Fonzworth Bentley (real name Derek Watkins) rose to popularity as Diddy's dapper personal assistant and valet.
He could be more easily remembered as the well-dressed, randomly placed man with deep waves dancing aside Diddy with an umbrella in the 2000s.
Since the media sensation rose to fame and somewhat vanished, there are lingering questions about what happened to Fonzworth and how much money he is worth now. Luckily, BLEU has answers.
What is Fonzworth Bentley’s net worth?
As of 2023, Fonzworth Bentley has a net worth of $2 million.
Many regarded Bentley as Diddy’s “manservant,” which he despised, but he did act as Diddy's personal assistant for several years.
Bentley explained to The New York Times that his duties included sitting in on Diddy’s business meetings, responding to his phone calls, grabbing coffee, acting as his stylist, packing and unpacking his suitcases on trips, and waking him up in the morning.
But aside from his job duties, what really made Bentley stand out was how fashionably he dressed from head to toe at all times.
Entertainer, Assistant, Valet
Net worth: $2 million
Fonzworth Bentley rose to fame as Diddy's assistant in the early 2000s. His signature look included a bow tie and umbrella. He made many appearances in music videos, magazines, and movies.
Birthdate: February 13, 1974
Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
Education: Morehouse College, Fashion Institute Of Technology
Father: Fred Watkins
Mother: Harriette Watkins
What Happened To Fonzworth Bentley?
Bentley came a long way from when he met Puff Daddy as a struggling restaurant manager. Although you may not see him carrying an umbrella these days, he's still out here working.
In fact, he's added music producer, menswear designer, storyteller, choreographer, and creative director to his repertoire in the last decade.
In 2008, he secured a book deal and authored the New York Times best-selling etiquette book, Advance Your Swagger: How to Use Manners, Confidence, and Style to Get Ahead. In 2008, Bentley secured his very own MTV show titled From G's to Gents. The show lasted two seasons.
In 2011 Fonzworth released his debut album, C.O.L.O.U.R.S. by Derek Watkins.
In the years that followed, he worked with Kanye West on multiple tracks on the debut albums Yeezus and The Life Of Pablo.
Additionally, he fulfilled his dreams of acting, making his film debut with small yet impactful roles in films such as Honey, Fat Albert, and Think Like A Man Too.
What is Fonzworth Bentley doing now?
On social media, Fonzworth can be seen enjoying his family and the city he was born and raised in — Atlanta.
Bentley married his wife Faune A Chambers who is well known for her acting and dancing skills in the movies White Chicks (2004), Bring It On Again (2004), and Epic Movie (2007).
The couple wed in 2010 and welcomed two children. He proudly attends events thrown by his alma mater Morehouse College, where his father taught.
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