James Cameron Net Worth 2020, Biography, Early Life, Education, Career and Achievement

James Cameron Net Worth 2020, Biography, Early Life, Education, Career and Achievement

James Cameron Net Worth – Born James Francis Cameron on August 16, 1954, in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada, the legendary Canadian film director, film producer, screenwriter, editor, and inventor, has an estimated net worth of $700 million.

James Cameron Net Worth 2020, Biography, Early Life, Education, Career and Achievement

Early Life, Family, and Education

James Francis Cameron was born in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada, on August 16, 1954. His nationality is Canadian-American and ethnicity is Scottish.

He was born to Phillip(father) and Shirley(mother). He has two brothers, Mike Cameron and John David Cameron. Both his brothers are also in the entertainment industry as actors.

He attended ‘Stamford Collegiate School ‘ in Ontario, and later ‘Troy High School’, California.

He began attending ‘Fullerton College’, for a course in Physics but dropped out before graduating. He was enrolled at Fullerton College in the early 1970s but dropped out before graduation.

Personal Life

Moving towards his personal life, he married Sharon Williams in 1978, Gale Anne Hurd in 1985, Kathryn Bigelow in 1989, and Linda Hamilton in 1997 before marrying Suzy Amis in 2000. He has three daughters named Josephine, Claire, and Elizabeth and a son named Quinn.


During his career, Cameron has the distinction of directing the two highest-grossing movies of all time with Titanic and Avatar.

He also has the distinction of being the first person to ever direct a movie with a $100 million budget with terminator 2: Judgment Day, a $200 million budget with Titanic and Avatar, which cost roughly $500 million when it finally hit theaters in 2009.

The largest payday Cameron ever had was on Titanic. After the movie had gone way over budget, he agreed to trade in his $8 million directing fees in exchange for backend profits.

This turned out to be a VERY wise move that netted him over $650 million, making him one of the richest directors of all time.

Unfortunately, when he divorced Linda Hamilton after only 18 months of marriage, he was forced to pay her a hefty $50 million settlement, but he still maintained a very hefty fortune.

Thanks to Avatar, he will be able to write, produce and direct some of the biggest movies ever while he continues to covet a career in film.  In 2010 alone, Cameron made an estimated $260 million thanks to the massive success of Avatar.


James Cameron has an estimated net worth of $700 million. As the director of the highest-grossing film of all time, Cameron is definitely “king of Hollywood”.

Avatar has earned over $2.7 billion at the box office alone and has changed the way Hollywood makes films. Cameron is already at work on Avatar 2.

His older films, including Titanic, earned a combined $3 billion and he will continue to earn big for many years to come on these films. He’s already at work on two sequels to the film which are slated for 2014 and 2015.

The top-tiered action director of his generation, as well as one of the most allegedly demanding and difficult, James Cameron,  reshaped the 1980s and ’90s Hollywood with a string of lucrative multimillion-dollar films remarkable for their marriage of technical wizardry and human sentiment.

Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster Titanic exemplified this union of elements, as one of the highest-grossing motion pictures in the history of the medium. In total, Cameron’s directorial efforts have grossed approximately US$2 billion in North America and US$6 billion worldwide.

Cameron received the Bradbury Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 1991—but, being primarily thought of as a genre filmmaker, he did not receive any major mainstream filmmaking awards prior to Titanic.

With Titanic, Cameron received Academy Awards for Best Film Editing (shared with Conrad Buff and Richard A. Harris), Best Picture (shared with Jon Landau), and Best Director. He also won a Golden Globe Award for best director for the film.

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