will.i.am

Entertainment Entrepreneur

“My high school discipline was music. I just focused, disciplined, and dedicated myself to my passion. I surrounded myself with friends that had the same aspirations.”

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Nationality

American

Average Work Week

80 + hours

Cultural icon, technology developer, and platinum recording artist will.i.am never sleeps. His spaceship-like home base in Hollywood, The Future, is often referred to as the “Willy Wonka Factory for Innovation.” Here, he develops all kinds of new technology (the process that excites him most.) These include wearable technology, optics, robots, a wireless headphone line called Buttons, and much more. Despite all of his fame and success, he has never forgotten his roots. His foundation, i.am.angel, is based in his hometown of Boyle Heights, California and is transforming young lives by creating opportunities through robotics and STEM education.

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