Sean Combs, originally known as Puff Daddy, and currently as Diddy, is a complete artist: he sings, acts in films, and is a designer. But not only these qualities brought him to the attention of the media, but also his personal relationships.
What is P Diddy’s net worth?
The American rapper, record producer, singer, designer, and entrepreneur, P Diddy, aka Puff Daddy, has a net worth of $900 million at the time this article is written. Besides his own entrepreneurial and solo musical pursuits, P Diddy is famous for his record label Bad Boy Entertainment.
P Diddy has been for more than two decades and is still one of the richest and highest-paid celebrities in the world. He earns $50 to $100 million in any of the given recent years. He made more than $1 billion between 2000 and 2020 from his extensive business empire which includes investments in brands like Ciroc vodka and music royalties. Also, P Diddy owns the alkaline water brand Aquahydrate and a stake in DeLeon tequila.
P Diddy earnings by year
Here are P Diddy’s earnings from 2007 until 2020:
- 2007: $28 million
- 2008: $35 million
- 2009: $30 million
- 2010: $30 million
- 2011: $35 million
- 2012: $45 million
- 2013: $50 million
- 2014: $60 million
- 2015: $60 million
- 2016: $62 million
- 2017: $130 million
- 2018: $64 million
- 2019: $103 million
- 2020: $55 million
Total: $787 million
Childhood and teenage years
Diddy, by his birth name, Sean John Comb, was born on November 4, 1969, in Harlem, New York City. After his father lost his life being shot while sitting in his car on Central Park West, Diddy and his mother moved to Mount Vernon, New York. At that time, he was only two years old.
In 1987, he graduated from the Roman Catholic Mouth Saint Michel Academy and after that, he studied business at Howard University. However, after his sophomore year, he dropped out of university.
P Diddy worked as an intern at New York’s Uptown Records and later he became a director there. While working there he helped develop artists like Mary J. Blige and Jodeci. In 1993 he was fired from Uptown and this determined him to found his own label as a joint venture with Arista Records, called Bad Boy Entertainment
Combs recorded his debut single as a rapper in 1997 under the name Puff Daddy, “Can’t Nobody Keep Me Down”. His debut single spent 28 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number one.
“No Way Out”, his debut album, was released on July 22, 1997, and earned Puff his first Grammy. The disc was produced by Bad Boy Records. The album was originally titled “Hell Up in Harlem,” but after The Notorious BIG lost his life on March 9, 1999, it underwent various revisions.
In 1999, he released his second studio album, “Forever”, still under Bad Boys Records.
Combs changed his stage name to P Diddy in 2005.
P Diddy has collaborated with some of the biggest rappers and artists of modern times, including Usher, The Notorious BIG, SWV, Boyz II Men, and TLC.
Diddy has released multiple albums with various world-renowned artists, sold millions of copies, and earned an incredible net worth.
P Diddy built also a very successful acting career. He played in movies such as “Made” in 2002, “A Raisin in the Sun” in 2008, “Get Him to the Greek” in 2010, “Draft Day” in 2014, and “The Defiant One” in 2017.
Other ventures and projects
Combs was the executive producer of the reality show “Making the Band”, which aired on MTV between 2002 and 2009. Also, in 2008 he had his own reality show on VH1 called “I Want to Work for Diddy”.
In 1998 Combs launched the clothing line “Sean John”. In 2004 this brand won the CFDA award for Menswear Designer of the Year. Also, he is the head of Combs Enterprises, which is the parent company of his business portfolio.
Besides his clothing line, P Diddy bought a majority holding in beverage company Aquahydrate in partnership with businessman Ronald Burkle and actor Mark Wahlberg, has a major equity stake in Revolt TV and helped develop the Ciroc vodka brand for 50% of the profits.
Diddy purchased his house in East Hampton, where he organized his famous White Party, in 1998 for $2.45 million. Over time, he rented this house for $200,000 per month. In 2020, P Diddy sold this house for $4.7 million.
In 2003 he bought a three-bedroom apartment in New York for $3.82 million. However, in 2017 he sold the property for $5.7 million.
In 2004 the rapper bought a 3.5-acre estate property in Alpine, New Jersey for $4 million. In 2007 he listed this property for sale for $9 million but finally sold it for $5.5 million in 2016.
In 2009 P Diddy bought a house for Kim Porter, with whom he had several children, for $5.25 million. Unfortunately, Kim died in 2018 and P Diddy became the owner of the house.
He bought a 17,000-square-foot mansion in the exclusive LA neighborhood of Holmby Hills in September 2014 for $39 million. This house is pretty close to the Playboy Mansion.
P Diddy purchased a mansion on Miami’s Star Island in August 2021 for $35 million. Since 2003 he owned the property next door.
In 1993, the artist started a relationship with Misa Hylton-Brim, but after two years the two chose to go their separate ways. After this disappointment, the singer found peace in the arms of another beauty, Sarah Chapman, the woman who gave him his first daughter, Chance. The relationship with her did not lead to the altar, but to a new separation.
Then, Kim Porter appeared in Sean Combs’ life, the one who would give him three children, including twins.
At the end of the 90s, Puff Daddy started a relationship with the beautiful and famous Jennifer Lopez, who had just ended her marriage with Ojani Noa, a Cuban waiter.
After the separation from the singer, the affair with Emma Heming followed, and then the one with Naomi Campbell.
The international model did not stay very long in the life of Sean Combs, and then Cassie Ventura appeared. The press announced that the nice Aubrey O’Day would have been Puff Daddy’s girlfriend in 2007, and in 2008 the artist was seen in the presence of Diana Bianchi.
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