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Chad Hugo Net Worth: Earnings & Lifestyle

American record producer, musician, singer, songwriter Chad Hugo has a net worth of $55 million in [current-year].

He is known for his work with his close friend Pharrell Williams in The Neptunes and N.E.R.D.

His top tunes include She Wants to Move, Rock Star, Lemon, Hypnotize U, Hot-n-fun, Lapdance, Squeeze Me, Maybe, Spaz, etc.

Hugo is recognized for his excellent music production skills and the ability to play multiple instruments.

Chad Hugo playing the saxophone
Chad Hugo playing the saxophone.

Besides, he was named Producer of the Year with The Neptunes in the Billboard Music Awards and the Source Awards in 2002.

Similarly, they won the Grammy Awards in 2004 for being the top producer and the Pop Vocal Album for ‘Justified.’

In 2021, he was honored with an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music.

Quick Facts

Here are some quick facts about the talented producer Chad Hugo:

Full Name Charles Edward Hugo
Net Worth $55 Million
Birth Date 24 February 1974
Known as Chad Hugo, Chadwick, Chase-Chad, Chase
Age [calculate_years datestring=”02/24/1974″] Years Old
Birth Place Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Ethnicity Filipino
Education Princess Anna High School, Kempsville High School
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Father’s Name Not Available
Mother’s Name Not Available
Siblings Not Available
Height 5 ft 6 in (169 cm)
Weight 76 kg (167 pounds)
Sexual Orientation Straight
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Profession Musician, singer, record producer, songwriter, 
Genre  Contemporary R&B, Rock, Blues, Rythm
Instruments Saxophone, Piano, Guitar, Keyboard, Vocals, Bass
Labels Interscope, Columbia, Star Trak, Fool’s Gold, I am Other
Associations The Neptunes, Jojo, Kenna, Teddy Riley, Paul Banks, NERD, Clipse
Endorsements  Not Available
Active Years 1991-Present
Marital Status Married
Spouse Priscilla Lynch Hugo (m. 2014), Rachel Hugo (m. 1998-2010)
Children Three
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Deezer, Youtube, Facebook
Last Update [current-month], [current-year]

Chad Hugo: Net Worth and Income

Chad Hugo has created a massive net worth of $55 million, primarily through music production and investments.

His top earnings include $15.6 million for Mariah Carey’s Emancipation of Mimi, $13 million for Justified with Justin Timberlake, and $10.35 million for Nellyville with Nelly.

Besides, he made $9.1 million for Love. Angel. Music. Baby with Gwen Stefani and $8.92 million from Britney with Britney Spears.

Similarly, the record producer earned $8.08 million from Celebrity with NSYNC and $8.89 million from Play with Moby.

Similarly, his earnings with N.E.R.D includes $26 thousand from ‘Nothing,’ $288.6 thousand for ‘Seeing Sounds,’ and $783.9 thousand from ‘In Search of..,’ and $650 thousand with ‘Fly Or Die.’

Also, he gained $650 thousand from ‘The Neptunes Present… Clones’ with his band The Neptunes.

Moreover, he has over $50 million in revenue from record sales through collaborations with other artists such as Snoop Dogg, Babyface, TI, Kelis, Toni Braxton, Shyne, Mase, Scarface, etc.

Net Worth of Chad Hugo in Other Currencies

In the table below, the net worth of Chad Hugo in different currencies are listed:

Currency Net Worth
Euro 46,596,000
Pound Sterling £ 40,043,575
Australian Dollar A$ 75,177,685
Canadian Dollar C$ 69,428,425
Indian Rupee 4,018,272,500
BitCoin ฿ 1,172

Chad Hugo: Cars and Houses


In 2010, Chad Hugo was spotted in a highly customized Porsche 550 Spyder with Pharrell while shooting for a music video with Uffie.

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The details about the houses of Chad Hugo are currently unavailable.

Chad Hugo: Lifestyle and Vacations


Recently, Chad Hugo has been trying to focus on his health and is trying to become a vegan.

He is generally seen wearing headgear such as caps, beanies, etc., and a pair of sunglasses.

