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Wyclef Jean
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  • Wyclef Jeanelle Jean is a Haitian singer, rapper, musician and actor

Wyclef Jean facts

  • At the age of nine, Jean immigrated as a child to the United States with his family and settled there
  • He first achieved fame as a member of the New Jersey hip hop group the Fugees
  • Jean has won three Grammy Awards for his musical work
  • On August 5, 2010, Jean filed for candidacy in the 2010 Haitian presidential election
  • The Electoral Commission ruled him as ineligible to stand for office, as he had not met the constitutional requirement to have been resident in Haiti for five years
  • Jean's efforts at earthquake relief, highly publicized in 2010 throughout Haiti and the United States, were channeled through his charitable organization, Yéle Haiti
  • The charity, which conducted education and welfare activities in Haiti between 2005 and 2010, effectively closed in 2012
  • It was investigated for failure to file tax returns and mismanagement of funds; a high proportion of its money went to travel and administrative expense
  • The New York Times reported that much of the money raised by the organization in the Hope for Haiti Now telethon was retained by Jean for his own benefit
  • In 2012 Jean published his memoir Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story

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