50 Cent, popularly known as Ferrari F-50 has made a big impact in the entertainment industry. 50 Cent is a rapper from America, a songwriter, singer, actor and entrepreneur.
The celebrity rapper, 50 Cent has been among the elite rapper for many years now and was among the most successful and wealthiest rappers in the early 2000s.
The rapper 50 Cent had a life-threatening childhood where he grew up as a gangster. These propelled him to reaching the top in the music and entertainment industry as a whole.
50 Cent is well known for his lavish lifestyle which includes fleet of expensive cars, yachts, estates, private jets and mansions. But due to his poor financial decisions, he went bankrupt and lost a fortune. This led to a massive drop in his net worth from over $100 million.
50 Cent who stars in the Television show Power is still in the rap game with his unique style of hardcore rap. He recently dropped his sixth studio album, titled “Street King Immortal”.
This article will quench the cravings of fans hungry to know the net worth and biography of 50 Cent.
50 Cent Profile
|Full Name||Curtis James Jackson III|
|Date of Birth (Age)||45 (Born 1975)|
|Occupation||Rapper, Producer, Songwriter, Actor, Entrepreneur|
|Education||Andrew Jackson Highschool|
Curtis James, who goes by his stage name 50 Cent, was born in Queens, New York. 50 Cent was raised by a single mother, who was a drug dealer named Sabrina.
Sabrina with 50 Cent lived in the neighborhood of South Jamaica. His mother Sabrina, died in a fire incident when he was just eight (8) years old, after which he was raised by his Grandmother after his father abandoned him.
Due to the experiences he had at such an early age, he decided to become a boxer so he could protect himself. At age 11, he became a boxer, as he trained at the junior level.
50 Cent’s boxing careers did not last long as expected as he started doing drugs and selling hard drugs when he was 12. Though he claimed he never used cocaine himself. While he was in his 10th grade at Andrew Jackson High School, he was arrested and put in juvenile after he was caught by metal detectors for carrying a pistol to school.
In June 1994, 50 Cent was arrested for selling 4 vials of cocaine to an undercover cop. He was 19 years at the time. 3 weeks after his arrest, the police raided and searched his home and found heroin, ounces of cocaine and a pistol.
Although Curtis James Jackson was initially sentenced to three to nine years in prison, he served only six months in a boot camp where he earned his General Education Development diploma (GED).
Curtis James Jackson said that his nickname “50 Cent” as a metaphor for change, also coined from Kelvin Martin, the notorious Brooklyn robber.
When it comes to the person life of 50 Cent, he is seen as a somewhat Casanova because of his numerous lovers. 50 Cent has 2 children out of wedlock.
He had his first son Marquise Jackson in October 1996, when Shaniqua Tompkins, his girlfriend put to birth. The relationship between 50 Cent and Shaniqua Tompkins hit rocky hill after the pair separated in 2008. 50 Cent then
On October 13, 1996, Jackson’s girlfriend, Shaniqua Tompkins, gave birth to son Marquise Jackson. Despite this, the two have endured a fractured relationship that began when Jackson and Tompkins separated in 2008.
After he ended his relationship with Shaniqua, he dated a lot of celebrities and high-profile ladies including Dollicia Bryan, Kim Kardashian, Nia Long, and Meagan Wood.
50 Cent had his second child and son, Sire Jackson with Daphne Joy in September 2012. When Sire Jackson was 2 years old, he modeled for Kidz Safe, where he earned $700,000 through his contract.
Curtis started his rap career in the basement of his friend, where he used turntables to record. He was introduced to Jam Master Jay in 1996 who taught him how to become a better rapper and songwriter, who he gave full credit for improving his general music ability.
He was later signed to Columbia Records. In the space of 2 weeks, he produced 36 songs and 18 of the songs were added to his album in 2000, Power of the Dollar. 50 Cent rose to fame after the successful underground single “How to Rob”.
Rappers Kurupt, Pig Pun, Jay Z, Wyclef and Sticky Fingaz responded to the hot controversial track. He was then invited to join a Tour by Nas. Although his track “How to Rob” was supposed to be released with the video “Thug Love”. He was reported hospitalized after he survived a gunshot two days later.
50 Cent later created his own music crew, which he called G. his crew contained Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo. He later produced his first record with the group which he titled “Guess who’s back”.
The song went really viral as it got great hip hop gods like Eminem and Dr. Dre. Later, 50 Cent was signed to Shady Records and Aftermath Entertainment.
50 Cent and Eminem created the 8 Mile Soundtrack Wanksta together. Later, Dr. Dre the rapper on the release of his debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin featured 50 Cent. This album first debuted on the 2003 Billboard top 200.
He later produced another album called The Massacre. This album lasted for a long period of time. 2009 saw his fourth album, Before I Self Destruct. His other album, The Untamed Desire, which was released five years later in 2014).
His popular singles include “Candy Shop”, “How to Rob”, “Ayo Technology”, “In Da Club”, and “Hustler’s Ambition”.
In 2007, 50 Cent was among the richest hip-hop rappers in the world, only behind Jay Z.
Besides rapping, 50 Cent is a renowned actor and have featured in over 30 moves and television shows. His last TV series was in 50 Central in the year, 2017. Some of his movies include Escape Plan 2 and Power.
50 Cent is also an entrepreneur and businessman. He has invested greatly in industries like book publishing, games, apparel, alcohol and so on. 50 Cent also owns G Unit Films, his own production company.
Awards and Achievement
50 Cent has sold over 30 million albums around the world, in this time winning numerous awards. 50 Cent has been nominated for a record 135 times in which he won 86 of the awards. Some of his awards include 13 Billboard Music Awards, Grammy Award, 3 American Music Award, 6 World Music Awards and 4 Bet awards.
Currently, 50 Cent net worth is estimated at $ 30 million.