Celebrities Who Went From Rags to Riches

Sean "Diddy" Combs

The music mogul's beginnings can be traced back to a public housing project in Harlem, where his father, Melvin Combs, was shot to death at age 33 in a crime linked to his association with New York drug dealer Frank Lucas. Combs attended Howard University as a business major, but dropped out in 1989, opting to instead intern at Uptown Records and later start his own label, Bad Boy Records. The rest is history.

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