and 24 million worldwide. Its 1988 release “… And Justice for All” has sold 5.3 million copies. His 1996 album “Load” has sold 5.1 million copies. Hetfield has had many successful singles with Metallica including “One”, “Enter Sandman”, “The Unforgiven”, “Nothing Else Matters”, “Until It Sleeps”, “Turn the Page”, “I Disappear” and many more. For much of his life, James Hetfield lived in Marin County, California. He finally moved to Vail, Colorado, but back in Marin, he owns an extremely valuable real estate portfolio that includes hundreds of acres of undeveloped land. He also has a residence in Maui, Hawaii. He is married to Francesca Tomasi since August 1997 and together they have three children.