1Taking music to Mars
Will.i.am made history debuting his latest single from the surface of Mars. Not only was it a fabulous publicity stunt, but it came with a social message. The aim? To encourage children to study science.
2Founder of the iconic Black Eyed Peas
Will.i.am is a recording artist, songwriter, entrepreneur, voice actor, DJ, record producer, and philanthropist, perhaps best known as one of the founding members of The Black Eyed Peas.
The 37-year-old rapper, who is also a technology entrepreneur, is the director of creative innovation at Intel Corp, where he gives input into the development of smartphones, tablets and laptops.
Will.i.apps is a digital media company focused on delivering entertainment applications for mobile devices. The business was co-founded by will.i.am and Edo Segal of Futurity Ventures.
In January 2012, will.i.am appeared on the BBC TV series Top Gear, as the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, where he revealed he would be starting his own car company called i.am.auto.
Will.i.am is also the founder of i.am angel, a non-profit dedicated to “transforming lives through education, opportunity and inspiration.” The aim is to provide assistance to needy students wanting to attend college.