Quick Facts of

  • First NameJames Cameron
  • Date of Birth24 September, 2023
  • Net Worth$ 750 million
  • CareerFilmmaker, Environmentalist, Deep-sea explorer, Philanthropist
  • Age68 Years
  • Height6 Feet
  • Wife Sharon Williams, Gale Anne Hurd, Kathryn Bigelow, Linda Hamilton, Suzy Amis (2000-present).

What Is James Cameron’s Net Worth?

James Cameron is a Canadian filmmaker, environmentalist, deep-sea explorer, and philanthropist. After working in special effects, he found a big success after directing and writing the science fiction action film The Terminator (1984). Furthermore, he wrote and direct Aliens (1986), Titanic (1997), and The Abyss (1989). 

James Cameron has an estimated net worth of $750 million. You can grab more information about his net worth, salary, insurance, tax, income source, assets, endorsements, charity, and personal details here.

James Cameron’s Net Worth: Income Source & Earning

As said earlier, he has an estimated net worth of $750 million, as per Celebrity Net Worth. As a successful director, he was able to collect a good amount of money. According to the source, the average salary of a director is around $90,220 per year, $44.34 per hour. 

Until now he has directed numerous movies including The Terminator 1- 2, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Aliens, The Abyss, Strange Days, Spider-Man and Dark Angel, Titanic, Avatar, Avatar Sequels and many more.

Deep Sea Dives

Cameron became an expert on deep-sea exploration in conjunction with his research and underwater filming. According to the source, some who work on offshore oil rigs can make over $100,000 annually, however, the average annual salary for deep sea divers was $54,750.

In 2012, he broke all the record of deep sea dive in Mariana Trench. He is the first man to dive 6.8-mile-deep (11-kilometer-deep) into the sea.

Furthermore, he is a member of the NASA Advisory Council and is working on the project to put cameras on an upcoming human mission to Mars.

James Cameron’s Earning & Financial Data From Movies

James began his career in 1982 with Piranha II: The Spawning, but his career gained prominence in the 1990s with his successful movies like Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Titanic, and many more.

Titanic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and Kate Winslet in the lead, happened to be the highest-grossing movie of the decade with a worldwide collection of $2.18 billion. 

This was followed by many success in 2000s like Ghosts of the Abyss, Aliens of the Deep, and finally, Avatar in 2009, which became a milestone in the Hollywood industry. 

Avatar is one of the highest-grossing movies so far with a worldwide collection of $2,787,965,087. Avatar stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, and Sigourney Weaver in the lead.

Here are the list of his movies and their earnings.

Earnings from Avatar (Backend Bonuses on Ticket Sales, TV Deals and DVD/Blu Ray Sales) in 2010$248,000,000
Total earnings in 2009$210 million
Earnings from Avatar (Salary plus Backend Bonus) in 2009$50,000,000
Salary from Titanic ($600,000 for screenplay + $8 million salary + backend participation) in 1997$115,000,000
Salary from Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 1991$6,000,000

He also made some money from his major directed movies including

MovieBudgetBox Office
The Terminator$6.4 million$78.3 million
Rambo: First Blood Part II$25.5 million$300.4 million
Terminator 2: Judgement Day$94-102 million$523.7 million
Aliens$17-18 million$131.1-183.3 million
The Abyss$43-47 million$90 million
True Lies$100-120 million$378.9 million
Titanic$200 million$2.187 billion
Ghosts of the Abyss$13 million$28,780,668
Avatar$237 million $9 million + (re-release)$2.788 billion

Furthermore, he has also collaborated with Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Jenette Goldstein, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Further, he also makes some good amount of money from his social media account. He makes around $313.5 to $522.5 per post from his Instagram account.

James Cameron’s Assets, Charity, Tax, Insurance, Lifestyle & Expenses

As a multi-millionaire, he has been a lavish life in a lavish house with his wife and children. In 2014, he purchased the Beaufort Vineyard and Estate Winery in Courtenay, British Columbia, at a price of $2.7 million. 

Further, he purchased a number of other businesses in the area, including cattle ranching operations, to pursue his passion for sustainable agribusiness. As a deep-sea driver, he has got 1 Triton submarine which worth around $1,585,000.

Talking about his car collection, he has got a lot of lavish car including

Tesla S$50,000
Ducati 848 EVO$13,995
Corvette$65,500 – $79,495
Harley Davidson$6,899 to $8,699
Chevrolet Volt$34,100
Toyota Highlander Hybrid$36,970

Tax & Insurance

James pays about $21,411 as property taxes for his $2.7 million houses. Furthermore, he pays around $254,134,930 for Federal, $16,849,700 for FICA, and $89,548,970 for State. Paying all the tax, he takes home only around $339,466,330. 

Furthermore talking about his car insurance, he has to pay around $5,705 for car insurance. He also drives two bikes which the cost of liability motorcycle insurance can range from $100 to more than $400 per year.


James has been supporting the following charities which are listed down below:

  • Community Inspiring Today’s Youth
  • Earth Day Network
  • Global Green
  • Green Cross International
  • Thursday’s Child

James Cameron’s Personal Details: Age, Education, & Married Life

James Cameron was born James Francis Cameron on August 16, 1954, in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. He was born to Shirley (nee Lowe), an artist and nurse, and Phillip Cameron, an electrical engineer.


 James grew up in Chippawa, Ontario, where he attended Stamford Collegiate School. Later his family moved to California in 1971, where he attended Brea Olinda High School. Later he enrolled at Fullerton College.


Till now James has been married five times to the following spouse: Sharon Williams (1978-1984), Gale Anne Hurd (1985-1989), Kathryn Bigelow (1989-1991), Linda Hamilton (1997-1999, daughter Josephine born in 1993), and Suzy Amis (2000-present).

Talking about his divorce with Hamilton, James paid $50 million to Hamilton for a divorce settlement. Later he married Suzy Amis and at the moment they are the father and mother of three children’s. The family of 5 are living a happy life together in California.