About Chad Hugo
As for the day, Chad Hugo net worth amounts to $55 million dollars. Even though I knew that he is one of the most talented musicians in contemporary music industry (Chad is brilliant at playing piano, saxophone, guitar and producing music), I must say I did not expect him to be this rich. After all, as one blogger has recently noticed Chad’s greatest hits are currently almost as old as his kids (one of them was born in 2008 and another in 2010). On the other hand, Hugo has been working with some of the world’s highest paid musicians since the early 1990s, so I guess there is no reason to be surprised he stashed a little cash for himself too.
Back in the day Chad met Pharrell Williams, the man who was meant to become his long-standing professional partner and friend, both of them were members of a marching band. In addition to that, both future millionaires belonged to bands: William was a drummer, while Hugo played saxophone. Before I start talking about their early careers, let me jump to the recent days and tell you how Williams turned out financially. As for the day, his fortune is estimated at $105 million, so it is twice as big as Chad Hugo net worth. Pharrell, who is famous as a rapper, songwriter, record producer and fashion designer, earned a considerable part of this fortune working alongside Hugo. However, unlike Hugo, he has also launched an extremely successful solo career. I bet you know at least one of his hits, “Happy”, which garnered 7 x Platinum certification from the Recording Industries Association of America, 10 x Platinum from ARIA and so on. You must have also heard some of his more recent singles, such as “Marilyn Monroe”, “Come Get It Bae” or “Freedom”.
But enough about his famous partner, lets speak about the sources of Chad Hugo net worth. The musician ascended to stardom in the late 1990s, as part of a duo composed of him and Williams. In 2003 the duo released their first (and last) studio album, titled Clones. Mostly due to the success of the singles “Hot Damn”, “Frontin'” and “It Blows My Mind”, the album experienced commercial success and topped both US Billboard 200 and US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Another important project that contributed to Chad’s success is an American rock, funk, and hip hop band N.E.R.D. The band debuted with an album In Search Of… and a couple of years later released Fly or Die and received mostly positive reviews. For example, Rolling Stone wrote: “It’s fascinating to hear these rap geniuses go undercover as a bar band you might hear rocking Journey covers in a bowling alley.”.Needless to say, these and following albums are responsible for a significant part of the current Chad Hugo net worth.