Diddy Relishes In Being Named One Of Forbes' 'Greatest Business Minds'

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19:  Jim Collins and Sean Combs onstage at the Forbes Media Centennial Celebration at Pier 60 on September 19, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by J. Countess/Getty Images)

Diddy Relishes In Being Named One Of Forbes' 'Greatest Business Minds'

Black excellence.

Published September 20, 2017

Diddy is considered one of the leaders of the Black excellence movement. From his daily inspirational tweets to his day-to-day business ventures, the media influencer has laid out a blueprint on how to be successful. And it seems a number of people are taking notice. Forbes recently named the mogul among an elite bunch on its “100 Living Greatest Business Minds” list, and he couldn’t be any more ecstatic at the honor.

“Today @Forbes released the 100 Greatest Business Minds Alive and I’m blessed to be one of them,” Diddy tweeted early Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 20). “Last night was historic. I was the only African American on a stage of the brightest business minds of the world.”

Diddy previously spoke to Forbes about his customer service skills and how that has shaped his multi-million dollar businesses throughout the years. “I started my business career at the age of 12, delivering newspapers,” he told magazine. “I had a lot of elderly customers, so I would always put the newspaper in between the screen door and the door — that caring made me different, made me better than the last paperboy.”

From then on, he said his passion for bettering his relationship with the customer has trickled over into Bad Boy Entertainment, his Sean Jean clothing line and Ciroc vodka brand. “Since then, I've always understood that if I give the customers my best and service them differently, whether music, clothing or vodka, I'll get a return on my hard work,” he added.

Diddy joins a number of top-notch entrepreneurs including Shonda Rhimes and Oprah Winfrey. Take a look at the full list here

Written by Jessica McKinney

(Photo: J. Countess/Getty Images)


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