When it comes to top wealthiest hip-hop artists in the World P Diddy is one of them. So, how rich is Puff Daddy? Through this article, you will get to know his net worth, personal life, and professional career.

Other than Puffy being a rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is also a record producer, entrepreneur, record executive, and actor. P Diddy has been in the entertainment scene for over thirty-two years.

No Way Out was his first album and has since received seven platinum by RIAA. Other albums he produced include Press Play, Forever, and The Saga Continues.

For more information about his life and wealth, continue reading.

Puff Daddy Birth and Early Life

4th November 1969 was the day when P Diddy was born in Harlem, New York City. His birth name is Sean John Combs. Though born in Harlem Diddy grew up in Mount Vernon in New York City.

Melvin Earl Combs and Janice were Sean parents (father and mother, respectively). The father worked in the U.S. Air Force while the mum was an assistant teacher and a model. Furthermore, his dad Melvin used to work with Frank Lucas, a renowned Harlem drug trafficker. P Diddy’s dad was later killed in his car when he was thirty-three. At that time, Sean was two years.

P Diddy Education

Combs attended Mount Saint Michael Academy for his high school studies, and 1987 was when he graduated from the school. A year before his graduation, his school’s football team were crowned champions.

He later went to Howard University to pursue a degree in Business but didn’t finish as he left school when he was in the second year. In 2014 Sean Combs was tasked with delivering the commencement speech during Howard’s University 146th graduation ceremony. Additionally, he was awarded a doctor’s degree in humanities.



So, how did his nickname “Puff Daddy” come to be? While he was young, he used to huff and puff when someone or something angers him. Hence, his friends gave him the name puff.

Entertainment Scene

When did he officially get into the entertainment scene? Sean Combs had a passion and believed that he would be successful in the music industry. While in college, he used to throw parties that had huge turnouts. In 1990 he got an opportunity to join Uptown Record label and worked as a talent director but as an intern.

The record label had popular hip-hop and R&B musicians like Mary J. Blige and Jodeci. As a talent director, he played a big part in developing these two musicians’ careers while at Uptown Records.

Three years later, after joining Uptown Record, he got sacked. In the same year, he began his record label ‘Bad Boy Entertainment.’ When he founded the record label, it partnered with Arista Records.

Bad Boy Entertainment then signed Craig Mack, and Notorious B.I.G. Diddy’s label then signed more musicians like;

  • Faith Evans
  • Carl Thomas
  • 112
  • Father MC
  • Total

His first rap song was Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down that was in the Billboard Hot 100 for seven months. The song was among songs in his first album. Which later won him a Grammy Award for being the best rap album of the year. By 2000 seven million-plus copies of his first album had been sold making him one of the best works he did in his music career.

Other albums released by Combs include;

  • Forever
  • The Saga Continues
  • Press Play

In the acting scene, Diddy has featured in different films such as Made, Monster’s Ball, Seamless, Draft, Day, Muppets Most Wanted; I’m still here, Get Him to the Greek, and much more.


Sean has won several awards since he joined the entertainment scene. He won MTV Video Music Award for his song I’ll be missing you like the best R&B video in 1997. No Way Out won the Best Rap Album in 1998’s Grammy Awards. In 2009 and 2011 he won Hustler of the Year award by BET Hip Hop Awards.

Also, in 2009 he won as the outstanding actor in a TV movie, mini-series, or dramatic special by NAACP Image Awards. These are several but there are many more.

P Diddy’s Net Worth

P Diddy or Sean Combs is worth $870,000,000.

According to an interview by Forbes Magazine Sean Combs involved himself in business activities while he was twelve years old. He used to deliver newspapers. Presently, P Diddy is the wealthiest hip-hop artist in the globe.

He achieved this by having different businesses. Apart from music and acting, he has a fashion design company known as Sean John. With him being a fashion designer, he is currently mandated to design the alternate jersey for Dallas Mavericks that plays in NBA.

Moreover, he owns two restaurants that he named them after his first son Justin. One of his high-income generating endorsements is the deal with Cîroc Vodka. They agreed that Sean would popularize the brands but share 50% of the profits. Also, he has partnered with DeLeon tequila. P Diddy is one of the owners of AQUAhydrate a water producing company.

Sean also owns the Blue Flame Agency that deals with marketing and advertising. He also has considerable shares in Revolt Films and Revolt Media & Tv. His company Sean Combs bought Encye a clothing line company for about $20,000,000.

When it comes to his personal life, he loves luxury. He has a collection of cars. They include; a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder that is worth $300,000. Cadillac Escalade SUV costing $78,195 and a Mercedes Maybach that costs $173,000 but the two cars are currently wrecked.

Other cars he owns consist of a Jeep Wrangler, 1958 Corvette, Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, Ferrari 360 Spider, and several Fiat cars.

Diddy has a home in Alpine in New Jersey that he bought at $7,000,000.

Family Life

Puff Daddy has six children. The firstborn is called Justin, and her mom was called Misa Hylton-Brim. Other sons were Quincy (adopted) and Christian but were not his biological children with Kimberly Porter. Together with Kimberly, they had twins Jessie James and D’Lila Star. He also had a relationship with Sarah Chapman and had a daughter called Chance.


P Diddy was raised as a Roman Catholic but currently doesn’t have religious views. To get to know more about Sean Comb and his businesses visit his official website. Thanks for your time and I hope you have learned about Puff Daddy.


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