Pitbull

Biography

Pitbull (born Armando Christian Pérez; January 15th, 1981)
Pitbull is an American rapper.

Pitbull: Net worth
Pitbull's net worth is $50 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth (2014).

Pitbull: Childhood
Pitbull was in Miami, Florida. His parents separated when he was still a child and he was brought up by his mother before living with a foster family in Roswell.
At the age of 3, Pitbull could recite works of Cuban poet José Martí.
His mother kicked him out at 16 after she discovered he was drug dealing. He attended South Miami Senior High School and later Miami Coral Park High School.
After deciding to become a rapper, he chose the name 'Pitbull' because pitbulls 'bite to lock' and the fact that they are outlawed in Dade County.'

Pitbull: Musical Career
Pitbull was initially signed to Luke Records in 2001 before being taken on by independent label Famous Artist Music & Management who moulded Pitbull's sound to be more radio friendly.
He was then introduced to Lil Jon resulting in Pitbull getting his own song, 'Pitbull's Cuban Ride Out' on Jon's album 'Kings Of Crunk', which helped Pitbull's career.
Pitbull released his debut album, 'M.I.A.M.I.' in 2004. The title is an abbreviation for 'Money Is A Major Issue'. The album peaked at number fourteen in the US Billboard 200 albums charts. Lil Jon featured on five of the album's tracks.
Pitbull's second album 'El Mariel' came out in 2006. It debuted and peaked at number 17 on the Billboard 200, selling 48,000 copies in its first week. The album received mixed reviews.
Pitbull's third album 'The Boatlift' in 2007. This album didn't do quite as well as his previous albums, debuting at number fifty selling 32,084 copies in its first two weeks.
Pitbull released his fourth album 'Rebelution' in 2009. This album was his most successful at the time, debuting at number eight in the Billboard 200 and selling 410,000 copies in its first week. The album's guests included Akon, B.oB, Ke$ha, Avery Storm, Nayer and Lil Jon.
In 2010, Pitbull released his first Spanish language album, 'Armando'. The album was not as successful as 'Rebelution', as it peaked at number 65 in the Billboard 200, however Pitbull was one of the most nominated acts at the Billboard Latin Music Awards.
'Planet Pit', Pitbull's sixth album was released in 2011, debuting at number seven in the Billboard 200, selling 55,000 copies in its first week, making it Pitbull's highest charting album in the United States to date. The album received generally positive reviews. The album featured Enrique Iglesias, T-Pain, Ne-Yo, Sean Paul and Jamie Foxx.
Pitbull released his seventh album, 'Global Warming' in 2012. The album debuted at number fourteen in the Billboard 200. The album was met with generally positive reviews and included guests Christina Aguilera, Usher, The Wanted and Enrique Iglesias.
Pitbull has featured on many other artists' songs such as Enrique Iglesias' 'I Like It', Usher's 'DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love' and Jennifer Lopez's 'On The Floor'.

Pitbull: Personal Life
Pitbull was the featured speaker at the opening of the new charter middle and high school Sports Leadership and Management, as he helped build it on August 19, 2013.
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19th June 2013 -

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23rd November 2012 -

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23rd May 2012 -

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I took my (then 11 years old) daughter to see Pitbull as a reward for getting commended on her state tests. She was 5'7" at the time, so looked old enough to get into the place he was performing at in McAllen, TX, 2 years ago. (I had seen him perform the year before & felt his concerts were ok to take a kid to, not like some other groups.) I told her to go up to him for an autograph & the 3 other women getting autographs left with the pen. My daughter didn't know what to do & Pitbull said, "You know what?" Then he gave her a rose. What a class act Pitbull!! You didn't even know how young she was, but you made her feel like she was the Queen of Sheba! I am very proud of you for not forgetting where you come from & being a nice guy, not too big for your britches! :) Thank you for making her feel special & also thanks to Honor Rebel, who took the time to sit with us & talk to her about her education & gave her a CD.

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