Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Net Worth, Money and More

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NET WORTH: $ 580 Million

Sean Combs

Sean Combs

Sean john combs, also known as Diddy, Puff Daddy and P. Diddy, is an American Rapper, producer and entrepreneur. He is the richest figure in Hip hop with a net worth of approximately $ 580 Million as estimated  by Forbes Magazine. He rose to fame when he launched The Notorious B.I.G. in 1993. He is now a Hip Hop mogul and is highly respected in the industry. Also, Combs is a wise Entrepreneur and fashion designer. He is known to indulge in various charitable works. He started of as an intern and today is a multi millionaire.  He is a very good example of where hard work and passion can take you. A personality to emulate for sure!

Early life

Combs was born on November 4, 1969 in the new York city. He dropped out of the Harvard University in 1989 and worked in the Uptown records for 5 years. He formed his own record label, The Bad boys records, in 1993. He signed the then-newcomer The Notorious B.I.G. to the label and launched the multi-platinum selling album Ready to Die . This album helped both Biggie and Combs earn abundance of Treasure and fame. They were the dominant faces of East-coast Hip hop. He signed many other artists such as Carl Thomas, Faith Evans, 112 and Total.

Rapping Career 

Diddy

Diddy

After the murder of The Notorious B.I.G. in 1997, Combs started his own career as a Rapper under the name ‘ Puff Daddy’. His Debut single ‘ Can’t nobody hold me Down’ stayed at the Billboard charts( #1) for 28 weeks. The debut album, No way out, was a commercial as well as critical success. The album was the 3rd highest selling album of 1997. The single ‘ I’ll be missing you’ which was a tribute to Biggie was an instant hit and topped the billboard charts. The album won a Grammy for the Best Rap album. Forever, Combs next album in 1999 was a commercial success as well. In 2001 Combs changed his stage name from ‘ Puff daddy’ to ‘ P Diddy’. The saga continues, in 2001 was certified Platinum. ‘Press play’ released in 2006 was certified gold. He then formed his own rap group in 2010 with name Diddy Dirty money which was critically acclaimed.

Television appearance

He was actively involved in the Making the Band series. Also, he started his own reality show named I want to work for Diddy in 2008.

Business

In 1998 combs started his own clothing line, Sean John. In 2002 Forbes listed him as number 12 in the ‘ Top 40 Entrepreneurs’.  Combs introduced a men’s perfume called “I Am King” to the Sean John brand in 2008. Combs also owned 2 restaurants named Justin’s, after his son. In 2010, he announced to open a Business school soon. He also acts as a designer for many esteemed companies. He recently indulged in the marketing business of Ciroc Vodka and as a result its sales increased terrifically. His Business sense is very shrewd. That is why he is the richest figure in Hip Hop today.

Personal life

Diddy's Mansion

Diddy’s Mansion

Combs is the father of 5 children. He has dated Jennifer Lopez in the past. Combs owns a home in Alpine which he purchased for $ 7 million. He purchased another home in Miami recently which is worth $ 14.5 million.

Philantrophy

Combs founded Daddy’s House Social Programs. This organisation helps the inner city youth to educate and prosper. He, along with Jay Z, pledged to give $ 1 million dollars to the Hurricanna victims in 2005. He donated clothes from his apparel to the victims. He recently provided computers and Books to an NGO. Combs was recently honored with a star on the American Hall of Fame. In 2006, ‘ Diddy day’ was announced in Chicago because of his Charitable initiatives.

Wardrobe

Combs is known for his Excellent dressing sense. He describes his style as ‘swagger and timeless’. He has been a designer for many renowned companies. Also, His own apparel is doing great business in the The United states of America. A true style icon!

Trivia

Sean’s favorite drink is Ciroc Vodka. His  favorite movie of all time is Scarface. He attended Black college Howard University and did a  major in Business. He has Produced albums by Notorious B.I.G., Jodeci, Mariah Carey, Missy Elliott. He stands at approximately Sean stands at approx. 5 ft 10 inch.  Sean has used names in his music career including Puffy, Puff Daddy, Sean “Puffy” Combs, P. Diddy and Diddy.

Awards and Accolades 

The Grammy-

Year Category Genre Nominated work Result
1998 Best New Artist General Himself Nominated
1998 Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group Rap “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” Nominated
1998 Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group Rap “Mo Money Mo Problems” Nominated
1998 Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group Rap “I’ll Be Missing You” Won
1998 Best Rap Album Rap No Way Out Won
2000 Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group Rap “Satisfy You” Nominated
2002 Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group Rap “Bad Boy For Life” Nominated
2003 Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group Rap “Pass the Courvoisier (Part 2)” Nominated
2004 Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group Rap “Shake Ya Tailfeather” Won

American VMA’s

Year Nominated work Category Result
1997 “I’ll Be Missing You” Best R&B Video Won
Viewer’s Choice Nominated
1998 “It’s All About the Benjamins (rock remix)” Video of the Year Nominated
Viewer’s Choice Won
“Come with Me” Best Video from a Film Nominated
2002 “Bad Boy for Life” Best Rap Video Nominated

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