Chance the Rapper is the Youngest Person on Fortune’s ’40 Under 40′ List

By Scott T. Sterling

Chicago champion and all-around good guy Chance the Rapper has yet another accolade to tuck under his belt with the announcement that he is the youngest person on Fortune‘s “40 Under 40” list.

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The annual ranking of the most influential young people in business puts Chance on the list (#29) at the tender age of 24, with his net worth a reported $9 million.

He’s done it without the help of a major label recording contract, due to merchandising, ticket sales and endorsement deals.

Chance is putting his money to good use, donating $1 million to his hometown Chicago’s public school system, founding a local nonprofit, SocialWorks, and recently donating 30,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to Chicago students.

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