|birth date||January 15, 1981 (42 years old)|
|Born in||Miami, Fla., United States|
|Full name||Armando Christian Perez|
How rich is Pitbull?
Pitbull has already sold well over 100 million records, and he owns around 50 music awards, including a Grammy. However, these numbers are all the more astonishing when you consider that the rapper was a drug dealer in his youth and lived with a foster family. Today he is one of the most successful musicians in the world and also works as an entrepreneur and advertising medium. Pitbull’s estimated net worth is $100 million .
The merit of Pitbull
During his career to date, Pitbull has sold more than 7.5 million copies of his albums and over 100 million singles worldwide. He has also completed several concert tours both as a solo artist and with musicians such as Eminem , Britney Spears and Enrique Iglesias. In 2005 he co-founded the record label Bad Boy Latino with Sean Combs aka Diddy . He has also owned the Mr. 305 Inc label since 2009. He has been releasing his own albums through the latter since 2009, and various artists are under contract there, from whose sales he helps earn money. Pitbull is thus further expanding his fortune.
In addition, Pitbull has acted as a testimonial for companies such as Kodak, Budweiser, Dr. Pepper and Walmart make an appearance. He has also held shares in the Voli Vodka company since 2011 and is also its spokesman. The rapper makes a lot of money with these endorsement deals and further increases his huge net worth. In early 2021 he bought shares in the Trackhouse Racing team.
Between September 2017 and September 2018 alone, Pitbull earned around 30 million euros, ultimately making him one of the ten highest-earning rappers in the world . Between September 2018 and September 2019, around 15 million euros ended up in his account. An income of around 25 million can be expected again this year.
Fast on the road to success
Pitbull, alias Armando Christian Pérez, came into contact with the hip-hop variety Miami Bass early on through his native city of Miami, which aroused his interest in rap. In high school, he began to launch his career. He signed his first record deal in 2001, and a year later featured on a track on the Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz album Kings of Crunk . In addition, Pitbull’s song Oye was included on the 2003 soundtrack to the motion picture film 2 Fast 2 Furious . The rapper’s debut album was released in August 2004 and was titled MIAMI It spent 40 weeks on the US charts and was certified gold for selling more than 500,000 units. In July and August, Pitbull toured the US with Eminem and 50 Cent.
Millions of records sold
By September 2019 alone, Pitbull had released a total of eleven albums. Two of them, namely Pitbull Starring in Rebelution (2009) and Planet Pit (2011), thus ended up in the US Top 10 . In addition to Planet Pit , Global Warming (2012) also managed to sell more than two million copies. The LP Globalization (2014) sold over a million.
Pitbull has had three number one singles so far: Give Me Everything , a collaboration between the rapper and Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer that was released in March 2011, topped the charts in the USA, Canada, Great Britain and Germany, among others. So did Timber , a collaboration between Pitbull and Kesha, which was released in October 2013. The 2011 single On the Floor with Jennifer Lopez was a number 1 hit in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, among others. Several of the rapper’s singles have also charted in the top 10 in multiple countries, including I Like It , a 2010 collaborative song with Enrique Iglesias .
Voice actor, advertiser and entrepreneur
In addition to his musical activity, Pitbull is sometimes represented in other artistic fields. In the animated films Epic – Hidden Kingdom (2013) and UglyDolls (2019) he lent his voice as a voice actor to one character in each case. He then had guest appearances on the TV shows Shark Tank and Dancing With the Stars in 2012 and impersonated himself in an episode of the series Empire in 2015. The rapper is also a testimonial for various companies and appears as a businessman. In early 2021 , for example, he bought shares in the NASCAR racing team Trackhouse Racing. With all these commitments, Pitbull’s enormous fortune just keeps growing.