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Sean Combs Biography

Birth Name:
Sean John Combs
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Producer, rap artist, entrepreneur, actor

Fast Facts

  • Has gone by Sean "Puffy" Combs, Puffy, Puff Daddy, P
  • Diddy and Diddy
  • In May 2011, he went by Swag for a single week
  • Became vice president in charge of artists and repertoire at Uptown Records in 1989 at age 19, and was the youngest executive in the music industry
  • Produced albums by Missy Elliott, Notorious B
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  • , Jodeci, Mariah Carey and many other rap, hip-hop, R&B and pop stars
  • Founded his music label, Bad Boy Entertainment in 1993; launched his Sean John clothing line in 1998, the same year he founded Bad Boy Films
  • Has been a philanthropist, founding children's charities including Daddy's House Social Programs; Daddy's House Weekend Boys and Girls Club; Daddy's House College Tours; and Daddy's House International Travel Groups
  • Made his Broadway debut as Walter Lee Younger in A Raisin in the Sun in 2004; reprised the role four years later in the 2008 made-for-TV adaptation
  • Was named the Richest Rapper of 2011 by Forbes magazine, with a net worth of more than $500 million


  • 2008Emmy-Outstanding Made for Television Movie: nominated