PHARRELL Williams has found fame through his work in music, television and even film.
He is one of the most influential music stars of recent years, but who is he and what is his net worth?
Who is Pharrell Williams?
Pharrell Lanscilo Williams is an American singer-songwriter, rapper and record producer from Virginia Beach, Virginia.
The star was born on 5 April 1973 and showed early promise in music when he was at Virginia Beach’s Princess Anne High School and he performed in the school band.
Pharrell has a firm interest in fashion – running two successful labels and contributing to various others – on top of his music career.
His biggest fashion brand is streetwear label Billionaire Boys Club which he founded with Japanese fashion legend Nigo.
He also has a footwear label called Ice Cream – but has modelled and designed for brands including Adidas, Moncler, and Louis Vuitton.
Pharrell has been a coach on the American version of The Voice – taking a seat on one of the spinning chairs between 2014 and 2016.
He has played himself in roles ranging from 90210 and Pitch Perfect 2 – while his music has featured on soundtracks to films from The Amazing Spider-Man to Despicable Me.
What is Pharrell Williams’ net worth?
Pharrell’s net worth is estimated to be in the region of $250 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.
How did Pharrell Williams get famous?
Pharrell along with his school friends Chad Hugo and Shay Haley formed the band N*E*R*D in 1999 – releasing hits including Lapdance and She Wants To Move (featuring Alesha Dixon in the music video).
They also released the album No_One Ever Really Dies.
Alongside Chad, he also forms the production duo The Neptunes who have produced some of the biggest hits of the past three decades – from Kelis’ iconic Caught Out There, to Britney Spears’ I’m A Slave 4 U, to Justin Timberlake’s Rock Your Body.
In 2003, Pharrell was credited with producing 20% of all music being played on UK radio – while over in the USA that statistic ballooned to 43%.
Other huge hits Pharrell is responsible for include Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines, Daft Punk’s Get Lucky, and Kylie Minogue’s I Was Gonna Cancel.
As well as a producer and in a band, Pharrell has enjoyed phenomenal success as a solo artist.
His 2006 debut solo album, In My Mind, hit number 7 in the UK and spawned the hits Angel and Number One (featuring Kanye West).
While his 2014 record, Girl, hit number 1 in the UK and contained the smash hit Happy (which was Oscar-nominated).
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What does Pharrell Williams do now?
As well as still producing music, Pharrell has made a big move in the fashion industry.
As of February 2023, he has been named as Louis Vuitton’s latest creative director of menswear.
Is Pharrell Williams married?
Pharrell Williams has been married to model and designer Helen Lasichanh since 12 October 2013.
Does Pharrell Williams have children?
The couple welcomed their first son, named Rocket Williams, in 2008.
The couple surprised fans when they announced Helen was pregnant in September 2016 – and surprised again when it was revealed they actually had triplets when Helen gave birth in January 2017.
After the birth of their children, Pharrell and Helen have opted to keep the children out of the limelight.
As a result they have not been named and are kept away from social media.
Rocket has also rarely been seen in photos posted by the star online.