Who is Pitbull?
Armando Christian Pérez, commonly known as Pitbull is an American rapper, singer, actor and record producer. He is quite famous in the music world and has worked with several names in the music industry including Lil Jon, Eminem, 50 Cent, Afrojack, Ne-Yo, Ying Yang Twins, Twista, Adassa, and JLo among others.
Pitbull’s Early Life, Childhood, and Education
Pérez was born Miami, Florida on January 15, 1981, to parents Alysha Ángela Acosta and José Antonio Armando Pérez Torres. His parents separated when he was young, and he was raised by his mother. Furthermore, he later spent time with a foster family in Roswell, Georgia. He became interested in music since an early age and when he was 3, he could recite the works of Cuba’s national hero and poet, José Martí, in Spanish. He is of American nationality. Additionally, he belongs to Cuban ethnic background. Talking about his education, Pérez attended South Miami Senior High School before graduating from Miami Coral Park High School, where he focused his career on rapping.
Pitbull: Professional Life and Career
Pérez initially met Lil Jon and was featured on Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz’ album ‘Kings of Crunk’ in 2002. In addition, Pérez released several mixtapes, composed of freestyles and remixes of popular rap music. Eventually, he was signed to Luther Campbell’s Luke Records by Jullian Boothe in 2001. He released his debut album ‘M.I.A.M.I.’ in 2004. Pérez guest-starred in UPN’s ‘South Beach’ in January 2006. Additionally, other albums that he has released include ‘El Mariel’, ‘The Boatlift’, ‘Rebelution’, ‘Armando’, ‘Planet Pit’, ‘Global Warming’, ‘Globalization’, ‘Dale’ and ‘Climate Change’. Furthermore, he has been part of several concerts like ‘Rebelution Tour’, ‘Planet Pit World Tour’, ‘Pitbull Live in Hong Kong’, ‘Pitbull: Time of Our Lives’, ‘Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull Live!’ among others. Apart from his career in music, Pérez has also appeared in videos and television series like ‘Empire’, ‘Pitbull Presents: What Happens in Miami Never Happened’, and ‘Austin Mahone: Lady’ among others. All in all, he has more than 100 credits for the soundtrack, over 30 credits as an actor, 8 credits as a composer and 2 credits as a writer. Pérez has won several awards in his career. He has garnered the American Music Awards 4 times. He has won the Grammy Awards 1 time. Additionally, some other awards that he has won are Alma Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Billboard Latin Music Awards, MI Awards, International Dance Music Awards, Latin Grammy Awards, Los Premios MTV, and MTV Video Music Awards among others.
Pitbull: Salary and Net Worth
Pérez has not revealed his current salary. However, he has an estimated net worth of around $ 45 million at present.
Pitbull: Rumors and Controversy
Pérez became part of a controversy after the former BBC Radio 1 DJ, Sara Cox criticized the station for playing music with sexist lyrics by rapper Pitbull. Additionally, he also became part of another controversy after a Florida House speaker sued Pitbull’s production company.
Pitbull: Body Measurements
Talking about his body measurement, Pérez has a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m). Additionally, he weighs around 73 kg or 161 pounds. Furthermore, he is bald and his eye color is blue.
Pitbull: Social Media
Pérez is active over the social media. He has a huge number of followers on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter as well as Instagram. He has more than 26M followers on Twitter. In addition, he has more than 6M followers on Instagram. Similarly, his Facebook page has more than 52M followers. References: (therichest.com, miami.cbslocal.com, politico.com, hitberry.com) Updated On Mon Oct 08 2018 Published On Mon Oct 08 2018 By Married Bio