Who Is P. Diddy?
Diddy is a famous American entrepreneur, record producer, songwriter, singer, and actor. He is also known for his other stage names, such as Puffy, Puff Daddy, and Diddy. He became popular after he released his hit albums, The Saga Continues, No Way Out, Forever, Press Play, and more.
As one of the most successful rappers to grace his this earth, P. Diddy is considered as one of the wealthiest artists of all time. For many years, he never missed being in the list of international ratings, particularly Forbes.
- Celebrity Name: P. Diddy
- Full Name: Sean John Combs
- Gender: Male
- Birth Date: November 4, 1969
- Birth Place: Harlem, New York, US
- Age: 50
- Height: 1.78m
- Weight: 86 kilos
- Nationality: American
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Status: Single
- Wife: None
- Girlfriend: Cassie Ventura, dated 2007-2018; Kimberly Porter, dated 1994-2007
- Children: Chance Combs, Jessie James Combs, D’Lila Star Combs, King Combs, Justin Dior Combs, Quincy Taylor Brown
- Profession: American entrepreneur, actor, record producer, singer, and rapper
- Net Worth: $900 million
P. Diddy Early Life
Sean John Combs was born on November 4, 1969, in Harlem, New York to parents Melvin Earl and Janice. He was mostly brought up in Mount Vernon, New York. His father used to work for the US Air Force but was also recognized as an associate of a convicted drug dealer in New York. Meanwhile, his mother used to be a model and also worked as a teacher’s assistant.
Diddy went to Howard University and took up a major in business. In 2014, he earned an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities and was chosen to deliver the 146th Commencement Address of the University.
Being a charmer, Diddy has dated several women both in the music and film industries. In 2008, he was in a relationship with Cameron Diaz, but the couple broke up four years after. He is also known to have dated Sienna Miller, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Chapman, and Hylton Brim, whom he had a child named Justin Combs.
Diddy was in a serious relationship with Kimberly Porter from 1994 to 2007. They have three children together – Christian and twins D’Lila Star and Jessie James. Sadly, Kimberly passed away in 2018.
His other children include Chance Combs with Sarah Chapman and an adopted son named Quincy Taylor Brown.
Sometime in 1990, Sean Combs started his music career as an intern at the Uptown Record, NY. Later on, he was promoted as a fundraiser for AIDS with Heavy D, which was held at the City College of New York.
After getting fired from Uptown, P. Diddy started his own label named Bad Boy Entertainment in 1993. From 1994 to 1995, he produced many songs for the CrazySexyCool album of the female group, TLC. Another famous artist that Diddy signed into his label was Notorious B.I.G, who was very successful in the industry with his album, Ready to Die.
Later on, he signed other artists, such as Craig Mack, 112, Faith Evans, Total, MC, and more.
In 1997, he started showcasing his rapping skills and got his new name, Puff Daddy. His song, Can’t Hold Me Down, took the world by storm by taking the #1 spot on the Billboard charts for 28 consecutive weeks. In that same year, he released his first album, No Way Out, which included the song dedicated to Notorious B.I.G after his tragic death. It was such a successful album that in the first week, it already sold more than 561,000 copies.
In 2001, Puff Daddy changed his name again to P. Diddy. During this time, his success showed no signs of stopping. He released more songs and albums and was featured in various movies, such as Made and Monster’s Ball.
In 2005, he announced his new name to simply Diddy. He further released several albums and starred in other movies, such as Carlito’s Way.
Awards and Achievements
In his career, Diddy received various nominations and awards. Some of these are Coca Cola Viewer’s Choice Award in 2003, Video of the Year Award in 2002, and Best R&B Video Award in 1997. In 2011, he was given the Best Group Award.
P. Diddy Total Net Worth 2020
To date, Diddy is known to have a total net worth of $900 million. Most of his wealth came from the countless copies he sold from his various albums as well as the income his label “Bad Boy Entertainment” earns. He also earns from endorsing brands and owns a home in Alpine, New Jersey that is worth at least $7 million.Last modified: May 12, 2020