Born Pharaoh Williams, rapper, producer and songwriter Pharrell was born in 1973 in Virginia. As a child, Pharrell showed a great interest in music right away, starting to play both drums and keyboards at a very young age. While attending a young musicians‰Ûª camp in seventh grade, Pharrell met Chad Hugo. The two would later go on to become a very successful production duo known as The Neptunes. The Neptunes started off as a four-piece R&B band, entering a local talent competition in the late 1980s, where they caught the eye of award-winning songwriter, singer and producer Teddy Riley, who signed them as soon as they graduated from high school.
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2. Income & Salary
The first hit song that Pharrell worked on was ‰ÛÏRump Shaker‰Û by Wreckx-N-Effect in 1992, which was co-produced by Riley. By the mid-1990s, the Neptunes had morphed into the production duo of Williams and Hugo. The Neptunes got their breakthrough by producing the huge pop hit ‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm a Slave 4 U‰Û for singing sensation Britney Spears. The hits continued to pile up for The Neptunes all throughout the 2000s, with songs like Nelly‰Ûªs ‰ÛÏHot in Here‰Û and many others making them one of the hottest and most sought-after production duos in modern pop music, hip-hop and R&B. They also received critical acclaim for working on albums by the rap duo Clipse, producing the albums ‰ÛÏLord Willin’‰Û and ‰ÛÏHell Hath No Fury‰Û in their entireties.
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Pharrell began a solo career as an artist in 2003, which garnered him a whole new audience and greater earnings. He had already been appearing as a guest on many tracks for artists for which he or The Neptunes had produced. In 2013 alone, Pharrell made $9 million thanks mostly to the smash hit ‰ÛÏGet Lucky,‰Û which he co-produced with popular electronic music duo Daft Punk. Along with being a recording artist, producer and musician, he is also a fashion designer. The Neptunes also have two Grammy awards under their belts. Pharrell‰Ûªs net worth is currently estimated at about $80 million.
How much is Pharrell’s Net Worth? $80 Million!