Most of us know him under the names of Puff Daddy, Diddy or P. Diddy but he’s real name is Sean Combs. The hip-hop mogul has many titles such as producer, actor, reality TV-star, restaurant owner, associate inventor of Cîroc Vodka and a brand itself.
He first started his empire in 1990’s as an intern at New York’s Uptown Records. He work and help develop artists like Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige and Biggie Smalls.
He had a reputation for throwing huge parties at night and supporting AIDS fundraiser and taking The Notorious B.I.G. at Bad Boy Records by day. Once he worked with artist like Usher, Faith Evans, Lil’ Kim, Mariah Carey and Jodeci they quickly released hit record followed by successful careers.
While recording with The Notorious B.I.G. he started having feuds with rapper Tupac Shakur. He enjoyed fame when he released his debut single “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” that was on the Billboard Top 100 for 28 weeks. “I’ll be Missing You” was the first rap sing to reach No. 1 at the Billboard Top 100, song dedicated to rapper Biggie Smalls after he was murdered in 1997.
He decided to venture in the fashion world creating his first clothing line, called “Sean John” that .With a fashion debut for men’s sportswear collection in spring 1999, he enjoyed success but not until few incidents.
If there is one thing that portrays Sean Combs that would be consistency. The fashion line has been having success for 16 years and its annual profits is of $525 million. And if that wasn’t making a huge profit out of Diddy, the purchase of Liz Claiborne’s brand Enyce sure did.
The multitalented artist led the campaign “Vote or Die” in the 2004 presidential election and in 2005 he sold half of his record to the Warner Music Group and shortly after he released “Press Play” album under Bad Boy Records. As a TV star, he starred in the VH1 series “I Want to Work for Diddy” in 2008 and later launched a television network called “Revolt TV” which began broadcasting in 2014.
In 2002 the artist was No. 12 in “Top 10 Entrepreneurs Under 40” and it was estimated that he made $45 million and if you think that was much, fast-forward to 2014 when his net worth was estimated to $700 million. Sean Combs is an artist that saw beyond his status as hip-hop artist and as he’s clothing line brand slogan says he always dreamt big and pursued each and every one of his aspiration being an inspiration and one of the most influential people of Hollywood since the beginning of his career.
2nd: Gisele Bundchen
The world’s highest paid supermodel, Gisele Bundchen has been the top earning supermodel for many years, making her appearance not only on the catwalk, but in films, commercials, magazines, music videos and many environment and charity events and projects. One of the former Victoria’s Secret Angels succeeded as a supermodel, mother, actress and producer. To some, this might look like a full life but the Brazilian beauty has done so many things by her age of 34 that others can succeed in a lifetime.
She stood out from the bunch when she joined Victoria’s Secret, quickly becoming an Angel. Developing the famous “horse walk” that inspired many models that came after and even her colleagues, Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer, who said that Gisele is the last true supermodel.
In 2007 she retired from the Angels but in 2011 she appeared 8 time on the Vogue cover and had over 5000 appearances in Brazilian commercials, resulting as the best seller of the Vogue issues ever. The financial benefits of C&A increased by 30% when this multitalented supermodel was hired as a spokes model.
Born with a business oriented thinking, the supermodel was associated with investing in real estate since she was only 18 years old.
A well taught move was in 2001 when the beauty launched her line of flip flops sandals by Ipanema, called Ipanema Gisele Bundchen, making a total of £152 million of earnings from the sale of the brand’s flip flop collection. Procter & Gamble’s shampoo brand, Pantene, felt a 40% increase in their sales when Gisele started representing the brand and so did the lingerie brand “HOPE” when they hired Gisele.
World Richest Supermodel
“World Richest Supermodel” was her title in 2007 and 2009, never actually skipping a list of wealthiest or successful people since 2004.
Forbes ranked her No.3 in 2013 in the list of most successful female entrepreneurs. Although denied by the supermodel, Forbes estimated her wealth in 2014 as being up to $47 million, money coming from her contracts with brands such as Carolina Herrera, H&M, Chanel, the Ipanema Gisele Bundchen and from her own lingerie line.
This is a super heroin that can sell you almost everything, from shampoo to haute couture. Apparently whatever this woman touches turns into gold, making every investment in the supermodel worth its money.
1st: Oprah Winfrey
The world-wide symbol of success and power that came from a rocky childhood and a rough start, accomplished what seemed impossible to a woman in 1988.
Oprah Winfrey became the first woman in history who had her own talk show, being both producer and owner. She obviously didn’t start off to easy, having a troubled childhood and being a victim of sexual abuse. But soon after she came under her father’s protective wing, she started developing her education.
The Oprah Winfrey Show
She first got a half an hour on a morning program in Chicago to only take over the entire show a few months later. From ratings that placed the original show last, Oprah managed to help the talk show make it to the highest ratings and soon after it was renamed “The Oprah Winfrey Show”.
In the following years she received three Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Host, Direction and Talk/Service Program. Oprah enjoyed quite the honor when she was awarded as “Broadcaster of the Year” being the youngest broadcaster to receive the title at that time.
Personal production company
The richest self-made woman in America also ventured with acting because of her love the art of impersonating characters and desire of bringing entertainment projects that helped her create her personal production company, Harpo Productions, of both film/television and magazine publishing as well as Internet. When the company attained rights for The Oprah Winfrey Show from ABC, Oprah became the hit phenomenon in the world: first women who owned her own talk show.
Oprah Bill law
Among other business developments she started a child abusers database campaign with support from the National Child Protection, President Bill Clinton having actually signed in 1993 the “Oprah Bill” law. The same year she had Michael Jackson on the show reaching to hundred million viewers and becoming the most watched interview in a talk show in history.
No wonder why Time magazine named Oprah one of the “100 Most Influential People of the 20th Century”. In 2003, Forbes revealed a list of America’s billionaires and among other famous names was Oprah Winfrey too, only she was the first one as an African-American woman.
Inspiration to everyone
Coming from a poor environment, raised by a mother on welfare, Oprah became an inspiration to so much people in the world and becoming a millionaire at 32 years old. Her net worth was estimated in 2014 to $2.9 billion.
In 2013 President Barack Obama gave an award to Oprah as the nation’s highest civilian honor with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Coming from nothing the highest paid performer on television managed to create an image out of her name, representing power, talent and credibility.