Musician and Activist
Wyclef Jean is Haitian rapper, producer, and philanthropist whose dynamic, politically inflected rhymes and keen ear for hooks established him as a significant force in popular music.
In 1998, Jean founded the Wyclef Jean Foundation (later known as Yéle Haiti). The organization raised money and engineered programs to assist victims of poverty in Haiti. Following the Haiti Earthquake of 2010, Yéle Haiti raised several million dollars for those affected.