|Net Worth:||$155 million|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Date of birth:||July 16 1975|
|Source of wealth:||Rapper/Actor/Businessman|
50 Cent, known for his music internationally, has managed to amass a fortune for himself based on his songs and his business ventures.
As of 2019, 50 Cent’s net worth is $155 million.
50 Cent’s real name is Curtis James Jackson was born in Queens, New York City. Unfortunately, he led an extremely twisted childhood life.
His mother was a drug dealer, so Jackson was introduced to such things early on in his life. Furthermore, his father wasn’t part of his life and so his mother was the only one who influenced his life.
His mother passed away when he was only eight and he moved in with his grandparents. Throughout his childhood, he was selling drugs.
Not only that but he would also carry weapons with him frequently, something which led to his arrest when metal detectors singled him out for carrying guns.
Even after getting caught, he kept on selling drugs several times and was arrested more than once. Finally, he was sentenced to prison but went to a boot camp instead and managed to walk as a free man in just six months.
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Though Jackson stopped selling drugs when he came out of prison, it seems that he still had several enemies who wanted him dead.
When he was near his grandmother’s house, where he grew up, a gunman shot him nine times with the bullets hitting various parts of his body.
By a miracle, he survived, and this proved to be a turning point in his life as he began striving for something greater. The gunman was later identified as Mike Tyson’s bodyguard.
However, he still has connections with dangerous people and is known to be involved in shootings and other similar events.
The beginning of his career
As of 2019, 50 Cent’s net worth is $155 million but he started from a humble background and got significant guidance from other musicians.
One of his friends introduced him to a fellow musician, Jam Master Jay who guided him on several aspects of music making and song writing.
All his tips helped Jackson significantly and he has given credit to Jam Master Jay.
Soon, through his newfound contacts, Jackson got signed by Columbia Records and started working on his new album which was to be titled Power to the Dollar.
He released his first official single which was titled How to Rob, becoming controversial yet successful and bringing him in the limelight for his unique music style.
50 Cent had completed his album, set to be released by Columbia Records however, after he was shot brutally, the album couldn’t release at the time and never did later either.
However, when he recovered from the shooting, he started working on his music again.
Making a name for himself
50 Cent had created several mixtapes and his Guess Who’s Back, did something very big for his career.
Through Cent’s attorney, the mix-tape reached the famous Eminem who felt that Cent was quite talented and set up a meeting.
After meeting with him, 50 Cent eventually signed to Shady Records and Interscope Records. Eminem also introduced him to Dr. Dre and the two have played a pivotal role in kickstarting Jackson’s career as a rapper.
50 Cent also has a band which is titled G-Unit and features other artists such as Tony Yayo, Young Buck and Lloyd Banks. The band have made several albums and have been making music together for several years.
50 Cent works with them, but also focuses on his solo career.
He added The Game to G-unit as well however, the two fell out later and now they don’t work together.
Working with Dr. Dre, 50 Cent released his debut album which was called Get Rich or Die Tryin’ and the album broke several records.
This was a commendable feat for him as this was his first studio album. Following the success of his first album, Interscope Records gave him his own record label which was titled G-Unit Records and through that he signed the other members of his band to the label.
Eventually, he released his second album titled The Massacre which also proved to be a commercial success. Seeing how successful he became early in his career, it is not surprising to note that as of 2019, 50 Cent’s net worth is $155 million.
50 Cent went on to release his third and fourth albums in quick succession, titled Curtis and Before I Self Destruct respectively.
His fifth album however, proved to be slightly more problematic to release. He spent a considerable amount of time working on out but wanted something different from his fifth album so started working on a new set of songs.
Furthermore, his relationship with Interscope Records was becoming strained and they couldn’t come to a compromise on several issues. Eventually, he released his fifth album and called it Street King Immortal.
He has released two more albums after that called Animal Ambition and Best Be, all of which have contributed to 50 Cent’s net worth.
Out of 50 Cent’s songs, several have reached the top of the Billboard charts. Over the course of his career, he has collaborated with a host of artists.
For someone who used to sell drugs, 50 Cent has come a long way. He started off with his record label G-Unit and managed to convert it into a major brand.
Now, he deals in so many things that it is hard to keep track of them. Other than having a clothing and accessories line, he has invested in creating a film and television production company.
He played a major role in launching the famous Vitamin water, later purchased by Coca Cola.
He has shares in several private companies and takes an interest in mining platinum as well. He has also taken an active part in trying to end hunger in Africa.
Overall, 50 Cent has achieved much in his career and as of 2019, 50 Cent’s net worth is $155 million.