P. Diddy, Puff Daddy or Puffy, no matter by what name you know him, he is listed as the second richest hip-hop star in the United States by Forbes. He is a rapper, a singer, songwriter, actor & entrepreneur. His albums are commercially successful, and so are his production ventures, like MTV’s “Making the Band.” Here is a quick summary of the net worth, career and earnings of P. Diddy in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
P. Diddy, birth name Sean John Combs, was born on November 4th, 1969 in New York. He grew up in Mount Vernon, New York in the care of mother, Janice, and father, Melvin Earl Combs who was a U.S Air Force officer. Melvin was murdered while he was 33 leaving P. Diddy an orphan at the age of 2.
P. Diddy did his graduation in 1987 from Roman Catholic Mount Saint Michael Academy. Growing up, he was an angry child and used to “huff and puff” when angry, and so was nicknamed “Puff.” He was a football player & won a division title for his team in 1986. He attended Howard University receiving an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities.
P. Diddy believes in one God & doesn’t adhere to any one religious faith. P. Diddy has six kids, the first one born in 1993 to his high school girlfriend, Misa Hylton-Brim, a designer. He was in a relationship with Kimberly Porter and takes the responsibility of her child Quincy born in 1991 from her previous relationship. They both have their own son, Christian and two twin girls. Sarah Chapman, another girl, gave birth to his girl child, of which P. Diddy took legal responsibility.
Career, Awards, & Achievements:
P. Diddy started his own establishment ‘Bad Boy Records’ collaborating with The Notorious B.I.G & Arista Records and released hits like ‘Ready to Die.’ Other successful albums he produced include ‘What’s the 411?’ and ‘MY Life’ etc. His label signed with a girl band later called ‘TLC.’ His debut, ‘Faith’ & single, ‘Love Don’t Live Here Anymore’ featuring Mary J. Blige came in 1995, and were a major hit.
Years passed on, and P. Diddy did many hit singles and debut albums. In the year 1997, he co-produced Mariah Carey’s album ‘Butterfly.’ His success can be attributed to his single ‘Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down’ which acquired the number one position on the U.S Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks. The album ‘Press Play’ also secured No. 1 on the U.S Billboard Hot 100 selling 700,000 copies in U.S.A alone in 2008.
The list of his achievements includes the Grammy award for ‘Best Rap Album’ for ‘No Way Out’ in 1998, another Grammy for ‘Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group’ for ‘I’ll be missing You’ in 1998 and then another Grammy for ‘Shake Ya Tailfeather’ for ‘Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group’.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The total estimated net worth of P. Diddy is $825 million which makes him the second wealthiest hip-hop star. He owns 4 luxury cars including a Lamborghini, a MAYBACH 57, a Phantom Drophead Coupe, and a Corvette. He holds a 2300 square fit luxurious apartment in Manhattan, New York, an East Hampton Mansion and a New Jersey Mansion with a worth of $7 million.
Along with being wealthy, P. Diddy is also rich at heart as he has come forward for social causes by founding the Daddy’s House Social Program which helps inner-city youth with skill classes & summer camps. The organization starting in 1995 also aided the victims of Hurricane Katrina donating clothes, books, computers, etc.