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William James Adams Jr., to the audience known by his stage name of Will.i.am, is a famous American rap artist, film score composer, disc jockey, as well as a record producer. To the public, Will.i.am is perhaps best known as one of the members of a popular hip hop group consisting of Taboo, apl.de.ap and Fergie called “The Black Eyed Peas”. Ever since the release of the band’s third studio album called “Elephunk”, “The Black Eyed Peas” have become one of the most successful bands in the music industry with more than 76 million albums sold. The band is known internationally for such singles as “Where Is the Love?”, which topped the music charts, “I Gotta Feeling”, which won them a Grammy Award and is considered to be the best-selling digital single of all time, and “Boom Boom Pow”, which has sold more than six million copies since its release in 2008. An award-winning hip hop group, “The Black Eyed Peas” surely contributed to the fame of its members.

Will.i.am Net Worth $75 Million

Will.i.am was also able to launch a successful solo career that has significantly contributed to his overall net worth. In 2001, Will.i.am came out with his first solo album called “Lost Change” and two years later released “Must B 21”, which spawned a single “Go” that has been used in the soundtracks of such games as Madden NFL and NBA Live 2005.

In addition to being a rap artist, Will.i.am is also known as a record producer who has worked with such famous artists as Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Michael Jackson, The Game, Justin Bieber and Usher to name a few. A famous rapper, how rich is Will.i.am? In 2012, Will.i.am earned an annual salary of $12 million, while in 2013 he added a sum of $63 000 from the sales of his album entitled “Willpower”. In regards to his total wealth, Will.i.am’s net worth is estimated to be $75 million.

Will.i.am was born on 15th of March, 1975, in Los Angeles, California. Will.i.am attended public schools in West Los Angeles, where he met his future group mate Allan Pineda, who went by the nickname of apl.de.ap. It was with Pineda that Will.i.am started his music career. During their performances at various local events, Will.i.am and Pineda were noticed by the famous rapper Eazy-E, who helped them get a record deal with“Ruthless Records”. Pineda and Will.i.am changed their name several times before they chose “The Black Eyed Peas” under which they released their first studio album called “Behind the Front”. The band’s big commercial success came when Fergie recorded several songs for their album “Elephunk”, which became extremely popular.

However, music is not the only way for Will.i.am to make money. He managed to launch an acting career, and even starred in such films as “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” alongside Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds and Dominic Monaghan, “Date Night” with Tina Fey, “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” with Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and Jada Pinkett Smith, as well as other films.

A famous rapper and actor, Will.i.am has an estimated net worth of $75 million.


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Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Urban/Alternative Performance · Chrisette Michele
2008 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding New Approaches - Daytime Entertainment Yes We Can (2008) · Michael Jurkovac (video producer/executive producer)
· Jesse Dylan (director/executive producer)
· Fred Goldring (executive producer)
· Priscilla Cohen (executive producer)
· Sheri Howell (executive producer)
· Sean Larkin (associate producer)
· Sarah Pantera (associate producer)
· Carol Cohen (associate producer)
· Steve Koskie (associate producer)
· Wendi Morris (associate producer)
· Scott Spanjich (associate producer)
· Terrence Butler (editor)
2005 BMI TV Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Joey (2004) · James Khoury
· Terence Yoshiaki
· Floyd Gaugh
· Bradley Nowell
· Lindon Roberts
· Eric Wilson

