The heavy metal band Metallica has a net worth of 8,000,000 dollars.
The band was founded in Los Angeles, California, when vocalist James Hetfield responded to a newspaper advertisement posted by drummer Lars Ulrich in a local newspaper in 1981. The band has released nine studio albums, four live albums, five extended plays, twenty six music videos, and thirty seven singles. Five of their albums have debuted at number. 1 on the Billboard 200. With 110 million records sold worldwide, Metallica is one of the most commercially successful bands of all time. All of their studio albums have achieved platinum status on the charts.
The band’s current line-up comprise of founders Hetfield and Ulrich, guitarist Kirk Hammett, and bassist Robert Trujilo. Former members of the band include, guitarist Dave Mustaine, bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton, and Jason Newsted.
By December 2012, Metallica had become the third bestselling music artist by selling 54.26 million albums in the U.S. In the same year, they formed Blackened Recordings and took full ownership of the band’s music.
Metallica’s first four albums, titled Kill ‘Em All, Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets, and …And Justice for All, won critical acclaim and helped the band build up a fan base in the underground music community. Their third album, Master of Puppets, is considered one of the most influential heavy metal albums. With the commercial success of their fifth album, titled Metallica, they appealed to a more mainstream audience. The fifth album was Metallica’s first album to debut at number 1 on the Billboard 200. Their next four albums followed suit.
Metallica has won 8 Grammy Awards. In 2009, the band got inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Metallica has a yearly salary of $941,176. Apart from the salary, the band also earns $209,150 from endorsements and sponsorships every year.
Metallica Net Worth
Metallica has grossed $8,000,000 from the band’s album sales, concert ticket sales, and product endorsements.