Will.I.Am’s net worth 2022: Will.i.am is a multi-talented American rapper and entrepreneur who has defied all odds to rise to the pinnacle of his career. How much do you know about him? Read on as we take you through the biography, family and personal life, salary, earnings, and net worth of Will.i.am. What’s more, you’ll also learn how Will.I.Am made his fortune.
Who is Will.I.Am and How Much is He Worth?
|Full Name||William James Adams Jr.|
|Date of Birth||March 15, 1975|
|Profession||Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Record Producer, and Entrepreneur|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.77 m)|
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth||Music|
|Net Worth||$110 million|
|Last Updated||June 2022|
Will.I.Am is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur with an estimated net worth of $110 million. He is famous as the founding and lead member of the musical group Black Eyed Peas.
As a rapper, Will.I.Am has released four solo albums including “Lost Change”, “Must B 21”, “Songs About Girls”, and “#willpower”. He has also released numerous chart-topping singles. As a music producer, Will.I.Am has worked for and with other artists.
Will.I.Am has also made appearances in movies including “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, “Date Night” amongst others. He has also been a judge and mentor on the television talent show series “The Voice UK”, “The Voice Australia, and “The Voice Kids”.
William James Adams Jr. was born on March 15, 1975, in Eastside Los Angeles, California, United States of America. Although he never met his father, he was raised by his mother, Debra. He was raised in the Estrada Courts housing projects in the Boyle Heights neighbourhood.
For his education, William attended Paul Revere Charter Middle School. He also attended Palisades Charter High School. Will.i.am started studying at summer school at John Marshall High School where he became best friends with Allan Pineda who would also be a future member of the Black Eyed Peas.
Will.i.am started his music career in 1988 when he met up with fellow rapper Allan Pineda and fellow student Dante Santiago. Together, they started performing around Los Angeles and were soon discovered by rapper Eazy-E who signed them to his record label Ruthless Records.
At that time, Will.i.am was known as Will 1X. Soon after, the trio recorded their debut album “Grass Roots”, however, the album was never released due to the sudden death of Eazy-E in 1995. Thereafter, the group metamorphosed into Black Eyed Pods.
In 1997, they changed their name to Black Eyed Peas. The group released two studio albums “Behind the Font”, “Bridging the Gap”, and “Elephunk”.
Subsequently, Will began recording his first solo release “Lost Change”. During this time, Will was still performing with his band group.
In 2007, Will.i.am co-created an all-female soul band group called the Paradiso Girls. That same year, he released his first solo studio album “Songs About Girls”. In 2009, the Black Eyed Peas returned and released a number of hit singles and albums.
Outside of music, Will.i.am has also made appearances in commercials and films. He first started acting in the commercial series “Instant Def” to advertise Snickers. Thereafter, he played the voice of Moto Moto in the film, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.
Will.i.am made his major film debut when he was starred as John Wraith in the film X-Men Origins: Wolverine. He also co-starred in the CBS drama “Joan of Arcadia”. Subsequently, he played roles in the films “Rio”, “Date Night”, and “The Urbz: Sims In the City”.
Will.i.am has also ventured into other businesses in fashion and technology.
Eager to learn more about Will.i.am’s personal life including his relationship status? As of the time of writing, Will.i.am is single. He was previously dating Celebrity Big Brother star Casey Batchelor in 2014.
Social Media Accounts
Will.i.am has an impressive number of fans on his social media pages where he shares a bit of his personal life and work-related stuff.
As of the time of writing, Will.i.am has over 1.4 million Instagram followers. On Twitter, Will has over 12 million Twitter followers. Will.i.am also has over 12 million Facebook followers. What’s more, Will.i.am has over 3.8 million TikTok followers. What’s more, Will.i.am has over 515,000 TikTok followers.
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Awards and Achievements
Will.i.am is a multi-award winning artist, who has bagged multiple awards both as a band member and as a solo artist. He is a seven-time Grammy award winner with The Black Eyed Peas. Will,i.am is also a two-time winner of the Daytime Emmy Awards.
Will.i.am Net Worth, Salary and Earnings 2022
As of June 2022, Will.i.am has an estimated net worth of $110 million. Will.i.am earns his net worth from his successful career as a rapper, actor, and record producer. He also earns money from music tours, sales of music albums and brand promotions.
With YouTube subscribers of over 3.78 million and over 2.4 billion video views, Will.i.am makes over $700,000 yearly from the platform. He also earns royalties from other music streaming platforms including Spotify, Soundcloud, Apple Music etc.
Will also earn money as a judge on the talent hunt show, The Voice. He also has a clothing line, i.am which he debuted in 2005 at the Magic Apparel Trade Show in Las Vegas. Willi.am also launched his own glasses range.
In January 2011, Will.i.am was named as director of creative innovation with input in developing smartphones, tablets and laptops by Intel. A year later, he announced that he was starting his own car company called “IAMAUTO”.
In April 2016, he acquired the Tel-Aviv machine learning technology start-up Sensiya. He has also been appointed the chief creative officer of 3D Systems. In Late 2015, he helped deign smartwatches for German company Deutsche Telekom
On July 27, 2017, WIll.i.am through his technology company, i.am+ acquired Wink, the Internet of Things and Smart Home hub platform for a reported $38.7 million with an additional $20 million commitment.
Will.I.Am is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur with an estimated net worth of $110 million. He is famous as the founding and lead member of the musical group Black Eyed Peas. Will has built immense wealth for himself through hard work and dedication.