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 RTS Television Award Royal Television Society, UK Best Entertainment Performance The Voice UK (2012)
2012 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon: Male
2011 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Song · Usher Raymond (as Usher)
2010 Grammy Grammy Awards Record of the Year · The Black Eyed Peas (Artist)
· Dylan Dresdow (Engineer/Mixer)
· David Guetta (Producer)
· Frederic Riesterer (Producer)
2010 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Dance Recording · The Black Eyed Peas (artists)
· Jean Baptiste (producer)
· Dj Poet (producer)
· Dylan Dresdow (mixer)
2010 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite On-Screen Team X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) · Hugh Jackman
· Liev Schreiber
· Taylor Kitsch
· Dominic Monaghan
· Daniel Henney
· Ryan Reynolds
2009 Grammy Grammy Awards Song of the Year · Kanye West (Songwriter)
· Caleb Speir (Songwriter)
· Estelle (Songwriter)
· John Legend (Songwriter)
· Joshua Lopez (Songwriter)
2009 Scream Award Scream Awards Breakout Performance - Male X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
2007 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Urban/Alternative Performance · Erykah Badu
· Sergio Mendes
2007 Grammy Grammy Awards Producer of the Year (Non-Classical)
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Song of the Year · John Legend (Songwriter)
2005 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Song · Tippa Irie (Songwriter)
2005 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Song · Mike Fratantuno (Songwriter)
· Taboo (Songwriter)
· Apl.de.Ap (Songwriter)
· George Pajon Jr. (Songwriter)
· Terence Yoshiaki (Songwriter)


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#Fact
1 Suffers from Tinnitus (constant ringing in the ears) Says he doesn't know what silence sounds like anymore.
2 Close friends with Cheryl.
3 His song, "Great Times," is inspired by Brazil. He also shot the music video for it in there.
4 Hired by Intel Corporation as their innovation director [January 26, 2011].
5 Wrote 'My Humps' in 5 minutes when he saw a pretty lady when he was having something to eat.
6 He is African-American.
7 Attended the special dinner at Sony Studios in Los Angeles to honour singer and activist Sting as MusiCares' 2004 Person of the Year. The evening celebrated Sting's contribution to popular music, and honoured his charitable work with Amnesty International and the Rainforest Foundation. Other stars in attendance included Kylie Minogue, Elton John & Dido (6th February 2004).

