Wyclef Jean Biography

Updated On Feb 20, 2019 Published On Oct 20, 2015
Facts of Wyclef Jean
Date of Birth: 1969 , October-17
Birth Nation: Haiti
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Name Wyclef Jean
Birth Name Nel Ust Wyclef Jean
Nick Name Wyclef Jean
Nationality Haitian
Birth Place/City Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti
Religion Chrisitian
Ethnicity Haitian
Profession Rapper, songwriter, music producer
Net Worth $10 million
Famous for Three Grammy Awards
Affair with Lauryn Hill
Married Yes
Married to Marie Claudinette
Children Angelina Claudinelle Jean
Divorce No
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Wyclef Jean who is also known by his nickname Jean is one of the famous rappers from Haiti. He has also established himself as an actor and a musician. He rose to prominence after being honored with the Grammy Awards in 1997.

Wyclef Jean's early life

Wyclef Jean was from the middle-class family born as Nell Wyclef Jean on the 17th October 1969 in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti to parents of Haitian descent. He's nationality Haitian and his ethnicity is black.


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Since his childhood days, Wyclef Jean was good in rapping and he also had a great dream to be a famous rapper in the future. When he was just in his mid-teens he formed a musical band with his friends.

Wyclef Jean's career

Wyclef Jean and his friends signed a recording contract with Columbia Records in 1993 and finally released their first album the following year.

Since his professional debut as a rapper, Wyclef Jean has released a total of 13 record albums. During the course of his career, he has worked with many other musical personalities like Avicii, Gerard Pique's wife, Shakira, and Young Thug.

Wyclef Jean also stood for the presidentship of Haiti, but unfortunately lost.

Wyclef Jean's married life and son

Wyclef Jean married Marie Claudinette Jean in 1994. She is one of the famous fashion designers. They are serving a great example of a celebrity who is good at keeping his married life tight and long.

Besides this one, both of them are not involved in any kind of extra affairs and they are happy to be each other’s loving spouse. They have adopted a child together; Angelina Claudinelle Jean

Apart from that Wyclef Jean was rumored to be in a short-lived love affair with Lauryn Hill.

Wyclef Jean's net worth

His salary as an actor and rapper is a dream for every individual and his net worth is around $10 million.

Wyclef Jean's earnings from his record albums have been given below:

  • The Score (1996): $6 million
  • The Carnival (1997): $3 million
  • The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book: $1.5 million

The rapper owns a mansion in Saddle River, New Jersey which he bought in the year 1998 at the price of $1.85 million.

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Born in Croix-des-Bouquets

October 17 , 1969

Wyclef Jean was from the middle class family born as Nell Wyclef Jean in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti to parents of Haitian descent. He is also Haitian and is black. He is a tall guy with five feet and eleven inch height. 

Married to Marie Claudinette


Wyclef Jean is a married man. Wyclef Jean married Marie Claudinette Jean in 1994. She is one of the famous fashion designers. They are serving a great example of celebrity who is good in keeping his married life tight and long. 

Adopted a daughter


Wyclef Jean has been married with Marie Claudinette Jean since a long time but they are not able to be the parents of their own child yet. It seems like they have some defect within them. In 2005, they adopted a sweet little baby girl and she is named Angelina Claudinelle Jean. 

Released his first album


After signing a recording contract with Columbia Records in 1993, his musical band decided to release their first album soon. So, they worked hard on their first album from that time on and they were also finally able to release their first album in 1994 under the title, Blunted on Reality. 

Moved to United States


Wyclef Jean is a Haitian native and he was born in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti. He spent most of his childhood days there but when he was nine years old he migrated to United States and finally settled there. 

Won BET Awards


BET Awards is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and everyone fells honored if they win this award for the first time in their life. Wyclef Jean has also been honored with this award once in this life and that was in 2009 for Humanitarian Award. 

Won Grammy Awards


Wyclef Jean became popular in the world after he was honored with the Grammy Awards in 1997. He got his nomination in this award that year from this second studio album, The Score. That year he won this award twice. 

Won Image Awards


Image Awards is the award awarded by the American National Association for the one who performed an outstanding performance in the various fields. In 2010, Wyclef Jean also got his one and only nomination in this award and at the end of the show, he was honored with this award. 

Won Satellite Awards


Wyclef Jean has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and he has also won some of them. In 2004, he played hi important part in the drama movie, Hotel Rwanad and for his work in that movie he was nominated in Satellite Awards for Best Original Song. 

Began his acting career


Wyclef Jean became popular in the world from these won albums and also as the winner of the Grammy awards several times. In 2002, he also desired to enter into the acting world and that year he played his role in the movie, Shottas. 

Began his solo career


Wyclef Jean began his musical career as the band member of the Tranzlator Crew. His time there was also kind of successful as he released two important albums in his life and also won some prestigious awards. In 1997, he desired to start his solo career. He also released this first solo album the same year.