Pharrell Williams Net Worth
Pharrell Williams is not only a successful rapper. He’s also one of the most sought-after producers in today’s American music industry. He has produced records for Jennifer Lopez, Kid Cudi, and many others. He has mad around $13 million from his production jobs alone since he started. In fact, that’s where most of his income comes from now. His net worth currently is listed as $150 million.
Born in 1973 in Virginia, Pharrell Williams started performing as a teen. He joined forces with his friend Chad Hugo and they became known as in-demand production team the Neptunes, working with such artists as Jay-Z, Gwen Stefani and Britney Spears. Returning to performing, Williams helped form the group N.E.R.D., which released albums like In Search Of… and Seeing Sounds. In 2013, he hit the pop charts in a major way, going to No. 1 with his solo effort “Happy” as well as helping to craft hits with Robin Thicke and Daft Punk. He joined the popular television competition The Voice in September 2014 as a coach.
Early Life and Career
Born on April 5, 1973, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Pharrell Williams has become a leading force in popular music as a performer, songwriter and producer. He first got into music at a young age. “As a kid, my aunt and I used to sit in front of the stereo and just play records,” Williams explained to CosmoGirl magazine. One of the first albums he bought was by hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest.
The eldest of three sons, Williams started out by tapping rhythms on school desks. He attended Princess Anne High School where he felt somewhat out of place. As he told the London Evening Standard, “I lived in Normalville USA and I didn’t look like the average kid.” Williams eventually teamed up with friend Chad Hugo. The pair started performing together and later became the acclaimed producing duo the Neptunes. Another one of Williams’ early breaks came thanks to producer Teddy Riley, who asked him to contribute to “Rump Shaker” by Wreckx-N-Effect in the early 1990s.
Major Success as Producer
As the Neptunes, Williams and Hugo first broke through as a producing duo for such rap artists as Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Jay-Z. They then branched out into pop music, working with the likes of Britney Spears and Usher. Williams also started performing, making guest vocal appearances on such songs as “Excuse Me Miss” by Jay-Z. In 2003, Williams made his first solo effort with the song “Frontin’.” Williams and Hugo also picked up their first Grammy Awards—for their work on Justin Timberlake’s 2002 Justified album and for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical.
Pharrell Williams Bio Info
Full name: Pharrell Lanscilo Williams
Born: 5 April 1973 (age 45 years), Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Height: 1.75 m
Spouse: Helen Lasichanh (m. 2013)
Children: Rocket Ayer Williams
Music groups: N.E.R.D (2001 – 2013), The Neptunes (Since 1992), Child Rebel Soldier (Since 2007)
Pharrell Williams Quotes
- It’s not possible to experience constant euphoria, but if you’re grateful, you can find happiness in everything. – Pharrell Williams
- Everything that we experience every day leaves a long-lasting impression. – Pharrell Williams
- Some of us get a feeling when we hear music and we feel music, and you want to figure out how to continue to feel that. – Pharrell Williams
- ‘Entrepreneur ‘just denotes that you recognize that you’re doing things across disciplines and that you’re blazing your own path. – Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams Videos on YouTube
He sat down with Ellen and looked back at his astounding resume.