October 17, 1969 in Croix-des-Bouquets
Croix des Bouquets, Ouest, Haiti
Nel Ust Wyclef Jean (/ˈwaɪklɪf ˈʒɒn/; born on October 17, 1969), best known by his professional name Wyclef Jean, is a Haitian rapper, musician and actor. 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.
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