Wyclef Jean is a rapper, musician and actor, who was born in Haiti and then immigrated to the United States. Wyclef Jean started his career with co-founding a band calling it Fugees then went solo. Now let’s have a close look on Wyclef Jean’s net worth in 2018.
Wyclef Jean Early Life
Nel Ust Wyclef Jean was born on October 17, 1969 in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti. His father, Gesner Jean died in 2001, and his mother is Yolanda Jean. Wyclef Jean has 1 brother and 1 sister, Farel Sedeck Guerschom Jean and Blandinna Melky Jean.
When Wyclef Jean was 9 years old, he emigrated with his family from Haiti to the United States. They first lived in New York, and then moved to New Jersey where they settled. Wyclef Jean graduated from the Vailsburg High School, studied at the Eastern Nazarene College and 1 semester at the Five Towns College. He also attended the Berklee College of Music in 2009.
Wyclef Jean married Claudinette Jean in 1994. The parents adopted 1 daughter, Angelina Claudinelle Jean whom was born in Haiti.
Wyclef Jean Career, Awards & Achievement
Wyclef Jean had interest in music when he was young. His first professional musical career was with co-founding a band along with Lauryn Hill, Pras and others, that was first named Tranzlator Crew, then Fugees. The band’s first studio album was released in 1994 titled “Blunted on Reality”, and the album was successful ranking on top charts, but it wasn’t like a hit album. However, their second album “The Score” was a huge success for the band as it ranked on top charts and even magazines talked about it.
After Fugees, Wyclef Jean started his solo career with a great album titled “Wyclef Jean Presents The Carnival”. He continued on releasing several great albums and the last one was in 2017 titled “Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee”, he also released an EP album in 2017 titled “J’ouvert”. Wyclef Jean has also appeared in several movies and series, his most movie appearances were in “Shottas”, “Dirty”, and “Black November”.
Wyclef Jean wanted to run for the Haitian presidential election, but he was refused because he didn’t meet a few requirements.
Awards & Achievements
Wyclef Jean has been receiving several great award winnings and nominations. Below, you will find a list of Wyclef Jean’s award winnings.
– Grammy Award for Best Rap Album (The Score).
– Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (Killing Me Softly).
– MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B Video (Gone Till November).
– Grammy Award for Album of the Year (Supernatural).
– Satellite Award for Best Original Song (Million Voices).
– Golden Satellite Award for Best Original Song (Hotel Rwanda).
– MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography (Hips Don’t Lie).
– BET Humanitarian Award (2009).
– NAACP Image Award – Vanguard Award (2010).
– National Order of Honour and Merit.
– New Jersey Hall of Fame.
Net Worth of Wyclef Jean
Wyclef Jean has an estimated net worth of $15 million. He made his fortune from the great songs, albums he’s been releasing, selling and performing, and from acting in TV movies and series. Wyclef Jean earned around $6 million for “The Score” album with Fugees, $3 million for his debut album “Wyclef Jean Presents The Carnival”, and “The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book” album was sold for more than 1 million copies.
Wyclef Jean is a very talented rap singer and musician, who was born in Haiti and later moved to the United States. He’s also an actor and his most recent appearance was in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Wyclef Jean is married to Claudinette Jean, they are the parents of 1 daughter and they are happily living together.