What Is Pharrell William's Ethnicity?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 9, 2020 10:35:09 PM ET

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.

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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.