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James Hetfield net worth 2022: Is the Metallica singer richer than Lars Ulrich?

James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich don’t have the same net worth despite founding Metallica together. Who is the richer of the two?

Despite the arrival of many heavy metal bands in the 1980s, Metallica rose to the top and became one of the best in the industry. Their journey began months after Ulrich and Hetfield met, and they went on to welcome Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo.

Over the past few decades, the band have already graced stages around the world and shared standout albums including “Master of Puppets”, “…And Justice For All” and “Ride the Lightning”.

With decades of career, has Metallica ever helped its lead singer become the richest member?

James Hetfield net worth 2022

According to Celebrity Net Worth, James Hetfield’s net worth in 2022 is $300 million.

Most of its income comes from Metallica concerts, especially as the band earns more fortune from its albums and tours.

In fact, they are one of the highest earning bands in the world, as they are capable of generating $50-100 million in revenue from gigs and merchandise alone.

Hetfield also builds his net worth through his real estate. He purchased 1,150 acres of rural property in 1999.

He then built four single-family homes on his property that are between 5,000 and 8,000 square feet each on 10-acre lots.

Net worth of James Hetfield vs. Lars Ulrich 2022

Despite his fortune and as the leader of Metallica, Hetfield must earn millions to become richer than Ulrich.

In 2022, Lars Ulrich’s net worth was around $350 million. Although they are both part of Metallica, Ulrich’s individual earnings are still higher than Hetfield’s.

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Additionally, he owns more real estate properties than Hetfield. For what it’s worth, the drummer owns 140 acres of undeveloped land in Marin County. He also owned a mansion that is now worth $10.6 million.

The musician is also an art collector, with a total of $12 million worth of art.

Besides being a musician, Lars spends his time appearing in movies and shows. Over the past few years, he’s landed various roles after making his acting debut in “Hemingway & Gellhorn.”

Although Lars Ulrich is indeed richer than James Hetfield, they still receive the same spotlight. In fact, Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” was recently featured on Season 4 of “Stranger Things.”

The show’s scene features Eddie Munson (Joseph Quinn) who plays him in Upside Down.

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