Curtis James Jackson III popularly known as 50 Cent was born on July 6, 1975. He is an American rapper, actor, businessman, and investor. James was born in the neighborhood of South Jamaica. He began selling drugs at the age of 12. After realizing his potential in music he left drug-dealing to pursue a career in rap music.
Eminem when heard his album was very impressed, followed by which he was signed by Interscope, Shady Records and Aftermath Entertainment.
With the help and support of Eminem and Dr. Dre who also produced his songs, Jackson became one of the world’s best selling rappers. In 2003, 50 Cent established G-Unit Records. Jackson earned similar success with his second album, The Massacre (2005). His fifth album, Animal Ambition was released in the year 2014 and is building his sixth album, Street King Immortal. Jackson is also a producer, who executive produces the show “Power”.
50 Cent in his career has sold an amazing 30 million album CD’s worldwide. In 2015 Jackson filed for bankruptcy. Jackon’s mother Sabrina was a drug dealer. She raised Jackson until she died in a fire, when Jackson was 8. After his mother died and his father departed, Jackson was raised by his grandmother.
Career: Jackson began his rapping career in a friend’s house. Jam Master Jay taught him how to, write choruses, structure songs and make records. In 1999 Trackmasters signed him to Columbia Records. Jackson’s name and fame grew after the successful single “How to Rob”.
Jackson’s popularity increased after his recovery, and in 2002 he released the mixtape album Guess Who’s Back?. Jackson later released 50 Cent Is the Future supported by G-Unit featuring artists like Jay-Z and Raphael Saadiq. In 2002 the then popular rapper Eminem heard Jackson’s Guess Who’s Back? Impressed, Eminem asked Jackson to fly down to Los Angeles and introduced him to Dr. Dre and signed a $1 million record deal.
Jackson launched his debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin’ in February 2003 selling a massive 872,000 copies in its first four days. In March 2005 50 Cent’s second album, The Massacre, sold an even greater 1.14 million copies in its first four days. Jackson got his own label, G-Unit Records, in 2003. Jackson’s third album, Curtis sold 691,000 copies during its first week.
50 Cent Net Worth
50 Cent’s Net worth is whooping $20 million in 2018 making him one of the wealthiest artists in the hip hop industry. Apart from his income from music and his label, Jackson is a very successful entrepreneur and investor.
In 2007, 50 Cent was the second richest rapper. 50 Cent has been seen driving around in his super exotic cars, Lamborghini Murcielago and Rolls-Royce Phantom.
50 Cent has had a highly successful business career. He has since grown his business with extensions into artist and talent management, apparel, fragrances, liquor, video games, mobile apps, book publishing, headphones record, television, film production, footwear, health drinks and dietary supplements. He has investments in real estate, financial market investments, consumer electronics, mining, boxing promotion, vodka, fragrances, and fashion. He also started a book publishing imprint called G-unit books. Jackson has founded two film producing firms called G-Unit films and Cheetah Vision.
50 Cent is involved in his law suit for bankruptcy which he had filed in year 2015. According to some media reports the law suit will reveal some twisted results which will have a blow to his net worth. But he is still considered as bankable. Jackson is also working on a new album which he plans to release soon probably 31 March 2017. He will also be seen in a movie called Escape Plan 2.
50 Cent is one of the greatest rapper in the hip hop industry which has made him popular throughout the globe. From serving jail time and escaping a near death situation, he has managed to pull off a lot of things. Being one of the richest rappers to now fighting a law suit for bankruptcy he has witnessed a lot of drama in his life. Jackson has and will continue to impress the audience and his fans with his music and productions.