Pharrell Williams Net Worth: Career & Business

Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams (Source: Amazon)

One of the iconic and successful rappers of his generation, Pharrell Williams, has a net worth of a whopping $200 million.

Apart from being one of the richest rappers in the world, Pharrell is also a record producer, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and fashion designer.

Pharrell, alongside his close colleague Chad Hugo, formed the R&B and hip hop group ‘The Neptunes’ in the early 1990s.

Though he produced and released several hits through The Neptunes, he gained wide recognition after he embarked on his solo career.

Pharrell Williams (Source: Times of India)
Pharrell Williams (Source: Times of India)

Moreover, Pharrell also became the lead vocalist of rock the band N.E.R.D in 1999.

Furthermore, over the course of his career, Pharrell has garnered several accolades and nominations, including 13 Grammy Awards, three Producer of the Year, Non-Classical.

He also has been nominated for Academy Award two times during the course of his career.

Quick Facts

Full Name Pharrell Lanscilo Williams
Net Worth $200 Million
Birth Date 5 April 1973
Known as Pha-real, P. Willy, Lil’ Skateboard P
Age 49 Years Old
Birth Place Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Religion Universalist
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
Education Princess Anne High School, Northwest University
Zodiac Sign Aries
Father’s Name Pharoah Williams
Mother’s Name Carolyn Williams
Siblings Pharoah Williams, Cato Williams, Hope Williams, David Williams, Carrie Parks, Psolomon Williams, Unitra Laville
Height 5 ft. 9 in, 1.75 m, 175 cm
Weight 68 kg, 149 lbs.
Shoe Size 10 US
Interests Art, Handicraft
Sexual Orientation Straight
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Build Slim
Profession Rapper, Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Fashion Designer, Actor & Entrepreneur
Genre  Hip-Hop, Hardcore Rap, Alternative Rap, Rock, Pop
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard & Drums
Labels I Am Other, Star Trak Entertainment, Interscope Records, Colombia Records, Virgin Records, Sony Music Publishing, Arista Records, Art&Music Recording
Associations The Neptunes, N.E.R.D, Chad Hugo
Endorsements Adidas, Beats By Dre, Billionaire Boys Club, Bionic Yarn, Chanel
Active Years 1992-Present
Marital Status Married
Spouse Helen Lasichanh
Children Rocket Ayer Williams
Social Media InstagramTwitterFacebookDeezerYouTubeSpotify, Tidal
Last Update October 2022

Pharrell Williams: Net Worth and Income

One of the most successful hip-hop artists of all time, Pharrell Williams has an astonishing net worth of $200 million.

Garnered mostly through his journey as a hip hop artist, brand endorser, and fashion designer, the net worth that Pharrell Williams has managed to accumulate is a true resemblance of his successful career.

Despite having sold millions of records, Pharrell has accumulated most of his fortune from his lucrative business ventures and endorsements deals.

Pharrell Williams in The Voice
Pharrell Williams in The Voice (Source: GoldDerby)

One of the most successful singles of Pharrell ‘Happy’ has over 800 million views on YouTube. However, he only made $2,700 from 43 million plays on the digital streaming service Pandora.

Moreover, Pharrell’s net worth is contributed by his income from judging reality TV shows.

Reportedly, he signed an $8 million a season deal in 2014 when he debuted as a Voice coach in season 7.

Let’s check out the income of Pharrell Williams over the years:

Year Source Earnings
2019 $25 million
2018 $18 million
2017 $20 million
2016 $20 million
2015 $32 million
2014 Earnings from his album Girl (347,000 copies) $22 million
2013 $9 million
2012 $7 million
2011 $10 million
2010 $13 million
2009 $16 million
2008 $20 million
2007 $17 million
2006 Earnings from his album ‘In My Mind’ (889,025 copies) $892,000

So on average, Pharrell Williams earns anywhere between $20 million to $40 million per year.

Pharrell Williams has had several endorsement deals with brands such as Adidas, Beats By Dre, and Billionaire Boys Club.

Similarly, Pharrell also designed a line of eyewear and jewelry for Louis Vuitton.

Likewise, his collaboration with Chanel for the footwear line was pretty successful.

Besides all these, Pharrell also has an impressive real estate portfolio.

Net Worth of Pharrell Williams in Different Currencies

So, Let’s check out the net worth of Pharrell Williams in various currencies, including the cryptocurrency BitCoin.

Currency Net Worth
Euro € 171.58 million
Pound Sterling £ 144.78 million
Australian Dollar A$ 267.73 million
Canadian Dollar C$ 247.07 million
Indian Rupee ₹ 15,012,140,000
BitCoin ฿ 3,193.29

Houses and Cars

Houses

Pharrell Williams has an impressive real estate portfolio. He has purchased and sold several pieces of real estate across the United States.

He purchased a 9,000 square feet waterfront house in Virginia Beach, Virginia, in 2001 for $1.85 million.

Likewise, Pharrell purchased a Miami Beach penthouse apartment unit for $8.5 million in 2007. Also, he purchased another triplex penthouse in Miami for $12.5 million.

He put the 9,000 square feet unit in the market for $17 million in 2012. With not many interested buyers, Pharrell ultimately accepted $9.35 million for the unit in 2015.

Similarly, Pharrell purchased a glass mansion located between the mountains of Beverly Hills and Sherman Oaks, California, in 2018 from film and television tycoon Tyler Perry for $15.6 million.

However, the ultra-contemporary mansion is back in the market for $17 million.

