50 Cent Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 05 Aug, 2018
Facts of 50 Cent
Date of Birth: 1975 , July-6
Age: 43 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet
Name 50 Cent
Birth Name Curtis James Jackson III
Nick Name Sabrina Jackson
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City South Jamaica, New York City, New York
Ethnicity Black
Profession Rapper
Net Worth $20 million
Eye Color Dark-Brown
Hair Color Black
Face Color Black
Waist size 34
Bicep Size 17
Weight in KG 94 kg
Married No
Married to No
Children Marquise Jackson, Sire Jackson
Education Andrew Jackson High School
Awards MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video (m. 2003)
Movies Southpaw, Get Rich or Die Tryin', All Things Fall Apart
Albums Get Rich or Die Tryin', Curtis
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Grammy Award-winning rapper and singer, 50 Cent is also a businessman and investor. He released numbers 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 metal detector while studying in tenth grade at Andrew Jackson High School. He told,

''I was embarrassed 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 heroine in his house. After all these incident, he adopted a nickname, 50 Cent as a metaphor to change. As per him, the name was inspired from Kelvin Martin, 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 within 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 sever 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 associated 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 Get Rich or Die Tryin'Home of the BraveBlood OutSpy, 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

Business Ventures

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 his 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. 

Bankruptcy

In 2015, Cent filed a bankruptcy case in Hartford Connecticut in US Bankruptcy court. In the file, he mentioned that his assets valued from $10 to $50 million and claimed to have debts of equal amount. 

After the filing, the jury ordered him to pay $5 million to Rick Ross' ex-girlfriend, Lavonia Leviston for intentionally releasing a sex tape of her.

Assets

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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