8 Black Celebrities Who Were Raised By Single Mothers And Made It Big


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R&B star Alicia Keys’ parents, Teresa Augello and Craig Cook, divorced when she was 2 years old, at which point she was raised by her mother in Manhattan, New York.

Augello worked as a paralegal and part-time actress to support Keys during her formative years.

Today, Keys has a net worth of $45 million.

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Hip-hop mogul-artist Sean “Diddy” Combs was raised solely by his mother, Janice Combs, after his father, Melvin Combs, was shot to death when the star was 2 years old.

Combs was born in Harlem, but moved with his mother and sister to Mount Vernon, N.Y., when he was 12. Janice Combs worked as teacher’s assistant and a model to support her family.

Combs has an estimated net worth of $700 million.

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