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Pitbull Net Worth, Music, Early Life

Pitbull has sold over 25 million albums, more than 100 million singles, as well as been viewed on YouTube more than 15 billion times. However, how did Pitbull achieve such grand success?

Pitbull Singing
Net Worth $200 million
Source Of WealthMusic
Born15th January 1981
Birth NameArmando Christian Pérez
Height5ft 9in (175cm)

Don’t worry; with this guide, you can find out! We’ve investigated everything you need to know, including his career highlights and Pitbull’s net worth.

Now, are you ready to get started? Here’s an in-depth look at Pitbull’s career:

Pitbull's Early Life

Armando Christian Pérez was born in 1951 in Miami, Florida, to Cuban immigrants. He is a first-generation American. As a child, he learned to speak English from watching Sesame Street.

While growing up, his mother encouraged him to follow his dreams and take advantage of the many opportunities that came with being in America. However, his father was absent from a lot of childhood due to his parent’s separation.

As a result, he was raised completely by his mother. As a teen, he attended South Miami Senior High School. However, he struggled with drug use and even dealing, which resulted in him getting kicked out of his mother’s house and his school. He later attended Miami Coral Park High School.

As he grew up, he was inspired by Miami culture and the bass genre. He credits Celia Cruz, Jay-z, and Snoop Dogg as his musical inspiration.

When it came to his stage name, he chose Pitbull because it resonated with his personality. Pitbulls are known for their bite and for being fighting dogs. He has always been biting at the bit to be successful, so in the end, it made sense to call himself Pitbull.

Career

Pitbull has had a long and thorough career thus far. Let’s take a look at some of Pitbull's career highlights throughout the years:

2001-2003

In 2001, Pitbull was signed with Luke Records by the then vice-president of A&R, Jullian Boothe. Boothe helped introduce Pitbull to the Diaz brothers and Robert Fernadez. Together they helped him create his unique sound, which is identifiable in any of his songs today.

However, prior to being signed, Pitbull’s songs was more lyrical; and took a while to get to the hook. Fernadez helped him make his music catchier, radio-friendly, and less like rap. To get Pitbull noticed, Fernadez introduced him to Lil Jon. Lil Jon liked him so much that he offered him a track that helped raise his profile within the music industry.

2004-2005

2004 to 2005 was his big debut. He released his first album “M.I.A.M.I.” with the lead single, “Culo.” It ranked number 32 on the hot 100 billboard charts and number 11 on the hot rap charts. He joined the Anger Management Tour with Eminem and 50 Cent.

Due to his success, Pitbull and Sean “Diddy” Combs founded Bad Boy Latino, which focuses on Latin pop, soul, and hip-hop. Not only did he co-found it, but currently, he is the A&R part of the label.

2006-2007

In 2006 he starred in South Beach and collaborated with a number of artists for various singles. Pitbull also released his second album, “El Mariel,” which ranked far better than his prior album. “El Marielm” peaked at number 12 on the billboard 200 charts and went as far as number 2 on the rap chart.

For his third studio album, “The Boatlift,” he wanted to change his sound and song inspiration. He promised his fans that his music would have more of an edge and rap to them. However, his third album wasn’t received well by fans or critics. It went on to be ranked at number 80 on the hot billboard 100 chart and number 36 on the hot rap chart.

2008-2010

During this two-year period is when Pitbull became an international and household name. Due to the critical opinion on his last album, he went back to his catchier and radio-friendly sound.

In 2009, he released his fourth studio album titled “Pitbull Starring in Rebelution.” The album had a number of popular singles, including “I Know You Want Me (Calle Oche), “Hotel Room Service,” and “Girls.” The album sold over 8 million copies worldwide and quickly became the album of the summer.

With the success of “Pitbull Starring in Rebelution,” he was chosen to release a new fight song for the Miami Dolphins and record the title track for the movie Fast & Furious. In 2010, he released an all-Spanish album titled “Armando,” which won numerous Telaawards, including artist of the year, song of the year, and album of the year.

2011

Then in 2011, Pitbull released his fifth studio album titled “Planet Pit.” It was his biggest success yet. With singles like “Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor)” and “Give Me Everything,” the album ranked number 7 on the hot 200 charts, and “Give Me Everything” became his first single to reach the top of the hot 100 charts.

2012-2013

From his newfound success, he released his seventh album “Global Warming,” which contained many more legendary songs. One of which was the lead track in Men in Black 3 called “Back in Time.” It was the first lead single not performed by Will Smith in the franchise. He supported his album with a world tour of the same name.

In 2013, he released songs with Christina Aguilera and Danny Mercer. Later on in the year, he released an extended version of “Global Warming.” The lead single, “Timber,” which featured Kesha, peaked at number one on the hot billboard 100 charts, making it his first single to do so.

Riding on the success of “Timber,” he made album appearances for varying artists and performed at the post-race concert for Formula 1. Not to mention, he also hosted the 2013 American Music Awards.

