Born: August 3, 1963
Place of Birth: Downey, California
Height: 6’ 1”
Industry: Music (Rock)
Net Worth: $175 million
Most millennials may not recognize his name or even his voice, but James Hetfield helped shape rock music with his now-historic band Metallica. The 59-year-old hard rocker has been named one of the best guitarists of all time. This is due to his stunning talent honed over decades of professional guitar playing. Heavily influenced by bands such as Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin and AC/DC, Hetfield did not learn to play guitar until he was 14. Before that time, he played piano and drums. Outside of rocking hard, Hetfield has a long list of personal interests. Most important to him is his wife Francesca, whom he married in 1997, and his 3 children, the youngest of whom is 14. Hetfield has been known to have anger issues. However, he has claimed that his wife has helped him to overcome these issues. Hetfield and the other members of Metallica were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009, forever cementing his position in music history.