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 has more acting and philanthropic work on his to-do list.
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.”
What Makes Him Haute: Go big or go home. That seems to be the philosophy this fashion mogul lives by, so when it comes to giving back it’s no surprise he’s turning heads again. In the past, Sean “Diddy” Combs has supported breast cancer patients by creating a hot pink slip for charity through his clothing line Sean John for Breast Cancer Care. He has also supported the Breast Cancer Research foundation and visited a 17-year-old cancer patient at a charity tennis match. Last week, he was at it again hosting, in a twist to his famous Hampton’s “White Party,” a Long Island “Pink Party.” A portion of the benefits will go to The Long Island Breast Cancer Coalition and the LIPSG Foundation. Patrons were required to wear a splash of pink to the event, which took place in GLO Nightclub in Westbury.