General Facts and Figures
- Name: Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio
- Net Worth: $18 Million
- Occupation: Rapper, Songwriter
- Date of Birth: March 10, 1994
- Place of Birth: Almirante Sur, Puerto Rico
- Zodiac: Pisces
- Spouse: Gabriela Berlingeri
- Social: Instagram
Early Life and Education
His official birth name is Benito Antonio Martinez. His parents are Benito Martinez and Lysaurie Declet. His father drives trucks for a living and his mother is a retired teacher.
He grew up alongside his younger brothers in Vega Baja.
Singing was part of his childhood dream since he was 5 years old. At 13, he had written and produced his first song.
After high school, Benito enrolled in The University of Puerto Rico, in Arecibo. He studied Audio Visual communication but left shortly after to pay more attention to his music career.
Career and Net Worth
Dropping out of school left him with no source of income. He became a supermarket bagger to raise money to support himself as well as his career.
He uploaded his song called Diles on SoundCloud and it was listened to by many subscribers. Among them was DJ Luian who offered him a chance to sign him up at his record label called ‘Hear This Music’.
Bad Bunny started doing collaborations with other artists, thus gaining more popularity. In 2017, he featured in J Balvin’s song ‘Si Tu Novio Te Deja Sola’. He also took part in ‘Mayores’, a single by Becky G.
His collaboration with Drake on their song ‘Mia’, put him up in the spotlight, in 2016. He featured Cardi B and did a song called ‘I like it’, a single that made him more famous.
He released his debut album in 2018. It was known as ‘X 100pre’. The album took home the award for Best Urban Music Album in the Latin Grammy Awards.
In 2019, he released ‘La Canción’ and ‘Qué Pretendes’, in an album that was a collaboration between him and J Balvin.
He has also collaborated with Nicky Jam in multiple releases such as Satisfacción and Bad con Nicky – Las que no iban a salir.
Bad Bunny was a guest performer besides Shakira at the Super Bowl LIV halftime show in 2020. He also became the cover model for the Rolling Stone magazine making him the first Latin Urban Music artist to get the chance.
Bad Bunny’s second album was YHLQMDLG, and the third one is El Último Tour Del Mundo. He was the first non-English artist whose songs streamed at the highest rate on Spotify.
His net worth by early 2022 stands at 18 million US dollars.
Bad Bunny makes an amazing $2.7 million for each event, which is more than any other artist currently, according to a Pollstar report.
Bad Bunny loves watching wrestling. He is also a charitable person. He took to his fans and fundraised over 100,000 dollars for a boy who needed surgery for a heart transplant.
He is dating Gabriela Berlingeri. The two were thought to be in a relationship for three years but never admitted to that until 2020.