Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. On our Haute 100 Miami list is Sean “Diddy” Combs, the music entrepreneur who will be hosting a “pink party” in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Sean “Diddy” Combs
Company: Bad Boy Entertainment
What Made Him Haute: The Grammy award-winning artist, whose impressive estate on Star Island is a must-see stop on all of the celebrity-home boat tours that raid the waters of Biscayne Bay, is almost as well known for his business ventures as for his music. The hip-hop impresario’s Bad Boy Entertainment is an umbrella company that operates Bad Boy Records, Sean Jean clothing line, a movie production company, Ciroc vodka, and two restaurants. He is currently promoting his sixth album Last Train to Paris, even giving an unprecedented performance on “American Idol” to hype up its June 22 release.
What Makes Him Haute Now: The music mogul recently released the first album of the new group, Diddy Dirty Money. The group, which consists of singer Kalenna Harper and former Danity Kane member Dawn Richard, released their debut album, Last Train to Paris, in September.
Combs also plans to host a “pink party” at Long Island’s GLO Nightclub, and patrons are asked to wear a splash of pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All the proceeds from the night will benefit The Long Island Breast Cancer Coalition. Adding to his philanthropic work, Combs announced this year on CNN to Wolf Blitzer that he plans to open a business school in New York and is interested in buying an NFL team, which would make him the first African American to ever own a one.