Musical artist and fashion designer Pharell Williams is African-American, although some believe he has some Asian ancestry. Genealogist Megan Smolenyak discovered Williams had a black grandfather who tried to emigrate to Liberia from the United States, although he later abandoned this plan for unknown reasons.
Pharell Williams was born in Virginia and later moved to Miami. The star wrote multiple hit songs for several artists, including Jay-Z and Britney Spears, and has starred in several films. According to rumors, Williams works over 12 hours a day on his music career. In 2012, he had a net worth of over 45 million dollars.