So You’ve Been Fired… Now What?: 7 Celebrities Who Survived the Axe

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Sean "P. Diddy" Combs was fired by Andre Harrell as a 21-year-old exec at Uptown Records early in his career. Today, Combs has gone on to build a more than $300-million-dollar empire, with an expanding list of ventures under Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group: Sean John Clothing and Sean by Sean; a movie production company; his own Ciroc vodka; his own fragrance; reality TV shows; a solo music career, as well as his collaboration with artists Dirty Money; and an acting career, including a role in the Oscar-winning Monster's Ball.

Sean “P. Diddy” Combs was fired by Andre Harrell as a 21-year-old exec at Uptown…

Sean Diddy Combs gestures to cheering fans during dedication ceremonies for his new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles Friday, May 2, 2008. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)