Puff Daddy is a well-known American singer, rapper, entrepreneur, record executive, and record producer. Puff Daddy was the first male rapper to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2008.
Early Life of Puff Daddy (Sean Combs)
Puff Daddy was born on November 4, 1969, and he is now 51 years old. Sean Love Combs is his full name, while Sean John Combs is his birth name. Sean Comb’s stage name is Puff Daddy, and he also goes by Puffy, P. Diddy, and Diddy.
Similarly, Puff Daddy is from Manhattan’s Harlem in New York City. He grew up in Mount Vernon, New York. Puff is the son of Janice (Smalls) and Melvin Earl Combs. His mother was a model and a teacher’s aide. Similarly, Puff’s father served in the United States Air Force and was a business associate of convicted New York drug dealer Frank Lucas.
Puff’s father was shot to death when he was 33 years old. This happened while Melvin was sitting in his car in Central Park West. Puff Daddy was only 2 years old at the time. Similarly, Puff has a sister named Keisha.
In terms of his educational background, Puff Daddy attended the Roman Catholic Mount Saint Michael Academy. He graduated in 1987. Puff also played football for the academy. In 1986, his team won the division championship. Similarly, he revealed that as a child, he was given the nickname “Puff” because he would “huff and puff” when he was angry.
Puff Daddy attended Howard University and majored in business. Puff, on the other hand, dropped out after his sophomore year. Then, in 2014, Puff Daddy returned to Howard University. This time, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities. He also delivered the University’s 146th Commencement Address.
Who is Puff Daddy (Sean Combs) Wife?
Puff Daddy was married to Kimberly Porter from 1994 to 2007. Puff Daddy was married to Cassie Ventura from 2007 to 2018. The rapper has six biological children. Justin, the rapper’s first child, is one of them. Puff Daddy fathered Justin in 1993 with designer Misa Hylton-Brim. The rapper’s first biological son attended UCLA on a football scholarship.
Puff and his first wife, Kimberly, had an on-again, off-again relationship from 1971 until their marriage. Puff adopted and raised Quincy. Quincy was born in 1991 and is Kimberly’s son from a previous relationship. Quincy’s biological father is Al B. Sure!, a singer-producer. Quincy and Justin both appeared on MTV’s My Super Sweet 16.
The rapper threw a celebrity-studded party for Quincy’s 16th birthday and gave him two cars as a gift. Similarly, for Justin’s 16th birthday, the rapper surprised him with a $360,000 Maybach car.
Puff Daddy has a son named Christian and twin daughters named D’Lila Star and Jessie James with his first wife, Kimberly. Christian was born in 1998, and the twins in 2006. Kimberly passed away on November 15, 2018, as a result of pneumonia.
Puff also had a daughter with Sarah Chapman 5 months before the twins with Kimberly. Chance is Sarah and Puff’s daughter. In October 2007, the rapper took legal responsibility for Chance. Puff Daddy had a long-term relationship with Cassie Ventura after his separation from Kimberly in 2007. However, he appears to be single right now.
Body Measurement of Puff Daddy (Sean Combs)
Puff Daddy stands approximately 1.78 meters (5 feet 10 inches) tall and weighs approximately 190 lbs (86 kgs). Similarly, the rapper’s chest, waist, and bicep measurements are 42-35-15 inches. Puff Daddy has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color.
Net Worth and Social Media
Regarding his social media presence, Puff Daddy joined Twitter in December 2008 and currently has over 15.4 million followers on his @Diddy account. Similarly, the rapper has over 18 million followers on his Instagram account, @diddy. On Facebook, the rapper has over 6.6 million followers.
On March 5, 2009, the famous rapper launched his “Diddy” YouTube channel. As of June 2021, this channel has over 189 million views and 399K subscribers.
In terms of net worth and earnings, Puff Daddy was ranked 12th on Fortune magazine’s list of the top 40 entrepreneurs under 40 in 2002. Similarly, Forbes Magazine estimates that Puff Daddy earned $130 million in May 2017. This placed the rapper first among entertainers. According to online sources, Puff Daddy’s net worth is expected to be around $990 million in 2021. Furthermore, the rapper owns a home in Alpine, New Jersey. Puff Daddy paid $7 million US dollars for it.
Professional Career of Puff Daddy (Sean Combs)
Puff Daddy is a famous rapper, singer, record executive, record producer, and entrepreneur. Puff worked as a talent director at Uptown Records. In 1993, the rapper launched his own record label, “Bad Boy Records.” Since then, Puff Daddy has produced and cultivated artists such as Usher, The Notorious B.I.G., and Mary J. Blige, among others.
Puff Daddy’s debut album, No Way Out, was released in 1997. This album has been certified seven times platinum. Puff Daddy followed it up with Forever in 1999, The Saga Continues… in 2001, and Press Play in 2006, before forming the musical group “Dirty Money” in 2009. In 2010, the rapper and his group released the album Last Train to Paris.
Puff has also received three Grammy Awards. Along with this, the rapper has received two MTV Video Music Awards. The rapper is also the producer of MTV’s Making the Band. Puff Daddy is a businessman in addition to his music career.
Puff Daddy launched a clothing line called “Sean John” in 1998 as an entrepreneur. This brand was nominated for the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) award for “Menswear Designer of the Year.” This nomination occurred in the year 2000, and the brand later won the same award in 2004.
Then, in November 2008, rapper Puff Daddy added a men’s perfume called “I Am King” to the aforementioned brand. The fragrance is dedicated to Barack Obama, Martin Luther King Jr., and Muhammad Ali. The perfume’s advertisement featured model Bar Refaeli. Furthermore, the brand debuted its GIRLS collection in early 2016.