What is James Cameron's net worth?
James Cameron is a Canadian-born director with a $700 million net worth.
James Cameron is the director of The Terminator, Aliens, Rambo II, The Abyss, Terminator 2, True Lies, Titanic, and Avatar.
His films have grossed over $1.9 billion in the United States alone. His films have grossed $6.3 billion worldwide.
Cameron was born in Ontario, Canada on August 16, 1954. He is the eldest of five children. Cameron's family relocated to Brea, California, when he was 17 years old.
His directorial career officially began in 1978, when he directed, wrote, and produced Xenogenesis with a buddy.
Cameron's career was launched when he directed The Terminator in 1984. He famously sold the rights to his plot concept to producer Gale Anne Hurd for $1
in order to have the picture completed without sacrificing his vision. Hurd agreed to let Cameron direct the film himself in exchange.
Selling his concept offered both advantages and disadvantages. On the bright side, the original Terminator, directed by James Cameron, grossed $78 million on a $7 million budget.
On the negative side, Cameron lost control of future Terminator sequels, merchandising, and other properties.
Cameron would eventually be forced to see his child suffer through more heinous film episodes, including Terminator: Genisys. James regained ownership of the franchise in 2019.
Cameron's biggest paycheck came from Titanic. After the film ran well over budget, he decided to exchange his $8 million directing salary for backend profits.
This proved to be a great decision, as it has garnered him over $650 million to date, making him one of the richest directors of all time.
Cameron was born in Canada and has lived in the United States since 1971. He filed for citizenship in 2004 but withdrew his application when George W. Bush was elected president.
James had a 65-acre property near Santa Barbara, which he sold in 2005. He now owns a 102-acre property near Santa Barbara, which he bought in 1999.