James Cameron Asteroid Mining Company

Cameron was born in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada, to Philip Cameron, an electrical engineer, and Shirley (née Lowe), an artist and nurse. His paternal great-great-great-grandfather emigrated from Balquhidder, Scotland, in 1825. Cameron is the eldest of five siblings and as a child he described the Lord’s Prayer as a “tribal chant”. He attended Stamford Collegiate School in Niagara Falls. At age 17, Cameron and his family moved from Chippawa, Ontario to Brea, California. He attended Sonora High School and then moved to Brea Olinda High School. Classmates recalled that he was not a sportsman but instead enjoyed building things that “either went up into the air or into the deep”.