Pharrell Williams Net Worth $180 million
Pharrell Williams salary $30,000,000
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Pharrell Williams is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and film producer, and his current net worth is $180 million.
Born in Virginia Beach, Virginia as the oldest of three sons of Pharaoh Williams, a handyman, and his wife Carolyn, a teacher, Pharrell is one of the richest rappers in the world.
He met his band mate Chad Hugo in seventh-grade in a summer band camp where he played keyboards and drums.
Then both started a marching band, where Pharrell played the snare drum while Hugo played drum major.
Both attended Princess Anne High School where he played in the school band, there Pharrell got his nickname Skateboard P. Hugo attended Kempsville High School.
Hugo and Pharrell started a four-member R&B-type of band called the Neptunes, along with friends Shay Haley and Mike Etheridge.
The band entered in a high school talent show where Teddy Riley discovered them.
Upon graduating from high school, the group signed a record deal with Riley. He had the opportunity to write some songs and perform a small rap solo while working with Riley.
He and Hugo later established themselves as a production duo under their old name The Neptunes.
In the next three years they continued to produce occasionally, and some of the results have also influenced the Neptunes’ style.
In 1999, a mutual friend introduced Williams to Kelis, and their resulting collaboration produced her first album Kaleidoscope.
At this point, the band’s success started to grow considerably as well as their fan base.
She wanted to work with them, and later on she released I’m a Slave 4 U, a song produced by the Neptunes.
The same year, Williams along with Hugo and Haley started the group N*E*R*D. They released their first album, In Search Of…, in Europe.
After re-producing and re-launching their album, the band got the title of Producers of the Year at both Source Awards and the Billboard Music Awards.
Few other albums followed and also earned their first UK #1 again with Nelly, and Flap Your Wings.
Pharrell has received several awards and nominations for his work in music, such as two Grammy Awards.
Today, he along with Chad Hugo, are the owners of the record production duo The Neptunes, producing all kinds of music.
He is the lead vocalist and drummer of the rock-funk-hip hop band N*E*R*D. Williams also owns a media venture that encompasses entertainment, music, fashion, and art called OTHER.
The venture is a multimedia creative collective and record label that serves as an umbrella for all of his businesses.