(Sean “Diddy” Combs)
Birthplace: New York City
Influential music producer who, at a very young age, launched the careers of such rap artists as Notorious B.I.G. and Craig Mack through his extraordinarily successful venture, Bad Boy Entertainment. Originally called “Puff Daddy,” he changed his name to “P. Diddy” in 2001 and then he cut the “P.” in 2005 to become just “Diddy.” Diddy launched his own career with an album, No Way Out (1997). He appeared in the movie Monster's Ball (2001) and has also directed music videos. He has his own line of clothing called Sean Jean.