P Diddy: The Story
Born in Harlem on November 4, 1969, Sean John Combs was raised in Mount Vernon. After graduating from the Roman Catholic Mount Saint Michael Academy, he enrolled at Howard University but quit in his sophomore year. Immediately after that, he became an intern at Uptown Records which eventually led to a talent director position. P Diddy’s net worth was put in motion as he progressed quickly, becoming a vice president.
Combs left Uptown in 1993 and didn’t wait long until he got his hand in the business again. He established his own production company, Bad Boy Entertainment, and worked with artists like Usher, Mariah Carey, Lil’ Kim, Mary J Blige, and Jodeci. Three years later, he was named ASCAP’s Songwriter of the Year. Under the name Puff Daddy, Combs debuted his first single ‘Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down’, followed by the album ‘No Way Out’. The album brought him the 1998 Grammy for Best Rap Album and sold 7 million copies by 2000. His album ‘Forever’ came in 1999, reaching number two on the Billboard 200 and number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. In the same year, P Diddy helped Nas to launch his career, by producing his second album and won a Grammy for the Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for his collaboration with R Kelly on ‘Satisfy You.’
Combs released the album ‘The Saga Continues’ under the name P Diddy. In 2005, Combs changed his stage name again to Diddy, and a year later he released his first album in four years, ‘Press Play’. Next, he teamed up with 50 Cent and Jay-Z for the ‘Forbes Get Money Billion Dollar Remix’. In 2010 he formed a rap group, Dream Team, with Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Fabolous, DJ Khaled, Busta Rhymes, and Red Cafe. His next project was with Dirty Money, a duo consisting of singer and dancer Dawn Richard and singer and songwriter Kalenna Harper. They performed as Diddy-Dirty Money and released the album ‘Last Train to Paris’. ‘Coming Home’ became the most successful song on the album receiving generally positive critics.
Combs returned to his former stage name Puff Daddy in 2014, prior to the release of the mixtape MMM (Money Making Mitch). To celebrate the 20th anniversary of his label, he launched a tour which resulted in a documentary ‘Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story’.
P Diddy is much more than a musician. He’s a multitalented artist who is an equally successful entrepreneur and actor. Starting in 2001, Sean P Diddy Combs has appeared on the big screen, often playing himself. ‘Made’, ‘Monster’s Ball’, ‘Carlito’s Way: Rise to Power’, and ‘Get Him to the Greek’ are part of his extensive opus. P Diddy had his Broadway debut in 2004 playing Walter Lee Young in ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ and its TV adaptation for which he received the NAACP Award for Outstanding Actor. He has also appeared on shows as ‘CSI: Miami’, ‘Hawaii Five-O’, and ‘Always Sunny in Philadelphia’. Sean Combs’ net worth went up after he ventured into a reality TV, the VH1 series ‘I Want to Work for Diddy’ and MTV’s ‘P. Diddy’s Starmaker’. He also served as an executive producer of the MTV’s ‘Making the Band’.
A great part of the net worth of P Diddy also came from his entrepreneurial ventures under his umbrella company ‘Combs Enterprises’. Back in 1988, he started a clothing line called ‘Sean John’ for which he received the 2004 CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year award. P Diddy’s clothing line branched into a girls’ line entitled simply GIRLS. He added a men’s fragrance to his brand. The perfume ‘I Am King’ was dedicated to Barack Obama, Martin Luther King, and Muhammad Ali. P Diddy’s Ciroc deal was closed in 2007 and required the rapper to help develop the beverage for 50% share of the profits. He also owns a music-oriented TV network, Revolt, and NFL’s team Carolina Panthers.
P Diddy’s net worth in 2017 reached $820 million, and he climbed at the top of Forbes’ The Richest In Hip-Hop of 2017. Also, the artist and entrepreneur is the richest celebrity in 2017 with estimated earnings of $130 million, surpassing Beyonce.
P Diddy Net Worth & Spending Habits
P Diddy’s net worth and assets have been growing proportionally. He has purchased a $14.5 million mansion on Miami Beach’s Star Island back in 2003. The two-story estate, spread on 19,500 square-feet, boasts nine bedrooms, twelve bathrooms, a pool, and a boat dock. Up until recently, he owned a three-story estate in Alpine, New Jersey and a luxurious condo in New York, both of which are now sold.
P Diddy’s cars are some of his biggest investments. Being one of the biggest hip-hop car collectors, his garage holds a Phantom Drophead Coupé, a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, a Maybach 57, a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, and a 1958 Corvette.
Diddy strongly focuses on education and youth and often gives back to the community. The Sean Combs Scholarship Fund has donated $1 million to the Harvard University and launched Capital Prep Harlem, a public school in his old neighborhood. Combs has raised $2 million to support children in New York City Schools by running the NYC Marathon. Through his Daddy’s House Social Programs, Combs has helped improve the education and recreation for underprivileged youth. The American Foundation for AIDS Research, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, the ONE Campaign, and Usher’s New Look Foundation are just some of the charities he has supported.
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Sean Combs still keeps the crown of the hip-hop kingdom. The multitalented musician is also one of the greatest philanthropists and influencers who write history. P Diddy’s net worth is growing from year to year pushing him closer to the billion dollar mark. Make sure you check CelebJury daily for more celebrity net worth articles!