James Hetfield Biography, Net Worth, Age, Wife, Children, Siblings, Family
The American musician of mixed ethnicity, James Hatfield is popularly known for being the co-founder, songwriter, and lead vocalist of the Heavy Metal Band, Metallica.
James Hetfield Biography
The heavy metal band, Metallic cofounder James Alan Hetfield was born to Cynthia Bassett, a light opera singer, and Virgil Lee Hetfield, a truck driver on August 3, 1963, in Downey, California in the United States of America. He grew up alongside his two older half brothers and a younger sister and is of a mixed ethnicity of English, German, Irish, and Scottish.
At age 13, James who’s from a staunch Christian home lived with his mom alone after she divorced her dad. Cynthia James’ mom, believed in only her Christian doctrines and avoided medications when she fell ill. As a result of this, she died of Cancer without any medical treatment because she believed only in her faith for healing. At that time, the singer was 16 years old. The strict belief in Christian doctrines practiced especially by his mom inspired James in his music career for his songs Dyers Eve and The God That Failed.
The American singer was a lover of musical instruments as he played piano, drums, and guitar at an early age.
He first had his high school education at Downey High School before moving to Brea Olinda High School where he graduated in 1981.
James Hetfield Career
Regarding his music career, James co-founded the multiple-time Grammy award-winning band Metallic alongside drummer Lars Ulrich in 1981.
The band is made up of principal members including lead vocalist and guitarist James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and Cliff Burton.
As a lead member of the band, they released their first album Kill ‘Em All in 1983, the second album Ride the Lightning in 1984. Moving forward, he released other albums including Master of Puppets which have achieved commercial success and have won the group nine Grammy Awards.
James Hetfield Religion
Hetfield was born and raised in a staunch Christian home and remains in the faith to date even though he rejects some of the doctrines he was fed growing up.
Is James Hetfield the best guitarist of all time?
He’s notably known to be one of the greatest guitarists of all time, topping number 19 in Guitar World’s poll, placing number 2 on The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists poll, and number 87 according to Rolling Stone.
James Hetfield Age, Birthday, Zodiac
Since James was born in August 1963, he’s 59 years old and a Leo.
James Hetfield’s Wife
James had been with his beloved wife American costume designer, Francesca Tomasi (Hetfield) since August 17, 1997, they tied the knot. Unfortunately, he filed a divorce in August 2022 citing irreconcilable differences. They’re currently co-parenting their children.
How many children does James Hetfield have?
The American music star with blonde colored hair and blue colored eyes has been blessed with three children whom he had with his estranged wife and they are Castor Virgil Hetfield, Marcella Francesca Hetfield, and Cali Tee Hetfield.
James Hetfield Siblings
James has a younger biological sister and two half-older brothers due to her mom’s previous marriage. They are Deanna Hetfield, Christopher Hale, and David Hale.
James Hetfield Net Worth
James Hetfield has an estimated net worth of $300 million. As the frontman, cofounder, and songwriter of the elite American band, Metallica.