It’s no surprise that rapper and business mogul, Sean “Diddy” Combs, has come this far. The Harlem born hustler started his career as a talent director at Uptown Records before founding his own label, Bad Boy Records in 1993. He signed The Notorious B.I.G. who became an instant hit and profited from the success of not only an artist he believed in, but a friend.
He released his own debut album No Way Out in 1997, which earned him a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album in 1998. Other successful albums followed such as Forever (1999), The Saga Continues… (2001) and Press Play (2006), which additionally earned him further awards. In 2009 Diddy formed musical group Diddy —Dirty Money and released the album Last Train to Paris (2009).
Diddy’s further ventures include his non-music businesses such as clothing lines “Sean John” and “Sean by Sean Combs,” a movie production company and two restaurants. His most recent endeavor is music-oriented digital cable television network REVOLT, which launched in October 2013 on Comcast and Time Warner Cable systems.
In 2014 Forbes estimated Diddy’s net worth at a clean $700 million, only confirming the massiveness of his triumphs. With just three days into the new year Diddy is already fired up and ready to go, as always. He posted a five-part video on his Instagram dropping straight gems for those in need of a little guidance in 2015.
Grab a pad, a pen and take some notes. It’s time to get right.
5. “Leave nothing on the table. Be greedy.”
Apparently 2014 was Diddy’s vacation year, and in 2015 he plans on leaving absolutely nothing on the table. He’s selling his soul to greed and he’s not talking about money. Learn a thing or two (or five) from this man and treat yourselves. Be greedy. Don’t be scared to say “no,” and most importantly put yourselves above others.