pitbullPitbull can teach us some valuable lessons about running the world. Mr. Worldwide is sitting down with reporter Michelle Caruso-Cabrera for an upcoming CNBC special, Pitbull: Fame and Fortune, which premieres Thursday, October 22nd. He got real about the one woman behind his success--his mother. Watch the clip and scroll through Pitbull's greatest life lessons in his own words. 

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Listen to your gut 1

Listen to your gut

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Pitbull cites Warren Buffett as business man he admires. "He has something that there's no algorithm[for]--there's no Wall Street guy that can somehow some way out-think him. He's got a gut," he shares with Cabrera.   

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Don't fear tough times 2

Don't fear tough times

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Pitbull has learned a lot since dropping his debut albumM.I.A.M.I., in 2004. In his CNBC special he explains, "It's not about whether you make it, but how to maintain it. It's not about whether you can handle a storm, but can you handle a hurricane category 6?" 

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Success is only 10% talent 3

Success is only 10% talent

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In the special, Pitbull reflects on what's really necessary to shine to the top. "Music business--90% business and 10% talent. It's great that you can rap or sing, but if you don't understand the business, then the people around you will take advantage," he says to CNBC. 

First impressions count 4

First impressions count

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Selecting the right business partner all comes down to first impressions for the Cuban star. He explains in the CNBC interview, "The first thing is the person I meet. If we're going to be doing business, I don't care if it's going to be a multi-billion dollar business, I don't need a multi-trillion dollar headache." 

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Know your roots 5

Know your roots

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Pitbull draws strength and inspiration from his family's struggles. "I'm first generation Cuban American and I know what it took my family to get here," he shares with Cabrera. 

Have a signature trademark 6

Have a signature trademark

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We all know the term "Dale" is now associated with the one and only Pit. It's the perfect way to make him stand out. "For me, at the end of every verse that's my way of checking out," he says in the special. 

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Have a voice and be heard 7

Have a voice and be heard

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Pitbull isn't the type of man who fades into the background. His advice is simple. He told NPR, "You constantly have to defend your success. Because, see, the more successful you become, the more of a target you are."

Let the haters hate 8

Let the haters hate

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According to Pitbull, your critics should fuel you, not put you down. "It’s when people stop talking about you that you have a problem," he explained to Ocean Drive magazine. 

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Don't overthink it 9

Don't overthink it

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Keeping it simple isn't a bad thing. Pitbull doesn't go around worrying and over-stressing about his decisions. "I don’t overthink it. I don’t have to oversell the fact that I am who I am," he told Billboard

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Don't be greedy

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No matter what level of success you reach, staying generous is key and not being greedy. In an interview with Billboard, Pitbull explained, "My mom used to say the two biggest diseases in the world are greed and ignorance."