Pharrell WIlliams's House
Pharrell Williams’s House (Source: Watertown Daily Times)

Moreover, the rapper purchased a modern 5,800 square feet mansion back in 2015 for $7.1 million. Just like his glass mansion Pharrell listed this property in 2020 for $11.95 million.

The Los Angeles homes are far from the only properties Pharrell owns.

In April of 2020, during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pharrell paid about $30 million for a 17,000 square feet waterfront abode in Coral Gables, Florida.

The property that sits on 3.5 acres of land was previously listed for $45 million.

Cars

Pharrell Williams has an insane collection of exotic cars that he likes to cruise around in.

One of his most expensive wheels is his Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, which has a market value of around $697,750.

Similarly, he also owns ultra-modern Rolls Royce Phantom, worth about $450,000. Likewise, Pharrell has been spotted several times in his super rare $3.8 million Ferrari Enzo.

Other cars in his possession include Bugatti Veyron worth $1.9 million and GMC Yukon Hybrid worth $60,000.

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Lifestyle and Vacations

Lifestyle

Pharrell lives a pretty casual life. He wakes up every day at around 9 in the morning without an alarm clock and says quick prayers.

If he’s is working on music, he can be working for 10 hours in the studio that day while also juggling other business ventures over the phone.

And if it is a casual day, he enters the studio between 12 and 1.

Williams heads to bed anytime between midnight and 2 in the morning but not before unwinding some TV.

His favorite thing to watch on Television is MSNBC, Discovery Channel, some alien stuff. He spends about 30 minutes watching the TV shows and calls it a night.

Moreover, Williams married his longtime partner Helen Lasichanh on 12th October 2013.

Together the couple has four kids, Rocket Williams being the eldest born in 2008.

In 2017 Helen gave birth to triplets.

Vacations

Pharrell pretty much fulfills his wanderlust traveling to different places and countries as part of his work.

In 2018 he visited India and managed to snap a picture in front of the Taj Mahal.

Similarly, back in 2015, he was spotted in the upscale Caribbean island of St. Barths with his wife.

Charity

Williams is very generous when it comes to helping the needy. He built an afterschool center in Virginia Beach, his hometown, with a total cost of $35 million.

Similarly, he offered internships to more than 114 Harlem High School students.

All the students were accepted to college, and the purpose of the rapper’s donation was to help the young students become the next leaders who will enact real change.

Likewise, Pharrell owns a non-profit organization, From One Hand to Another (FOHTA).

The main objective of the organization is to modernize the traditional community center to empower underserved children by giving access to media, art, and new technology.

Moreover, Pharrell teamed up with Verizon to launch a music curriculum in a national campaign for Verizon Foundation Learning school in April of 2019.

The foundation endeavors to provide internet access and free technology to under-resourced middle schools.

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Endorsements and Investments

Investments

Pharrell came up with his own line of jewelry and glasses for Louis Vuitton in 2008. Similarly, in 2009 he partnered with Takashi Murakami on a sculpture at Art Basel.

Likewise, Pharrell launched a multimedia creative collective and a record label, I am Other, in May of 2012. It also has a dedicated Youtube channel and apparel lines.

Apart from that, Pharrell has two clothing lines, Ice Cream Footwear and Billionaire Boys Club. Ice Cream has become an international footwear brand having a store in Tokyo, Japan.

Chanel X adidas Trainers
Pharrell’s Chanel X Adidas Trainers (Source: Dazed)

Similarly, Billionaire Boys Club has a flagship store in New York City.

He also collaborated with Moncler and created a line of sunglasses in 2013. Moreover, Pharrell served as executive producer of the 2015 film Dope, which grossed over $18 million in the worldwide box office collection.

Moreover, Pharrell released a shoe line, ‘human race’ in July of 2016 in association with Adidas.

Furthermore, in 2017 Williams partnered with Adidas and Chanel on a €1,000.

Endorsements

The name Pharrell Williams has been linked to some of the big brands in the market.

Pharrell endorsed brands such as Adidas, Beats By Dre, Billionaire Boys Club, Bionic Yarn, and Chanel.

Career

Pharrell Williams embarked on a solo music career in 2003. His debut studio album ‘In My Mind‘ hit the charts in 2006.

Besides releasing the chart-topping albums and singles, Pharell also continued producing tracks for artists such as Britney Spears, Beyoncé, and Madonna.

He produced Madonna’s eleventh album, Hard Candy, in 2008.

Pharrell Madonna Live
Pharrell Madonna Live

Similarly, he also produced and co-wrote the song Fresh Out of the Oven for none other than Jennifer Lopez.

He released his second studio album, Girl, in 2014, which reached No. 1 on the R&B chart in the United States, Denmark, Switzerland, UK, and Australia.

One of his most iconic singles, Happy, was released in 2013, reached No.1 in 10 countries, and was certified seven times platinum by RIAA.

Unknown Facts About Pharrell Williams

  • Williams was discovered by producer/musician Teddy Riley during one of his high school plays.
  • Pharrell used to work at Mcdonald’s when he was younger.
  • According to a survey conducted in 2003, Pharrell’s hip hop music duo The Neptunes produced almost 20% of songs played on British radio at the time.

FAQs

What is Pharrell’s biggest hit?

Pharrell’s biggest hit is Blurred Lines featuring Robin Thicke and T.I., which peaked in Hot 100 for 12 weeks.

How much is Chad from The Neptunes worth?

Chad Hugo is worth about $55 million.

Is Pharrell Williams vegan?

No, Pharrell is not vegan. Despite being an advocate on climate change, raising money for animals, he still eats animals and uses animal products in his fashion.

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