James Cameron, an internationally acclaimed director of some of the most popular science fiction movies. Noted for his excellent directorial skills, James Cameron is also an expert screenwriter and special effects designer. He also pursues deep sea diving in his spare time and is a special member of the National Geographic association and NASA advisory council. Let’s find out how much is James Cameron’s net worth in 2018.
James Cameron Early Life
James Cameron was born on 16th August 1954 in the Kapuskasing, Canada. He is the eldest son of Shirley and Phillip Cameron. His father worked as an electrical engineer, and his mother was a nurse.
James brothers Mike Cameron and John David Cameron are both in the film industry; Mike works as a stunts performer, and John is in film production line.
James went to Stamford Collegiate School in Canada and Brea Olinda High School in the USA. Later on, he went to Fullerton College to first study physics and then English, but dropped out to pursue his passion for writing.
James Cameron has been married five times. His first marriage to Sharon Williams lasted 12 years. He then married the producer of Terminator movie Gale Ann Hurd. They separated after just 4 years of marriage.
Next, he married Kathryn Bigelow who was also a movie director like him. After their divorce in 1991, James was involved in a relationship with actress Linda Hamilton whom he finally married in 1997. They have a daughter together.
After his breakup with Linda Hamilton in 1999, James Cameron married Titanic fame actress Suzy Amis. They have 3 children together and are currently living in California, USA.
James Cameron Career
Before Cameron catapulted to success with his world famous movie Terminator, he worked as a production assistant and special effects director for a few movies.
Terminator was the first mainstream movie of James Cameron as a director. The unprecedented success of the movie established him as a director of science fiction movies. He, later on, went to direct movies like Aliens and The Abyss.
Next, he teamed up again with his Terminator actor Arnold Schwarzenegger to direct some blockbuster movies like Terminator 2 and True Lies.
In 1997 he made Titanic that broke all previously held box office records. It went on to become one of the highest grossing movies of all times.
After a gap of 12 years during which he made a few documentaries for Discovery and National Geographic channel, Cameron released Avatar in 2009. Like Titanic, this movie also went on to become a top grosser and won several awards.
Awards & Achievements
James Cameron is a director who aims at perfection and has been duly rewarded for this quality by the film industry and academicians from time to time.
He has won several awards from the film fraternity for exemplary direction and screenplay. Some notable awards are Academy Award for Best Picture, Director and Film editing and a Golden Globe Award for Best direction for the movie Titanic.
He also won Golden Globe award for Best Director and Motion Picture for his movie Avatar.
James Cameron has also been awarded many honorary degrees from various Canadian and American Universities for his outstanding achievements in the film industry.
Net Worth of James Cameron
James Cameron has made some commercially most successful movies and has garnered an astounding net worth of $800 million.
Though it was his latest movie Avatar that made him one of the highest earners in Hollywood, his other movies have also contributed substantially towards his net worth.
Terminator has earned $78 million till date; True Lies grossed $146 million in the USA alone. Titanic has earned more than $1 billion worldwide. Avatar surpassed Titanic records and had earned more than $2 billion.
James Cameron has made some path-breaking movies that have integrated art and technology in ways never thought of before. Known to be a tough taskmaster, he inspires his team to give their all for a single shot. The dedication, discipline and hard work put in by him and his team can be easily seen in the box office results of his movies.