Wyclef Jean
Wyclef Jean
Real Name/Full Name Nel Ust Wyclef Jean
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Wyclef Jean
Birth Place: Stemnitsa, Greece
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 17 October 1969
Age/How Old: 54 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 180 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
Weight: In Kilograms – 78 Kg
In Pounds – 172 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color:  Black
Parents Name: Father –Gesner Jean
Mother –Yolanda Jean
Siblings: Farel Sedeck Guerschom Jean and Blandinna Melky Jean
School: Vailsburg Secondary School
College: Berklee College of Music, Eastern Nazarene College and Five Town College
Religion: Christian
Nationality: Haitian
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Claudinette Jean {m. 1994]
Kids/Children Name: Angelina Claudinette Jean
Profession: Rapper, musician, and actor
Net Worth: $15 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Wyclef Jean is a talented Haitian rapper, musician and actor who has gained much fame all over the globe. His fame is as a result of being a member of a hip-hop group known as Fugees before becoming solo, which has released numerous albums that have sold at a high rate. Also, he loved politics since he had filed to be a candidate in the 2010 Haitian presidential election.

Well, how well do you know about Wyclef Jean? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Wyclef Jean’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Wyclef Jean to date.

Biography and Early Life

Wyclef Jean birth name is Nel Ust Wyclef Jean. His parents gave birth to him on 17 October 1969 in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti. He is the son of Gesner Jean, his father and Yolanda Jeans, his mother. His father died in 2001. He has siblings, a brother and a sister, namely, Farel Sedeck Guerschom Jean and Blandina Melky Jean.

At the age of nine years, he relocated with his family from Haiti, the United States, where they first settled in New York and later moved to New Jersey and settled there. He began his music career in Jersey, and his mother brought him a guitar after recognizing his talent.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Wyclef Jean in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Wyclef Jean’s age is 54 years old as of today’s date 14th June 2024 having been born on 17 October 1969. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 172 lbs in Pound and 78kg in Kilograms.


Jeans started his education and later graduated from Newark’s Vailsburg High School. He attended Eastern Nazarene College and completed a semester at Five Towns College in New York. After graduating, he enrolled in a music school, Berklee College of Music, to pursue his diploma. He enhanced his education and career as well.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Wyclef Jean With Wife Claudinette Jean
Wyclef Jean With Wife Claudinette Jean

Wyclef is a married man. He is married to Marie Clauedinette, who is a designer for Fusha. Together they don’t have a child of their own, but they have adopted one whose name is Angelina Claudinette Jeans. He also has a cousin, namely Raymond Alcide Joseph, a journalist, diplomat and political activist.

Is Wyclef Jeans Gay?

Wyclef is neither gay. He is married to his wife, Marie Clauedinette. They don’t have a child toget6her though they have adopted a girl. Also, he has a straight sexual orientation and is happily married. He has no intentions of divorcing his wife any day soon.

Professional Career

Jeans started and had an interest in his music career while still a young boy. He began by co-founding a band with Lauryn Hill, Pras, and others called Translator Crew and later Fugees. Jean and the band released their first studio album known as “Blunted on Reality”, which was successfully ranked on top charts. The album wasn’t like a hit album.

They released their second album, ‘The Score’, which was a huge success for the band since it ranked on top charts where even magazines talked about it. The album was well-received in countries like; France, Germany, Australia and many more. Also, it contained numerous hit songs such as “Killing Me Softly” and “Ready or Not.” Another song that hit successfully was “No Woman No Cry.”

Wyclef started a solo career with a great album known as “Wyclef Jean Presents the Carnival”, which was after the release of Fugees. He moved on by releasing countless albums like “Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee” and an EP album known as “J’ouvert.” Also, he has appeared in various movies and series like; “Dirty,” “Shottas”, and “Black November.”

Due to his love for politics, he wanted to run for the Haitian presidential election but wasn’t successful since he didn’t meet a few requirements.


Wyclef has received a lot of awards and has been nominated severally also.  Some of his awards include;

-Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals [Killing Me Softly]

-Grammy Award for Album of the Year [Supernatural].

-Satellite Award for Best Original Song [Million Voices].

-Golden Satellite Award for Best Original Song [Hotel Rwanda].

-MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography [Hips Don’t Lie].

-National Order of Honour and Merit.

-New Jersey Hall of Fame.

-MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B video [Gone Till November] among many more.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Wyclef Jeans in 2024

Wyclef Jean Net Worth
Wyclef Jean Net Worth

As of 2024, Wyclef Jeans has an estimated net worth of $15 million. His source of income is through his great songs, albums which he has released, marketing and performing, and from acting in TV movies and series. In his album “The Score”, he earned around $6 million, and in Fugees, he earned around $3 million.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Though he has gained a lot in his life, he has no child of his own, but he has adopted a daughter and lives happily.
  • His songs have appeared on top charts and in magazines as well.

Wyclef Is a well-talented rap singer and musician who has earned a lot through his singing career. His career started while still a child and has helped him become a successful man to date. He is an inspiration to many singers and many young and old people.


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