50 Cent Biography
50 Cent was born as Curtis James Jackson III to Sabrina, a drug dealer in Queens, New York City, U.S.A. His is a rag to riches story as he lifted himself up from the abyss of poverty to the dizzy heights of success. He's diversified himself as a rapper to a producer (film, television and music), entrepreneur as well as an actor.
His popular singles include "How to Rob", "In Da Club", "Candy Shop", "Hustler's Ambition", "Ayo Technology" to name a few. Age hasn't stopped this juggernaut as he continues to release his music and his most recent track is "I'm the Man (Remix) featuring "Run It" hit maker Chris Brown.
His nationality is American and his ethnicity is black. He has portrayed his lifestyle in his music. 50 was born in a poverty stricken neighborhood and had to constantly sell drugs in order to provide for himself. Although his drug dealing days are behind him, he still retains his go getter attitude and expresses that in the form of entrepreneurship in business and showmanship music. He cites his son as his primary inspiration in life.
50 Cent is currently not married to anyone and his son Marquise's mother Shaniqua Tompkins had played Starter Wife on TLC's reality show Starter Wives.
His net worth is estimated at $150 Million.
Born in Queens, New York City, USA
50 Cent was born as Curtis James Jackson III to Sabrina, a drug dealer in Queens, New York City, U.S.A.
50 was born in a poverty stricken neighborhood and had to constantly sell drugs in order to provide for himself.
Film Debut in Get Rich or Die Tryin
Quickly after his debut album his popularity soared and he was globally known for his hardcore hip hop songs.
He released his sophomore album titled The Massacre which included hit singles such as "Disco Inferno", "Candy Shop", "Just a Lil Bit" and "Outta Control".
The album was a huge success in many countries and was certified six times platinum in the United States by RIAA.
Release of Third Album Curtis
Curtis was released on September 11, 2007 and was 50 Cent's Third album.
It included singles such as "Straight to The Bank", "Ayo Technology" featuring Justin Timberlake, "I Get Money"
The album was certified Gold in many countries.Edit
Release of Fourth Album Before I Self Destruct
On November 9th, 2009 - 50's fourth album Before I Self Destruct was released through Shady Records. The album served as a soundtrack to the film of the same name that was released after 14 days.
The album was initially certified Gold that year but later on in 2011 it was certified Platinum on January by RIAA.Edit
Wrote, Directed and Produced Before I Self Destruct
50 showed his diverse talents as he not only wrote but also acted, directed as well as produced crime drama movie Before I Self Destruct.
The movie has him portraying Clarence Jenkins, an injured basketball enthusiast who lives with his mother and exceptionally talented brother.Edit
Starred in 13
He continued his effort in Hollywood and starred along the likes of Jason Statham, Sam Riley, Mickey Rourke in American remake of suspense thriller of 13 Tzameti titled 13. He portrays Jimmy, Rourke's escort.
The movie grossed $3,317,662 at the box office.Edit
Appeared in The X Factor
50 Cent along with contestant and X-factor finalist rapper Astro performed "Wait Until Tonight" followed by his hit single "In Da Club" on December 2011.
The crowd went berserk when the club banger was performed.Edit
Produced Fire with Fire
50 Cent showed his ambitious trait again and produced action film starring Josh Duhamel, Bruce Willis and Rosario Dawson. The movie is about a firefighter that faces a murderous neo- Nazi.
The movie was a direct to video release on November 6, 2012.Edit
Starred in Southpaw
Southpaw is a sports drama film starring Jake Gyllenhall and Rachel McAdams.
It is about Billy Hope portrayed by Gyllenhall, a professional boxer in New York City who loses his wife and child and career and manager due to a tragic incident. He hopes to reclaim his child and come out on top.
50 cent plays Jordan Mains, a manager of boxers first as Billy's and later Miguel - the antagonist in the story.