2013 The Root 100

The richest man in hip-hop has established yet another business with Revolt TV.

  • Influence: 202.3
  • Reach: 18.05
  • Substance: 6.9
  • Media Mentions: 5369
  • Internet Mentions: 25200000
  • Twitter Followers: 8293011
  • Sean 'Diddy' Combs

  • Ownership of Revolt TV, a new cable music channel.
  • Job: Producer, rapper, actor, entrepreneur
  • Sector: Entertainment/Media
  • Twitter: @iamdiddy
  • Location: New York City
  • Age: 43
  • Bio: Unlike so many who rode high during the heyday of hip-hop, Sean Combs had the foresight and hustle to establish steady revenue streams for when the beat began to fade. The performer, actor, music mogul and businessman has effectively conquered the world of music, fashion, acting and spirits (the bulk of his estimated $580 million fortune is from his stake in Ciroc premium vodka). The can't-stop-won't-stop Harlemite now has his sights set on television, this time as a boss. Last year, after pointed criticism from Rep. Maxine Waters about the medium's lack of diverse programming and ownership, Combs was able to sign a deal with Comcast for majority interest in a cable channel. Revolt TV, set to go live this fall, will program live musical performances, videos, news, talk shows, original series and films. Visit his website and like his Facebook page.