50 Cent (Curtis Jackson) is an American rapper, producer, actor, and entrepreneur, from New York.
He is one of the richest rappers in the world, despite the news stories on the lawsuit that’s been filed against him, and the decision to file for bankruptcy. This decision is believed to be purely to try and get himself out of paying millions of dollars.
50 Cent’s net worth is estimated to be $30 million, which is a huge drop from last year, when his net worth was declared at $150 million by Forbes.
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson was born in Queens, New York, on the 6th July, 1975. He was raised single handily by his mother Sabrina, who was a drug dealer. When she passed away, he moved to live with his grandparents.
Jackson was only 12 when he began selling drugs. He would go out into the streets and spend time slinging narcotics whilst his grandmother though he was participating in after school programs.
50’s been arrested multiple times; the first being when he made the mistake of bringing drugs, drug money and his gun into school. The school’s metal detectors caught him out.
Jackson was arrested twice more; once for selling cocaine to an undercover police officer, and the second illegal substances and a firearm in his home.
50 Cent began rapping in his basement, and was taught by Jam Master Jay, on how to write songs, structure bars and create choruses etc.
His first ever feature was within the album ‘Shut ‘em Down’ by Onyx.
Jackson was signed to Columbia Records in 1999, and a year later he released his debut album, ‘Power of the Dollar’. One of his big breakthroughs came when he released the single “How to Rob”, which gained the attention of the likes of Jay-Z, DMX and other major artists at the time.
In the same year of his album’s release, Jackson was targeted by an assailant outside his house, and shot nine times.
With multiple injuries, which could have easily killed him, after 6 months he was healed, and start to think that he might have a true purpose as to why he’s alive.
Eminem discovered 50 Cent in the early 2000’s, and since then he’s released multiple albums; and also earned a great deal of money as an entrepreneur.
What is 50 Cent’s net worth?
As of 2020, 50 Cent’s net worth is estimated at $30 million dollars.
Here are some of the best highlights from 50 Cent’s career:
- BET Awards – Best New Artist (2003)
- American Music Awards – Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist (2003)
- BRIT Awards – International Breakthrough Artist (2004)
- World Music Awards – World’s Best Selling Pop Male Artist (2003, 2005)
- Billboard Music Awards – Top Hot 100 Artist (2005)
- BET Hip-Hop Awards – Hustler of the Year (2007)
- Grammy Awards – Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group (Crack a Bottle, 2010)