Facts of Pharrell Williams
|Birth Name||Pharrell Lanscilo Williams|
|Birth City||Virginia Beach, Virginia|
|Father Name||Pharoah Williams|
|Mother Name||Carolyn Williams|
|No Of Children||4|
|Date of Birth||April 5,1973|
|Married Date||October 12,2013|
Pharrell Williams Enjoys The Net Worth Of $150 Million Dollars
Pharrell Williams is an American singer, rapper, songwriter and record producer best known for his song, Happy from the album Despicable Me 2 and Girl.
In addition, he released several hit songs such as I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me), Drop It Like It’s Hot and Money Maker. He was nominated twice for Academy Awards and won six Billboard Music Awards out of eighteen nominations. Moreover, he received thirteen Grammy Awards.
His Net Worth Is $150 Million In 2019: Income Sources, Earnings, And Salary
Pharrell Williams started his music career forming a group called the Neptunes along with his friends Chad Hugo, Shay Haley, and Mike Ethridge. They performed in a high school talent show and was discovered by American singer Teddy Riley.
The group later signed a contract with Teddy. They even wrote a verse for Wreck-N-Effect, a musical group in 1992. They produced the album of Jay-Z, The Dynasty Roc La Familia and later went to produce for Britney Spears.
The N.E.R.D. consists of Williams, Haley, and Hugo released their first album, In Search of… in 2001 in Europe.
Pharrell released his solo debut album, In My Mind on July 25, 2006. The album ranked third on US Billboard 200 and first on UK R&B chart. It was sold over 406,000 copies all over the world.
Similarly, he released his other album, Girl on March 3, 2014. The album ranked first in many countries including U.S., Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, and the U.K. It was sold over 591,000 copies in U.S. and 300,000 in the U.K. He earned $350,000 from the 2014 record sales of the album.
Here is the detail of his yearly earnings from 2008 to 2015.
Moreover, he released several other singles including Angel, Marilyn Monroe, Come Get It Bae, Gust of Wind, Freedom, Crave and Able.
His annual earning has increased rapidly over the years and his wealth which is $150 million in 2019 is expected to increase pretty much in the future.
He Added Over $118 Million In 4 Years
In just a span of 4 years, Pharrell's net worth exponentially rose by $118 million. While his net worth sits extravagantly at $150 million in 2019, back in 2015, his net worth was $32 million as claimed by Forbes.
How Much Does Pharrell Williams Earn From YouTube?
Pharrell Williams is a music artist and like any other musician, he also has a YouTube account. He opened his YouTube account on February 22, 2018, under his name. He has subscribers over 2.4 million and views over 1 billion as of August 2019.
With the millions of subscribers and millions of viewers in every video, he earns a hefty sum from YouTube. According to Noninfluencer YouTube Channel calculator, Williams collects the monthly earnings of $31,879.
Fashion Designing Career
Pharrell Williams began working as a fashion designer in 2008. He co-designed glasses and pieces of jewelry for Louis Vuitton. He created sunglasses called Moncler Lunettes for Moncler in August 2013.
Similarly, Williams designed Addidas NMD “Human Race” and released on July 23, 2016. He partnered with Chanel and Addidas and created 1000 euro sneakers in 2017.
Pharrell Williams opened his record label, I am OTHER in May 2012. He collaborated with Nigo, a Japanese fashion brand and launched Billionaire Boys Club streetwear brand and Ice Cream footwear in 2005.
Moreover, Williams opened his YouTube channel, I am OTHER for YouTube’s $100 million original channel initiative project, on August 1, 2011.
Pharrell Williams has done endorsement deals with many brands. Some of them include Adidas, Beats by Dre, Billionaire Boys Club, Bionic Yarn, and Chanel.
For the promotions he does for the brands, Williams earns a huge sum from the companies but as to how much, the information is currently unavailable.
Pharrell Williams founded a non-profitable organization, From One Hand to AnOTHER (FOHTA) in 2008. The organization mainly focuses on providing education to children through technologies, media, arts, and motivation. He invested $35 million to build an afterschool center in Virginia Beach in 2011.
Likewise, he collaborated with Verizon to launch a tech-fused music curriculum in a nationwide Verizon Foundation school that provides free technology, technology-based education and internet access to resources lacking middle schools.
Moreover, Williams is associated with various organizations like Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation, Get Schooled Foundation, Indigenous Environmental NetWork, Musicians on Call, and many more.
Tax Payments And Legal Issues
Pharrell Williams has an estimated net worth of $150 million as of 2019. Similarly, he pays a huge sum to the government as federal tax and FICA. A person with a net worth of $10 million pays a tax of $3,630,499 to the government, so Williams must have paid much more federal tax.
American singer Marvin Gaye sued Robin Thicke and Pharrell for copying his music to record the song Blurred Lines. The song was one of the biggest hits of 2013 earning over $16 million.
Initially, Gaye asked for the sum of $40 million for the damage however later settled the case with $25 million.
Assets: House And Cars
Pharrell Williams bought a Miami Penthouse for $12.5 million in 2007. The house consists of five bedrooms, six and a half bathrooms, a fitness center, tennis courts, and a cafeteria.
He owns a house in Hollywood house he purchased in 2015 for $7.14 million. The property covers the area of 1.5 acres along with four to five bedrooms and one bedroom two-story guest house.
In 2018, Williams bought a house in Beverly Hills for $15.6 million from Tyler Perry, an American actor. The estate covers the area of 4.2 acres along with ten bedrooms and eleven bathrooms.
Similarly, in 2020, he bought a $30 million home in Coral Gables. The lavish house spreads in 3.3 acre with all the modern facility including swimming pool, a library, 2,000-bottle wine cellar, pub-style bar, a living room with a fireplace, and a lot more.
Like most of the celebrities, Williams is also fond of cars. He owns Mercedes-Benz SLR Mclaren worth $1.45 million. He also owns a Ferrari Enzo that cost around $670,000 on the market. Moreover, he has other two cars; Rolls Royce Phantom ($450,000) and Porsche Spyder 550.
Pharrell Williams’ Biography
Pharrell Williams was born Pharrell Lanscilo Williams on April 5, 1973, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States. He was born to a handyman, Pharoah Williams, and a teacher, Carolyn Williams. As for siblings, he has four brothers; Cato, Psolomon, Pharoah, and David & three sisters; Hope, Carrie, and Unitra.
Williams belongs to American nationality and mixed by ethnicity. He belongs to African-Americans by ethnicity. As for education, he studied at Princess Anne High School. Later, he enrolled at Northwestern University for two years and dropped out.
Personal Life: Wife And Children
Pharrell Williams married his long-time girlfriend, Helen Lasichanh, a model and fashion designer, on October 12, 2013.
Helen gave birth to a son, Rocket Williams in 2008 and Pharrell wrote a song Rocket’s Theme in honor of his baby for the movie Despicable Me. In January 2017, Helen gave birth to triplets, making the happiness of the family "triple".
The family is now living a happy and prosperous life in Los Angeles, California.
Age And Height
Age: Pharrell Williams reached the age of 46-year-old as of 2019.
Height: He stands at a tall height of 5 feet 9 inches or 175 cm.