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P. Diddy Net Worth: A College Drop Out With An Honorary Doctorate

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P. Diddy is notable for his successes in music. Like Kanye West who became Dr. Yeezus, P. Diddy also became Dr. Combs after receiving an honorable degree from his alma mater.

P.Diddy's net worth is currently at $735 million but behind this man's success, according to Business Insider, is a higher education worth noting. The artist was recognized by Howard University in 2014 with an honorable doctorate degree in Humanities. During his commencement speech at Howard, he officially became Dr. Combs. P. Diddy enrolled at Howard University back in 1990 but he dropped out in order to pursue his career in music.

He was born in 1069 in Harlem, New York City. He graduated from a Roman Catholic school called Mount Saint Michael Academy in 1987. Back then he played football. He explains that he was given the nickname "Puff" when he was younger because, like the story in Goldilocks, he would huff and puff when he gets mad. He enrolled at Howard University for two years. He majored in business and even interned at New York's Uptown Records. Soon, he created his own label called Bad Boy Entertainment.

This American hip hop artist had made his name in the recording platforms, producing industry and business. It is also noted that he is an actor, too.

In his successes, he was awarded with three Grammys and two MTV Video Music Awards. His clothing line Sean John and Sean by Sean Combs made a fashionable statement. He earned a Council of Fashion Designers of America award for his business.

Although he dropped out, his experiences and learnings from Howard U enabled him to pursue his goals. To this day, he claims that Howard University changed his life and he felt humbled to have received an honorable degree from his alma mater. Even though he dropped out.

Watch the video below when P. Diddy recited his commencement address:

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