Hugo is known to use the Yamaha Venova saxophone made from durable and waterproof ABS resin. It has a minimal size and has a two-octave diatonic range.

Chad Hugo with Pharrell Williams
Chad Hugo with Pharrell Williams.

During earlier days, he used to gather sound samples using the 4-track Tascam recorder and put them together to create his sound.

Also, the record producer was a gun owner in the past and hopes that there will be more gun control in the future.


Chad Hugo visited The Goodtime Hotel in Miami Beach to have some useful downtime in 2021.

Besides, he has been to Jamaica, Barcelona, etc., for his live performances.

Chad Hugo: Charity

In 2021, Hugo worked with The Neptunes and 52 other artists to cover a song from Metallica’s The Black Album for ‘The Metallica Blacklist.’

Its proceeds will go to YELLOW and All Within My Hands Foundation.

Chad Hugo: Media, Endorsements, and Investments


Chad Hugo has acting credits for VerseAtility: Rewind, 90210, Snoop Dogg’s Drop It Like It’s Hot, The Black Eyed Peas’ The Apl Song, Dude & We’re Going to Rio, etc.

Further, he was the music composer for Austin Powers’s movies such as Goldmember, Taxi, Daredevil, House of Bodies, Death Race, etc.

Similarly, he has appeared in Late Nights with Conan O’Brien, Zune, and The Tonight’s Show with Jay Leno, Top of The Pops.

Chad has also appeared in Boogie, Saturday Night Live, Hip Hop Babylon 2, Jimmy Kimmel Live! etc.

Also, he was the producer for Frozen Hearts, Jennifer Lopez’s Fresh Out The Oven, and Nivea’s Run Away.


Chad Hugo has worked in the One More advertisement of Gatorade. He was the composer for its background score.

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In 2001, Hugo launched the Star Trak Entertainment label with Pharrell Williams and Rob Walker.

It is currently operated as a subsidiary of the Interscope Geffen A&M and has previously signed artists such as Snoop Dogg, Teriyaki Boys, Robin Thicke, Kenna, Clipse, etc.

Chad Hugo: Career

He commenced his career by working with Teddy Riley in his record company, producing for BLACKstreet, SWV, etc.

Subsequently, he gained the songwriting and production responsibility with Pharrell Williams as the duo took off their musical career.

They established their own band, The Neptunes, and produced mega-hits for stars like Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, etc.

Pharrell was in charge of the drums while Hugo was tasked with handling the music.

Chad Hugo during a live show
Chad Hugo during a live show.

The duo was announced to be included in the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2020.

Besides, Chad Hugo has also done solo production work with Kenna, E-40, Sierra Swan, Mos Def, etc.

Also, he has created top songs with N.E.R.D, singing three songs for The Spongebob Movie 2: Sponge Out Of The Water.

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3 Facts About Chad Hugo

Chad Hugo met Pharrell Williams during a band class in grade school, and the duo started mixing beats since then.

As a child, the record producer used to play the phonograph to listen to records such as The Wizard of Oz, The Bible, etc.

In 2017, Chad posted on Twitter that he was retiring from music. However, it was later deleted and referred to as a ‘bad joke.’

Chad Hugo: Social Media Presence

Hugo is a moderate social media user who mostly uses the medium to share his work, activities, and experiences.

Facebook – 14k followers

Instagram – 122 k followers

Twitter – 34.4 k followers

Deezer (Chad Hugo for The Neptunes) – 323 fans

He also has a personal website named Chad Hugo.

Quotes of Chad Hugo

“I just always considered myself to be different and able to explore whatever I wanted.”

“I grew up around hip-hop, so I didn’t think it was about being cool or being black or being white or whatever.”

“So I think it’s better to say something than not to say anything at all, even to an ignorant person.”


Are Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams still friends?

Yes, Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams are still friends and worked together as The Neptunes in 2020.

Is Chad Hugo of Filipino descent?

Yes, Chad Hugo is of Filipino descent.

Which are the artists that The Neptunes have produced music for?

The Neptunes have produced music for Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Nelly, Beyonce, Snoop Dogg, Gwen Stefani, and Clipse.

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