Mentorship

The Most Important Mentor to Have Shaped Will.i.am's Life and Career

Former Staff Writer
3 min read

While many business leaders opt to give back in the twilight of their careers, famed musician and entrepreneur will.i.am embraced his status as a mentor early and often -- perhaps most notably with the i.am.angel foundation, which creates opportunities in tech for underserved communities.

Will says that he’s been inspired by myriad execs during his own entrepreneurial rise -- from Segway inventor Dean Kamen to Salesforce founder Marc Benioff to the illustrious record exec (and Beats Electronics mastermind) Jimmy Iovine.

But there’s one person who’s impacted his life and career more than anyone else. To find out the name of that special person, watch this short video, shot at our Entrepreneur 360 conference in New York City this past fall.

Related: Will.i.am: How the Hit Maker is Hitting Hard in Business

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