The diversified rapper, producer (film, TV, and music), entrepreneur, and actor, 50 Cent is one of the rags to riches stories that everybody can take note of. He has lifted himself up from the abyss of poverty to the dizzy heights of success.
Early Life, Education
50 Cent was born as Curtis James Jackson III on July 6, 1975, to mother Sabrina Jackson, a drug dealer in Queens, New York City, USA. He was only 8 years' old when his mother died in a strange fire. This led to his father leaving him in the shade of his grandmother.
During his young age, 50 Cent used to trade drugs and often brought guns and drugs to the school. Fortunately, young 50 Cent got caught by the police with cocaine, heroin, and such other drugs and from then, his drug dealer career came to an end.
Since he was always in the midst of gangs and enemies, 50 Cent started boxing early at the age of 11. He is an American national while his ethnicity is African American.
50 Cent's career started after he met with a New York hip-hop group Run. Later, he went on to create his own crew, G. With his crew containing Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks, he published his first record, Guess Who's Back.
This song grabbed the attention of the huge rap artists like Eminem and Dr. Dre. The rapper was later signed up for their record label Shady Records and Aftermath Entertainment.
Eminem and 50 Cent collaborated together to create the 8 Mile soundtrack, Wanksta. Later, Dr. Dre mentored the rapper during release his of his debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin. This album debuted at the first spot in the Billboard 200 of 2003.
Later, he produced another album titled, G. However, his official second album titled The Massacre came out in 2005. In 2007, he released yet another album titled Curtis. This album took the second spot at the Billboard 200.
2009 saw the release of his fourth album titled Before I Self Destruct. Animal Ambition: The Untamed Desire released five years later in 2014.
His popular singles include How to Rob, In Da Club, Candy Shop, Hustler's Ambition, Ayo Technology, and such others.
Apart from that, he is also a profound actor. 50 Cent has up until now has been spotted in over 30 movies and TV shows. His latest movies include Escape Plam 2: Hades and Den of Thieves. His last televised series was in 2017 in 50 Central.
Besides, 50 Cent has also an impeccable business sense. He has investments in industries such as gaming, liquor, book publishing, footwear, video games, apparel, and so on. For his first business, the rapper chose Formula 50, a Vitamin water drink in 2004. Later, he had his own film production companies, G Unit Films.
Personal Life: Love Affairs, & Girlfriends
While talking about his personal life, 50 Cent is loved by a lot of women. He has been in around 30 dating relationships with his girlfriends till date. However, currently, he is not dating anyone nor is in any kind of marital relationships.
In 2006, when 50 Cent was dating his girlfriend, he became a father for the first time. His girlfriend gave birth to a son, Marquise Jackson. During his birth, 50 Cent's girlfriend asked for $50 million for nurturing the kid, but the case was turned down.
50 Cent became a father for the second time during his dating affair with Daphne Joy. They gave birth to a daughter, Sire Jackson.
The exact figure of his net worth and salary is unknown but, according to a couple of tabloids, 50 Cent's net worth is around $20 million while some also state that he has around $16 million in his bank account.
Social Media Profile
The Rapper is pretty active on social media like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. As of 2019, he has a follower count of around 10.4 million on Twitter.
Likewise, he has amassed huge followers on Instagram as well. As of July 2019, 50 Cent has around 23.5 million followers on his Instagram.
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