• Bad Bunny has an estimated net worth of $8 million
  • He won the favorite Latin album trophy at the 2020 American Music Awards for "YHLQMDLG"
  • Bad Bunny tested positive for COVID-19 prior to the awards show Sunday

Bad Bunny is one of the emerging rappers from Puerto Rico and has amassed a fortune of nearly $10 million since entering the music scene in 2016.

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the 26-year-old rapper, whose real name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, has an estimated net worth of $8 million as of this year, according to Celebrity Net Worth. When compared to fellow reggaeton artist J. Balvin’s net worth of $16 million, the gap between him and other big names in Latin music seems wide, but Bad Bunny's continuous rise indicates that he is on the right track.

The list of rappers who are on track to become billionaires remains short, according to Forbes. Among the five richest rappers in 2019 is Drake, who has amassed a $150 million fortune so far, and Yeezy founder Kanye West, who has a $240 million net worth. The top three spots are occupied by Sean "Diddy" Combs, Dr. Dre and Jay-Z, with Beyoncé's husband being the only one to breach the billion-dollar mark.

If Bad Bunny wants to be mentioned among these legends, he has to work harder.

Bad Bunny gained popularity after uploading his songs to Soundcloud. Four years after the release of his breakthrough single “Soy Peor” in late 2016, he now has billions of streams on platforms like YouTube and Spotify.

Bad Bunny has collaborated with several artists, such as Farruko, Ozuna, Arcangel, Nengo Flow, DJ Luian and Mambo Kings for his 2016 single, “Diles.” Bad Bunny also collaborated with Cardi B and J Balvin for 2018's “I Like It” and Drake for “Mia,” which was released in the same year.

In his young career, he has won several awards, including song of the summer at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards and favorite male Latin artist and favorite Latin album for “YHLQMDLG” at the 2020 American Music Awards, NBC News reported. Moreover, he was the recipient of artist and songwriter of the year trophies at the 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards.

He was supposed to perform his hit "Dákiti" with Jhay Cortez live for the first time at the 2020 AMAs Sunday but canceled at the last minute. Bad Bunny's rep later revealed that the rapper tested positive for COVID-19, CNN reported.

Despite becoming one of the biggest Latin artists in his generation, Bad Bunny did not let his quick rise to fame get to his head. In September, he held a concert on top of a truck in New York City to pay tribute to frontliners who were leading the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

Fans are hoping for the reggaeton artist’s swift recovery from his recent ordeal.

Puerto Rico's Bad Bunny, seen here performing in Las Vegas last year, dominated the first ever Spotify Music awards in Mexico
Puerto Rico's Bad Bunny, seen here performing in Las Vegas, dominated the first-ever Spotify Music awards in Mexico. GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / KEVIN WINTER