2014-2015

2014 was a big year for the rapper. He performed at the world cup, produced a New’s Year Eve concert special, and received a Hollywood star on the Walk of Fame. He also released his eighth album “Globalization.” It had chart-topping tracks like “Time of Our Lives” and “Celebration.”

In 2015, he released his second Spanish album titled “Dale.” It included songs like “Como Yo Le Doy” and “El Taxi.” The album led him to win his first Grammy for best Latin rock.

2016-2018

In 2017, he released his tenth album titled “Climate Change.” It contained a number of critically approved singles but not many that gained popularity. To drum up support for the album, he announced a Norwegian party Cruise that would start in February and last until the beginning of March. He also announced a tour with Enrique Iglesias that would start at the beginning of June and end in November.

Also, in 2017, he released his fifth compilation album titled “Pitbull Greatest Hits” It featured eleven of his most popular songs along with two new songs.  Then in 2018, he released his first ever full soundtrack album for the movie Gotti.

2018-2020

In 2019, Pitbull worked with Guru Randhawa on the song “Slowly Slowly.” The music video gained 34 million views in just 24 hours, making it one of the most streamed videos in 24 hours ever to be made.

Pitbull’s eleventh studio album, “Liberated 548,” was a smash hit. The lead single “No Lo Trates” went on to be certified 6x platinum. Then the second single, “3 to Tango,” went viral for John Travolta’s odd appearance in the music video. However, it was “Me Quedaré Contigo” that got international attention. It peaked at number 1 on Latin airplay and Latin billboard charts.

When the pandemic hit in 2020, LiveXLive organized a partnership with Pitbull that would grant the streaming platform with rights to his concerts, behind-the-scenes videos, and more. That way, they can be used on the LiveXLive app and be streamed to paying subscribers.

2021-Present

In 2021, Pitbull announced his first tour since 2017, titled “I Feel Good.” The 32-city tour featured Iggy Azalea and spanned from Clarkson, Michigan, in August 2021 to Tampa, Florida, in October 2021.

Then in April 2022, he announced his second consecutive tour, “Can’t Stop Us.” The tour featured Iggy Azalea once again as well as Sean Paul. The tour began in Raleigh, North Carolina, and will end in Hollywood, Florida.

Other Ventures

In addition to his music, Pitbull has created partnerships with a lot of other brands to increase his status and wealth. In 2010, he participated in the “So Kodak” campaign for the Kodak brand. He also joined a partnership with Dr. Pepper for their campaign “Vida 23.”

He became a spokesperson for Voil Vodka, which now he has a majority stake in the company. He also purchased a majority stake and invested in Miami Subs Pizza and Grill.

In 2012, Pitbull partnered with Walmart for a marketing campaign. The deal, whichever Walmart store received the most likes on Facebook, Pitbull would perform there. In an orchestrated campaign, reporters and marketers created the hashtag #exilepitbull to send him to a small and remote location. In the end, he was sent to Kodiak, Alaska, to perform and was given the key to the city and much praise.

Then in 2015, he created a new radio station on Sirius XM called none other than Pitbull’s Globalization Radio which focused on Dance/EDM, R&B, and Hip Hop from artists around the world. Finally, in 2020, he was featured in a Superbowl Commercial alongside Jennifer Lopez, DJ Khaled, and Alex Rodriguez for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Personal Relationships

Pitbull has six children. His first two children, Bryce Pérez & Destiny Pérez, are with his ex-girlfriend, Barbara Alba. It’s unclear how they first met; however, they were first romantically linked back in the late 1990s.

The couple always kept a low-profile, never posting on social or getting photographed out together on dates. Their relationship lasted until their split in 2011.

After his relationship with Alba, Pitbull went on to have many girlfriends. Those relationships resulted in four other children, which Pitbull is very private about and speaks little about. Currently, he is single; however, due to how private he is regarding his relationships, who is to say that is true?

Pitbull’s Net Worth

It’s estimated that Pitbull’s net worth is around $200 million. At the beginning of his career, he grossed only a couple of million from his albums, but as his fame grew, he was able to renegotiate his contracts to increase his royalty percentage.

He was most successful in 2018 due to his touring contracts, endorsement deals, and the release of his two albums, “Climate Change” and “Greatest Hits.” In just 2018 alone, he grossed over $35 million, making him one of the highest-paid rappers in the world.

Then in 2020, his profits dipped some as he relied on streaming platforms to display his concerts due to the pandemic. Plus, due to the lack of new releases, he saw a decrease in album sales and overall streams which resulted in lower pay. However, for the past two years, he hasn’t released any new songs, but he’s been steadily gaining around $20 million thanks to his “I Feel Good” and “Can’t Stop Us” tours.

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Pitbull is one of the most known rappers for his upbeat songs and seductive lyrics. Pitbull’s net worth is around 200 million; can you believe that?

Our net worths are for entertainment purposes only. We do our best to provide accurate figures, but we cannot guarantee their accuracy. The figures are based on public information and estimates, and may not reflect the true value of assets or liabilities.

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