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50 Cent is a rapper, actor, and businessman from the United States. With the release of his albums Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2003) and The Massacre (2005), 50 Cent came to popularity.

Early Life and Childhood

Curtis James Jackson III best known as  50 Cent was born on the 6th of July, 1975, in South Jamaica, New York City, the United States of America.

According to his birth date, he is 47 years old and holds American nationality. Moreover, he has a zodiac sign of Cancer and belongs to the African-American ethnicity.

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Caption: 50 Cent childhood photo (Source: NSF)

He was the son of Sabrina Jackson and his father’s name is unknown in public yet. His mother was a drug dealer in Queens. When he was just 8 years old, his mother died in a strange fire.

As a result, his dad left him in the care of his grandmother. He used to trade drugs and bring handguns and drugs to school when he was young.

Fortunately, he was arrested by police with cocaine, heroin, and other drugs, and his drug-dealing career was over.

After all of this, he acquired the nickname 50 Cent as a euphemism for change. According to him, the name was inspired by Kelvin Martin who is a thief from Brooklyn.

Regarding his schooling career, he has not yet disclosed his academic qualification in public.

Body Measurements

He stands 6 feet and weighs around 94 kg. Moreover, he has short black hair with dark brown eyes color and his body measurements are measured 49-17-34.

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Caption: 50 Cent body measurements (Source: Vanity Fair)

Social Media

On his Instagram page, there are more than 28.2 million. Likewise, there are more than 12.5 million followers on Twitter and more than 41 million followers on Facebook.

Moreover, he has a self-titled Youtube channel with more than 13.4 million subscribers on the channel.

Career and Professional Life

His career started when he met the New York hip-hop group Run. Later on, he formed his group, G.

He released his debut album, Guess Who’s Back, with his group, which included Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks.

This song caught the interest of renowned rap artists like Eminem and Dr. Dre. The rapper was then signed to Shady Records and Aftermath Entertainment.

The 8 Mile soundtrack, Wanksta, was co-written by Eminem and 50 Cent. After the rapper’s new album, Get Rich or Die Tryin was out, Dr. Dre mentored him.

This album made its debut at the top of the 2003 Billboard 200. In the future, he created the album G. The Massacre, his official second album, which was released in 2005.

He released Curtis, another album, in 2007. This album came in at number two on the Billboard 200. His fourth album, Before I Self Destruct, was released in 2009.

Animal Ambition: The Untamed Desire was released five years later, in 2014. By his fifth album, Animal Ambition (2014), he has changed his musical direction, and he is presently working on his sixth studio album.

Movies appearances and other works

How to Rob, In Da Club, Candy Shop, Hustler’s Ambition, Ayo Technology, and other well-known songs by him are among his top singles. In addition to that, he is a talented actor.

He has been seen in more than 30 films and TV series. Den of Thieves and Escape Plam 2: Hades are two of his most recent films.

His most recent television series was 50 Central in 2017. He executive produced and starred in the television series Power (2014-2020), and he is set to establish spin-offs.

Additionally, he also possesses excellent commercial judgment. He has financial stakes in a variety of sectors, including gaming, alcohol, book publishing, footwear, video games, fashion, and more.

In 2004, the rapper decided to step up Formula 50, a vitamin water drink. Later, he founded G Unit Films, a production company.

Personal Life

His girlfriend gave birth to his baby in 1996. She eventually sued him for $50 million, saying he had agreed to look after her for the rest of her life.

Her appeal was denied, and the judge termed it “a love affair gone sour.”

Marquise Jackson was their kid, and he stated that his son changed his outlook on life and forced him to modify his behaviors to ensure a good life.

Model Daphne Joy and he dated for a while and had a child together, Sire Jackson. Sire modeled for a headphone company at the age of two.

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Caption: 50 Cent with his son (Source: Hollywood Life)

In 2005, he revealed his political views and criticized fellow rapper Kanye West’s statement.

Kanye stated, ‘George Bush doesn’t care about Black People.’ he was shot nine times while visiting his grandmother in 2000.

He was hospitalized for two weeks but miraculously recovered. Surprisingly, hi’s assassin was killed a few days later.

He is well-known for his feuds with other rappers including The Game, Rick Ross, and Ja Rule. Currently, he is dating a model name Jamira Haines.

50 Cent – Awards

In his musical career, he has earned several awards and honors. He has earned 3 American Music Awards, ASCAP Awards 11 times, AVN Awards 2 times, BETAwards 3 times, BET Hip Hop Awards 1 time, Grammy Awards 1 time, and many others.

Moreover, in his career, he has won 73 Awards and got nominations in more than 136 categories.

50 Cent – Net Worth 2023

As of now, this rapper has earned a huge sum of money in his profession. Talking about his net worth is estimated at around $52 million and his annual salary is around $5 million.