Today marks the 42nd birthday of Sean “Diddy” Combs.
The Hip-Hop mogul wears many hats but he is best known for founding one of the most influential Hip Hop labels, Bad Boy Records, in 1993. The label spawned the careers of the late Notorious B.I.G, Faith Evans, 112, and Total, just to name a few. He has not only won awards and accolades for his own contribution in music but he was also instrumental in spare heading the careers of Mary J. Blige, Lil’ Kim, and Usher among a long list of artists.
According to a Forbes review, his business sense has garnered him the richest figure in Hip Hop for 2011. He is worth an estimated $500 million.
Not bad for a kid born in a housing project in Harlem.
Happy 42nd Diddy, enjoy!