Who is 50 Cent?
50 Cent is a popular rapper, actor, and entrepreneur of American nationality. Though he is famous by his professional name 50 Cent, his real name is Curtis James Jackson III. He has had a vast influence on the hip-hop music industry. He is praised for the lyrical brevity of his songs. Though he has enjoyed considerable success in his music career, he struggled financially in recent years due to bad investments. In 2015, he had to file for bankruptcy.
|Full Name||Curtis James Jackson III|
|Date of Birth||July 6, 1975|
|Birth Place||Queens, New York City|
|Profession||Rapper, Actor, and Entrepreneur|
|Height||5 ft 11 in or 180cm|
|Weight||94kg or 207lbs|
|Net Worth||$40 million (approx.)|
50 Cent currently has an estimated net worth of around $40 million. Though his net worth is not small, it was much larger a few years ago. His net worth was $150 in 2018, but he lost a large part of his wealth due to poor investment decisions. 50 Cent has earned enormous wealth from his career as a rapper, actor, and entrepreneur.
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Early life, family, and education
On July 6, 1975, 50 Cent was born in Queens, New York City. His mother, Sabrina, raised him in Queens’s South Jamaica neighborhood. she was a drug dealer. She took care of her son until she died in a fire. 50 Cent was only eight years old when her mother died. His father also left him.
He later shared in an interview that her mother was a lesbian. After his mother’s death, he was raised by his grandmother. He became interested in boxing when he was around 11 years old. He started spending much of his time exercising in the gym when he was around 14 years old.
He had started selling illegal drugs at the age of 12 and bringing guns and drug money to his school. When he was studying in the 10th grade, he got caught by the metal detectors at the Andrew Jackson High School and was arrested. He was arrested again in 1994 for participating in drug dealing and received 3-9 years of a prison sentence.
50 Cent spent six months in boot camp before earning his GED and getting released. He adopted the name 50 Cent after his release from jail. 50 Cent was the nickname of a Brooklyn robber in the 1980s. He felt that 50 Cent is a metaphor for change.
In 1998, 50 Cent began his pursuit of making a name for himself in the rap music industry. He used to rap in the basement of his house. Jam Master Ray served as his mentor and taught him how to rap, write, and create a chorus. He got a music contract from Columbia Records in 1999, which led him to release his debut album “Power of the Dollar.”
Many famous rappers like Jay-Z and DMX began noticing 50 Cent after the release of his single “How to Rob.” He experienced a life-threatening in the year he released “Power of the Dollar.” A man continuously fired nine bullets at him when he was outside his house. Luckily, 50 Cent survived and, surprisingly, only took six months to recover from the attack.
50 Cent released his album “Guess who’s back” in 2002 to make his comeback. Eminem also discovered him around the same time. Soon, he got a music contract with Shady records. He continued giving many hit albums like Animal Ambition, Get Rich or Die Trying, Curtis in his Kitty, Street King Mortal, and The Massacre. He has also rolled out some albums in collaboration with other musicians.
Besides having an illustrious music career, 50 Cent has also acted in movies. He made his acting debut with the movie “Get Rich or Die Trying.” He appeared as himself in the film. His most recent movie is “Escape Plan: the Extractors,” which was released in 2019. 50 Cent is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and accolades.
50 Cent faced many troubles in his early childhood. He grew up without his mother and mother. He got into drug dealing when he was only about 12 years old. He has a son named Marquise with his ex-girlfriend Shaniqua Tompkins. Shaniqua sued him to provide money for her welfare after the breakup of their relationship. She did not win the case though.
The couple has often shown their feud through their social media handles. 50 Cent also has a second son named Sire from his other ex-girlfriend, Daphne Joy. According to media reports, he is currently dating Jamira Haines.
That was all about 50 Cent’s biography.