James Hetfield
James Hetfield
Real Name/Full Name James Alan Hetfield
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Mighty Het
Birth Place: Downey, California
Date Of Birth/Birthday: August 3, 1963
Age/How Old: 60 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 185 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
Weight: In Kilograms – 89 Kg
In Pounds – 196.21 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Parents Name: Father –Virgil Lee Hetfield   (Truck Driver)
Mother –Cynthi Hetfield  (Opera Singer)
Siblings: Christopher Hale  (Brother)
David Hale  (Brother)
Deanna Hetfield  (Sister)
School: Downey High School
College: Breu Olinda Hifh School
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: Francesca Tomasi
Wife/Spouse Name: Francesca Hetfield
Kids/Children Name: Castor Virgil Hetfield (Son),
Cali Tee Hetfield (Daughter),
Marcella Francesca Hetfield  (Daughter)
Profession: Musician,Singer,Guitarist,Producer
Net Worth: $350 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Popularly known as Mighty Het, is an American musician who was the co-founder of the Heavy Metal Band, Metallica. He co-founded Metallica in October 1981 in Los Angeles California when he was just 18 years. Metallica earned their first nominated Grammy Award in the year 1988 for their music ‘And Justice For All’. Not only this but also Metallica made an animated episode Cameo in the year 2006 episode of,” The Simpsons”. Hetfield spent his best 40 years as a Metallica guitarist.

Well, how well do you know about James Hetfield? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about James Hetfield’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about James Hetfield to date.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is James Hetfield in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, James Hetfield’s age is 60 years old as of today’s date 14th June 2024 having been born on 3 August 1963. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 185 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 196.21 lbs in Pound and 89kg in Kilograms.


Hetfield completed his schooling at Downey High school, and he graduated from Brea Olinda High School in the year 1981.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

James Hetfield With Wife Francesca Hetfield
James Hetfield With Wife Francesca Hetfield

James Alan Hetfield one of the foremost singers of all time. Most of us also recognize him as the co-founder of the best music band Heavy Metal Band, Metallica.

James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963, to Christian science parents, who he would dismiss later on. He was born to his mother Cynthia Hetfield a light opera singer and father Virgil Lee Hetfield, a truck driver. Hetfield has done his education at Downey High School.

His parents got divorced in the year 1979 and as they were serious Christian Scientists, in obedience to his believes they disapproved of medicines and any other kind of medical treatment. Due to which his mother died of cancer at the age of 16.

He graduated from Breu Olinda High School in the year 1981. Feeling isolated from his High school friends along with his mother’s death Hetfield tuned to play guitars. He used to play guitar and sounds like 70’s heavy metal: Thin Lazy, Blue Oyster, etc.

Hetfield was 9 when he first learned piano lessons and at the age of 14, he learned guitar with Robert Okner.

Is James Hetfield Gay?:

There are many rumors about his Sexual orientation but, James Alan is a heterosexual. His sexual preferences are very much of a straight person and not gay. He was once married to Francesca Tomasi. Due to some personal reason, they have to opt for divorce.

Professional Career:

Hetfield’s interest in the guitar leads him to create the world’s popular Heavy Metal Band is known as Metallica. The band was officially formed on 28 October 1981. On July 23, 1983, the first album of Metallic was launched popularly know as “Kill ‘Em All”.In the initial days of Metallica, they were trying to access divergent guitar combinations that were similar to that of Diamond head.

In the years 1982 to 1983, Dave Mustaine(lead guitarist of metallic) exhibit aggressive behavior and drinking problems which lead to tension. On 1st April 1983, Kirk Hammett was recruited and before this, after 10 days Hetfield and Ulrich were officially fired from the band due to indifference. Hetfield played many solo guitar songs like “Nothing Else Matters”, “Just A Bullet away” and more in his collections.

As so much success was gained by Hetfield, along with which he became the victim of many onstage accidents. The most common of them was pyrotechnics which took place in the Olympics stadium in Montreal on 8th August 1992. Although Hetfield’s Guitar protected him from the full force blast this lingers on the left side of him leads to burning in Hands, eyebrows, hair, face, and arms. Even though he suffered second and third-degree burns but also he managed to return within 17 days.


Metallica earned their first Grammy Award nomination in 1988.

In 1992 Metallica received the award for “Enter Sandman” for the best rock song.

The American Music Award which was created by Dick Clark in 1973, Metallica received two awards out of 6 nominations in the years 1993 and 1994 respectively.

Followed by received the award “Best Metal Performance” for the songs “For whom the bell toll and”, “Better than you”.

In the year 2000 Metallica received the award for “song of the year from the movie soundtrack” for the song “I Disappear”.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of James Hetfield in 2024

James Hetfield Net Worth
James Hetfield Net Worth

As of 2024, James Alan Hetfield’s estimated net worth is $350 million. Their first two albums went Platinum and the third album in 1986 sold more than 4 million copies.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know:

1)  He lost his mother due to cancer at a very young age.

2)  Currently he lives in Vail, Colorado.

3)  Rolling Stones placed James Hetfield as the 87th most renowned singer of all time.

4)  His wife Francesca is from Argentina.

5)  Hetfield was an average student in his academics, pretty quiet and reserved.

James Alan Hetfield indeed was one of the iconic singers of all time. Due to his intelligence, he was able to receive all the greatness and wealth. Whatever he had achieved today is only due to ti his firm work and dedication towards his work.


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