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Puff Daddy wants to be a good parent

Puff Daddy wants to be a good parent

Puff Daddy feels like the "luckiest man in the world" because of his children.

The 47-year-old music mogul - who has adopted Quincy, 26, Justin, 23, Christian, 19, twin girls D'Lila Star and Jessie James, and daughter Chance, all 10, from past relationships - was recently named the richest celebrity by Forbes magazine, with an estimated worth of $820 million, but he insists professional success "doesn't matter" to him as much as being a good parent.

He told People magazine: "That doesn't matter to me. I don't care about the Forbes list. I care about being a great dad.

"I got three girls, three boys, and they're really kind, great people. They got a lot of love in their heart. I'm the luckiest man in the world."

And the 'I'll Be Missing You' hitmaker - who has never married - is proud to have stayed close to the mothers of his children, former partners Misa Hylton-Brim, Kimberly Porter and Sarah Chapman.

He told People magazine: "I've been truly blessed to have some great, incredible relationships that have afforded me these children by these very strong, intelligent, beautiful black women.

"The mothers of my children [are] my best friends. My hat goes off to them."

The Bad Boy Records founder feels he is playing "catch-up" with his family and worries his working commitments keep him away from his kids more than he'd like.

He said: "I'm just trying to play catch-up from all the times I was on tour and on the road and doing different things.

"I'm still working and we still deal with the issues of just not spending as much time as maybe I should."

And Puff is a huge inspiration, as well as a friend, to his kids.

Justin - who recently graduated from UCLA and plans to attend business school in the hope of one day taking over from his dad - said: "He's always motivating me and pushing me to be great.

"[He's] my dad and also my best friend at the same time."

Musician Christian added: "He is the boss of what I do in terms of making music. He oversees everything, he's the leader. We have a close relationship."