How Much Is Pharrell Williams Worth?

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How much is Pharrell Williams worth? Pharrell Williams is worth $80 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, and that ought to make the singer, songwriter, rapper, producer, and hat enthusiast quite “Happy.” Pharrell has been amassing his fortune since the ’90s, when he and childhood friend Chad Hugo began producing hits as the Neptunes. The duo had been making music since they met in the seventh grade in their hometown of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and after signing a major-label deal, they produced hits for the likes of Blackstreet, Mase, and N.O.R.E. Their big break came in 2001, when they helmed Britney Spears’ chart-topping “I’m a Slave For You.” The song put the Neptunes on the map and made Pharrell a major star, setting the stage for a solo career that would peak in 2013, when he sang on two of the year’s biggest hits: Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.”

Pharrell Williams’ net worth of $80 million doesn’t make him one of the richest musicians in the game — he’s not sitting on P. Diddy or Dr. Dre money — but he’s doing A-OK for himself. He’s collaborated with just about anyone who’s anyone, and his list of studio pals includes Jay Z, Snoop Dogg, Solange, Madonna, Twista, Common, 2 Chainz, Daft Punk, and Gwen Stefani. And that’s only scratching the surface. In addition to his two solo albums — 2006’s “In My Mind” and 2014’s “Girl” — he’s released four with N.E.R.D., a genre-blurring group that’s shown his versatility as a musician.

How much is Pharrell Williams worth compared to other musical luminaries? He’s got nothing on the world’s richest rappers. P Diddy tops that list with a net worth of $700 million, followed by Jay Z and Dr. Dre, who are worth $550 and $550 million, respectively. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Pharrell is No. 18 on the list, but it should be pointed out that he’s not merely a rapper, so in years to come, he promises to add to his net worth in a variety of ways. Maybe he should start designing hats.

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