He is a talented rapper, musician and actor who has gained popularity all over the world. Many people recognize Wyclef Jean because he was a member of a hip-hop group known as Fugees, which has released various albums that have sold out in large volumes. He is also to love politics as he once filed to be a candidate in the 2010 Haitian president election. Now let us have a close look at the Wyclef Jean net worth in 2020
Early Life & Biography
He was born in Haiti in the year 1969 under the birth name Nel Ust Wyclef Jean. His family later moved to the U.S when he was nine years old and settled in Newark, New Jersey. He was enrolled at the Vailburg High School where he graduated.
He then attended the Eastern Nazarene College but only studied for one semester before enrolling at Berklee College of Music. Wyclef Jean was inspired to become an artist after listening to reggae musician by the name Bigga Haitian.
He is a husband to Marie Clauedinette who designs for Fusha. The couple has an adopted daughter by the name Angelina Claudinelle. He also has a cousin by the name Raymond Alcide Joseph, who is a journalist, diplomat and political activist.
Career, Awards & Nomination
He commenced his music career in a group called Tranzlator Crew, which was later renamed to Fugees that is a referenced to Haitian Immigrants. Their first album was titled ‘Blunted on Reality ‘and was launched in 1994.
They then released another album called ‘The Score.’ This round it was a success as it topped the U.S. Billboard 200. It was also received well in other nations like France, Germany, Australia, and many others. The albums comprised of several hit songs such as ‘Killing Me Softly,’ ‘Ready or Not,’ and others peaking well in countries like Austria and United Kingdom. Their song ‘No Woman No cry’, which is a cover of Bob Marley, was also a success as it was number one in New Zealand.
Jean started a solo career in 1997 with his first album ‘The Carnival.’ It was the beginning of many successful years as a solo artist as the was received positively by his fans. In 2000, he launched his second album by the name ‘The Ecleftic’ which guest artist like Mary J. Blige, Kenny Rogers, among others.
In 2002, he released his third album titled ‘Masquerade’ and then went on to release others like ‘The Preacher’s Son,’ ‘Sak Pase Presents: Welcome to Haiti,’ and many others. Through his career, he has collaborated with famous artist like T.I, Akon, Lil Wayne, Eve, Timbaland, and many others.
He has appeared in films like ‘Shottas,’ ‘Chappelle show,’ ‘Virgin Mobile,’ among others. Due to his amicable talent, he has been nominated and won various accolades to his name. He has won three Grammy Awards for the category of Best Rap Album, Best R&B Performance and Album of year in 2000.
He has been nominated for Grammy Awards also for various categories like Best Rap Solo Performance, Best Rap Album, and others.
Net Worth & Earnings
Wyclef Jean has an estimated net worth of $12 million. His fortune is from many albums that they did while in Fugee group as well as the sales of his albums as a solo artist as well. He earned over $3,000,000 million for his album, ‘Wyclef Jean Presents The Carnival’ and more than $5 million for the album, ’The Score’ which he did with Fugees group.
He ambition and zeal to become an artist is now evident as he has won many awards for his well-done job. Despite his celebrity life he has his organization that gives scholarship and disaster relief to children and community in Haiti.