Pitbull is an American rapper and record producer with an estimated net worth of $65 million. Here’s a look at Pitbull’s rise to fame and wealth.
Pitbull Net Worth: Brief History
Pitbull was born Armando Christian Pérez on January 15, 1981 in Miami, Florida. He started showing tendencies towards poetry at the age of 3 when he could recite Cuba’s national hero and poet, José Martí’s works in Spanish. While attending Miami Coral Park High School, Pitbull began to focus more on rap.
Pitbull Net Worth: Music Career Beginnings
Pitbull’s music career began when he met rapper Lil John in Miami who featured him in his 2002 album “Kings of Crunk”. Pitbull released several mixtapes which comprised mostly of remixes of songs by popular rappers. One of his songs “Oye” was featured as a soundtrack on the second installment of the Fast and Furious movie series- 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003).
In 2004, Pitbull released his debut album M.I.A.M.I. (Money Is A Major Issue). The album peaked at #32 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Culo” as its lead single. Produced by Lil John and the Diaz Brothers, other singles included “Toma”, and “That’s Nasty”.
Pitbull Net Worth: Music Breakthrough
After releasing two other albums, (El Mariel-2006 and The Boatlift- 2007), Pitbull gained worldwide prominence with the single “I Know You Want Me”. The single which was part of his fourth studio album Rebelution (2009) peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Another successful single from the album was “Hotel Room Service”. Rebulution sold over 7.5 million copies worldwide.
His fifth studio album, Planet Pit (2011) brought him more fame and success with the Billboard topping single “Give Me Everything” which featured Ne-Yo. Another successful single from the album was “International Love” which featured Chris Brown. Before the release of the album Pitbull was featured on J-Lo‘s single “On the Floor” which was a massive hit.
Pitbull’s single “Back in Time” from his seventh studio album “Global Warming” was used as the lead soundtrack for Men In Black 3, making it the first non-Will-Smith song to be used as such.
Pitbull has a number of accolades to show for his successful music career including 7 American Music Awards, 5 Billboard Music Awards (and another 7 from the Latin version), 3 MTV Video Music Awards, 2 Grammy awards and counting.
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Pitbull Net Worth: Endorsements And Business
Pitbull’s popularity has made him a sought after candidate for endorsement by top brands. He is the spokesperson for Voli Vodka as well as its majority stake holder. Among his other endorsements are Dr. Pepper, Bud Light, Kodak, and Playboy.
Pitbulls owns a fragrance line, Pitbull Man and Pitbull Woman which he launched in 2013. It retails at $30 per 1 oz bottle. In 2015, Pitbull launched his Pitbull’s Globalization Radio channel on Sirius XM Radio.
In 2005, he collaborated with Diddy to found Latino music focused label “Bad Boy Latino”, a subsidiary of Diddy’s Bad Boy Records. Pitbull helms the A&R division of the label.
Like most rappers and musicians, Pitbull has made a number of cameo appearances in TV shows including Dancing With The Stars (2012) and Empire (S2E04, 2015).