Grammy Award-winning rapper and singer, 50 Cent is also a businessman and investor. He released a number of albums and singles. He released his first album, Get Rich or Die Trying made over 9 million sales. He is also involved in several investment and business ventures. His multiple careers helped him to earn millions of net worth.
Regarding his personal life, he has two children but is not married yet. Besides, he is involved in several lawsuits.
Early Life And Education Of 50 Cent
50 Cent was born Curtis James Jackson III on July 6, 1975, in South Jamaica, Queens of New York under the birth sign Cancer. He is American as per nationality and as far as his ethnicity is concerned, he is African-American.
50 Cent is the son of Sabrina Jackson, a drug dealer who died in a mysterious fire. In the death of both of his parents, he was raised by his grandmother. At the age of 11, Cent began boxing. He used to spend most of his time in the gym.
At the age of 12, Jackson began dealing narcotics and brought guns & drug money to the school. He was caught by a metal detector while studying in tenth grade at Andrew Jackson High School. He told,
''I was embarra s sed that I got arrested like that ... After I got arrested I stopped hiding it. I was telling my grandmother [openly], 'I sell drugs.''
When he was 19 years old, he was arrested for selling four vials of cocaine. Three weeks later, he was again arrested after police found the he r o i ne in his house. After all these incidents, he adopted a nickname, 50 Cent as a metaphor to change. As per him, the name was inspired by Kelvin Martin, a Brooklyn robber.
50 Cent's Career
Occupation from the active years started from 1998 till the present time he is working as various titles within the music industry basically as a rapper as well as a singer. He is also an entrepreneur and investor within various businesses in New York.
He made his first important contact was with Jam Master Jay from Run-DMC. Jay was really impressed by Cent's rapping style so released an album for him. Initially, he was involved a in severe shooting incident due to which he faced multiple injuries. Soon after the recovery, he made his come back. He then made several low-budget recordings with a crew G-Unit. Their effort attracted the attention of Dr. Dre and Eminem.
Mostly, he can be seen being a s sociated with G-Unit and Mobb Deep. His songs with Adam Levine were also most popular among his fans. Moreover, in 2005, he released his debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin.' His first album made a huge commercial success at it sold over 9 million units. Besides, he also appeared in several movies like getting Rich or Die Tryin', Home of the Brave, Blood Out, Spy, and SOuthpaw among others.
50 Cent's Awards And Nominations
50 Cent has been nominated for several awards and won some of them as well. Here is the list of her won awards:
- American Music Awards
- Pop Music Awards
- Rhythm & Soul Music Awards
- AVN Awards
- BET Awards
- BET Hip Hop Awards
- Billboard Music Awards
- Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards
- BRIT Awards
- Grammy Awards
50 Cent's Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, 50 Cent has an estimated net worth of $20 million. He earns a huge amount from his albums and singles. He also earns much from her business ventures like
He has invested in several sectors including artist & Talent management, film production, footwear, liquor, video games, and mobile apps among others. Moreover, he started a business venture with Glaceau as a business partner to create Formula 50, an enhanced water drink. In 2007, Coca-Cola purchased its partner for $4.1 billion. As per Forbes, Cent earns $100 million after the deal.
In 2014, Cent signed a $78 million contract deal with FRIGO Revolution Wear, a luxury underwear brand.
In 2015, Cent filed a bankruptcy case in Hartford Connecticut in US Bankruptcy court. In the file, he mentioned that his a s sets were valued from $10 to $50 million and claimed to have debts of an equal amount.
After the filing, the jury ordered him to pay $5 million to Rick Ross's ex-girlfriend, Lavonia Leviston for intentionally releasing a sex tape of her.
50 Cent owns a mansion in Connecticut worth $18.5 million. He has a huge collection of luxury cars like Range Rover, Bentley Mulsanne, and Lamborghini Murcielago. He also has a Yamaha YZF-R1 motorcycle.
50 Cent's Personal Life
Jackson is the father of 2 children. He had an affair with his girlfriend, Shaniqua Tompkins in the 1990s. On 13th October 1996, his first son named Marquise Jackson was born from her side. In an interview, he told that his life changed after the birth of his son,
''When my son came into my life, my priorities changed, because I wanted to have the relationship with him that I didn't have with my father.''
Later, his girlfriend sued him and the statement mentioned among the media was that within $50 million of net worth the agreement was made up taking care of her for her lifetime.
After the separation with Tompkins, Cent dated Daphne Joy with whom he welcomed his second son, Sire Jackson. The relationship did not last long and separated on September 1, 2012. Jackson then had an affair with another girlfriend, Vivica A. Fox. They were also featured in the various cover of the magazine as the most liked couple.
50 Cent's Body Measurement, Height, And Age
- Height = 50 Cent stands at the height of 6 feet.
- Age = As of 2018, his age is 43.
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