Sean John Combs, the CEO and founder of Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group is a multifaceted entertainment powerhouse. Puff oversees one of the world’s pre-eminent entertainment and branding companies, encompassing a broad range of businesses including recording, music publishing, artist management, television and film production, recording facility, alcoholic beverages, apparel, cable television and restaurants.
Born in Harlem and raised in Mount Vernon, New York. Diddy began his music industry career as an intern at Uptown Records. He would eventually drop out of Howard after getting hired as a talent director at Uptown, where he would sign and produce Mary J. Blige.
Sean Combs formed Bad Boy Records in 1994 with the signing of just two artists, former EPMD roadie Craig Mack and friend and collaborator Notorious B.I.G. Bad Boy Records. In 1996, Mr. Combs parlayed Bad Boy’s success into an unprecedented 50/50 joint venture with Clive Davis and Arista Records, enabling the label to effectively market its roster of artists to a global marketplace.
In March 2014, Mr. Combs, was reported to have made a $200 million bid to buy the Fuse cable-TV channel, a music channel owned by Madison Square Garden Co., according to a report from Bloomberg News. Fuse was acquired in early April 2014 by SiTV Media, parent company to the NUVOtv channel, where Jennifer Lopez, Combs’ ex-girlfriend, is a minority owner and serves as the network’s chief creative offer.