#Quote
1 My favorite game is Madden. That's it. I'm a Madden addict. I go at it.
2 'Transformers' inspired me as a kid.
3 There's nothing wrong with white if it's all right.
4 Politics are about preserving relationships at the end of the day, and it has nothing to do with the greater good for humanity. It's just all about business.
5 Romantic love is painful.
6 Releasing an album on a major label is like sending a package through Fed Ex. You know that it'll get there, and you know that it'll get there on time.
7 When the music industry started collapsing, the logical people understood that the only place to go for shelter was the underground. If the world on the surface is burning up, and you know people that have bunkers, go to the bunkers.
8 I'd like to see Apple and Dell factories be brought to the inner cities; in every project in America, there's some factory there, and it's abandoned, and I'd like to see those factories open and bring jobs to America.
9 What Autotune allows is for people like myself and Kanye West not to depend on the singer. Back in the Fifties, the songwriter was rendered invisible. Now the songwriter is there in the forefront.
10 Hip-hop was fast, originally. It was always fast music.
11 Tom Jones is like igloo-cool.
12 Pop is the most competitive form of music there is. You are always fighting to be adopted and accepted by the masses, and it's always shifting.
13 Coming out with records when you're in a big, successful group that plays stadiums, that's scary to come out by yourself.
14 It's a rare combination to have someone who can write songs and sing well.
15 I don't dream to be like mega crazy rich.
16 I don't despise people.
17 I don't know what silence sounds like anymore.
18 I can procrastinate a little bit.
19 I am hip-hop!
20 I rescue families who are losing their homes because they have no jobs and they can't pay the mortgage and the banks are foreclosing on their homes.
21 I don't like politics.
22 I don't want to preach to people.
23 I don't want to be on stage when I'm 57, talking about... 'Let's Get It Started.'
24 I remember when I was 19, it was pretty tough.
25 America has to be not just an idea but a living, breathing thing.
26 I read Twitter all the time, even though I rarely tweet.
27 If you listen to the songs I write, they are the most ADHD songs ever. They have five hooks in one and it all happens in three minutes.
28 Black Eyed Peas is a chameleon group.
29 I have a pro tools rig that I carry in my backpack.
30 I've got Republican fans. Republicans like the Black Eyed Peas.
31 I'm like a mama's boy and stuff.
32 My attention span is very short.
33 I've been truly protected by my uncles.
34 I've got all this stuff in my head at the same time as I'm doing stuff and I don't know how to stop or slow down.
35 Electro is today's disco - making electronic music not for the sake of selling it but for sharing it and touring around the world D.J.-ing.
36 Love lasts forever.
37 Hip-hop is limiting itself and that also goes for editorially. Magazines and websites are the gatekeepers of what people think hip-hop is, but they actually end up limiting what hip-hop can be.
38 As we develop and get quicker with technology in America, it's like we're downgrading if you look at the investment in education... that's the thing that worries me.
39 I feel my personality is richer than my bank account. So if I meet a girl, maybe first she just likes me because I'm rich. But then she's gonna get to know me and say, 'Screw the money.'
40 My mom's discipline worked out perfectly. I wouldn't change a thing.
41 Philanthropy is my job.
42 If you would ask my mom what books I liked growing up, I liked Dr. Seuss.
43 Every single song that I've listened to is in my memory forever.
44 It's dangerous to be a child star, but it's dangerous to be a child in the ghetto, or to be a child at school being bullied.
45 Here's the problem: Profiteers haunt America, and for everything we try to control, someone's going to profit from it, more than you control it.
46 Everything affects hip-hop. The question is, how does it affect the money that corporations are going to invest to put out different kinds of hip-hop?
47 Kids today aren't listening to music audio-only. They're picking up a CD and looking at the lyric sheet and wondering why the pictures aren't moving around. Who wants to do that? It's like Bam Bam Flintstone hanging with the dinosaurs vs. Elroy Jetson who's flying around space. If I'm a kid, I wanna be kicking it with Elroy.
48 We need creative people working with broadcasters, making smart content to inspire people to be geniuses.
49 I'm a fan of X-men.
50 When I got into junior high school, that's when my mom let me dress how I wanted to dress. Up to that point I wore suits to school all the time.
51 I remember when I was 11, I told my mom, 'One day I'm going to buy you a house.' And she said, 'Boy, don't you be making promises you can't keep.' I was like: 'No, Ma, it's not a promise. I'm going to buy you a house one day.'
52 There's an entry point to any relationship.
53 If you have a vaccine or an antidote that people can benefit from, you're not going to want to keep it to yourself. You're going to want to spread that wisdom or whatever to as many people as you can, so everybody can benefit from it.
54 Why shouldn't a child look to want to be a political figure, to change our nation, to lead us the right directions?
55 We have no control over the outcome of anything. Like the planet and global warming, we don't control that. If politicians want a war we don't control that. Acts of terrorism, we can't control them.
56 I will not start an initiative until I've spent my own money. Because if I spend my own money, people who want to get on board afterwards know that I am serious about it.
57 The music industry isn't converging toward dance music. Dance music is dance music. It's been around since disco - and way before disco. But there's different versions of dance music.
58 We all rely on technology to communicate, to survive, to do our banking, to shop, to get informed, but none of us knows how to read and write the code.
59 You know, I do music. If you look under the hood of the industry I'm in, it's all based on technology. From radio to phonographs to CDs, it's all technology. Microphones, reel-to-reels, cameras, editing, chips, it's all technology.
60 My mom's never been married. I've never even seen my mom kiss a dude.
61 I have ADHD. I'll admit it.
62 I don't need anyone to validate me.
