50 Cent Biography

Updated On Sep 16, 2018 Published On Aug 15, 2016
Facts of 50 Cent
Date of Birth: 1975 , July-6
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet
Name 50 Cent
Birth Name Curtis James Jackson III
Mother Sabrina Jackson
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City South Jamaica, New York City, New York
Ethnicity African-American
Profession Rapper
Net Worth $20 million
Eye Color Dark-Brown
Hair Color Black
Waist size 34
Bicep Size 17
Weight in KG 94 kg
Famous for Candy Shop
Affair with over 30 women
Married Yes
Married to Shaniqua Tompkins
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', The Massacre, Curtis, Animal Ambition
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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. 

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. 

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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

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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

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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. 

He then dated a lot of high profile ladies including Nia Long, Dollicia Bryan, Meagan Good, Kim Kardashian, and so on. He was last seen with Tattedup Holly for two years from 2013 to 2015.

50 Cent became a father for the second time during his dating affair with Daphne Joy. They gave birth to a daughter, Sire Jackson

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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. 

 

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Born in Queens, New York City, USA

1975

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

November 9 , 2005

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. This 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

2007

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.

Release of Fourth Album Before I Self Destruct

November 9 , 2009

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

 

Wrote, Directed and Produced Before I Self Destruct

November 23 , 2009

50 Cent 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. 

Starred in 13

2010

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.

Appeared in The X Factor

2011

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. 

Produced Fire with Fire

2012

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.

Starred in Southpaw

2015

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.