The musician/activist is listed at #46 thanks to his success as an independent artist and his role as an “anti-violence campaigner.”
“Chance is also a political force as an anti-violence campaigner in his hometown of Chicago, and he may only be getting started. His latest salvo: A $1 million donation to Chicago Public Schools, after he called Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner to task for what Chance called Rauner’s neglect of educational funding. The cash will go towards arts and after-school programming —and even set off a chain reaction, with Seattle Seahawk Michael Bennett inspired to donate his endorsement money to worthy causes,” Chance’s entry on the list reads.
In addition to releasing his highly-praised Coloring Book mixtape last year, the Windy City musician has fully represented for the youth of America. Most notably, in November of last year, he led thousands of young voters to the polls for the November 8 presidential election.
The rapper has also helped in raising funds for a number of local causes.
In January of last year,