|Net Worth:||$700 Million|
|Date of Birth:||August 16, 1954 (69 years old)|
|Profession:||Film director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Inventor, Actor, Film Editor, Explorer, Environmentalist, and Television producer|
What is James Cameron’s net worth? How does James Cameron make his money? Below is the current net worth of James Cameron and how James Cameron makes his money.
What is James Cameron’s Net Worth?
James Cameron is a Canadian film director, film Producer, Screenwriter, Inventor, Actor, Film Editor, Explorer, Environmentalist, and Television producer who has a net worth of $700 million.
His films have made over $1.9 billion in revenue alone in the United States. He has made $6.3 billion from his films globally.
When Titanic ran over budget, James renounced his $8 million compensation in a legendary move. Instead, he chose back-end points. When the movie became the all-time highest-grossing film at that point, Cameron eventually received a $650 million payment from those points. James has currently made at least $350 million from the Avatar franchise.
James Cameron was born on 16 August 1954 in Ontario, Canada he grew up alongside his four siblings.
James Cameron attended a community college in northern Orange County in 1973 but eventually dropped out after a year. Then he started working menial tasks like truck driving and cleaning.
In 1978, he co-directed, co-wrote, and co-produced his first short film, Xenogenesis, with a friend. This marked the official start of his filmmaking career.
Without accounting for inflation, Cameron’s total earnings include over $7 billion when accounting for global markets, DVDs, video games, TV shows, and merchandising. With Titanic ($2.19 billion) and Avatar ($2.78 billion), he holds the distinction of having directed two of the most financially successful films ever.
He was also the first director ever to helm a film with a $100 million budget, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and a $200 million budget, Titanic and Avatar, which cost almost $500 million when it was released in 2009.
Titanic provided Cameron with his biggest career payout. He consented to exchange his $8 million directing salary for backside profits after the film’s budget was significantly exceeded. This turned out to be a smart decision that has earned him over $650 million to date and elevated him to the status of one of the wealthiest directors of all time.
The enormous popularity of Avatar allowed Cameron to earn an estimated $260 million. He has made around $350 million so far from Avatar.
James Cameron has made at least $1 billion from just Avatar and Titanic.
James Cameron has had five marriages.
After George W. Bush won the election, he retracted his 2004 application for citizenship in the United States.
Cameron has honed his skills in the field of deep-sea exploration throughout time. He has a lifelong obsession with shipwrecks, which is a result of his work on The Abyss and Titanic.
In 2012, Cameron was named an explorer-in-residence for National Geographic, and the following year he made history by making the first solo plunge into the Mariana Trench, the deepest portion of the ocean on Earth.
James’ main home in Los Angeles has been a property in Serra Retreat since 1989. Serra Retreat is a gated neighborhood in the hills above Malibu. Over time, he consolidated a number of properties to build a 4.5-acre compound.
A 65-acre Santa Barbara property that James had owned was sold in 2005. In Santa Barbara, he currently owns a 102-acre property that he bought in 1999.
He allegedly spent $16 million in 2012 to buy 2,500 acres of farmland in New Zealand, where he later constructed a ranch.
In September 2020, James put the bizarre compound on the market for $25 million.
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