Will.i.am is a well-known musician from America. He is also an entrepreneur, actor, singer, rapper, record producer, DJ, and songwriter. He is best known to be a member of the group called ‘The Black Eyed Peas.’ Will.i.am has also released albums as a solo artist and has released six studio albums with The Black Eyed Peas. He has been the member of the group since 1995. Let’s find out how much is Will.i.am’s net worth in 2018.
William James Adams, better known as Will.i.am was born on March 15, 1975, in Los Angeles, California to his parents Debra Cain and William Adams Sr.
He went to John Marshall High School. He met Allan Pineda who later became a member of The Black Eyed Peas. When still in school, he was signed to Ruthless Records.
Will.i.am is currently single. However, the actor was in a relationship with Casey Batchelor. He also had a possible encounter with Natalie Imbruglia in 2008. He is known to have tinnitus and has also got ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).
He is the nephew of Lynn Cain, former NFL player. In 2009, Will.i.am was accused by Perez Hilton of assaulting him at the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto.
Will.i.am began his career, when he was still in high school. In 1988, he used to perform with other rappers, and in 1992 he was signed to Ruthless Records. In 1995, he became a part of ‘Black Eyed Pods’ which was later renamed to ‘The Black Eyed Peas’ in 1997.
In 1998, The Black Eyed Peas released their debut studio album called ‘Behind the Front.’ Their album ‘Bridging the Gap’ was released in September 2000. Their first multi-platinum album ‘Elephunk’ got available from June 2003. This was followed by ‘Monkey Business’ in 2005. ‘The E.N.D.’ was released in 2009.
Their last studio album ‘The Beginning’ was released in November 2010. Additionally, the group has also released 1 EP, 2 compilation albums, 2 video albums, and 27 music videos. They have released many singles including “Where Is The Love,” “Shut Up,” “Hey Mama,” “Don’t Phunk with My Herat,” “My Humps,” “Boom Boom Pow,” and “I Gotta Feeling.”
As a solo artist, Will.i.am, released his debut studio album ‘Lost Change’ in 2001. This was followed by the albums ‘Must B 21’, ‘Songs About Girls’, and ‘#willpower.’ In 2018, he will be releasing the album ‘Songs About Partying’. He has also released 57 singles, 1 compilation album, and 51 music videos.
Awards & Achievements
Will.i.am has won seven Grammy Awards with The Black Eyed Peas. He has also won two Daytime Emmy Awards and is the winner of 10 Television Rack Awards. In 2006, he won the Latin Grammy Awards for Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album. Along with his group, he has won 8 American Music Awards from 10 nominations and three World Music Awards. He has also won two Billboard Music Awards, four Teen Choice Awards, and 5 NRJ Music Awards.
Net Worth of Will.i.am
Will.i.am has an estimated net worth of more than $75 million. This fortune comes by releasing a number of albums in his career. He has released many hit singles in his career. His wealth also comes as a music producer and has produced music for artists like John Legend, Pussycat Dolls, Shaggy, Ricky Martin, Justin Timberlake, Hilary Duff, and many others. He launched his own clothing line called ‘i.am’ and his denim collection ‘i.am Antik.’ Will.i.am has many companies and of it is known as ‘The Future.’
Will.i.am is considered one of the most popular singers in the world. His popularity also made him appear in films, television shows, and video games. He has voiced the films ‘Rio’, ‘Rio 2’, ‘Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa’, and ‘Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard.’ He is also a philanthropist and has done many tours in his career.