The music industry is a tough place to thrive. Everywhere you go, there will be competition. When embarking on a journey towards musical success, it’s important to understand that it will always be an uphill climb. But with perseverance, hard-work, and sheer talent, anyone can meet success. This is exactly how celebrated singer-producer Pharrell Williams has become the multi-million dollar success he is today.
Where It All Began
Pharrell Lanscilo Williams was born on the 5th or April, 1973. He was the oldest of three sons, all born to parents Pharaoh Williams, a handyman, and Carolyn Williams, a schoolteacher. Pharrell was active in musical performances throughout his time in school and played numerous instruments alongside his good friend Chad Hugo. He attended Princess Anne High School where he actively participated in the school bang. According to an interview on MTV, Pharrell admitted that he was what other kids described as a “nerd”, and that he wasn’t really very popular among the other kids.
At the crack of the early 1990s, Williams and Hugo took their partnership to the next level and formed an R&B musical group with two other friends. They were called The Neptunes. As a group, they entered the school talent show where they were discovered by Tedd Riley.
Williams started out his professional music career as a member of The Neptunes. Their stint was successful, and they were able to obtain a wide fan base. But in 2004, Pharrell was invited to perform solo at the Grammy Awards, which he gladly accepted. In 2005, Pharrell released his first single from his debut album. However, the single flopped and failed to get significant attention from audiences. It wasn’t until the release of his song “Happy” that he gained substantial popularity and ultimately rose to fame as a formidable musician.
Fame and Net Worth
Pharell enjoys a handsome net worth estimated to be around $120 million USD, which he owes to his music record sales, hit singles, work as a producer, advertising contracts, and other business ventures. Pharrell has numerous estates scattered throughout the United States, the most noteworthy of which is a million dollar mansion in Los Angeles where the music sensation mainly lives. Williams is an avid collector of sports and luxury vehicles which he loves to drive around town. He’s also big on fashion, claiming that he spends most of his finances on the latest designer clothing.