63 Traveling in Europe made me understand that America has an island mentality: No one exists except us. There's a whole other world out there, but most Americans - all they know is America, the marketing plan.
64 Crime and violence are the easiest emotions to reenact.
65 I was born and raised in East Los Angeles by a single mom who had three biological kids and adopted four more. I never met my dad.
66 When you're a corporation, you're going to stick with what works. That's why every McDonald's is the same.
67 You can get your money and you put it in the bank, or you can put it in the youth. You can put it in our future.
68 You know, the Super Bowl is so fresh that every single commercial is even on, you know, some next-level entertainment.
69 If you know how to freestyle, you will never have writer's block.
70 We need to forge a whole new energy and American Dream.
71 When you think about the guys who started Twitter, and the Google guys, and the Facebook guys and the Napster guys, and the Microsoft guys, and the Dell guys and the Instagram guys, it's all guys. The girls, they're being left behind.
72 Code writers, they are my idols.
73 If countries were people, England and France would be old men. Italy would be dead. Compared with them, America is in its 20s.
74 I don't have political agendas. I have social agendas.
75 Hip-hop culture is probably one of the most powerful things to come out of America in a long time - everything from the music to the art to the dance to the language.
76 I can't be quiet, as that's when I notice the ringing in my ears.
77 If you live in a good neighborhood, you drive home and there's a bank. There's grocery stores and big houses - but no motels. What that tells you psychologically is you protect your money and buy good things for your family to eat in your nice big house.
78 I like all the families in the U.K. But what I like about the idea of the royal family is... they seem like they're well educated and there's something admirable about them. And the Queen... she reminds me of my grandma.
79 If you live in a ghetto and really want not to just change your life and your family's life but change your ghetto's life, make your ghetto a good neighborhood, learn science; try to be like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.
80 I'm fascinated with quantum physics.
81 Music is my therapy and my straitjacket. Music keeps me sane and keeps my mind on something. It's fragile up there.
82 Now that Obama's president, it changes inner-city youths. They can now not just dream to be Lil Waynes and 50 Cents, but they can now dream to be Obamas.
83 How about no one's ever going to outsell Michael Jackson at selling records because the record industry is over. Game over. There's no more record stores. With no more record stores there's no more pressing plants. With no more pressing plants, there's no more charts.
84 If Apple's a technology company in the music industry, why can't somebody in the music industry make technology?
85 Most kids are not dreaming of being programmers, scientists or engineers.
86 If I didn't mould my reality then I'd still be in the ghetto where people like me are supposed to stay. You have to dream your way out of the nightmare.
87 If you really want change, you really want it to be inclusive, where everyone's included, otherwise you're just going to have more of the same in the future.
88 There's no chivalry in culture any more. Sometimes you meet someone who everyone says is polite and you're like, 'Wow,' but then it's like, 'Hang on, isn't everyone supposed to be polite?'
89 The computer allows me to execute my ideas at the speed I think them.
90 I go out partying to figure out exactly who I'm making music for. You can't just guess.
91 Disco is the first technology music. And what I mean is that 'disco' music is named after discs, because when technology grew to where they didn't need a band in the clubs, the DJ played it on a disc.
92 Most of these people who are celebrities now don't do anything to deserve it, so by that fact alone, I don't want to be one.
93 I don't want to hope anymore. I don't think we should hope anymore. We hoped enough. Now we have to do. We all have to do now.
94 If my mind's not trying to fix something or create something, I don't know what to do. It just throws me off.
95 I know people in gangs; I could have went down that route.
96 Not many people give you a vision of what the future will bring.
97 I don't follow waves or trends or emotions.
98 Eisenhower warned us about the military-industrial complex and the damage it could do to society.
99 When someone is denying what they are, then that's when things start to spiral down.
100 It should be mandatory that you understand computer science.
101 There are five issues that make a fist of a hand that can knock America out cold. They're lack of jobs, obesity, diabetes, homelessness, and lack of good education.
102 If you are a chef, no matter how good a chef you are, it's not good cooking for yourself; the joy is in cooking for others - it's the same with music.
103 You can rule ignorance; you can manipulate the illiterate; you can do whatever you want when a people are uneducated, so that goes in line with corrupt business and corrupt politics.
104 Philanthropy is the thing that I am really excited about, and having success means I can do more.
105 When you follow your heart, you're never supposed to do things because of what you think people might say. You do it for the opposite reasons.
106 There's only one type of music and that's good music, no matter what genre it is.
107 I just like seeing kids inspired.
108 I was born and raised in the ghetto, on welfare, two minutes from homeless.
109 I'm good at thinking outside the box, so much that you realize it's not a box to begin with.
110 You want to play stadiums? You listen to U2. You study it for harmonics, the vocal placement, the freaking chord progressions, their lyrics. You study the production. You study it because studying that equals stadiums.
111 We're from the projects - East L.A. On welfare the majority of our lives. A lot of my friends are dead and in prison, just like any urban person that comes from areas like I'm from. But my grandma was super-grandma. Ain't nobody mess with our family in my neighborhood because everybody loved my grandma. She was the one that prayed for everybody. We were one of the first families in the projects. And I moved them out. Music allowed me.


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