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Christian Armando Perez

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Armando Christian Perez — better known as Pitbull or Mr. Worldwide — has sold five million albums and had No. 1 hits in more than 15 countries. He's worked with artists like Usher, Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez. He brings the party to the big screen in the animated feature film Epic, which also features the voices of Christoph Waltz, Colin Farrell, Steven Tyler and Beyonce.

Companies and Investments

Pitbull Brands

Lessons Learned

It's all about a global movement, it being a global market, making global music. So I've gotten a chance to tour the world, learn from so many different cultures, different sounds, foods, dances. And I'd just like to apply that to the music. Global Warming, it being that that's exactly what we're doing right now. We are creeping up on the world, little by little. Something that people before maybe didn't believe or they heard about it but they didn't understand it. And I think now it's when it's coming to full reality.

You constantly have to defend your success. Because, see, the more successful you become, the more of a target you are. With that said, I think Dr. Dre had one of the best lines I ever heard. He said, 'As hard as you work for your money, there's four or five people working harder to take it from you.

I think they're misunderstood, sometimes misrepresented and fit a stereotype. So as far as myself, the reason that 'Pitbull' came across was because I feel I have the same mentality of the dog or the breed for the simple fact that don't believe in the word 'lose' — and when they do, fight to the death. And with me being in the music business, in the entertainment business, you constantly have to be on your toes, constantly being reinventing yourself, and constantly coming up with new ideas, and finding ways on how to be creative enough so it's new, cool, sexy to the public. So with that said, that's where 'Pitbull' comes from — the fight. You know, I'm in love with the fight. But at the same time, pitbulls are illegal in Miami, so it makes me the only pitbull with papers. The only legal pitbull.

Inspiring Quotes

Christian Armando Perez's Quotes

I travel all over, from good areas to bad areas to the worst areas. But the way I grew up in Miami prepared me for that.

Christian Armando Perez

C’mon man, you know my slogan is ‘single, bilingual, and ready to mingle’!

Christian Armando Perez

everyday above ground is a good day...remember that

Christian Armando Perez

As a Miami boy, every year of my life has been about the booty.

Christian Armando Perez

Gonna need the rain to put out this fire.

Christian Armando Perez

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Mentors

Lil John, Shakira, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Pharrell

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