James Cameron Net Worth, Biography, Career, Wife and Kids

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Updated 2020/07/08 at 10:36 AM
James Cameron Net Worth

James Cameron Net Worth   $800 million

Popular Name:James Cameron
Real Name:James Francis Cameron
Birth Date:16 August 1954
Birth Place:Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada
Marital Status:Married
Sharon Williams
(m. 1978; div. 1984)
Gale Anne Hurd
(m. 1985; div. 1989)
Kathryn Bigelow
(m. 1989; div. 1991)
Linda Hamilton
(m. 1997; div. 1999)
Suzy Amis
(m. 2000)
Profession:Filmmaker, Explorer
Years active:1975 Till Date
Net Worth:$800 Million
Last Updated:2022

James Cameron is a famous Canadian filmmaker best known for his work in the record-breaking movies “Titanic”, “Avatar”, and “The Terminator”. A college dropout, he began learning special effects by himself and started working as a special effect manager and assistant director on a number of projects until his big break came in the movie “The Terminator” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as a robot-killer.

After his movie become a global hit, he went on to make several more path-breaking films. His films “Titanic” and “Avatar” made him one of the most successful directors in the world. His works have earned him a great reputation worldwide along with many awards and honors.

James Cameron’s net worth is evidence that all of his hard work in the industry paid off the big time. He’s a man that is passionate about science, and serves on the ‘NASA Advisory Council.’

James Cameron’s Early Life

James Francis Cameron was born to Shirley and Phillip Cameron in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada, on 16 August 1954. He was enrolled in Stamford Collegiate School, Ontario, and later Troy High School, California.

After leaving high school, James took up a course in physics at Fullerton College but dropped out along the line, and started working as a truck driver. It was during this time that he started learning about special effects in movies and started aspiring to become a filmmaker.

James Cameron’s Career

James Cameron started working as special effects director and production assistant before he was propelled to success with his commercially successful film “The Terminator”. The film was his first mainstream work as a director, and its global success established the young filmmaker as a skilled director of science fiction movies.

Following the positive reception of his first work, James went on to direct two more great movies, “Aliens” and “The Abyss”. He teamed up once more with his terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger to direct more blockbuster movies like “True Lies” and “Terminator 2”.

The year 1997 was a good one for James Cameron. He made the film “Titanic” starring star actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. The film broke all box office records and claim the position of one of the highest-grossing movies of all time.

In the next twelve years that followed his success with this film, he worked in some documentaries for National Geographic and Discovery channels. He then released another blockbuster film “Avatar” in 2009, which also became a top grosser and clinched many awards. There’s a big list of great movies credited to this award-winning filmmaker. Find them listed below.

James Cameron’s Films

As producer, director, and/or screenwriter:

YearTitle Role 
2020Avatar 2Himself
2019Terminator: Dark FateHimself
2019Alita: Battle AngelHimself
2016Score: A Film Music DocumentaryHimself
2013James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge 3DHimself
2012Cirque du Soleil: Worlds AwayHimself
2012Side by SideHimself
2005Aliens of the DeepHimself
1996Terminator 2: 3-D Battle AcrossHimself
1995Strange DaysHimself
1994True LiesHimself
1993Last Action HeroHimself
1991Point BreakHimself
1991Terminator 2: Judgment DayHimself
1989The AbyssHimself
1984The TerminatorHimself
1981Galaxy of Terror

Awards & Achievements

James is a director who has his eyes on perfection. He has been duly recognized and rewarded by the movie industry as well as academicians for the amazing quality he brings to several fields.

He has bagged many awards from the film fraternity, notably Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and much more. He has bagged several honorary degrees from various American and Canadian Universities for his outstanding success in the film industry.

Personal Life & Family

James has been married five times in his life. He was married to Sharon Williams for 12 years. He then tied the knot with Gale Ann Hurd who was the producer of the Terminator movie, but their union only survived for 4 years. The filmmaker took fellow director Kathryn Kathryn Bigelow as the next option.

After his divorce from her, he married actress Linda Hamilton in 1997 and broke up with her in 1999 after having a daughter with her. James Cameron finally settled with Titanic fame actress Suzy Amis. They share 3 children together and currently live in California, United States.

Age & Physical Features

Cameron, 68, weighs 78kg. He has a height of 188cm and a fit-looking body.

James Cameron Net Worth

The Canadian filmmaker has made several great movies and has garnered an astounding wealth down the line of his filmmaking career. We will look at his earnings and financial data below for a clearer picture of what this great film director has acquired for all his efforts.

Salary & Earnings

From records available on reputable online sources, the world-renowned filmmaker made $50 million in salary in the year 2009 for his film “Avatar”. The total he bagged from “Titanic” is $115 million, and over $20 million from the Terminator series. He has worked in more than 30 hit movies. Many of his works were box office record breakers and globally successful.

Assets, Houses, Cars, Lifestyle

The millionaire Canadian director enjoys a grand lifestyle with his family. He lives with his wife and kids in California in a mansion that cost $2.5 million. He is the owner of the Beaufort Vineyard and Estate Winery situated in Courtenay, British Columbia. In the same location, he owns several other businesses including cattle ranching operations.

James is a deep-sea driver. He owns a Triton submarine valued at over $1.5 million. He has a high taste for cars and owns a good number of them, including a Corvette ($79,000), a Tesla S ($50,000), and more.

James Cameron’s net worth is $800 million. Though it was his movies “Titanic” and “Avatar” that made him one of the top earners in the film industry, his other movies also contributed substantially to his wealth and popularity.

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