Will.I.Am has an estimated net worth of $75 million. Will.I.Am was born William James Adams Jr. in Los Angeles, California on March 15, 1975. His musical career began when his mother sent him to school at the Pacific Palisades. While attending school there, Adams became best friends with Allan Lindo (aka Apl.de.ap.) who would become a future member of "The Black Eyed Peas". In high school, the duo teamed up with another pair and began to perform around Los Angeles as a rap group called Atbann Klann. They were signed to the label Ruthless Records in 1992. He first began rapping under the name Will-1X, recording the song "Merry Muthafuckin Xmas". In 1995, Adams left Ruthless Records and began to form the group who would later be called "The Black Eyed Peas". Adams is also an avid clothing designer, and for a short time in 2001 he attended the Los Angeles Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. He has worked on music collaborations with several artists including Michael Jackson, Cheryl Cole, Flo Rida, and Rihanna. He most recently appeared in the "We Are The World 25 for Haiti" music video. To date Adams has won 7 Grammy Awards, 1 Daytime Emmy, and 1 Latin Grammy Award.